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The New House

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Special thank you to Avon Books UK and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this digital ARC of The New House. 

I love a good thriller  - but I didn't have the highest hopes. Well - I judged a book by its cover and was very pleasantly surprised! Such a well done thriller that is intense and hard to put down. I can't get over how well written this book is...the characters were so well drawn out you just want to know more and more. This is a wonderful psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the end. This book is a perfect read for any true crime fan - its a nail biter all the way until the last page
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Thanks NetGalley, Avon and Tess Stimson for giving me the opportunity to read this ARC.

The is the true definition of gripping, dark, page-turning psychological thriller!

Three couples are connected by a dream house - The Glass House.

Couple A (Stacey and Felix) owns it but they are downsizing, therefore Stacey is finding the right person to buy the house to keep the secret…

Couple B (Millie and Tom) noticed they put up a For Sale sign. Millie can’t wait to move into this dream house.

Couple C (Harper and Kyle) is a pair of famous influencer. They are planning to move into Millie’s move up in the  society.

BUT Nothing goes as planned…

Intriguing since page 1 of the book. Those twists and those dark secrets will keep you read till the end.
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Millie and Tom are childhood sweethearts, Tom supports Millie completely and loves every single side of her. Which is all the more remarkable given she is a self confessed psychopath, albeit one that saves lives every day in surgery.
When a house Millie loves comes on the market, Tom is powerless to resist. 

Stacey and Felix are selling the house Millie wants, colloquially known as the glass house. Stacey hits it off with Millie and from there they become close of a sort.

The final part of the chain is Harper and Kyle, who want to buy Millie and Tom’s house, social media influencers with no patience to get the house.

It all goes wrong, nothing is as it seems and even the untouchables can be conned. Add to that Millie and Tom’s children showing signs of Millie’s proclivities and you have one rip roaring thriller, with truly horrifying consequences.

This was spectacular and I devoured it in one sitting. I cannot wait to get a copy for my friends and read more of this author!
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What a wild ride of a read! A stonking great novel, that’s perfect for the beach! I’ve read all of Tess’s novels and she just gets better and better!
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This book was wild! The ending was insane. I loved the characters despite not really connecting with any of them. The plot twists were suspenseful and crazy!
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This book made me wonder how many psychopaths I cross throughout my day to day life. It has some interesting points to be made about the condition. It also questions how far a parent will go for their child and how far one will go for what they want. It had some great moments but I felt like it dragged on too long.
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The New House by Tess Stimson is an explosive, adrenaline charged thriller that makes you want more. The story focuses on 3 successful, well off couples who are looking to change their residences in the hot real estate market of London. The beautiful, modern glass house has been Millie and Tom’s dream for years and finally it will be theirs. Harper and Kyle are young influencers looking to get out of their cramped flat and have their eyes on Millie’s painstakingly renovated home. Finally Stacey, a beloved tv personality and her husband Felix are looking to downsize their glass house but will not settle for just any buyer.
Add one canceled house sale mixed in with a dash of  psychopathic tendencies who will stop at nothing to get their dream house then you have a recipe for an unputdownable thriller!

What I like(loved) about the book:
-EVERYTHING!! This was a home run for me!
-I found the characters fascinating and flawed and although some had antisocial traits, I was rooting for them especially Millie, the complex cardiac surgeon and her supportive husband Tom
-the multiple points of view,short chapters, blended with SETtalk blurbs and Kyperlife posts that added to the perfect pacing of the story
-the twists and turns that I did and didn’t see coming…and wow what an ending!
-entering the mind of a psychopath, I felt that not only was this a highly entertaining read but I also learned something
-the descriptive writing style of Stimson which immersed me into the high powered, influential and sophisticated city of London

What I disliked about the book:

My rating 5 out of 5 (more if I could rate higher)

My Final Take Away
I absolutely loved this book! It was such a satisfying read that made me yearn for more and when I was finished with it…I was left with a ‘what now?’ mindset. It was a rare book that kept me entertained yet educated me at the same time. If you enjoy twisty psychological thrillers with deliciously depraved characters then this read is for you!

Potential Trigger Warning
Warnings for victims of domestic abuse and violence as well as childhood trauma. 

A huge thank you goes out to NetGalley and Avon books for this eARC!
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A suspenseful page-turner with an ending I did not expect!  A bit far-fetched, but lots of fun!  8.75/10.

Thank you very much to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for the advanced reader’s copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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This book missed the mark for me. The characters have no redeeming qualities so I couldn’t sympathize with any of them. Some of them were full blown unrealistic in both character traits and actions. I had high hopes for this one and was underwhelmed.
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The blurb gives very little away, but know that this is not just a book about couples buying and selling houses.  It is a twisty psychological thriller chock full of craziness and twists.  You won't be able to put it down!
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Great read! This was a dark and twisty psychological thriller based on 3 couples who are each buying a house, with each sale relying on the others. Millie is the primary narrator but you also get some chapters from other characters. At least one of the characters is a psychopath and you get glimpses into the psychopathic mind along with the actual mystery within the storyline. There is way more going on here than the synopsis lets on but it’s fun to uncover the surprises. 

Whole not necessarily likable, I felt that most of the characters were at least relatable in many ways, and the dynamics between each of the 3 couples felt real. I couldn’t figure out what was really going on with Felix and Stacey- there were a lot of twists within that storyline. There are many ethical decisions that needed to be made and while I didn’t agree with some of those decisions in theory, I could see why they were made. 

Overall, this is a wild ride that you’ll likely have trouble putting down. Another winner from this author that I would recommend for those who like psychological thrillers. Thanks to Netgalley for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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✂️ “The psychopath becomes not only the tormentor, but also the person who brings relief from the torment.” ~Victims and Survivors of Psychopaths

✂️ Without giving any storyline away, the book follows three couples, two of them are about to purchase their dream house and one of them is going to sell their house aka the glass house. Sounds simple. Doesn’t it? What can possible go wrong? A few murders maybe…..

✂️ If you like psychological thrillers, read this book…
If you love being inside a psychopath’s mind, read this book…
If you are interested in knowing what happens when a psychopath meets another psychopath, read this book…
If you want to know what goes behind the closed doors read this book…
If you love dark and twisted stories, read this book…
If you like stories told from multiple POV, read this book…

✂️ This was my first book by the author and I have only one word to say: WOW!! 🤩 I loved everything about this one: the mystery, twists, darkness, secrets and multiple psychopaths. 😆 
This book was the literal definition of UNPUTDOWNABLE and it kept me guessing till the very end. And that ending twist, it was like cherry on the top. Can’t recommend it enough. 👍 

✂️ And I can’t wait to read more by the author. Do look into the TRIGGER WARNINGS beforehand because this book talks about some disturbing content. Thanks to the author and NetGalley for the ebook.
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When you finish this book you will think what an earth have I just read. This is because the book is such an addictive dark thriller. The author leads you down so many roads that you’ll never quite sure where the story will end up.

Tess Stimson has developed such fantastic characters that shouldn’t but do just fit together. Each of the women in the book have complex characters. You really feel you know them.

The story is cleverly put together how can it be that three women in a house sale chain can come together and there be murder. Once you have picked this book up you won’t put it down  until the very final page. There is so much detail in the story that the author has obviously done plenty of research especially into heart surgery.

A highly recommended book that will surely rank among one of Tess  Simpsons best.

Many thanks to Netgalley  and the publishers for the opportunity to see an ARC.
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Hooking from the off. An incredibly dark thriller, touches on things others don't. It's actually an uncomfortable read at times - but in a satisfying way - it is truly 'thrilling' which some books in this genre miss nowadays. Some great surprises along the way, although I felt parts of the middle dragged a wee bit. Overall, a fab read.
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The new house by tess stimson was an incredibly written edge of your seat; chill in your veins rollercoaster thriller! I honestly think this is the best book I have read all year! Once I started the first chapter for the first time in my life I never wanted the book to end. I literally conserved it to make it last longer lol. I can't get over how well written this book is...the characters were so well drawn out you just want to know more and more. Go ahead and try to guess how this book will end.... no way possible. This was my first novel by tess stimson and I am super impressed. After I got done with this book I went and bought ALL of her other books as well. It's sad I had never heard of her....I was missing out. Ms.Stimson in incredibly talented.

The new house by tess stimson starts out by introducing us to the carefully mastered characters. Millie, her husband Josh and their two children meddie and Peter. Kyle and harper and their two children and the owners of the glass house...the porters. Felix and Stacey and their son. Each couple end up meeting by fate when they are looking to sell their houses and make a fresh start. For as long as millie can remember she has been obsessed with the glass house and a for sale sign has finally been placed in its front lawn. Millie is willing to do whatever it takes to make this house sale happen...after all it is her dream house. In order to buy the infamous glass house she must sell her house first to be able to afford it. That is where Kyle and harper come in to play... harper is just as desperate to buy millies family home as millie is to buy the glass house from the Porters. This isn't even the most interesting part of the story ...did I mention millie is a heart surgeon and her and her son Peter are both psychopaths. Harper and her husband are in the public eye and run a vlog that has over a million followers #kypernation. Stacey is in the public eye as well being the host of an early morning show. Her husband Felix runs a huge company that ends up stealing millions from investors...then mysteriously Felix Porter goes missing. The three women become very close after fate brings them together through their homes. where is Felix Porter? Did he flee the country and run from his problems or is he a dead man? Does millie have her psychological issues under control or is she a murderer? Why is Stacey going out of her way to be best friends with millie? I hope you will find out for yourself this August when The New House by Tess Stimson is released.
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The New House OH MY GOD!  What did I just read?! 

completely shocking and left me completely speechless! 

 All the stars!
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Wow i was gripped from the very first page, i red this book in one night it was that good! I didn’t know who to trust from one page til the next!
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A page turning thriller that grabbed a hold of me and didn’t let go! I couldn’t put it down. So many intense moments and eerie suspense throughout. So many twists and turns and it had me gasping out loud several times. It had everything I’d expect from a thriller and kept me guessing. Highly recommend!
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This is the first book I've read by Tess Stimson, and on the strength of it I'm keen to check out her back catalogue.

The story concerns three couples involved in a property chain. Well-known daytime tv presenter Stacey and her husband Felix are selling the iconic Glass House; heart surgeon Millie is desperate to buy it; vlogger Harper meanwhile has her heart set on Millie and Tom's house. The house chain, though, isn't really key to the plot but a means of putting these three couples - Stacey and Felix, Millie and Tom, Harper and Kyle - into each other's orbits, along with their various children. Kyle doesn't feature much, but the rest all have significant roles to play.

Millie (real name Amelia, though it's only mentioned once) is a self-described psychopath, but one who has learned to live successfully in the world. Given what we learn about her past, it's hardly surprising she has issues relating to others. In the words of husband Tom, "Even as a kid, Millie threw up walls to keep people out, then dug a moat around them and filled it with Greek fire and barbed wire for good measure".

At first this seemed a bit like Samantha Downing's My Lovely Wife, but the story soon went in a different direction. It's really best not to say too much, though.

We see events from various different viewpoints, and interspersed throughout are excerpts from a talk given by a person whose identity is unknown until the end, about their experiences of living as a psychopath.

It's a very intriguing and compelling read with a lot of twists and turns and which goes to some dark places. I'm still not sure how I feel about the ending - but it's undoubtedly memorable.

Many thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy and provide an honest review.
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Three couples. Three houses. One home to die for…

-Stacey and Felix are the glamorous owners of the stylish, modern Glass House, Now they’re downsizing, but Stacey can’t sell to just anyone. She needs the right buyer, who will keep her secrets.
-Millie and Tom have always imagined living in the Glass House. But are the house and its charming owners all they seem?
-Harper and Kyle are moving up in the world. They need a new house, Millie and Tom’s is perfect. It’ll take every penny they have, and more, but it’ll be worth it. Won’t it?
When one of the sales falls through, how far will someone go to get everything they’ve always wanted?

I first thought this book would be focused mainly around a fight over property, but it is sooo much more than that! 
This book is jam packed with lies & deceit, taking you on a twisted ride, right up until the very last page! 
The characters are dark & untrustworthy and each have their own secrets, making you wonder just who is sincere. 

The story is told from multiple POV’s and although it works, I did sometimes have to skip back to remember who was who. 
There are also some disturbing descriptions in regards to domestic violence that may trigger some people. 

All in all I really enjoyed this book and I was pleasantly surprised that there was so much more to it, than what I was expecting. 
This book is available early August - keep your eyes peeled!!! 

Thankyou @tessstimson , @netgalley & @avonbooksuk for this ARC copy.
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