by Kaira Rouda
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 18 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 01 Feb 2022
Thomas & Mercer, Thomas & Mercer
A quiet neighborhood. A lovely home. A promising new beginning. In a heartbeat everything can change in this propulsive novel of suspense by USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda.
Julie Jones has left her suffocating marriage. With her teenage daughter, Jess, she’s starting over. Their new house in Oceanside is the first step toward a new life. Even if it does come with the unexpected. The previous owners, a pastor and his wife, have left something—or rather someone—behind…
Tom Dean has a bitter hatred for the father who considers him a lost cause, and for the woman who’s moved into their family’s house. The only home he’s ever known. He’s never going to leave. She thinks he’ll be gone in three days, but Tom has the perfect plan.
For a newly single mother and her daughter, a fresh start is the beginning of a nightmare. Before the weekend is over, somebody is going to get exactly what they deserve.
A Note From the Publisher
Praise for Somebody’s Home
“Whatever the opposite of family values is, Rouda seems intent on perfecting a genre that enshrines it.” —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Kaira Rouda
“Rouda hits the ground running and never stops…[The Next Wife] is so much fun that you’ll be sorry to see it end with a final pair of zingers. The guiltiest of guilty pleasures.” —Kirkus Reviews
“This gripping psychological thriller from Rouda (The Favorite Daughter) offers a refreshing setup…Rouda keeps the reader guessing as the plot takes plenty of twists and turns. Suspense fans will get their money’s worth.” —Publishers Weekly
“In The Next Wife, two women go ruthlessly head-to-head. Kaira Rouda knows how to create the perfect diabolical characters that we love to hate. Equally smart and savage, this is a lightning-fast read.” —Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Mrs.
“Rouda’s talent for making readers question everything and everyone shines through on every page of her propulsive new thriller, The Next Wife. Her narrators are sharp and unpredictable, each one with a tangle of secrets to unravel. The Next Wife will leave you tense and gasping, with a chilling twist you won’t see coming.” —Julie Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Flight
“One of the most insidious, compulsive books I’ve read recently. Kaira Rouda has a way of drawing you in with great characters, fast-paced writing, and a story that won’t let you go. Brilliant, dark, and dazzling.” —Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It
“One man. Two wives. Kaira Rouda has masterfully created cunning twists and sharp narration that take you on an unexpected and delicious journey and will leave you with a gasp. Devious and fun, The Next Wife should be the next book you read!” —Wendy Walker, bestselling author of Don’t Look for Me
“I absolutely inhaled The Next Wife. Nail-biting suspense, dark humor, and family intrigue. I savored every page and now have the worst book hangover. Loved it!” —Michele Campbell, internationally bestselling author of The Wife Who Knew Too Much
“No one writes deliciously devious narcissists like Kaira Rouda. The Next Wife showcases her remarkable talent for making unlikable characters alluring. With twisted egos, lavish wealth, and three women vying for power, this compelling, compulsive thriller is sharp, fun, and shocking. I was riveted by every word.” —Samantha M. Bailey, USA Today and #1 national bestselling author of Woman on the Edge
“Kaira Rouda has a gift for writing characters we love…to hate. Dark and devious, The Next Wife is a fast-paced, twisty thriller that will have you laughing, shaking your head, and gasping out loud right until the end. A perfect one-sitting read.” —Hannah Mary McKinnon, bestselling author of Sister Dear and You Will Remember Me
“Kaira Rouda’s husband, Harley, may have recently been elected to Congress, but she isn’t looking to make a name for herself just as a politician’s wife…The Gone Girl–style domestic-suspense novel follows Jane, a narcissistic perfectionist dealing with the death of her daughter.” —Washington Post
“[An] exceptional psychological thriller…Suspense fans will be amply rewarded.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Will hit you right in the heart.” —Bustle
“Rouda delivers a wickedly perfect thriller with The Favorite Daughter.” —Good Life Family Magazine
“Delightfully wicked fun!” —Kirkus Reviews
“Involving psychological suspense that reveals the cracks in what seems like a perfect life.” —Booklist
“B. A. Paris and Shari Lapena fans will fall head over heels for this suspenseful psychological thriller set in an upscale Southern California community.” —POPSUGAR
“Intense, creepy, and classic Rouda. A chilling story, told so well. Don’t miss it!” —J.T. Ellison, New York Times bestselling author
“Leaves you wanting more.” —Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish
“A smart, wickedly plotted psychological thriller brimming with dark surprises.” —Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author
“Compulsively readable and deeply satisfying psychological suspense.” —Cristina Alger, USA Today bestselling author of The Banker’s Wife
“Alfred Hitchcock meets Patricia Highsmith in this masterful novel of psychological suspense. Quietly horrifying, tightly wound, and diabolical, The Favorite Daughter is a stunning page-turner.” —A. J. Banner, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and #1 Amazon bestselling author
“Crafty, unsparing, and gloriously Hitchcockian—a masterful glimpse into a world of privilege and appearance with a nasty edge.” —Emily Carpenter, bestselling author of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls and Every Single Secret
“Both compelling and addictive, The Favorite Daughter is a roller coaster of a ride that will have you twisting and turning.” —Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, bestselling authors of Girls’ Night Out
“A tensely written, shocking book that will hold readers on the edge of their seats to the very last page.” —Publishers Weekly
“This latest psychological thriller from bestselling Rouda is destined to fly off the shelves, enticing readers to ride along as this multifaceted day in the life of the Stroms unfolds.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“Darkly funny, scandalous, and utterly satisfying.” —Kirkus Reviews