Book Review: Hurry Home

HURRY HOME | Roz Nay
07.07.2020 | Crooked Lane Books
Rating: 3/5 stars

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Alexandra Van Ness has everything going for her. She lives in a Colorado resort town tucked away in the Rocky Mountains where she shares a designer loft with her boyfriend, Chase. Alex has made it professionally as well and is working in her dream job in child protection. When Alex’s long-lost sister, Ruth, shows up on her doorstep, Alex’s perfect life is suddenly in jeopardy. Ruth was always known as the troublemaker growing up and Alex always ended up getting pulled in. Ruth is back needing Alex’s help once more, but Alex is hesitant. She will only agree if Ruth promises never to mention their childhood. What is it Alex wants to keep hidden so desperately?

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HURRY HOME is a domestic drama examining the lives of two sisters who grew up as thick as thieves, until their life choices took them on separate paths. Now that Alex and Ruth are back together, their world’s are colliding in a way that Alex does not want. Roz Nay has crafted a tangled web of secrets around these two sisters filled with mystery and deception in both present day and the past.

Nay chooses to weave together the stories of Alex and Ruth through alternating narratives. It is from each our main characters that the reader is able to piece together what happened to drive these sisters apart. It is immediately apparent that there is tension between these two, but you can’t be certain which sister’s story contains the truth. I really enjoyed the dynamic between the sisters and the sort of cat and mouse game with the truth that their narratives told. 

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I’ll be honest, I went into this book expecting a thriller and what I found was more of a slow burn. The first part of the book dragged a bit for me and felt like the story didn’t really have a clear direction. The introduction of the sister’s back stories and information from their childhood helped to speed things along and get the story back where I thought it wanted to be in the beginning. 

HURRY HOME is great for fans of family dramas and mysteries that surround those aspects. I think it’s important to know it’s a slow burn going in and not set your expectations on a high pace thriller. While I was able to guess most of the story it still made for an enjoyable audiobook and I would definitely be open to trying more from the author!


This book is available to buy from: Amazon Book Depository

A huge thank you to Crooked Lane Books for my gifted copy!

Disclosure: What Jess Reads is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This in no way influences my opinion of the above book.

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