Hurry Home
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 Details

TitleHurry Home
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 7th, 2020
PublisherCrooked Lane Books
ISBN-139781643854793
Rating
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Suspense, Mystery Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Contemporary, Family, Adult, Adult Fiction

Hurry Home Review

  • Meredith
    January 1, 1970
    Combine Psychos with a lot of stupid and gullible characters, mix in some family drama, and you get Hurry Home. This is a decent, yet predictable, psychological drama about two sisters whose dark secrets lead to a showdown over a newborn baby.Alex, the “good sister,” is a social worker in a small mountain town. She lives with her boyfriend, Chase, who happens to be a successful ski model. She cares immensely for the children on her caseload and has developed both a good career and a good life f Combine Psychos with a lot of stupid and gullible characters, mix in some family drama, and you get Hurry Home. This is a decent, yet predictable, psychological drama about two sisters whose dark secrets lead to a showdown over a newborn baby.Alex, the “good sister,” is a social worker in a small mountain town. She lives with her boyfriend, Chase, who happens to be a successful ski model. She cares immensely for the children on her caseload and has developed both a good career and a good life for herself. When her estranged and troubled sister, Ruth, shows up on her doorstep pregnant and on the run, Alex is wary of welcoming her sister back into life. Ruth, “the bad sister,” is hiding some secrets. She did things in her past that destroyed her whole family’s lives. Or did she? Both Alex and Ruth have a lot of secrets. Who is reliable and who is the liar plays a large role in the narrative. Alex is immensely unlikable; she is self-righteous, preachy, and conniving. Ruth is more likable, but she has made bad choices and she seems unreliable as a narrator.This is a quick and easy read, but it lacks depth. Several characters are underdeveloped and come off as lacking in intelligence or knowledge of how the world works. Chase is an idiot, Sully the cop is clueless, and Morris, Alex's boss, is a moron. But my biggest issue was the lack of believability. This book makes it seem like with one simple phone call, WITH NO PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, a child can simply be taken away from their family. The social services system is simplified, the characters are simplified. Everything is overly simplified.Chapters alternate between Alex and Ruth. There is a lot of telling and not a lot of seeing. This becomes most apparent in the strange exchange of dialogue where characters seem like they are talking at each other vs. to each other. However, despite all of my issues, I was entertained and was able to breeze through this book. The final showdown between Ruth and Alex was fun to read, and I really enjoyed seeing one character get her due. I received an ARC of this book from Crooked Lane Books. A special thank you to Madeline for sending me a copy!
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    This is my first completed book of 2020 and Roz Nay nailed it. Before this book I used to wish I had a sister. Not anymore. Alex Van Ness is leading a wonderful life. She has a job with CPS and her model boyfriend is about as perfect as they come. Until one day there is a knock at her door. Ruth. Ruth is her older sister and all around troublemaker. They have been estranged for many years and Alex can't help but wonder why she has come to look for her now. She claims she wants to make amends and This is my first completed book of 2020 and Roz Nay nailed it. Before this book I used to wish I had a sister. Not anymore. Alex Van Ness is leading a wonderful life. She has a job with CPS and her model boyfriend is about as perfect as they come. Until one day there is a knock at her door. Ruth. Ruth is her older sister and all around troublemaker. They have been estranged for many years and Alex can't help but wonder why she has come to look for her now. She claims she wants to make amends and become sisters again but Alex is wary and perhaps she should be. I really can't discuss the plot too much because you will be so much better off going into this blind. I really didn't have high expectations for this book, not sure why as I loved her debut, but this turned out to be much more satisfying than I could have ever expected so much so that I'm kicking myself for not picking this up sooner. And you know what? Since this is my first book of 2020 I'm going to go ahead and give this one ALL THE STARS!!! May it set the bar for my future reads this year. Thank you to NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Holly B
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 StarsMy first book by Roz Nay and I can say I enjoyed her writing and story building.The story involves two sisters- Alexandra and Ruth, trust, and their back history. When Ruth shows up unexpectedly at Alex's apartment the drama begins, the secrets from their childhood stir emotions and you just know something is not quite right.This read more like a mystery for me than a thriller. There are pieces of the puzzles to put together, but I was able to predict the ending. Still an enjoyable myst 3.5 StarsMy first book by Roz Nay and I can say I enjoyed her writing and story building.The story involves two sisters- Alexandra and Ruth, trust, and their back history. When Ruth shows up unexpectedly at Alex's apartment the drama begins, the secrets from their childhood stir emotions and you just know something is not quite right.This read more like a mystery for me than a thriller. There are pieces of the puzzles to put together, but I was able to predict the ending. Still an enjoyable mystery and a quick read with some twists that may surprise you.Thanks to the Publisher and NG for my review copy. OUT July 7, 2020
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  • Kaceey
    January 1, 1970
    3.5*Alex has created the perfect life for herself, not the least of which is her wealthy, handsome boyfriend Chase. She’s employed as a social worker for child protective service. And, perhaps has an issue with boundaries that finds Alex getting too personally involved with her cases. But to be fair, Alex is young, enthusiastic and well-intentioned. An un-expected knock on her door is courtesy of her sister Ruth, and Alex reluctantly invites her into her home and life. How could she possibly tur 3.5*Alex has created the perfect life for herself, not the least of which is her wealthy, handsome boyfriend Chase. She’s employed as a social worker for child protective service. And, perhaps has an issue with boundaries that finds Alex getting too personally involved with her cases. But to be fair, Alex is young, enthusiastic and well-intentioned. An un-expected knock on her door is courtesy of her sister Ruth, and Alex reluctantly invites her into her home and life. How could she possibly turn her away? Especially, since Ruth is very pregnant. But she does set one un-breakable rule…under no circumstance is Ruth allowed to bring up their childhood to Chase. Interesting.... my inner Sherlock Holmes tells me there’s surely something to hide. Agreed!?This was a fun, twisty debut from Roz Nay. I did have a number of the twists figured out early, but over-all still a fun thriller if you’re able to suspend your believability.A buddy read with Susanne.Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books for an ARC to read and review.
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  • Chelsea Humphrey
    January 1, 1970
    As someone who is an only child, but has two daughters, the relationship between sisters fascinates me to no end. That's truly the focus of Hurry Home, which is less a thriller and more a character study draped in elements of domestic drama. While I was able to predict the ending, I think the strongest aspects of this story are the claustrophobic atmosphere and growing sense of dread that something is not right between these sisters. If you enjoy slow burning mysteries, I recommend giving this o As someone who is an only child, but has two daughters, the relationship between sisters fascinates me to no end. That's truly the focus of Hurry Home, which is less a thriller and more a character study draped in elements of domestic drama. While I was able to predict the ending, I think the strongest aspects of this story are the claustrophobic atmosphere and growing sense of dread that something is not right between these sisters. If you enjoy slow burning mysteries, I recommend giving this one a try for yourself. *Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.
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  • Frank Phillips
    January 1, 1970
    Praise the Lord, I found an amazing book that knocked me out of my two book slump! This was probably the fastest read I've had thus far in 2020, I just could not stop listening! Without a dull moment, this is a dark tale of estranged sisters, Ruth and Alex. Alex is the hard-working good guy social worker, and when Ruth appears at her apartment door at 8 months pregnant and in desperate need of help, she takes her in, with reservations. According to Alex, Ruth has had a troubled past and is flaky Praise the Lord, I found an amazing book that knocked me out of my two book slump! This was probably the fastest read I've had thus far in 2020, I just could not stop listening! Without a dull moment, this is a dark tale of estranged sisters, Ruth and Alex. Alex is the hard-working good guy social worker, and when Ruth appears at her apartment door at 8 months pregnant and in desperate need of help, she takes her in, with reservations. According to Alex, Ruth has had a troubled past and is flaky and unreliable at best and undoubtedly has ulterior motives, or does she? This story alternates from Ruth's to Alex's perspectives, flashing back to when they were children, when something terrible happens, tearing their relationship apart and destroying their family in the process, depending on which sister you ask! Is Alex a reliable narrator, or is Ruth? Is there more to this then just two sisters at war,? Is it something more sinister?I absolutely loved this and believe it will be a big hit this summer, if not for this year. After wavering and switching back and forth on who I trusted initially, this felt fairly straightforward for me about halfway in and i had a pretty good idea of the truth, but I still could not put this down, it was that good. Normally, if I have things figured out in advance it's incredibly difficult for me to continue reading, but that was absolutely not the case with this novel. I had to keep listening to find out how everything was resolved, if it was at all. I was fairly satisfied with the ending and can't come up with a single critique for the novel as a whole. It was just pure entertainment! Talk about a dark tale of a true sociopath and the measures she takes to get what she wants in life! This is one of those books that really makes you sit and wonder if you might actually know a true sociopath in real life. I cannot wait for Nay to release her third novel, and hope it will be sooner rather than later. You will not regret picking this one up!
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  • Deanna
    January 1, 1970
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...4.5 Stars!!!An addictive and thought-provoking read! Twenty-five-year old, Alexandra Van Ness (Alex) lives in a beautiful apartment, has a wonderful boyfriend, and a job she is very proud of. She is a child protection social worker and her first and only goal is to save children that are at risk. To say Alex goes above and beyond is putting it mildly.Alex and another social worker, Minerva are investigating a report of negli My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...4.5 Stars!!!An addictive and thought-provoking read! Twenty-five-year old, Alexandra Van Ness (Alex) lives in a beautiful apartment, has a wonderful boyfriend, and a job she is very proud of. She is a child protection social worker and her first and only goal is to save children that are at risk. To say Alex goes above and beyond is putting it mildly.Alex and another social worker, Minerva are investigating a report of negligence involving a little boy named Buster Floyd. When they get to the Floyd home, the boy's parents are definitely not happy to see them. Alex and Minerva explain that someone reported that Buster had been left alone in the car outside the post office. The mother has an explanation that satisfies Minerva, but she warns them not to leave Buster alone in the car again. They schedule a follow-up home visit.Minerva feels that the visit went well and that what happened wasn’t a big deal but Alex disagrees. She feels they need to be more proactive.After a long day, Alex is happy she's finally home with her ever-cheerful boyfriend, Chase. They are about to eat dinner when there is a knock on the door. A woman stands on the doorstep.It’s Alex’s sister, Ruth Van Ness.It’s been more than ten years since they’ve seen each other.At first, Alex is speechless. But when Chase leaves the room she speaks up.“So why are you here?"Ruth wishes she hadn’t come but she didn’t have any other choice. She left Pittsburgh in a rush. It wasn’t safe for her there. She had no time to pack though she did bring something with her. She doesn’t tell Alex any of this.There are many things she’s not telling her sister. Alex tells Ruth that she will help her, but Ruth must follow her rules. She also makes Ruth promise that she won’t EVER talk about the past to Chase or anyone else. “Break any of the rules and you’re done.” Alex worries that Ruth is up to something. She’s also worried about the Floyd boy.Sometimes no matter how hard you try, the past just won't stay buried. I really enjoyed this clever and unputdownable read! The story alternates between Alex and Ruth's point of view. Something happened when the sisters were young that changed their family forever.The story had great characters (some that really had me fuming) and twists that I didn't see coming. It really kept me on my toes. I didn't know who to trust. The parts that involved child abuse were hard to read. However, I don't feel the author went overboard in their descriptions.A twisted psychological thriller that gripped me from start to finish. I'd like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this novel. All opinions are my own.
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  • Katie B
    January 1, 1970
    I thoroughly enjoyed this one but I can say I appreciated it more as just a regular fiction novel rather than a thriller or mystery book. After awhile you have a general idea which direction the story is headed so that aren't many "I didn't see that coming" type moments. But for me that didn't matter much because I thought it still managed to be a compelling story. Feels weird to say this considering it's a disturbing story, but it was really entertaining. Like a bring on the popcorn, this is bo I thoroughly enjoyed this one but I can say I appreciated it more as just a regular fiction novel rather than a thriller or mystery book. After awhile you have a general idea which direction the story is headed so that aren't many "I didn't see that coming" type moments. But for me that didn't matter much because I thought it still managed to be a compelling story. Feels weird to say this considering it's a disturbing story, but it was really entertaining. Like a bring on the popcorn, this is bonkers way.When I received my advance copy in the mail, I had actually forgotten the synopsis and I chose to just dive right in without refreshing my memory. I'm glad I chose to approach the book that way as I could just settle back and let the author tell the story without any preconceived notions. However, I realize not every reader likes to go in blind so I'll give you a tiny bit of the plot. Alexandra Van Ness lives with her boyfriend in a resort town in the Rocky Mountains. She has a job as a social worker. One day her sister, Ruth, shows up unexpectedly on Alex's doorstep. The two sisters haven't seen or spoken to each other in years. Let's just say they have a past and you will have to read the book if you want to learn about it. The big hook for a decent portion of the book is the mysterious past of the sisters. You eventually get to learn the backstory and there is one scene that even I thought was pretty jarring. There aren't many things that rattle me, but this one did for sure. And while it caught me offguard it was effective in making the overall story work well. I wasn't able to predict the sisters' past but the remainder of the book for the most part is not entirely shocking. But I liked watching it all unfold anyway. Lately I have found myself struggling with my interest level in certain books. With this book though, I just found it to be an easy read that I was able to sit back and relax with and enjoy the show. I would definitely read another book by this author again. She's a good storyteller.Thank you to the publisher for sending me an advance reader's copy in exchange for an honest review!
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  • Bridgett
    January 1, 1970
    Is it possible for a book to be a super quick read, while also being super slow-burning? The book sped by on my Kindle, reaching the 10% mark after only a few pages, yet the story was rather slow and, dare I say, kind of "meh." This isn't a suspense/thriller, it's a domestic drama...one which is very easy to figure out. My biggest gripe was the dialogue, which was not good. At the end of the day, this wasn't a bad book, but neither was it a great book. It falls somewhere into the average categor Is it possible for a book to be a super quick read, while also being super slow-burning? The book sped by on my Kindle, reaching the 10% mark after only a few pages, yet the story was rather slow and, dare I say, kind of "meh." This isn't a suspense/thriller, it's a domestic drama...one which is very easy to figure out. My biggest gripe was the dialogue, which was not good. At the end of the day, this wasn't a bad book, but neither was it a great book. It falls somewhere into the average category, bringing absolutely nothing new to the table. Hurry Home is available for sale in the US on July 7th.Many thanks to the publisher for my review copy.
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  • Felicia
    January 1, 1970
    This book drug like a dead husband's body on an episode of Snapped.I wouldn't call this story a thriller so if you're going into it (as I did) expecting anything more than a family drama, you may be disappointed. Two sisters, one or both may or may not be reliable. Secrets. They have lots of secrets. One more than the other. "... even when sisterhood is a prison, like it has been for me, it’s always, always a vault."Repeat aforementioned synopsis over and over and over and you have the book.Flat This book drug like a dead husband's body on an episode of Snapped.I wouldn't call this story a thriller so if you're going into it (as I did) expecting anything more than a family drama, you may be disappointed. Two sisters, one or both may or may not be reliable. Secrets. They have lots of secrets. One more than the other. "... even when sisterhood is a prison, like it has been for me, it’s always, always a vault."Repeat aforementioned synopsis over and over and over and you have the book.Flat. That's the best word I have to describe this story. As of the posting of this review, EVERYBODY loves this book. Please don't take my word as gospel, it just wasn't for me. I hope you like it better than I did. ** Thank you to the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. **
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  • Gabby
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 starsThis book was fine, it wasn't great. I was interested in this thriller because I love stories that revolve around sisters, but unfortunately this one just wasn't for me. I couldn't connect with either of the characters and this story just wasn't very interesting.
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  • Erin Clemence
    January 1, 1970
    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Publication date: July 7, 2020Alex Van Ness is a social worker who dedicates her life to saving children. Living in the mountains with her model boyfriend, Chase, Alex prides herself on the fact that she has been able to start over, rebuilding her life after the tragic death of her brother as a child. When Alex’s sister, Ruth, shows up on her doorstep one day, des Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Publication date: July 7, 2020Alex Van Ness is a social worker who dedicates her life to saving children. Living in the mountains with her model boyfriend, Chase, Alex prides herself on the fact that she has been able to start over, rebuilding her life after the tragic death of her brother as a child. When Alex’s sister, Ruth, shows up on her doorstep one day, desperate and pregnant, Alex is forced to face those horrifying memories once again. As the family secrets slowly reveal themselves, Alex and Ruth are forced to uncover the lies, memories and secrets of their past before one, or both, of their lives are destroyed forever. “Hurry Home” is the first novel I’ve read by author Roz Nay. Her previous novel, “Our Little Secret” has been identified as a psychological suspense but I’m not sure if this one first this same mould. “Hurry Home” is more of a mystery, or family drama, full of family secrets and the consequences that come from keeping them hidden. Right from the beginning, this novel leaves you guessing. When you are first introduced to Alex, there is an instant bond, and you root for her, happy that she has been able to start her life over again after the tragedy. When Ruth is introduced, doubts start springing up like roots through cement. Is Alex who she says she is? Could Ruth really be the person Alex has told everyone she is? Although some parts of this novel are predictable if you are familiar with this genre (or just an over-zealous reader, like myself), the novel is a great read. The suspense picks up right at the beginning and doesn’t slow down. As the story unfolds, I wanted to know how it would end, even though I had a pretty good idea. This novel is taut and high-paced, and it has definitely brought Roz Nay onto my radar.
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  • Susanne Strong
    January 1, 1970
    Sisters: The Competition is Fierce! The sisters in “Hurry Home” have a Love/Hate Relationship.Alex seems to have it all, a great job as a social worker, a Chase, an incredible, kind and caring boyfriend, and Sully, a great friend.When Alex’s sister Ruth shows up on her doorstep, pregnant and penniless, Alex sees trouble with a capital T and yet, she lets her in even though Ruth made Alex’s life miserable when they were young. That’s what sisters are for, right?From that moment on, the twists and Sisters: The Competition is Fierce! The sisters in “Hurry Home” have a Love/Hate Relationship.Alex seems to have it all, a great job as a social worker, a Chase, an incredible, kind and caring boyfriend, and Sully, a great friend.When Alex’s sister Ruth shows up on her doorstep, pregnant and penniless, Alex sees trouble with a capital T and yet, she lets her in even though Ruth made Alex’s life miserable when they were young. That’s what sisters are for, right?From that moment on, the twists and turns of this novel had my head spinning faster than a Roundup Roller Coaster. Both sisters are wholly unreliable and neither can be believed. Good thing I had my thinking cap on! Though I guessed early on what was going to happen in the end, it didn’t take away from my enjoyment. A fun, entertaining mystery that left me looking forward to seeing what Roz Nay comes out with next. 3.65 StarsA buddy read with Kaceey!Thank you to NetGalley, Crooked Lane Books and Roz Nay for the arc.Published on Goodreads on 7.19.20.
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  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVED Roz Nay’s Our Little Secret. I think it’s a pretty perfect thriller, so I’ve been waiting for Hurry Home! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Alex and Ruth are estranged sisters when Ruth unexpectedly shows up at Alex’s door... You should know Alex has (or had?) it all together up to this point. A great job, the perfect boyfriend. The past in the past.Ruth was the one who got in trouble, never Alex. And Ruth is here now because she needs Alex’s help. In order to help her, Alex makes her promise to leave the I LOVED Roz Nay’s Our Little Secret. I think it’s a pretty perfect thriller, so I’ve been waiting for Hurry Home! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Alex and Ruth are estranged sisters when Ruth unexpectedly shows up at Alex’s door... You should know Alex has (or had?) it all together up to this point. A great job, the perfect boyfriend. The past in the past.Ruth was the one who got in trouble, never Alex. And Ruth is here now because she needs Alex’s help. In order to help her, Alex makes her promise to leave the past behind, which of course involves keeping some secrets buried. But then a child is missing, and their secrets come to light.Hurry Home is described as claustrophobic, and I can see why. The tension makes it so. I loved analyzing all the pieces here. The writing flows quickly, while the story takes its time to unfold. You have not one, but two unreliable narrators here, which made for such an intriguing story with plenty of emotion. Overall, Hurry Home is a brilliant family drama and mystery, and I had a whole lot of fun analyzing it all!I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own. Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog: www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram: www.instagram.com/tarheelreader
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  • Tahera
    January 1, 1970
    Sometimes words aren't enough, or they just don't matter. And even when sisterhood is a prison, like it has been for me, it's always, always a vault. The above line seems to sum up the entire plot of this book. It took me a while to finish this book; not because it wasn't a good book (it is!) but because I was wary to know how the story was going to end. There was something very unnerving about Alex and Ruth and their relationship with each other, despite both of them being sisters. What I re Sometimes words aren't enough, or they just don't matter. And even when sisterhood is a prison, like it has been for me, it's always, always a vault. The above line seems to sum up the entire plot of this book. It took me a while to finish this book; not because it wasn't a good book (it is!) but because I was wary to know how the story was going to end. There was something very unnerving about Alex and Ruth and their relationship with each other, despite both of them being sisters. What I really liked is that the author didn't drag the book with any sort of melodrama. My thanks to NetGalley, the publisher Crooked Lane Books and the author for an e-Arc of the book.
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  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    Hurry Home by Roz Nay is really more of a domestic suspense novel than a thriller for the biggest part of the story. This tale of two reconciled sisters changes the point of view between them to dive right into all their secrets and lies.Alexandra Van Ness has been leading a wonderful life with her perfect live in boyfriend and her job at CPS where she devotes all of her time saving children in need. Alex however has her perfect world turned upside down when her sister who she hasn’t seen in yea Hurry Home by Roz Nay is really more of a domestic suspense novel than a thriller for the biggest part of the story. This tale of two reconciled sisters changes the point of view between them to dive right into all their secrets and lies.Alexandra Van Ness has been leading a wonderful life with her perfect live in boyfriend and her job at CPS where she devotes all of her time saving children in need. Alex however has her perfect world turned upside down when her sister who she hasn’t seen in years turns up on her doorstep.Alex really didn’t even know if Ruth was still alive after not seeing her all these years and her rough past that Alex escaped. Ruth however is very much alive and now pregnant with no where to go. As hesitant as Alex is she invites Ruth into her home but will she regret it?Hurry Home was really another of those books that make me crave a nice bowl of popcorn to sit back and enjoy as the drama unfolds. It’s always addicting to me to sit back and wait for all the secrets and lies to unfold in a story like this and Hurry Home was no exception to that. With quite a few twists and turns I found this one to be quite an enjoyable read.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you've been bad and good.But which one gets the candy canes in her stocking and which one gets the coal and wood?Alexandra Van Ness seems to have settled into a cozy life with her athletic ski model of a boyfriend in Moses River surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. Chase has a loft apartment where they both live in near perfect harmony.But outside the walls of that beautiful loft, Alex has a highly stressful job as a social worker with Child Protective More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you've been bad and good.But which one gets the candy canes in her stocking and which one gets the coal and wood?Alexandra Van Ness seems to have settled into a cozy life with her athletic ski model of a boyfriend in Moses River surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. Chase has a loft apartment where they both live in near perfect harmony.But outside the walls of that beautiful loft, Alex has a highly stressful job as a social worker with Child Protective Services. She tries not to bring the weight of her daily encounters home to Chase. For some time, Alex has been meeting up with Sully, a law enforcement officer, who lives not too far from Alex and Chase. Over coffee in the mornings, they discuss anonymous situations that have been plaguing Alex in her line of work. Sully has been great at pulling Alex back from the edge of frustration.Soon they'll be a situation that even Sully won't be able to sort through for Alex. There's a knock at the door one day and Alex stares hard into the face of her older sister, Ruth. She hasn't seen Ruth in over ten years. Ruth brings with her a load of baggage that is electrically charged. How does she explain Ruth to Chase? Ruth is expecting to crash at her sister's one bedroom loft. Alex makes her promise not to bring up their past family life. Somehow secrets seep under the floor boards.......Roz Nay brings us to the outskirts of Twisted Sisters, Inc.. Each chapter will flow in the voice of separate sisters. And what is the true truth? The Sherlocks out there may see which path this is taking through those Rocky Mountains. Yet, Hurry Home is quite enough to make the reader squirm in all the right places. A quick read that takes us to the dark side of the mind.I received a copy of Hurry Home through the publisher: Crooked Lane Books. My thanks to them and to Roz Nay for the opportunity.
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  • Lars (theatretenor) Skaar
    January 1, 1970
    I’m so sad my second Roz Nay novel is over. I WANT MORE!She has done it again, folks. Holy cow. What a thrill ride. I was fully engrossed from the beginning.The characters are so REAL. So real. I didn’t even feel like I was reading a novel at all. I honestly was so into it that I had to stop and tell myself it wasn’t real. When certain things happened that I can say here I was in tears. And other times flabbergasted, and other times cheering.What a plot too. Are there twists? You bet there are! I’m so sad my second Roz Nay novel is over. I WANT MORE!She has done it again, folks. Holy cow. What a thrill ride. I was fully engrossed from the beginning.The characters are so REAL. So real. I didn’t even feel like I was reading a novel at all. I honestly was so into it that I had to stop and tell myself it wasn’t real. When certain things happened that I can say here I was in tears. And other times flabbergasted, and other times cheering.What a plot too. Are there twists? You bet there are! God damn, one of my favorite twists ever in a book. And I didn’t see it coming, I really didn’t! It was so seamless and so well pulled off that I was shocked.I wish I could go into details, but I want you to experience it all for yourself!Get lost in this amazing thriller. Should I call it a domestic thriller? I’m not good with labels, but I’d say it is.And once more for the people in the cheap seats — I WANT MORE! 😫 I don’t want it to be over. Genuinely.Five massive stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ genius level writing, in my humble opinion.Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane books and Roz Nay for making this available to download and read. Go get it!
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  • Wendy
    January 1, 1970
    Hurry Home, by Roz Nay, is the intriguing story of two estranged sisters Alex and Ruth, both broken by a tragic event in their past.After 10 years, Ruth unexpectedly shows up at Alex's door seeking protection from the trouble she's in. Alex agrees to help her on one condition - they are never to discuss the past. But when trouble befalls a child, both women are forced to confront the secrets they've promised to keep buried.Told in alternating chapters between Alex and Ruth, each telling their ow Hurry Home, by Roz Nay, is the intriguing story of two estranged sisters Alex and Ruth, both broken by a tragic event in their past.After 10 years, Ruth unexpectedly shows up at Alex's door seeking protection from the trouble she's in. Alex agrees to help her on one condition - they are never to discuss the past. But when trouble befalls a child, both women are forced to confront the secrets they've promised to keep buried.Told in alternating chapters between Alex and Ruth, each telling their own version of events, it was interesting trying to figure out who was telling the truth amidst many twists.A riveting storyline with a fabulous, shocking ending.Thank you to NetGalley and Simon and Schuster Canada for an arc of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Joy E Perry
    January 1, 1970
    #NetGalley #HurryHome #CrookedLaneBooksHurry Home by Roz Nay is suspenseful, thought provoking and page turning novel. I couldn't put it down and basically read it from start to finish without a break. I found it engaging and very well written.I really enjoyed the characters in the book, especially Chase. I also ended up liking the sister Ruth, but not initially. This is the story of Alex, a social worker in child protective services, whose sister Ruth shows up unannounced at her door, pregnant, #NetGalley #HurryHome #CrookedLaneBooksHurry Home by Roz Nay is suspenseful, thought provoking and page turning novel. I couldn't put it down and basically read it from start to finish without a break. I found it engaging and very well written.I really enjoyed the characters in the book, especially Chase. I also ended up liking the sister Ruth, but not initially. This is the story of Alex, a social worker in child protective services, whose sister Ruth shows up unannounced at her door, pregnant, after a decade of not hearing from her and even presuming she was probably dead. A whole host of problems pop up after her arrival. You will definitely be astonished by the plot twists that will for sure catch you off guard. Be prepared for a shock by how the story plays out in the end.If I could change anything about the story it would be more backstory for Chase, (Alex's love interest, whom she resides with), and the same for the police officer who is in love with her and had an integral part in this book.Overall I thought the book was incredibly fun to read. I enjoyed all of the twists and turns the plot took. I would highly recommend to those who love a good, unputdownable psychological thriller. This was my first book by Roz Nay and it certainly will not be my last!I had a hard time deciding whether to rate this 4 or 5 stars so I give it 4.5 stars rounded up to 5!
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Thank to NetGalley for ARC. Pub DateJuly 7, 2020Let me just get this out there. To some it mite be predictable but for me, I'm slow in finding out things even if they are right in front of me 😅 So the whole book surprised me. I was just gasping with all the secrets busting out from every freaking corner. This was a good family drama and I'm not a fan of those because it's so predictable, so this blew me away. The beginning you start off with Alex. She's hunted by her past but seems to have her l Thank to NetGalley for ARC. Pub DateJuly 7, 2020Let me just get this out there. To some it mite be predictable but for me, I'm slow in finding out things even if they are right in front of me 😅 So the whole book surprised me. I was just gasping with all the secrets busting out from every freaking corner. This was a good family drama and I'm not a fan of those because it's so predictable, so this blew me away. The beginning you start off with Alex. She's hunted by her past but seems to have her life together. Then her sister, Ruth, comes to the picture and shit hits the fan for Alex. This books is told by Alex and Ruth. You begin to make your own opinions of them, who's telling the truth, who's good and bad, what's their intentions? EVIIIIL!!! There were many times that I freaking gasped!!! I just didn't know who to believe. Like I said, EVIIIL!!!!! I highly recommend it. As soon as it comes out, get it What I didn't like was the begining, kind of slow, and the characters Sully. I didn't know who he was, only that he was attractive and a cop.
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  • Kimberly Belle
    January 1, 1970
    A gripping story of two estranged sisters, both broken by a tragic event in their past. I flew through this one, where each twist turned the story upside down and had me constantly switching alliances. A psychological thriller that will mess with your mind.
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  • Kristy
    January 1, 1970
    A twisted although sometimes predictable thrillerAlex Van Ness has a good life now in the Colorado mountains. A loving boyfriend, Chase, her dream job as a social worker, and a beautiful loft she and Chase share. It's a far cry from the dysfunctional childhood she's tried to put in the past. Now Alex helps kids avoid such trauma. But when her older sister Ruth shows up on Alex's doorstep, Alex's perfect life is threatened. Ruth was the one who destroyed her family so long ago. But she's still Al A twisted although sometimes predictable thrillerAlex Van Ness has a good life now in the Colorado mountains. A loving boyfriend, Chase, her dream job as a social worker, and a beautiful loft she and Chase share. It's a far cry from the dysfunctional childhood she's tried to put in the past. Now Alex helps kids avoid such trauma. But when her older sister Ruth shows up on Alex's doorstep, Alex's perfect life is threatened. Ruth was the one who destroyed her family so long ago. But she's still Alex's sister, and she agrees to take her in, under one condition: they don't discuss the past. But secrets are hard to keep buried, and soon both sisters must confront their childhood. "Ruth left the farm when she twenty, seven years after she tore our family apart." I absolutely loved Nay's previous book, OUR LITTLE SECRET, which was utterly engrossing, different, and a total page-turner. She proves again with HURRY HOME that she's a wonderful writer. I flew through this book as well. It's told from the perspective of Alex and Ruth, alternating between the two sisters. We're never quite sure who to trust or to believe, and we are slowly doled out facts about their childhood. Unfortunately, I did find this novel to be more predictable than Nay's first. There are certainly a lot of great twists and turns, but I did guess a lot of them. I do think some of that is due to my large appetite for thrillers, though. A more casual reader will find this book quite shocking and twisty. The action stays mainly focused on the sisters, so it can get a little repetitive as they hash through their dramas. But it's a compelling read, with some shocking reveals. Nay is certainly good at capturing the diabolical. While I did find some parts easy to guess, I enjoyed this thriller overall. I'll certainly be on the lookout for Nay's next book. 3.5 stars.I received a copy of this book from Crooked Lane Books and Netgalley in return for an unbiased review. Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram ~ PaperBackSwap ~ Smashbomb
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  • Darinda
    January 1, 1970
    Two sisters with a complicated relationship. Alexandra is the one with the perfect life - a job in child protection services, a handsome boyfriend, and a nice home. Ruth is the troubled one, and always seems to drag Alex into her messes. Alex and Ruth haven't been in contact for ten years, but now Ruth is on the run, and she runs to Alex for help.Told using the alternating points of view of Alex and Ruth. The sisters are both telling their versions of events, and they don't exactly line up. They Two sisters with a complicated relationship. Alexandra is the one with the perfect life - a job in child protection services, a handsome boyfriend, and a nice home. Ruth is the troubled one, and always seems to drag Alex into her messes. Alex and Ruth haven't been in contact for ten years, but now Ruth is on the run, and she runs to Alex for help.Told using the alternating points of view of Alex and Ruth. The sisters are both telling their versions of events, and they don't exactly line up. They've got secrets from their pasts, and it effects their current places in life.Domestic suspense about two estranged sisters. This novel is a slow burn that is heavy on family drama. Recommended for readers who enjoy family drama and unreliable narrators.I received a copy of this book from Crooked Lane Books in exchange for an honest review.
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  • MissBecka
    January 1, 1970
    The book is advertised as a thriller, but I would say it's more dramatic fiction?Whole lot of drama; near zero thrills.I went in expecting mind fuckery, intrigue and deceit at every corner...While there was some, it was mostly a boring sibling rivalry story.I am definitely in the minority on this, so give it a go and see for yourself.Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Canada for my DRC. The book is advertised as a thriller, but I would say it's more dramatic fiction?Whole lot of drama; near zero thrills.I went in expecting mind fuckery, intrigue and deceit at every corner...While there was some, it was mostly a boring sibling rivalry story.I am definitely in the minority on this, so give it a go and see for yourself.Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Canada for my DRC.
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  • Dana
    January 1, 1970
    Told in alternating POVs by sisters Alex & Ruth. Completely unreliable narrators both telling their own version of the same story. Crazy! I couldn't decide which sister I liked more or who was authentic. I found myself rooting for each sister at different times throughout the book ... I can tell you one thing for certain, the synopsis is 100% correct, this story is claustrophobic!! Hurry Home is a well executed family drama! Great character development and a plot that will keep you guessing ... Told in alternating POVs by sisters Alex & Ruth. Completely unreliable narrators both telling their own version of the same story. Crazy! I couldn't decide which sister I liked more or who was authentic. I found myself rooting for each sister at different times throughout the book ... I can tell you one thing for certain, the synopsis is 100% correct, this story is claustrophobic!! Hurry Home is a well executed family drama! Great character development and a plot that will keep you guessing ... Huge thank you to Crooked Lane Books and Netgalley for my review copy! Hurry Home is out July 7th!!
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  • Rose
    January 1, 1970
    Just finished reading Hurry Home by Roz NayThis was a good thriller with lots of twists and turns. A quick book to read. A little predictable but none the less a good bookIt flows well, and kept my interest throughout the storyline Thanks to NetGalley and Crooked Lane for an early copy to read for my honest review
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  • beachbum bookworm
    January 1, 1970
    Hurry home is the story of two sisters w/ lots of drama. My thoughts: The cover on this book is fabulous! This book was alright. I don't really have much to say about it, and that's because nothing much happened. I think the problem for me was the pov from both sisters. I usually like when books have more than one pov, but in this book it didn't work for me. It took away from the suspense or shock when something did happen. I also don't agree... this was not a suspense novel like an ann Hurry home is the story of two sisters w/ lots of drama. My thoughts: The cover on this book is fabulous! This book was alright. I don't really have much to say about it, and that's because nothing much happened. I think the problem for me was the pov from both sisters. I usually like when books have more than one pov, but in this book it didn't work for me. It took away from the suspense or shock when something did happen. I also don't agree... this was not a suspense novel like an annoying family drama...maybe at best a mystery. I spent most of the book thinking about my next read. I will take part of the blame...I need to be more diligent about reading the synopsis. I will say I thought the authors writing was good, and I would check out one of her other books. For more book fun subscribe to my blog @ http://beachbumbookworm.com/ I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Netgalley, the author Roz Nay, and the publisher for this opportunity.
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  • Marc
    January 1, 1970
    This was a great read! I don't want to give away anything so no spoilers and it's best if you read this not knowing anything about the plot. One minor thing: There were quite a few typos that distracted me. Overall, though, if you like suspense/thriller type novels I think you'll enjoy this one.
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  • Mandy White
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic book. I listened to it in a day, unable to stop listening. I needed to know what was going to happen next. Secrets and lies and pasts coming back to haunt them... what is not to love!Highly recommend
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