Book Review // The Forgotten Room

Before I get into this post, I would like to apologise for it not being my normal length! If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that I graduated yesterday from University of St Mark & St John. Things have been a little crazy, with travelling down to Plymouth and getting myself ready to graduate. Meaning I’ve not had any spare time to write this post until today, the day of my stop on The Forgotten Room Blog Tour hosted by Neverland Blog Tours. I’ve only managed to read a couple of chapters, so these are my thoughts from what I’ve read so far.

When I first came across this Blog Tour, I was very happy as The Forgotten Room is a little different to what I normally read but I was very intrigued by the synopsis. If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer for a while, you’ll know that I am a regular on the Blog Tour from Jenny Marston. I’ve wanted to read more books this year, and this has been a perfect way, for this Blog Tour, it is a Weekend Blitz. Meaning there are two days with sixteen different bloggers reviewing The Forgotten Room. This weekend is very exciting for us all, as we get sucked into the world that Ann Troup has created.


The Forgotten Room? Let me tell you a little bit about it;

As soon as nurse Maura Lyle sets foot inside the foreboding Essen Grange, she feels
shivers ripple down her spine. And the sense of unease only increases when she meets
her new patient, Gordon Henderson.

Drawn into the Henderson family’s tangled web of secrets and betrayals, Maura can ignore the danger lurking behind every door no longer. Even the door she has been forbidden from opening…

Essen Grange is a house with dark and cruel intentions. But now that darkness has turned on her, can Maura escape before it’s too late?

The Forgotten Room did start off a little slower than I would have wanted, but I’m one of those people that pushes through this till the end to see if it switches. I’m only on Chapter 6 but this has already shifted and the suspense has started. At the moment there are soo many questions going through my head, what happened to Miss Estelle Hall? Did she fall or did something else happen? Why did Maura get the job? She seems to not know much about it when she arrives. What’s the connection between her and Dr Moss?

I love having questions running through my head because it makes me want to finish the book to answer them. I love how Ann has included a second point of view, rather than having the different chapters change like Jon Richter did for Deadly Burial. To distinguish the two points of view, the text is in Italics and speaks about Maura or whatever is happening in that moment, making you wonder who this person is stalking Maura. But are they stalking Maura? Or are they a character we have yet to meet? These are all questions hopefully get answered later in the novel.

I’m definitely holding out on The Forgotten Room, as there’s a lot of questions that are keeping me reading. Especially when Cheryl has told Maura to not go to certain parts of the house because they are ‘not safe’ but could there be another reason for this? Dark secrets from the Henderson family? It’s like when you’re a kid and your parents tell you not to do something, you just want to do it to know why. It’s like there’s something in you screaming to explore what you’re not allowed. This actually kind of reminds me of Belle, from Beauty & the Beast when she went searching in the castle.

How about a little about the author Ann Troup;


The Forgotten Room is Ann’s third book, following on from The Lost Child and The Silent Girls. She lives in Devon near the sea and spends her time either writing or dabbling with art. To see what she’s getting up to next follow on Twitter – @TroupAnn, or Facebook at Ann Troup Author.

You can follow Ann Troup on Twitter, Facebook as well as her official website.

There are a lot of bloggers on The Forgotten Room Blog Tour so I would love for you to check out their reviews! You can do this by following Neverland Blog Tours on Twitter, as Jenny will be retweeting all the posts. As well as giving some love to Ann Troup and if you can not wait any longer to read it for yourself, you can buy The Forgotten Room to read in eBook (Kindle Format) from Amazon. You can also find it on Goodreads now!


I hope you have enjoyed this little review! I am sorry it’s a little shorter than normal and not a whole review, but as soon as I’ve finished, I will update this review!


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*Thank you Jenny Marston for hosting The Forgotten Room Blog Tour. The Ebook was kindly sent to me for free, in return for an honest review. The feature image and those included within the post, were sent to me in the Media Pack, for more information please see my About Page.



26 thoughts on “Book Review // The Forgotten Room

  1. I’m not always great with books that start off a little slow, because I have such a short attention span.. 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ I love the sound of the questions it creates though, I love stories that leave you questioning the plot and what’s going on! 🙊

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  2. This sounds like an amazing book! I don’t think I’d be able to put it down before finishing as I’d need to know what happens next or I wouldn’t be able to sleep… Which is probably why I don’t usually read books from this genre, I’m more of a romance novel kinda girl :)x
    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

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  3. Woohoo, congrats on graduating that’s brilliant! 🙂 I’m awful with books that start off slow as I’m one of those people who loves everything at once haha but if it has a lot of suspense keeping you hooked then that’s always a good thing, looking forward to seeing if this book was worth sticking with! It sounds promising from how you’ve said it’s been written.
    Alice Xx


  4. Congratulations on your graduation lovely! I love a book that leaves you questioning I think it gives you the push you need to read. I would love to read more I just take so long to get into a book and give it my time! Loved this post!


  5. I’m happy you said it does get better, because I don’t really push with books that start off slow. It needs to grip me right at the start for me to keep going with it. But I like the sound of the plot! It could be a good book for my long winter evenings… Will look into it!
    Julia xx

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  6. I’m always such a big fan of your bookish posts, Gemma! This one was no exception! This book sounds like a real thriller! I’m glad that you pushed through the first few slow chapters and are now enjoying what you’ve read so far – all the unanswered questions sound very intriguing and must really keep you hooked! I’ve read a couple of reviews of this now and I’m very tempted to pick up my own copy! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
    Abbey ❤️

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  7. This gives me such good feelings! I love book that leave me questioning- sounds like my kind of book, I look forward to reading your full review also congrats on graduating 💖


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