When I stumbled across the listing for Pevensey House I knew I had found a way for my family to be free and I didn’t hesitate. I should have, I know that now…
When Thea sees her old family home is up for sale – a beautiful old rectory in the small town where she and her childhood sweetheart, now husband, Drew, grew up – she knows she has to have it. Her parents moved her away suddenly when she was eleven, but her childhood there was filled with happy memories. Drew seems less sure, but Thea is certain it’s the perfect place to raise their two children.
But as the last boxes are unpacked, Thea can’t seem to settle. She thought the move would bring her family closer together, but Drew is getting more distant by the day. And why do old friends cross to the other side of the road when they see her coming?
Alone in the house, exploring the creaky corridors she used to cartwheel down as a young girl, Thea smiles as she slides open the loose panel she once used as a hiding place. But it only takes one look at the faded local newspaper clipping hidden inside for her world to shatter.
It’s not long before news of the scandal spreads further and the whole town turns against her. Thea’s life is in freefall as her head and her heart wrestle between taking the blame, and fighting for her innocence. She is sure of only three things: her husband has a secret, her idyllic childhood is a lie, and they never, ever should have moved back here…
This heart-wrenching and gripping family drama will have you hooked from the very first page. Perfect for anyone who loves Amanda Prowse, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain.
This is the first of Emma Davies’ books I have read and I am so glad I had the opportunity to review this one.
A psychological thriller with a slightly different take. I would probably label it more as a psychological drama, but I really enjoyed it none the less.
The story follows Thea and Drew, childhood sweethearts who, at the age of 34 are now married with two daughters. They decide to make the move back to the small village in which they both grew up in. But following their return, Thea soon makes some discoveries that rock her world and really make her question if the move was right for herself and her family after all.
I don’t want to spoil this book for anyone, so I wont give away any major spoilers!.
The story itself was quick paced, and kept me hooked throughout… I often found it difficult to put this book to one side to sleep!
This is a book that I would happily recommend to others.
Thank you Netgalley, Emma Davies and Bookouture for providing me with this ARC for my honest review.