#Blogtour #Review: The Home by Sarah Stovell @Sarahlovescrime @OrendaBooks @annecater #TheHome #RandomThingsTours
Release date - 22nd January 2020 (Paperback)
Book length - 276 pages
Publisher - Orenda Books
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I want to thank Anne from randomthingsthroughmyletterbox.blogspot.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
One more little secret … one more little lie…
When the body of a pregnant fifteen-year-old is discovered in a churchyard on Christmas morning, the community is shocked, but unsurprised. For Hope lived in The Home, the residence of three young girls, whose violent and disturbing pasts have seen them cloistered away…
As a police investigation gets underway, the lives of Hope, Lara and Annie are examined, and the staff who work at the home are interviewed, leading to shocking and distressing revelations … and clear evidence that someone is seeking revenge.
A gritty, dark and devastating psychological thriller, The Home is also an emotive drama and a piercing look at the underbelly of society, where children learn what they live … if they are allowed to live at all.
Sarah Stovell blew me away with her first book, Exquisite, and it obviously comes easy to her because this story did the same thing in a completely different way. THE HOME broke me in so many ways and is the type of book that will linger with you for a long time after you turn the last page.
When the body of a pregnant fifteen-year-old girl is found in a quiet graveyard with another young girl distraught beside her, an investigation is launched to uncover the truth. But this may be no easy feat, as these two girls were two of the three residents of the local home that tried to care for girls with troubled and abusive pasts. As the staff and the police try to untangle the past to reveal the truth of the present, horrifying truths will come to light and a devastating reality will come to the surface.
THE HOME by Sarah Stovell deftly weaves a story of trauma, innocence, and the gritty, terrifying reality that so many children live with in this world, so this is certainly not a light read. The story is told mainly from the points of view of the two girls themselves, Hope and Annie, with some input from Lara and the workers at the home. I expected this novel to be dark and to evoke emotion but I was unprepared for the onslaught of feelings that I experienced on each page - ranging from anger, revulsion, deep sadness and beyond. And while some readers may feel that this would be too much, THE HOME by Sarah Stovell shows the importance of not turning a blind eye and recognising what is happening.
A compelling story that will break your heart, THE HOME by Sarah Stovell shows the author's immense talent in making a reader feel everything while also shining a light on important issues that need to be heard.
Sarah Stovell was born in 1977 and spent most of her life in the Home Counties before a season working in a remote North Yorkshire youth hostel made her realise she was a northerner at heart. She now lives in Northumberland with her partner and two children and is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Lincoln University. Her debut psychological thriller, Exquisite, is set in the Lake District.
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