Can you really trust the family next door?
Brooke is delighted when Oliver decides to rent her old family home with his three-year-old son Finley. Finally someone to bring happiness to the rundown house across the street. They seem like the perfect tenants, but Brooke is a little unnerved when they move in with just a single bag between them. Where are their belongings?
When Brooke asks Oliver about his past, he quickly changes the subject. Her best friend tells her to leave it, after all Brooke has been through enough trauma in her life. But Brooke can’t shake off the feeling that something isn’t right. Why aren’t her new tenants’ names listed anywhere online?
Then Brooke arrives home to find orange flames dancing in the upstairs windows. As her whole life goes up in smoke, she is convinced it wasn’t an accident. And when she finds Finley drawing a picture of an angry burning house with terror in his eyes, her blood runs cold. What is Finley so frightened of? And why does Oliver snatch the drawing away the moment he sees it?
Brooke is convinced Finley is in serious danger, but given her past, she’s not sure anyone will believe her. Is Brooke ready to face up to her own demons to save the little boy? And when the truth is finally revealed, who is really the one in danger?
The New Family is an addictive psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming, perfect for fans of The Wife, The Silent Patient and Lisa Jewell.
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Why readers love Victoria Jenkins:
‘OMG!!… Brilliant!… Makes your heart skip a beat… Will have the hairs on your head standing… OH BOY… This ending is explosive and will simply leave you breathless and gasping… This is a MUST READ!’ The Secret Book Sleuth, 5 stars
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‘Simply WOW… Just jaw-dropping… Hooked till the end… A brilliant and compelling read.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars
‘The TWIST… Made my jaw hit the floor when it happened… I couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Downright addictive… There was no way I could stop myself as I furiously flicked the pages… Will keep you on the edge of your seat and will have your heart racing.’ Once Upon a Time Book Blog, 5 stars
‘Wow, what a fantastic read! I was hooked right from the start… Kept me guessing all the way through… I didn’t see the twist coming.’ Goodreads reviewer
‘Knows how to blow your mind with a twist!… I couldn’t put it down!! Excellent thriller!!!!’ Passion Reading Books, 5 stars
‘I got so totally engrossed… I read it in under a day… A brilliant psychological thriller.’ NetGalley reviewer
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