AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: The Resting Place by Camilla Sten

Publication Date: March 29, 2022
Format: Audio
Genre:  Mystery Thriller
Narrators: Angela Dawe

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
 8 hours 51 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


Deep rooted secrets. 
A twisted family history.
And a house that will never let go.

Eleanor lives with prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize a familiar person's face. It causes stress. Acute anxiety. 

It can make you question what you think you know.

When Eleanor walked in on the scene of her capriciously cruel grandmother, Vivianne’s, murder, she came face to face with the killer—a maddening expression that means nothing to someone like her. With each passing day, the horror of having come so close to a murderer—and not knowing if they’d be back—overtakes both her dreams and her waking moments, thwarting her perception of reality.

Then a lawyer calls. Vivianne has left her a house—a looming estate tucked away in the Swedish woods. The place her grandfather died, suddenly. A place that has housed a chilling past for over fifty years.

Eleanor. Her steadfast boyfriend, Sebastian. Her reckless aunt, Veronika. The lawyer. All will go to this house of secrets, looking for answers. But as they get closer to uncovering the truth, they’ll wish they had never come to disturb what rests there.


This book travels back and forth in time.  In the present I loved the added twist of Eleanor having the inability to recognize faces. Witnessing her grandmothers murder and not being able to recognize the killer would be terrifying and unsettling. Now trapped in a house and seeing things and finding people  hurt would be even worse given that she can only recognize people by certain markers. 

The past sections tell the story of the big secret - Eleanors grandmother Viviana and her husband and their maid who is Viviana's cousin from Poland. 

I really enjoyed this book.  It's a bit of a slow burn but I really enjoyed the different aspects of it and seeing Eleanor come into her own.  Her boyfriend is an asshole who seems like he cares and is helpful but I wanted to smack him several times throughout the book. Check it out it's a good read. 

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