Review: Do Not Disturb by Claire Douglas

Do Not DisturbCould your dream home be your worst nightmare?

After what happened in London, Kirsty needs a fresh start with her family.
And running a guesthouse in the Welsh mountains sounds idyllic.

But then their first guest arrives.
Selena is the last person Kirsty wants to see.
It’s seventeen years since she tore everything apart.

Why has she chosen now to walk back into Kirsty’s life?
Is Selena running from something too?
Or is there an even darker reason for her visit?

Because Kirsty knows that once you invite trouble into your home, it can be murder getting rid of it . .


Kristy has fulfilled her dreams to set up a guest house in an idyllic mountainside location. At first, I was envious. I mean, I have never thought about it but once I saw Kristy do it, even I wanted to have my own Guest House at the same location. However, I soon realized that this isn’t such a beautiful dream after all. Kristy and her family will be staying at the attic at the guest house. Is Kristy really going to let strangers stay at the same house with her little girls just nearby? What if one them turns out to be a psycho?

Turns out that there is more to be afraid of than just the strangers renting the guest house. First of all, an estranged cousin shows up. Secondly, the Welsh neighbors aren’t very welcoming to the new Londoners. Β And then, there is something about the house. The building has been standing empty for decades and there is a reason why.

The story has nice flow to it. I found myself getting lost in the Welsh mountains and the lives of Kristy and her family. With each new guest, I kept wondering what would go wrong. Of course, things do go wrong in thrillers so it was just a matter of time. When a major twist occurred, everything went haywire and I started suspecting everyone.

This was an entertaining read. There were sections that were a little slow especially in the middle. However, for the most part, I enjoyed reading this book.

29 thoughts on “Review: Do Not Disturb by Claire Douglas

  1. Wonderful review Diana! Although I have to say that even though I enjoyed this read as well this was my least favorite one out of the three novels I read by Claire Douglas. I thought the others had real shocking twists that turned the whole novel around. She spoiled me too much I guess before ;-).

    1. Your comment has made me curious enough to check out her other books. This is my first one by Claire Douglas, a bit slow but I loved her writing. Which one of her titles is your favorite one?

      1. I’m now curious about her other books too. I gave up on thrillers some time ago. I’ve failed to find any good ones recently and decided to take a break from them. But having read your post and Inge’s comment I’m thinking maybe it’s time to return πŸ™‚

    1. It was beautiful. The author did a fantastic job in describing the mountain settings.She made me want to visit the place. Thanks Jennifer πŸ™‚

    1. Its a great read despite the slow sections. The setting is also very well developed. I hope that you will enjoy it if you get the chance to read it, Mack πŸ™‚

  2. Awesome review! I’ve been planning since forever to visit Wales, but haven’t gotten around to do it yet. I love how you felt like you were there. I’m a sucker for this kind of descriptions that can give you a sense for the place ❀
    The story also sounds pretty good πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Norrie and I absolutely love traveling through books. Its always extra special to find books with these kinds of descriptions. Wales sounds so lovely. I hope that you will get to visit someday ❀

  3. Wonderful review Diana. I have always wanted to go to Wales. Staying in Guest Houses in the UK is a huge thing, so this is definitely a realistic idea. I am glad this book used the setting so it felt like you were there. Gotta check this one out.

    1. Ah, that explains a lot actually. I keep seeing Guest Houses being a part of many UK set books but I couldn’t figure out why. I thought they just provide interesting settings for thrillers but knowing that they are actually popular in UK makes sense.

      Thanks Carla. I hope that you will enjoy this one if you get the chance.

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