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Blog Tour: The Family Home – Miranda Smith

There’s a dead man in my apartment. Only me and my ex have a key. But neither of us would have done this. We have too much to lose…

I wake on the sofa, my head throbbing. How did I get here? In the darkness, I make my way to my bedroom. I turn on the lights. And then I scream.

There’s a body in my bed. And I know this man: we went on two dates together. Who could have killed him? And how did he get in? Only two people have a key to the house: me and my ex-husband Matthew.

I trust Matthew. With what we’re hiding, I have to. And I can’t risk the police digging into our past, or learning about the night when we drank champagne on the cliff and ruined everything.

Someone knows our secret. We have to find out what they want. But am I wrong to believe Matthew, when I know how well he can lie? And how can I save myself, when the truth might destroy me?

An absolutely gripping thriller that will keep you reading late into the night, unable to put the book down for a second. Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Ruth Ware and Lisa Jewell. Amazon

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Miranda Smith writes psychological and domestic suspense. She is drawn to stories about ordinary people in extraordinary situations. Before completing her first novel, she worked as a newspaper staff writer and a secondary English teacher. She lives in East Tennessee with her husband and three young children.

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My thoughts: the arrangement Lillian and ex-husband have would drive me nuts. I know they’ve done it to try to give their daughter a simple, straightforward life but I would go crazy having to see my ex all the time and negotiate my living space arrangements.

Of course it all goes horribly wrong when a dead body shows up at their bachelor/ette pad and Lillian becomes suspect number one, especially when she realises she’s met the dead guy. And when she discovers who he really is. It’s all down hill from there. Her supposedly excellent relationship with Matthew starts to crack under pressure and other friendships splinter. The shocking twist of who’s behind it all made me yell, I didn’t see that in a million years – I thought it was mother-in-law Jane or Matthew’s horrible business partner. Very clever.

*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.

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