Just Like Home
Author: Sarah Gailey
Published: July 19, 2022
Audiobook: 10 hours
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Listened To: October 25-31, 2022
Jessica’s Rating: 2 stars
“Come home.” Vera’s mother called and Vera obeyed. In spite of their long estrangement, in spite of the memories — she’s come back to the home of a serial killer. Back to face the love she had for her father and the bodies he buried there.
Coming home is hard enough for Vera, and to make things worse, she and her mother aren’t alone. A parasitic artist has moved into the guest house out back, and is slowly stripping Vera’s childhood for spare parts. He insists that he isn’t the one leaving notes around the house in her father’s handwriting… but who else could it possibly be?
There are secrets yet undiscovered in the foundations of the notorious Crowder House. Vera must face them, and find out for herself just how deep the rot goes.
Warning: This one goes in a supernatural direction! And I was not looking for that, there was no sign at all about this. I wanted a good old horror novel!
I was excited to finally get this one the week of Halloween: I was ready for a good, scary story dealing with the past of a serial killer father, but heed my warning above, this novel ended up being not for me! If I had known it was going to go in a supernatural direction, I would have skipped it.
This one is a slow burner that got going closer to the end when the supernatural elements came into play. It just didn’t work for me. This one was a big disappointment after I really enjoyed The Echo Wife last year.