The Home

Orenda Books

A gritty, dark and devastating psychological thriller centring around three troubled girls in a children’s home, by the bestselling author of Exquisite

‘I was immediately ensnared into the devastating and dark world of The Home and devoured it in one day ... A triumph’ Holly Seddon

‘Gripping, sinister and utterly heartbreaking ... I absolutely loved it’ Lisa Hall

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One more little secret ... one more little lie...

When the body of a pregnant fifteen-year-old is discovered in a churchyard on Christmas morning, the community is shocked, but unsurprised. For Hope lived in The Home, the residence of three young girls, whose violent and disturbing pasts have seen them cloistered away...

As a police investigation gets underway, the lives of Hope, Lara and Annie are examined, and the staff who work at the home are interviewed, leading to shocking and distressing revelations ... and clear evidence that someone is seeking revenge.

A gritty, dark and devastating psychological thriller, The Home is also an emotive drama and a piercing look at the underbelly of society, where children learn what they live ... if they are allowed to live at all.

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‘So beautiful and haunting and ghostly and addictive and intense and sad and shocking. Just wow’ Louise Beech

‘A vividly disturbing, eloquent and enthralling tale ... striking, thought-provoking, compulsive storytelling’ LoveReading

‘Beautiful, visceral and uncompromising. The Home has been a long time coming, but I can assure you that it is worth every single second of the wait’Random Things through My Letterbox

‘Tension, mystery and shedloads of suspense threaded through this spellbinding psychological thriller ... immersive, raw and captivating’ Live & Deadly

‘My heart broke as each girl’s story was exposed ... If you read this and you are not enraged, then you have a heart of stone’ Chapter in My Life

‘Beautifully written ... its characters will haunt you, with bends and swerves in the story that will keep you hooked’ Philippa’s Quick Book Reviews Podcast

‘Beautifully compelling writing with a twisty, thought-provoking plot that broke my heart. I was gripped all the way through and devastated by the end’ Off-the-Shelf Books

‘It’s harrowing, it is insanely disturbing ... positively heartbreaking but also immensely gripping and compelling’ Novel Deelights
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About the author

Sarah Stovell was born in 1977 and spent most of her life in the Home Counties before a season working in a remote North Yorkshire youth hostel made her realise she was a northerner at heart. She now lives in Northumberland with her partner and two children and is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Lincoln University. Her debut psychological thriller, Exquisite, was called ‘the book of the summer’ by Sunday Times.

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Publisher
Orenda Books
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Published on
28 Nov 2019
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Pages
276
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ISBN
9781912374748
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Friendship
Fiction / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
Fiction / Thrillers / Domestic
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Women
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This content is DRM protected.
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