Review of ‘Gated’ by Matt Drabble

GatedGated by Matt Drabble
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As soon as I read this first few pages, I had to know what happened!

The author introduces you to a young couple living in the UK, Emily and Michael. They were struggling in their tiny apartment and had settled into a depressive state due to the loss of their unborn child.
This prompted Michael to find something different, to make things better for his wife.

He stumbled across the town of Eden, where it is ‘Heaven on Earth, and twice as Nice.’This town promised the good ole American small town, where everyone knows everyone and there is no crime. The weather remains beautiful all year long and the house are the most luxurious you can imagine.

The author takes you through a well written nightmare as the development and secrets of the town come to life. The characters were beautifully sculpted and detailed to fit in this story. They had a real-life feel and the storyline was professionally written. I found it to be a refreshing read with the incorporation of the slang/language that is used in the UK.

This was a truly horrific novel and I couldn’t put it down. The way the author brought you into the story and painted the picture of this town and what goes on was terribly real. I loved the different turns that the plot took throughout the story!Great job Drabble.

I am truly looking forward to reading more of your work!

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