REVIEW: Whoa! I think I may have found a new male author to follow. I usually don’t care for many male authors because let’s face it, most of them don’t know how to write a female character. I read The New Home by Chris Merritt thinking this author was probably female. Nope! This guy knows how to get into the mind of a female character and convincingly put her on paper!
I really enjoyed this book. Freya is the main character who has a past experience with mental illness. Eight years later she and her boyfriend move to a new town and strange happenings begin. Is her psychiatric problems returning or is it more sinister than that? This book kept me guessing. I couldn’t wait to finish it and see where it was all headed.
Chris Merritt is new to me and a stand alone Psychological Suspense novel is new to him. I have to say he did a great job pulling it off! There are not a lot of twists, just a gradual climb to the climax. Like I said before, he writes a darn good woman! If you love Suspense and Mysteries, I think you need to give this book a try. I know I’m going to be recommending this book to all my friends.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from #Netgalley/Bookouture. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
SYNOPSIS: 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!