Somebody's Home by Kaira Rouda
Kindle Edition, 299 pages
Published January 18th 2022
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Taken from Goodreads: A quiet neighborhood. A lovely home. A promising new beginning. In a heartbeat everything can change in this propulsive novel of suspense by USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda.
Julie Jones has left her suffocating marriage. With her teenage daughter, Jess, she’s starting over. Their new house in Oceanside is the first step toward a new life. Even if it does come with the unexpected. The previous owners, a pastor and his wife, have left something—or rather someone—behind…
Tom Dean has a bitter hatred for the father who considers him a lost cause, and for the woman who’s moved into their family’s house. The only home he’s ever known. He’s never going to leave. She thinks he’ll be gone in three days, but Tom has the perfect plan.
For a newly single mother and her daughter, a fresh start is the beginning of a nightmare. Before the weekend is over, somebody is going to get exactly what they deserve.
My Thoughts: Somebody’s Home is a unique book. I thought, by reading the synopsis, that I knew how this book would go. I was wrong. The twists and turns I expected did not happen but the ones that I did not expect happen. I love that I was kept on my toes, needing to know what was going to happen next. Kaira Rouda is an author that I look forward to. For me, just the name means thriller. Somebody’s Home is exactly that.
Tom, the man who refuses to leave “his” house, gave me chills. His reactions are too real to today’s world, and I cringe at how his story played out. Yet, I was pulled into the story and became invested in how it would all play out. Jess, the teenage daughter, was true to a teenager with parents divorcing. Her reactions are real to a teenager, and I like how her story came together with Tom’s. Julie, Jess’ mom, and Sandi, Tom’s mom, have their own struggles but they put their families first, knowing what they had to do to keep their families together and safe.
I read this book in one sitting, I could not stop. I recommend getting your own copy.
**Thank you Ann-Marie at GetRedPR for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
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Meet Kaira Rouda (Taken from her website): Kaira Sturdivant Rouda is an accomplished business leader, entrepreneur, national speaker and internationally bestselling and award-winning author.
A former magazine editor, and society columnist, Kaira won the Stevie Award for Women in Business for creating the first female-focused residential real estate brand, Real Living, and growing the brand to more than 22 states before its sale to Berkshire Hathaway.
Her first book, Real You Incorporated: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, led to a national speaking tour where she inspired thousands. Turning to a full-time writing career, Kaira has become a USA Today bestselling author, an international bestseller, and an Amazon Charts bestseller. Her books have been translated into more than ten languages. Recent releases, including Best Day Ever, The Favorite Daughter, and The Next Wife have been called “chilling satisfying suspense” (Good Housekeeping), “exceptional” (Publishers Weekly), and “an examination of the darkest betrayals” (Brit & Co.).
Active in the
areas of homelessness, food security, and empowering women and girls, in her
twenties, as a volunteer, she created the first walk-in emergency shelter for homeless families in Central Ohio.
Kaira has received numerous awards for her community service, including the national Kiwanis Service to Mankind Award, among many others. She lives in Southern California with her husband, Congressman Harley Rouda, and her four twenty-something children.