The New Home: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist

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Wow!!! Wow!!!! Wow!!! This book is a total page-turner and will keep you guessing with every page. Halfway through I thought I had it figured out and then BAM! The ending floored me… I just loved this book.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


You never know what’s happening behind closed doors…


Freya loves her new home on a quiet suburban street. And her beautiful neighbour Emily is everything she’s ever wanted in a best friend. Finally, she has somebody to share her secrets with over a glass of wine. But as Freya watches her new friend setting the table for dinner one evening, she sees something shocking that makes her think that Emily’s life might not be as perfect as it seems. Days later, Emily and her daughter vanish…


When you meet Emily’s husband, you will think you know what he’s hiding.


You will ask yourself whether Emily and Freya really did meet by chance.


You will think you know what happened to Emily and her little girl the night they went missing.


But when you discover the truth, it will shake you to your core and you will lie awake at night wondering if you can ever really trust the people in the house next door…


Fans of Claire McGowan, Shalini Boland and Lisa Jewell will love the gripping tension and unexpected twists of The New Home. Once you start reading, you’ll be hooked!


What readers are saying about The New Home:

‘A heart-stopping read of determination against all odd… Had me on the edge of my seat and holding my breath. Hang on for the ride!Nicki’s Book Blog

‘My goodness this book grabbed me and didn’t let go! Just when I thought I knew what was going on it through in another twist and I was left completely gob-smacked again!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

This wild ride took me surprise so many times. You think you know what's going on.... Then BAM it’s not what you're thinking!… WOW! Amazing, great, wonderful read!@oh.happy.reading, 5 stars

Wow, wow, wow… I absolutely loved the story line.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Let me just say wow… I love when I think I know and a freakin’ twist comes and turns it all around. I can highly recommend.’ @latteandabook, 5 stars

‘Spine-tingling. You will not be able to put this downI devoured this book.’ @bookish_expressions, 5 stars


‘I absolutely loved this one. I was on the edge of my seat until the last page.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘Bloody hell! What a story!… You think you’re got it figured out… only to have the rug pulled from under your feet.’ NetGalley reviewer


I could not put this one down. Each chapter kept me wanting more.’ @_Ifthereviewfits, 5 stars

‘I absolutely loved this gripping psychological thriller. I kept turning the pages of this thrilling story until it reached it’s shocking and brilliant ending.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Intense and just utterly brilliant.’ @robynne_reads, 5 stars


Definitely a must-read!… There was an audible ‘I didn’t see that coming!’ as I flew through it in one sitting.’ Goodreads reviewer


‘A twisty wild ride of a thriller!’ Goodreads reviewer


Constantly keeps you guessing. As I was reading, I literally began doubting everyone and everything!! The pages fly by.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


I couldn’t put it down!… Keeps you guessing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘Filled with spine-tingling suspense.’ Confessions of a Bookaholic


I LOVED this book… incredibly tense and suspenseful.’ Sue Watson


Unrelenting tension from beginning to end.’ S.E. Lynes

Ratings and reviews

41 reviews
Christy Martin
September 7, 2021
Freya has a new home. It is a fixer-upper and Freya and her fiancee plan to do just that. The grounds are a mess and all the rooms need paint and renovation. Freya is a freelance journalist. She does documentary films and one of her favorite subjects is women. Shortly after she and her fiancee move in they meet Emily, the beautiful neighbor next door, and her husband. She becomes a friend, along with an elderly neighbor whose property also adjoins Freya's and Emily's. A disappearance happens and Freya's active imagination, nosiness, and suspicions about everyone go into overdrive. Emily's husband does really look guilty and what about her own fiancee?. Is he harboring secrets too? It seems the only one she can trust is the person that is counseling her about her own issues as well as giving her much-needed attention for free. #TheNewHome is an interesting novel with a surprising plot. It takes a while to get to know everyone in the book but once the reader does it becomes an enthralling mystery. As a reader, I didn't like Freya very much so I had a real problem getting into the novel, however by the last twenty-five percent I was anxious to see what was going on. It does have a surprising ending and is well worth the read. Thanks to #TheNewHome#NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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Linda Strong
October 2, 2021
Freya has a new neighbor, who is warm and friendly. Emily is married to Michael, who seems a little bit off-putting. Their daughter, Thea, is a sweetheart. Although nothing has been said, there are signs that Michael might be physically abusing his wife. Freya doesn't want to get in the middle of a family drama .. but at the same time she doesn't want her friend to suffer at his hands. And then one day, Emily and her daughter disappear. Did Michael's temper erupt leaving Emily and Thea dead? What's buried on the back on their property? Why does he act as though nothing has happened to his family. Freya repeatedly talks to the police, telling them what she knows, what she feels. But there's no evidence pointing to anything worth worrying about. Maybe she just took off. Emily makes it her business to find her friend. She sneaks undercover of night to examine a particular spot where it looks a though digging has been done. Freya begins to doubt not only her own sanity, but she has no one to trust. Did her husband know Emily from before? Was the meeting of Freya and Emily actually meet by chance? Obviously Michael won't talk to her. She's even to the point she doesn't the police to do their jobs. As with this author's previous books, this is well-written. Suspense starts on the very first page and only escalates until the most unexpected, surprising conclusion. The plot is compelling, the story line riveting. Told in part by Freya, and in part by an anonymous voice , there are twists and turns that are real eye-openers. Many thanks to the author / Bookouture / Netgalley for the digital copy of this psychological thriller. Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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Claire McPartlin
October 5, 2021
An easy-reading suspense, that kept me guessing until right near the end. Freya and her fiance Jack move into a house that needs quite a lot of work doing to it, and on moving in meet their next door neighbours, Emily, Michael and their daughter Thea. Freya is happy as Emily seems lovely and she hopes she's made a friend. But Michael is a bit odd and definitely not friendly. But then Emily and Thea disappear, the police get involved, but nothing ever seems to get resolved. They're just missing persons as far as the police are concerned, but Freya is sure something more sinister has gone on and starts trying to figure it out by herself, mostly by stalking Michael. She ends up breaking into the shed in his garden, and in his house, as she's sure he's killed both his wife and daughter, sets up a Facebook page, and pesters the police with her 'findings'. Freya does get far too obsessed with everything, especially as she has a miscarriage during all this, and it just seems to send her further down the obsessive road, thinking a variety of people are involved in her neighbours disappearance. For me this was one of those books that I had to keep reading to find out what happened, as I really wasn't entirely sure until near the end when it was revealed what exactly had gone on. But I did find Freya to be quite irritating in her pursuance of the truth, and quite hard to like.
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