Home Sweet Home — ARC Book Review

Home Sweet Home: A totally unputdownable psychological thriller with a shocking twist by [Nicole Trope]

Sometimes, the most perfect families are hiding the most terrible secrets. How well do you know the people next door…?

Everybody wants to live on Hogarth Street, the pretty, tree-lined avenue with its white houses. The new family, The Wests, are a perfect fit. Katherine and Josh seem so in love and their gorgeous five-year-old twins race screeching around their beautiful emerald-green lawn.

But soon people start to notice: why don’t they join backyard barbecues? Why do they brush away offers to babysit? Why, when you knock at the door, do they shut you out, rather than inviting you in?

Every family has secrets, and on the hottest day of the year, the truth is about to come out. As a tragedy unfolds behind closed doors, the dawn chorus is split by the wail of sirens. And one by one the families who tried so hard to welcome the Wests begin to realise: Hogarth Street will never be the same again.

A completely gripping, twist-packed psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Sally Hepworth and Lisa Jewell.

No. of pages:- 250 pages

Date published:- will be published on August 6th 2021

Publisher:- Bookouture

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


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Hogarth Street is a type of street that anyone would want to live in–tree lined avenue with white colored houses. A new family named Wests is living in one of those houses with their five year old twins. Despite the fact that they seemed to be a happy family, they seem to be hiding a deep secret, a secret that will change the lives living in Hogarth Street.

The story is told from the perspectives of Katharine, the wife, Gladys, the next door neighbor and Logan who seemed to be delivering posts around the neighborhood. While reading the novel, initially, my thought was, the story was direct and predictable. To my utter surprise…I was wrong! It was completely twisted, unexpected thriller with an unexpected ending that for a moment, I have to think…what did I just read!! Kudos to the author’s writing that kept the reader intrigued till the end of the story. The ending completely blew my mind away. The characters were all great–the situation seemed realistic to me but nonetheless I enjoyed reading this book! Can’t wait to read more from this author!

Overall, this book will not disappoint you–worth five stars in my opinion! Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Nicole Trope

Nicole Trope went to university to study Law but realised the error of her ways when she did very badly on her first law essay because-as her professor pointed out- ‘It’s not meant to be a story.’ She studied teaching instead and used her holidays to work on her writing career and complete a Masters’ degree in Children’s Literature.
The idea for her first published novel, The Boy under the Table, was so scary that it took a year for her to find the courage to write the emotional story. She went on to publish a further five novels in Australia before joining Bookouture in 2019. She is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller in the USA, UK, AUS and CAN.
She lives in Sydney with her husband and three children

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