From the bestselling author of Our Little Secret comes a suspenseful new thriller featuring two estranged sisters desperate to keep their deepest and darkest secret where it belongs–in the past.
Blood is thicker than water… And it could cost you everything.
Alexandra Van Ness has the perfect life. She lives in an idyllic resort town tucked away in the Rocky Mountains, shares a designer loft with her handsome boyfriend, Chase, and has her dream job working in child protection. Every day, Alex goes above and beyond to save children at risk.
But when her long-lost sister, Ruth, unexpectedly shows up at her door, Alex’s perfect life is upended. Growing up, Ruth was always the troublemaker, pulling Alex into her messes, and this time will be no different. Still, Alex will help Ruth under one condition: we will never, ever, talk about the past. But when a local child goes missing, both women are forced to confront the secrets they’ve promised to keep buried.
Utterly engrossing and claustrophobic, Hurry Home is a tantalizing reflection of the chain-and-shackles relationship between sisters that asks: what lines wouldn’t you cross for your own?
Hurry Home is a psychological thriller that takes you into the minds of two sisters who share more than childhood memories. Which sister is telling the truth, and which one is lying? Is anyone telling the truth?
What I Loved
I love the creepy tone that two unreliable narrators set. I enjoy a good unreliable narrator in a psychological thriller, and Hurry Home tells the story through, not just one, but two of them, which compounds the pervasive creepiness and keeps me on edge. At first, it seems like the two narrators are a bit much and cause confusion, but I quickly adjusted and marveled at the lies upon lies. The perceptual differences and the lies also added to the tone, which was deliciously thrilling and creepy.
I loved to see how childhood scars and choices impact the characters’ adult lives – from career choices (and lack of) to neurosis – it all can be attributed to something that happened in the past that was not processed. The characters are intricately flawed and relatable, which enhances the complexities of the plot.
I loved that I felt sorry for the person that ends up being the antagonist. I felt so bad for the character once I figured out which direction the story was taking, but at the same time, I did not route for the protagonist. The scars are numerous, and it is hard for me not to want to help. That speaks to how well these characters are developed, which is not always easy in a psychological thriller.
To Read or Not to Read
If you like the idea of two unreliable narrators, this is the perfect book for you and an ideal vacation read!
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.