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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

Home Is Where The Bodies Are


Narrators: January LaVoy, Cassandra Campbell, Brittany Pressley, Andrew Eiden

ISBN: 9798212182843

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

Publication Date: 04/30/2024

Format: Other

My Rating: 5 Stars



From New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Marriage and You Shouldn’t Have Come Here comes a chilling family thriller about the (sometimes literal) skeletons in the closet.


After their mother passes, three estranged siblings reunite to sort out her estate. Beth, the oldest, never left home. She stayed with her mom, caring for her until the very end. Nicole, the middle child, has been kept at arm’s length due to her ongoing battle with a serious drug addiction. Michael, the youngest, lives out of state and hasn’t been back to their small Wisconsin town since their father ran out on them seven years before.


While going through their parent’s belongings, the siblings stumble upon a collection of home videos and decide to revisit those happier memories. However, the nostalgia is cut short when one of the VHS tapes reveals a night back in 1999 that none of them have any recollection of. On screen, their father appears covered in blood. What follows is a dead body and a pact between their parents to get rid of it, before the video abruptly ends.


Beth, Nicole, and Michael must now decide whether to leave the past in the past or uncover the dark secret their mother took to her grave.










My Review


Bestselling author Jenova Rose returns following #CrimeTime with her latest twisty thriller, HOME IS WHERE THE BODIES ARE. When siblings gather to clean out their parents' home after a death, they discover an old tape home movie—shockingly, they get more than they bargained for.


A chilling family domestic suspense about skeletons in the closet—behind closed doors after a mother passes and three estranged siblings reunite to sort out her estate.


Beth, the oldest, never left her Wisconsin home. She has remained with her mom and her primary caretaker.


Nicole, the middle child, has a serious drug addiction and an ongoing battle.


Michael, the youngest, resides out of state and has not returned to the small Wisconsin town since their father left them seven years earlier.


When they return home to pack up and go through their parent's belongings, they discover a collection of home videos. They decide to view them to hopefully bring back fond, nostalgic memories.


However, NOT what they expected. The VHS tape reveals a night in 1999 that none of them recalls.


There on the screen is none other than their father, covered in blood. Then, a dead body and a pact between their parents to get rid of the body. Then the video ends! What the heck?


Now, the three siblings must decide what to do with this shocking news from the past.


The story is told from the three siblings' points of view while the author gives us an inside look into their thoughts.


Laura, the mother, speaks through the videos and journals while they unravel the secrets of the night that changed lives.


HOME IS WHERE THE BODIES ARE is a clever, rip-roaring, fun, and twisty family drama that explores dark family secrets, lies, betrayal, dysfunction, sibling rivalry, and life in a small town. To balance, the author blends dark topics of grief, loss, death, and addiction with her signature humor.


Get the popcorn ready for this highly entertaining thriller with unique packaging.


AUDIOBOOK: I cannot wait to listen to the audio when it comes out with some of my favorite narrators: January LaVoy, Cassandra Campbell, Brittany Pressley, and Andrew Eiden.



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My Rating: 5 Stars

Pub Date: April 30, 2024







Praise


Publishers Weekly Pick

Chicago Review of Books Pick

Barnes & Noble Favorite Indie Book



"Shockingly clever! Jeneva Rose plumbs the depths of how well we know the people we love to new and terrifying effects. Will grip you till the climactic end."

-- Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author


"With atmospheric prose and a propulsive plot, Home Is Where the Bodies Are is an emotionally charged, twisty, and haunting thriller you won't soon forget."

-- Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of None of This Is True


"A dark and twisty take on grief, sibling rivalry, and the bodies, quite literally, buried in one family's past, Home Is Where the Bodies Are is a wild ride filled with 90s nostalgia and knife-sharp observations that will make readers wonder just how well they know their own parents."

-- Stacy Willingham, New York Times bestselling author of Only if You're Lucky


"A gripping tale of buried secrets penned by one of the best. Plenty of lies, and plenty of sinister videotapes."

-- Peter Swanson, New York Times bestselling author of The Kind Worth Killing


"Answers are hard to come by in this twisting tale designed to trick and delight."

-- Kirkus Reviews


"Home is Where the Bodies Are is a master thriller writer's deliciously f*cked-up answer to The Inheritance Games, pitting three flawed siblings against one another in the wake of their mother's death and shocking will. Only, in true Jeneva Rose fashion, there's a devious, life-changing twist: Mom and Dad may have committed murder, and the family inheritance is actually a legacy of violence that threatens to ensnare the siblings for good. Sharp writing, a breakneck pace, and a surprisingly tender heart make this story of familial loyalty, grief, and murder impossible to put down."

-- Ashley Winstead, author of Midnight Is the Darkest Hour


"Home Is Where the Bodies Are by Jeneva Rose is a tense and harrowing story of family tragedy, lifelong secrets, and unresolved childhood jealousies. Rose's deep insight into the complexities of human nature and her gorgeous prose carried me along in a single breathless read. Deeply moving and utterly engaging, readers will love this book!"

-- Karen Dionne, internationally bestselling author of The Marsh King's Daughter and The Wicked Sister


"Rose demonstrates a formidable command of character...Fans will enjoy the ride." — Publishers Weekly

"Secrets, lies, estranged siblings, and a decades-old mystery that's clambering its way to the surface one victim at a time--Home Is Where the Bodies Are has it all and then some. This original, fast-paced, flawless thriller had me switching allegiances and theories about who- and whydunit as I frantically turned the pages to get to the truth. Jeneva Rose is a powerhouse of an author, and an exceptionally talented writer. Sign me up for whatever she comes up with next!"

-- Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of The Revenge List


"Home Is Where the Bodies Are is fast-paced and propulsive with characters you truly empathize with and an ending so surprising and satisfying, you'll immediately recommend this book to all of your friends. This is Jeneva Rose at her best."

-- Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Local Woman Missing and Just the Nicest Couple


"It's an odd feeling to read something that feels so nostalgic and relatable yet still surprises you at the turn of every page. Home Is Where the Bodies Are is fast-paced and fresh and will have you rushing to your parents' attic to unearth your own dark family secrets."

-- Ashley Flowers, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Good People Here





About the Author



Jeneva Rose is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including The Perfect Marriage, One of Us Is Dead, You Shouldn’t Have Come Here and most recently a co-written project, #CrimeTime Audio Original with her husband Drew Pyne.


Her work has been translated into more than two dozen languages and optioned for film and television. Originally from Wisconsin, she currently lives in Chicago with her husband, Drew, and her stubborn English bulldog, Winston.


For more information, visit Instagram @jenevaroseauthor Tiktok @jenevaroseauthor Twitter @jenevarosebooksFacebook Jeneva Rose, or Jeneva’s website.





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