Book Feature – Somebody’s Home by Kaira Rouda

Released last week!

Thanks to GetRed PR and to the publisher for the free copy in exchange for my honest review and feature

SOMEBODY’S HOME – Kaira Rouda (Released January 18th, 2022)

You can see my thoughts on her other books – BEST DAY EVER (here), THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER (here), and THE NEXT WIFE (here)

Book Description:

A quiet neighborhood. A lovely home. A promising new beginning. In a heartbeat everything can change in this propulsive novel of suspense by USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda.

Julie Jones has left her suffocating marriage. With her teenage daughter, Jess, she’s starting over. Their new house in Oceanside is the first step toward a new life. Even if it does come with the unexpected. The previous owners, a pastor and his wife, have left something—or rather someone—behind…

Tom Dean has a bitter hatred for the father who considers him a lost cause, and for the woman who’s moved into their family’s house. The only home he’s ever known. He’s never going to leave. She thinks he’ll be gone in three days, but Tom has the perfect plan.

For a newly single mother and her daughter, a fresh start is the beginning of a nightmare. Before the weekend is over, somebody is going to get exactly what they deserve.

Mini Review – 3/5 stars

While I’ve loved Rouda’s other books (BEST DAY EVER and THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER), her newest book SOMEBODY’S HOME didn’t really work for me overall. I love her writing and the level of suspense she can create but there was just something about this book that didn’t connect. While I did enjoy the different POVs from the characters things started to feel a little on the repetitive side at times. There was a lot going on and I didn’t particularly like any of the characters. Can’t win with all books by an author but I have seen some stellar reviews for this one, so I definitely am in the minority here! A little on the slow side for a thriller but falls more into a slower building suspense.

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