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The Forever Home by Sue Watson – ARC Review


My Rating ~ Four and a half Stars

4half-gold-stars copy

RELEASE DATE:  4 June 2021

Format: E-ARC

Pages: 339

Publisher: 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.



Thank you so much to Booktouture for sending me a copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review!

Carly and Mark have it all. A beautiful home that is the feature of their social media and TV fame, lovely grown children and they’re celebrating their 25th anniversary of a perfect marriage. Or are they? Because Mark has just revealed a shocking secret that means their ‘happy ever after’ is no more, but in order to get what she’s owed, Carly is going to have to play along with the web of lies he’s determined to weave.

This one was such a twisty family drama! At times utterly infuriating (how could there be anyone alive who wouldn’t want to punch Mark right in the face) but so engrossing I was on the edge of my seat and making excuses to read more and more. I did work out the final twist a little bit before I read it, but that didn’t take away the enjoyment of it, I was still gripped until the very end!

If you enjoy domestic thrillers, I’d recommend this one!

1 thought on “The Forever Home by Sue Watson – ARC Review”

  1. I haven’t even read it yet and I want to punch Mark, he sounds like a real piece of work.
    Fantastic review! I’ll have to check this out sometime, thank you!


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