You thought you’d always be safe there… you were wrong.
Carly had thought they’d always live there. The beautiful Cornish cliffside house they’d taken on as a wreck, that Mark had obsessively re-designed and renovated – a project that had made him famous. It was where they’d raised their children, where they’d sat cosily on the sofa watching storms raging over the sea below. It was where they’d promised to keep each other’s secrets…
Until now. Because Mark has fallen in love. With someone he definitely shouldn’t have. Someone who isn’t Carly. And suddenly their family home doesn’t feel like so much of a safe haven.
Carly thinks forever should mean forever though: it’s her home and she’ll stay there. Even the dark family secrets it contains feel like they belong to her. But someone disagrees. And, as threats start to arrive at her front door, it becomes clear, someone will stop at nothing. Because someone wants to demolish every last thing that makes Carly feel safe. Forever.
“Let’s face it, anyone who’s been married more than a few years knows it isn’t the romance, the passion or even the kids that keep two people together- it’s sheer bloody determination.”
The Forever Home by Sue Watson is exactly as it is described, gripping from the first page right up until the last sentence of the last page. It takes you through the life of Carly, Mark, their children and the people who surround them. Twists and turns are around every corner in this psychological thriller that you will not expect. Just when you think you know a character, you realize that you are not sure if you should trust them. “As Ryan said, with friends like that, I don’t need enemies.”
“But what really held us together, for better or worse, were our secrets.” Just what are those secrets, you will need to read to find out. Parts of the book had me crying, parts had me wanting to grab my own baseball bat and parts had me laughing out loud. “No honestly, I’m genuinely sorry that my children make your woman-child feel so insecure.”
Sue Watson was a TV Producer at the BBC until she wrote her first book and was hooked.
Now a USA Today bestselling author, Sue has written seventeen novels, and many have been translated into several languages. Sue is now exploring the darker side of life with her thrillers OUR LITTLE LIES, THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, THE EMPTY NEST, THE SISTER-IN-LAW and the latest, FIRST DATE.
Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her family in Worcestershire where much of her day is spent writing – okay, procrastinating. Her hobby is eating cake, while watching diet and exercise programmes from the sofa, a skill she’s perfected after many years of practice.
Follow Sue on Twitter @suewatsonwriter