Monday, February 28, 2022

The Other Family by Wendy Corsi Staub

You are moving us into a house where three brutal murders took place? How could you do that?

Moving from California to Brooklyn was a decision that not everyone in the family agreed with, but they did find a nicer and larger home than they had anticipated. it a nicer home?  In terms of size, they were happy, but when they find out a family had been murdered in their rental they became worried.

One of the daughters is a true crime fan and loved the idea, but she kept seeing someone watching them.  Was it her imagination or was someone watching the house?

It actually wasn't her imagination.  The boyfriend of the young woman murdered in the house thinks Anna has come back to life and is the one watching.

Other things happen too - strange neighbors that barge right in the house, and the mother, Nora, finds a box buried in the back yard as she was doing some landscaping.  

The contents of the box is a bit shocking and reveals a lot about the murdered family.  Nora wonders, though, what all of this means especially the thousands of dollars inside.

We follow along as the weeks go by and each character is doing his or her own thing with some having secrets.

THE OTHER FAMILY is a bit slow at first, but it does pick up.  There is a bit of paranormal in it, but not much.

The characters are not on the likable side, but they don’t take away from the story line.  They actually make the story line a bit more chilling.

The surprises as the book was ending were definitely surprises.

If you enjoy creepy, but good, THE OTHER FAMILY will be a book you will want to read.  4/5

This book was given to me by the publisher for an honest review.


  1. I hope you get to read this book if it sounds like something you would enjoy.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. I definitely will check this out! I have liked this author's books before and this one sounds interesting!

    1. It is different and interesting.

      Enjoy, Nicole, and thanks for stopping by.

  3. Sounds intense ! Thanks for the review.

    1. It was a bit intense for sure.

      Thanks for stopping, Mystica.

  4. Thanks for reviewing, Elizabeth! Glad you enjoyed it!

    1. I did enjoy it...thanks for stopping and commenting.