ARC Review: The New Home by Chris Merritt

Title: The New Home
Author: Chris Merritt
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Female
Expected Publication: September 7, 2021



Freya loves her new home on a quiet suburban street. And her beautiful neighbour Emily is everything she’s ever wanted in a best friend. Finally, she has somebody to share her secrets with over a glass of wine. But as Freya watches her new friend setting the table for dinner one evening, she sees something shocking that makes her think that Emily’s life might not be as perfect as it seems. Days later, Emily and her daughter vanish…

When you meet Emily’s husband, you will think you know what he’s hiding.

You will ask yourself whether Emily and Freya really did meet by chance.

You will think you know what happened to Emily and her little girl the night they went missing.

But when you discover the truth, it will shake you to your core and you will lie awake at night wondering if you can ever really trust the people in the house next door…

Fans of Claire McGowan, Shalini Boland and Lisa Jewell will love the gripping tension and unexpected twists of The New Home. Once you start reading, you’ll be hooked!


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ARC provided for an unbiased review.

Freya Northcott had a clear vision of her future family when she bought a new fixer-upper home with her fiancé Jack Brown. But the seemingly perfect neighborhood quickly proved to be just a facade when a disappearance shifted the axis of her world. Determined to find an answer, she embarked on a journey that could potentially take her deeper than she could ever prepare for.

Freya had the motivation but not necessarily the right direction in pursuing it. It was interesting to see her rationalized her actions. I liked the overall storyline and enjoyed forming my theories throughout my reading. However, several things were not tied up cleanly at the end of the book. A little more details on those would have made it more satisfying.

“And I won’t stop looking until I find the truth, wherever it takes me.”

The New Home is a story of uncovering the truth. It would appeal to readers who enjoy a Psychological Thriller.

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.


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