Publication Date: 23/01/2020 ISBN: 9781912374731 Category:

The Home

Sarah Stovell

Publisher: Orenda Books
Publication Date: 23/01/2020 ISBN: 9781912374731 Category:
Paperback / Softback




When the body of pregnant, fifteen-year-old Hope Lacey 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.

Publisher Review

'It's harrowing, it is insanely disturbing ... positively heartbreaking but also immensely gripping and compelling' * Novel Deelights * 'Beautifully compelling writing with a twisty, thought-provoking plot that broke my heart. I was gripped all the way through and devastated by the end' * Off-the-Shelf Books * 'Beautifully written ... its characters will haunt you, with bends and swerves in the story that will keep you hooked' * Philippa's Quick Book Reviews Podcast * 'My heart broke as each girl's story was exposed ... If you read this and you are not enraged, then you have a heart of stone' * Chapter in My Life * 'Tension, mystery and shedloads of suspense threaded through this spellbinding psychological thriller ... immersive, raw and captivating' * Live & Deadly * 'Beautiful, visceral and uncompromising. The Home has been a long time coming, but I can assure you that it is worth every single second of the wait' * Random Things through My Letterbox * 'So beautiful and haunting and ghostly and addictive and intense and sad and shocking. Just wow' -- Louise Beech

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