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SECRETS OF OUR HOUSE – Rea Frey (Released February 8th, 2022)
A thrilling domestic drama set against the power of the wilderness, Secrets of Our House is a deeply-felt novel of long-held secrets and the strength of family.
Desi is the mastermind behind her dream getaway house. Nestled high into the mountains of North Carolina, it is a sleek place, a luxurious place, a dark place.
A place full of secrets.
Secrets about the man she longs for, a man who is not her husband. Secrets about the roots of her family that must never, ever, see the light of day. When Desi and her family arrive from Chicago to spend the summer in the mountains, the seeds for the tumultuous months to follow are planted–her marriage on the rocks, not knowing which way they’ll go. Her seventeen year-old daughter Jules, falling in love for the first time with a local boy–and forging a new path that will take her to uncharted places. And Carter–a man Desi knew long ago, before she expunged him from her life for good.
All hurtling toward events none of them can undo.
Engaging, propulsive, and with a dramatic, heart-pounding final act, Secrets of Our House is a dazzling novel, richly-drawn, that shows no matter how hard outside forces may shake you, the bonds of family are stronger than the harshest winds.
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars
This is my second book by Frey and she really knows how to keep things compelling and make some memorable characters. I don’t think I’d consider this a straight thriller or suspense book but there are some tense parts. So if you’re going into this adjust expectations on the genre – definitely more of a women’s fiction read. Still plenty to keep the reader engaged and all kinds of secrets to go around. I loved the different POVs and the pacing was very steady and consistent. I plan on picking up more from Frey and can’t wait to see what she comes out with next.