Thank you for stopping by I'm delighted to be sharing my review for No Place Like Home by Rebecca Muddiman today. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
What would you do if you came home to find someone in your house?
This is the predicament Polly Cooke faces when she returns to her new home.The first weeks in the house had been idyllic, but soon Jacob, a local man, is watching her.
What does he want and why is he so obsessed with Polly?
In a situation where nothing is what it seems, you might end up regretting letting some people in.
So in this story we meet Polly who arrives home to find someone inside her house and this is the start of a very twisty story. It will be quite hard to go into too much detail as it would definitely ruin the surprises that are waiting for you. What I will say is that this story has different timelines so the reader can go back and see how everything started. These little flashes into the past made me even more curious about the present! Some of the transitions could have possibly been a bit smoother but on the whole I think this probably helped to keep me on my toes. Polly's character is very intriguing and I enjoyed how Rebecca Muddiman built up her personality. Along with revealing certain things when I wasn't necessarily expecting them.
I finished this book pretty quickly as the story pulled me in and left me desperate to figure it all out. Some of the actions by the characters were shocking and you certainly wouldn't want to get mixed up with them! The story moves at a good pace and I loved being kept on my toes with some clever twists.
If you liked to be shocked and surprised then No Place Like Home will keep you intrigued until the very last page!
Four stars from me!
With thanks to Sarah at Bloodhound Books for my copy.
Rebecca Muddiman was born and raised in the North East and worked in the NHS for many years. She has published four crime novels – Stolen, Gone, Tell Me Lies, and Murder in Slow Motion. Stolen won a Northern Writers Award in 2010 and the Northern Crime Competition in 2012. She is also a screenwriter and was selected for the London Screenwriters Festival Talent Campus in 2016.
Most of her spare time is spent re-watching Game of Thrones, trying to learn Danish, and dealing with two unruly dogs. Sometimes all at the same time.