Monday, July 06, 2020

Review: Hurry Home by Roz Nay

Title: Hurry Home
Author: Roz Nay
Published: July 2020, Crooked Lane Books
Format: ARC Paperback, 262 pages
Source: Publisher

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?

My thoughts: I was fortunate to meet Roz Nay at Bouchercon last fall and able to tell her how much I loved her debut novel, Our Little Secret, so of course, I could not wait to get my hands on her sophomore book...and let me just tell's fantastic!!! I could not read this book fast enough.

I am always a fan of books that involve any type of family drama and when it involves sisters, I am all over it! Maybe it's because I have two sisters myself - I also have four brothers, but that's besides the point - but this book just spoke to me. What would happen if I was estranged from one of my sisters and she just showed up? Then as the story moves forward, you get the sense that not all is as it seems.

I loved that the story is told from alternating points of view and we get both sisters' perspectives of what is going on. But this just provides more questions because you really start to wonder who to believe. The story also moves back and forth in time as we get flashbacks to when the sisters were young. This is a crucial part of the story and I was on pins and needles waiting to find out what really had happened. Again, much like a jigsaw puzzle, pieces are slowly given to us and it is up to us as the reader to see how they fit together.

I love a book that challenges me and this one kept me on my toes. I had to flip back a few times to check on things because this one really keeps you thinking. I was wavering back and forth about how I felt about each of the sisters and I definitely did not see the big reveal coming AT ALL! It totally took me by surprise and I loved that.

I cannot recommend this book enough. It's a book you will absolutely be able to binge-read because once you start reading, you are definitely not going to want to put it down. It's completely all-consuming and will have you scratching your head as to what is going on in the best way. Roz Nay is now a must-read for me and I cannot wait to see what she has up her sleeve next!



  1. Wow! This book sounds very intense, and I love the sound of this sisters saga overall.

  2. I think I will give this one a go. Thank you so much.


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