“No matter what the situation, you can never assume there aren’t going to be more problems.”

Genre: Thriller

Pages: 472

Rate: 3⭐⭐⭐

Goodreads Synopsis:

In a riveting thriller from the #1 bestselling Queen of Suspense, a young woman is ensnared into returning to the childhood home she wanted to leave behind forever — and where her hidden past emerges with a new and deadly twist. Ten-year-old Liza Barton shoots her mother while trying to protect her from her violent husband — Liza’s stepfather. While the death is ruled accidental, the tabloids still compare Liza to the child murderess Lizzie Borden.

Liza’s adoptive parents change her name to Celia and try to erase all traces of her past. Widowed after a brief marriage in which she had a son, Jack, she remarries a young lawyer. Celia is happy until, on her birthday, he presents her with a gift — the house where she killed her mother. On moving in, they find the words LITTLE LIZZIE’S PLACE – BEWARE painted in red letters on the lawn. When the real estate agent who sold the house to her husband is murdered, she becomes a suspect. As she struggles to prove her innocence, Celia and her little son are being stalked by the killer.

My Take

No Place Like Home is such a page turner. I was kept at the edge of my seat wanting to know what happens next. The story narration is great and I found it easy to keep up with the plot. From the start the story is filled with so much tension and suspense, something I found to like a lot. One thing I didn’t like was the introduction of so many characters all at once, it was very difficult to keep up with who was who and what they did; and to be honest, other than Liza, the other characters were just okay and not as memorable.

“Many a true word is spoken in Jest.”

With a riveting story line though predictable, I was able to maintain interest in the book. The plot twist was well executed and I honestly was mind blown.

A book with so many secrets and hidden truths, No Place Like Home is a thriller that will have you well entertained. I’d definitely recommend.

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