Blog Tour Review, The Family Home

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The Family Home
Miranda Smith

289 pages
Published October 3, 2022

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About the book:

There’s a dead man in my apartment. Only me and my ex have a key. But neither of us would have done this. We have too much to lose…

I wake on the sofa, my head throbbing. How did I get here? In the darkness, I make my way to my bedroom. I turn on the lights. And then I scream.

There’s a body in my bed. And I know this man: we went on two dates together. Who could have killed him? And how did he get in? Only two people have a key to the house: me and my ex-husband Matthew.

I trust Matthew. With what we’re hiding, I have to. And I can’t risk the police digging into our past, or learning about the night when we drank champagne on the cliff and ruined everything.

Someone knows our secret. We have to find out what they want. But am I wrong to believe Matthew, when I know how well he can lie? And how can I save myself, when the truth might destroy me?

An absolutely gripping thriller that will keep you reading late into the night, unable to put the book down for a second. Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Ruth Ware and Lisa Jewell.

My Review:

I haven’t read a lot of thrillers lately and this was the perfect one to shift me back to them.  It is a quick story that gripped me from page one.  Lillian wakes up on the couch and crawls into bed to find a bloody body that she doesn’t know who it is or why it is there.  No spoilers here.  This is chapter one.  We then flip back a few days to see how we got here and what happens going forward.  You’re now gripped too, right?

Lillian shares the apartment and the house with her daughter’s father and ex-husband, Matthew.  They don’t live together, but one is at the house while the other is at the apartment and they switch to take care of their daughter.  They share a huge secret that broke up their marriage and have a few secrets from each other too.

The author is masterful of setting up the next event without you knowing it.  As it unfolds you go HMM that’s what that happened.  I had no idea where we were headed and loved the journey.  As the pieces started to fit together, I just kept wanting to know more.

If you like fast paced thrillers that keep you guessing, you should clear your schedule and start this one.


Author Bio:
Miranda Smith writes psychological and domestic suspense. She is drawn to stories about ordinary people in extraordinary situations. Before completing her first novel, she worked as a newspaper staff writer and a secondary English teacher. She lives in East Tennessee with her husband and three young children.

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