Home Is Where the Bodies Are

Posted May 22, 2024 by Carole in Reviews / 6 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Home Is Where the Bodies AreHome Is Where the Bodies Are by Jeneva Rose
Narrator: Jeneva Rose, Brittany Pressley, Andrew Eidon, January LaVoy, Cassandra Campbell
Published by Blackstone Publishing on April 30, 2024
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Length: 8 hours 26 minutes
Pages: 256
Format: Audiobook, Hardcover
Source: Publisher, Purchased
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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 parents’ 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.

This was great! I have heard great things about this author’s writing but somehow missed picking up any of her books until this one and I must admit that I was quite impressed. The story pulled me in immediately and I just couldn’t get enough. I couldn’t wait to see how everything would fall into place at the end. The cast of narrators took the story to the next level which made this a very enjoyable read.

This story is told from the perspective of three siblings and their mother. Beth, the oldest, has been taking care of their mother during her last days. Nicole, the middle child, has been trying to get clean from drug addiction and hasn’t seen their mother for some time. Michael, the youngest, is a successful businessman who left home years ago and hasn’t even visited since their father disappeared seven years ago. We also get some glimpses of the past through their mother’s perspective. When the three siblings come across some old home movies, they are shocked at what they find on the tape. They wonder what happened all those years ago, who their parents really were, and what they might have been hiding. I had a great time watching this group of siblings deal with the ghosts of the past and thought that the mystery was very solid.

Brittany Pressley, Andrew Eidon (aka Teddy Hamilton), January LaVoy, and Cassandra Campbell did a phenomenal job with the narration of this book. I love the work of all four of these narrators and getting a chance to listen to a book narrated by them together was amazing. Each of these narrators brought this cast of characters to life and added just the right amount of suspense and emotion to the story. I would recommend grabbing the audiobook for this novel if at all possible.

I would recommend this book to others. This story was filled with quite a few twists and turns which kept me guessing until the end. I didn’t know who I should trust and couldn’t wait to see how things would work out. I definitely plan to read more of this author’s work in the future!

I received a review copy of this book from Blackstone Publishing.

6 responses to “Home Is Where the Bodies Are

  1. I love a good twisty thriller. And this one sounds like fun with all the family secrets.

  2. I’ve seen this and had wondered what it was about. I definitely need to try the audio – what a great group of narrators! So glad to see you enjoyed it!