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About the book:
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 homes manager Ray takes the girls off 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 unfold, 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.
This book was a pleasure to read from beginning to end. I fell in love with the characters in the book, especially Angela and her adoptive parents James and Rosemary. You read about Angela’s upbringing as a child, her abandonment by her mother, and what life was like for the various children living in the children’s home. You can’t help but feel so many mixed emotions for the other children living in such a home and some of the horrors and experiences they had gone through.
This book had many surprises, both good and bad, and without giving too much away there were plenty shocking twists and turns to keep any reader hooked to the very last page. I found myself so into this book it was hard to put down, and I found myself wanting to read more and more to find out what would happen next. We learn about what life was like not only growing up in the care of the children’s home, but also the loving family home once Angela was adopted.
Now an adult herself, we read about Angela’s decision to meet her birth mother Evelyn, who has many demons from her past. She has lived a hard life, and is surprised when she meets Angela.
This book is full of lies, betrayal and deception! Once you start reading you can’t seem to stop. I loved every shocking twist in this book and found myself stunned by the many turns it took. I loved this book and I hope you do too!
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About the author:
Originally from the UK, Karen won the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Montegrappa Novel Writing Award 2016 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.
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