Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Somebody's Home by Kaira Rouda

Everyone is leaving everyone, and trouble is brewing for Roger Jones, Julie Jones, and Jess Jones.

Trouble is also brewing for Doug and Sandi a pastor and his wife and their son Tom.

Julie has left her controlling, wealthy husband and bought the house that Doug and Sandi owned. 

Doug and Sandi left because Doug was reassigned to another parish because of his infidelities.  Doug is an abusive husband, but Sandi was taught to stand by her husband and be submissive.  He is also an abusive father who doesn’t show either side to his parishioners.

The two families are connected by a house on Cherry Hill Lane and the cottage at the back of the house where Tom lived since his father wouldn’t let him in the house. 

Tom must move out since the house has been sold, but he vows not to leave.  It's his house, and it has been his home since he was a young boy.  He will make sure he won’t have to leave…he has a plan.

There is a lot of trouble for all of the characters and a lot of tension.

Jess gets caught on social media for being at a party spouting white supremacy, and her father is arrested for being part of a prostitution ring.

Tom is involved with a very bad gang and has a very bad plan.

The characters are mostly unlikable and pretty sketchy except for Sandi.

What is going to happen to all of them? 

What is Tom going to do is the main question since his father left him to fend for himself?

SOMEBODY'S HOME is intense and well written but the story line was upsetting for me with all the hatred, sneakiness, and lying going on.

The ending will have you on pins and needles.

Thriller fans and domestic thriller fans will enjoy this book.  4/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Have you read it yet?

    If not, you will want to.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. I think I'll pass on this one. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You are welcome.

      Thanks for commenting, Laurel.