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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

Mysteries & Thrillers
September 7
StoryFire Ltd

Customer Reviews


Tense, suspenseful mystery!

The day Freya and Jack move in to their new fixer upper home, their neighbor Emily greets them with a bottle of champagne. They meet her adorable daughter Thea and her somewhat unpleasant husband Michael. Freya and Emily become fast friends for five months. Then Emily and Thea disappear.

Freya is frantic. She doesn’t think that the police are following all leads so she creates a website and spends most of her time working on it. Of course, she is convinced that Michael is responsible. Freya’s concern slowly drifts into obsession. The police and Jack think she needs psychiatric help. Could they be right? Or is Freya?

Freya is a totally unreliable narrator for many reasons. But is that true? You’ll have to work that out for yourself as you read this tense, suspenseful mystery. It’s well written, character driven and hard to put down. 5 stars.

Thank you to Net Galley, Bookouture and Chris Merritt for this ARC.

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