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Home Is Where the Bodies Are - by Jeneva Rose (Hardcover)

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From New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Marriage and You Shouldn't Have Come Here comes a chilling family thriller about the (sometimes literal) skeletons in the closet.

After their mother passes, three estranged siblings reunite to sort out her estate. Beth, the oldest, never left home. She stayed with her mom, caring for her until the very end. Nicole, the middle child, has been kept at arm's length due to her ongoing battle with a serious drug addiction. Michael, the youngest, lives out of state and hasn't been back to their small Wisconsin town since their father ran out on them seven years before.

While going through their parent's belongings, the siblings stumble upon a collection of home videos and decide to revisit those happier memories. However, the nostalgia is cut short when one of the VHS tapes reveals a night back in 1999 that none of them have any recollection of. On screen, their father appears covered in blood. What follows is a dead body and a pact between their parents to get rid of it, before the video abruptly ends.

Beth, Nicole, and Michael must now decide whether to leave the past in the past or uncover the dark secret their mother took to her grave.



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"Home is Where the Bodies Are is a master thriller writer's deliciously f*cked-up answer to The Inheritance Games, pitting three flawed siblings against one another in the wake of their mother's death and shocking will. Only, in true Jeneva Rose fashion, there's a devious, life-changing twist: Mom and Dad may have committed murder, and the family inheritance is actually a legacy of violence that threatens to ensnare the siblings for good. Sharp writing, a breakneck pace, and a surprisingly tender heart make this story of familial loyalty, grief, and murder impossible to put down."

-- "Ashley Winstead, author of Midnight Is the Darkest Hour"

"Home Is Where the Bodies Are by Jeneva Rose is a tense and harrowing story of family tragedy, lifelong secrets, and unresolved childhood jealousies. Rose's deep insight into the complexities of human nature and her gorgeous prose carried me along in a single breathless read. Deeply moving and utterly engaging, readers will love this book!"

-- "Karen Dionne, internationally bestselling author of The Marsh King's Daughter and The Wicked Sister"

"Rose demonstrates a formidable command of character...Fans will enjoy the ride."

-- "Publishers Weekly"

"Secrets, lies, estranged siblings, and a decades-old mystery that's clambering its way to the surface one victim at a time--Home Is Where the Bodies Are has it all and then some. This original, fast-paced, flawless thriller had me switching allegiances and theories about who- and whydunit as I frantically turned the pages to get to the truth. Jeneva Rose is a powerhouse of an author, and an exceptionally talented writer. Sign me up for whatever she comes up with next!"

-- "Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of The Revenge List"

"Home Is Where the Bodies Are is fast-paced and propulsive with characters you truly empathize with and an ending so surprising and satisfying, you'll immediately recommend this book to all of your friends. This is Jeneva Rose at her best."

-- "Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Local Woman Missing and Just the Nicest Couple"

"It's an odd feeling to read something that feels so nostalgic and relatable yet still surprises you at the turn of every page. Home Is Where the Bodies Are is fast-paced and fresh and will have you rushing to your parents' attic to unearth your own dark family secrets."

-- "Ashley Flowers, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All Good People Here"
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Thrillers
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Format: Hardcover
Author: Jeneva Rose
Theme: Suspense
Language: English
Street Date: April 30, 2024
TCIN: 89912667
UPC: 9798212182843
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-5695
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
66% would recommend
9 recommendations

Skip it

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
AnnaC - 10 days ago
The worst book I’ve read this year.
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Great cover great read

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Apron lover - 15 days ago, Verified purchaser
I bought this book because the cover caught my eye checking out . My first book read by this author but will now be my last . A little slow at one part but I really loved the two sisters in the story.
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Loved it!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Wheatbread - 20 days ago
I was gifted this book and I LOVED the story. It kept me guessing the whole time and I loved the nostalgia of the vcr cover.
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At least the cover is cute

3 out of 5 stars
x0carnella - 26 days ago
It was a quick read. I figured out the "big twist" early in the book but was hoping that something would happen to make me feel otherwise. Never happened! The cover is very cute, but the story is whatever.
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Loved it

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
94 - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I absolutely loved this book. The cover is what made me buy it, but storyline was great! I’m not a huge book reader and beginning to read more, but this one kept me on my toes.
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Just didn't do it for me..

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
ks924 - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
I think the cover of the book itself is the best part! But you know what they say, “never judge a book by its cover”. And that was the case for me with this one😔 Had such high hopes! Loved the writing, loved the story line, but I hated that the ending was blatantly obvious in the very beginning. Throughout the whole book, I just kept waiting for a twist to come along & prove me wrong…even just a little baby twist- but, no twists. None. 0. Zip. There was this big buildup until the very end of the book as to ‘who done it’, but when it’s that obvious right away from the beginning all the way to the end, & there was literally nothing that happened to even steer you away from your prediction, it just falls flat. And there was SO MUCH potential for at least a twist or 2 to at least attempt to throw the reader off…because again- storyline was great. But man, isn’t the cover really cool?!? 😁
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Worth the read

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
HVP - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Good read good detail I thought it would be more like spooky or creepy but overall was a very good read
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Not for me

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
DT - 1 month ago, Verified purchaser
Does not live up to the hype. I was so excited for this book and searched targets and B&N but I’m left wondering… why was I so excited. Lots of thoughts just thrown into a book. This just want not for me. I’m sure it’s someone else’s cup of tea.
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Murder mystery

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Bookish Apple - 2 months ago
Jeneva Rose’s newest has a central mystery, but what really propels the story is the relationship between three estranged siblings after the passing of their mother. Grief plays a huge part in the story, especially since their father left them without a trace many years prior. The story is told from three points of view, but not in a confusing way. There are hints of nostalgia for the VHS generation, especially since it is a video cassette that happens to uncover some dark family secrets. The chapters are shorter, which keeps the pacing tight throughout. The half way point is where it got really exciting for me. All in all, this is an easy, if a little predictable thriller that features a decades old murder, family strife, and making peace with your past.
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A love it.

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
mom_life_chronicles - 2 months ago
A have read! Another amazing book that did not disappoint.
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