Written by Karen Osman
Angela was just a baby when her mum left her for the last time, and a children’s home is no place to grow up.
The home’s manager Ray takes the girls of to his ‘den’ in the garden and the littlies come back crying, and Ray’s wife Kath has special wooden spoons which she saves for beating any of the children who dare to misbehave.
So, when wealthy couple James and Rosemary come to choose a child to adopt, Angela is desperate to escape. But the scars of her childhood remain, and when Angela’s search for her birth mother Evelyn is successful, their reunion is no fairy tale. Soon strange and sinister events start to unforld, and Evelyn fears she may not survive her daughter’s return…
The Home is another devastating psychological thriller from the author of the bestselling The Good Mother.
Different, Devastating, Dazzling!
Shocking – and brilliant! This is different, devastating, dazzling .. and I’m so glad I chose to read it!
Angela works extremely hard for the law firm which employs her; spending her earlier years in a Children’s home has left her with ambition and aptitude to succeed in her career and make something of herself. Fortunately, she was adopted and adores her parents although the long hours at work and living in London means she doesn’t get to see them very often. When she is invited home at a specific time she wonders if there is something wrong.
This is an easy read; with three different directions to follow, there is always plenty going on to keep the reader occupied. We learn more about all the characters past and present lives, piece by piece and begin to understand what makes them tick. The secrets and lies abound, and it doesn’t take long for the truth to begin to leak out. Not everything is straightforward though, and there are some puzzling events to muddy the waters. Certainly plenty to get the brain ticking over but no matter how much time is spent pondering, I consider the ending will still come as a shocking surprise!
Beautifully plotted and exceedingly well written, this is a novel to worm it’s way under your skin whilst you’re relaxing into the early details. A stunning read, and one I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending, especially to those who enjoy a psychological thriller with a difference!
My thanks to publisher Aria both for my copy via NetGalley and for inviting me to take part in this blog tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: psychological thriller
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1272 KB
- Print Length: 320 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 4 September 2018
- Purchase Links: Amazon UK
- Amazon US
- Google Play
Meet the Author
Originally from the UK, Karen won the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Montegrappa Novel Writing Award 2017 with her crime-thriller novel, the bestselling The Good Mother. When she’s not writing novels, Karen is busy bringing up her two young children and running her communication business Travel Ink.