Today I am reviewing on it’s publication day The Forever Home by Sue Watson, published by Bookouture.
You thought you’d always be safe there… you were wrong.
Carly had thought they’d always live there. The beautiful Cornish cliffside house they’d taken on as a wreck, that Mark had obsessively re-designed and renovated – a project that had made him famous. It was where they’d raised their children, where they’d sat cosily on the sofa watching storms raging over the sea below. It was where they’d promised to keep each other’s secrets…
Until now. Because Mark has fallen in love. With someone he definitely shouldn’t have. Someone who isn’t Carly. And suddenly their family home doesn’t feel like so much of a safe haven.
Carly thinks forever should mean forever though: it’s her home and she’ll stay there. Even the dark family secrets it contains feel like they belong to her. But someone disagrees. And, as threats start to arrive at her front door, it becomes clear, someone will stop at nothing. Because someone wants to demolish every last thing that makes Carly feel safe. Forever.
An utterly unputdownable psychological thriller about what lies are hidden in the most beautiful homes. Perfect for fans of Date Night, Gone Girl and The Woman in the Window.
The Forever Home by the amazing talent that is Sue Watson is a gripping and riveting story that follows the life of golden couple and celebrities Carly and Mark. Known for their DIY television show and their remarkable ocean cliffside home in Cornwall, their marriage is the envy of all. But behind closed doors, it is a very different story…a very different one indeed.
As with so many other books that I have read this year, The Forever Home is another one that kept me up all night reading it. I tried to put it down at one point to go to sleep, but nope the compulsion to keep reading was just too strong. Sue Watson really knows how to weave a tale to keep your attention and hold you hostage.
The are a few characters in the story and are a mix of likeable and unlikeable. It’s fair to say that Mark is an absolute jerk and I disliked him right from the get go. My feelings were reinforced all the more the story progressed. I am not a violent person at all but, he did make me want to reach into my Kindle and sock him one! I liked Carly and felt for her being married to such a doucebag and was empathic to the secret that she has been living with, which Mark holds over her to get what he wants. But Carly isn’t the only one hiding a secret and if Mark’s is exposed will ruin his squeaky clean image.
The house is also a character within itself and as I was reading the book I was completely under its spell. Sue Watson has done such a brilliant job bringing it to life through writing that is so very vivid, you feel like you are there experiencing it as the characters do.
This book absolutely rocks and I think it is Sue Watson’s best work to date! Well plotted and executed, it is also twisty, addictive and with a jaw dropping fist pumping finale, If you are a fan of psychological thrillers, you do not want to let this one pass you by. It is definitely a must read and will be part of my best books for 2021!
Thank you to Sue Watson, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Forever Home, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Sue Watson
Sue Watson was a journalist on national magazines and newspapers before becoming a TV producer with the BBC. Now a USA Today bestselling author, Sue explores the darker side of life, writing psychological thrillers with big twists.
Originally from Manchester, she now lives with her family in leafy Worcestershire where much of her day is spent writing – and procrastinating. Her hobby is eating cake while watching diet and exercise programmes from the sofa, a skill she’s perfected after many years of practice.