The New House by Tess Stimson #BookReview #TheNewHouse #PsychologicalThriller #NetGalley @tessjstimson @AvonBooksUK #onceuponatimebookreviews

Today I am reviewing The New House by Tess Stimson, published by Avon Books.


Three couples. Three houses. One home to die for…

Stacey and Felix are the glamorous owners of the stylish, modern Glass House, with its pool and floor-to-ceiling windows. Now they’re downsizing, but Stacey can’t sell to just anyone. She needs the right buyer, who will keep her secrets.

Millie and Tom have always imagined living in the Glass House. Now it’s for sale. With property prices booming, if they can sell quickly, it could be theirs. But are the house and its charming owners all they seem?

Harper and Kyle are moving up in the world. They need a new house, in the right school district, to give their children the start in life they never had. Millie and Tom’s is perfect. It’ll take every penny they have, and more, but it’ll be worth it. Won’t it?

When one of the sales falls through, how far will someone go to get everything they’ve always wanted?

A totally addictive and absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist you won’t see coming. Fans of The Family UpstairsOur House and The Couple Next Door will be hooked from the very first page.

“You think you’ve found your dream home…Think again…”

The New House is an intriguing and fascinating tale both in plot and it’s characters. This is quite a hard book to review as I don’t want to give any spoilers away, but I will say there is way more to this book than what the blurb provides. So much more indeed *rubs hands with glee!*

Thrilling, chilling and so very twisted, this is one deviously clever and wicked tale that I really enjoyed and highly recommend you checking out.

Thank you to Tess Stimson, Avon Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of The New House, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google read Play Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Foyles and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.


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I was born in Surrey, in the south of England, and read English at Oxford University. Upon graduating I joined ITN as a news producer.

I reported and produced regional and world stories, travelling to hotspots and war-zones all over the globe, before leaving bullets behind to become a full-time writer.

​Since then, I’ve written more than a dozen novels, numerous short stories, and two non-fiction books, which have been published internationally and translated into more than twenty languages.

​In recent years, I’ve moved away from writing women’s fiction and towards darker psychological thrillers, which seem to suit my personality better – make of that what you will.

​As well as writing fiction I continue to work as a journalist, and also teach reporting for media and creative writing at a university in the North-Eastern US.

​I live in Vermont with my husband, and am visited intermittently by my three grown-up children whenever they need their laundry done.



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