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Summary

Lock your doors.

Caitlin has been having an affair for more than a year when the country enters lockdown. Suddenly, seeing her lover, Daniel, without alerting her husband becomes almost impossible. When she does manage to sneak to his home, she finds him lying in a pool of his own blood, dead. 

Stay home.

Ali is a just-about-functioning alcoholic, recently laid off and feeling rather lonely. Each day she goes to her local shop to buy her permitted two bottles of wine, leaving food parcels for neighbours on her way home. While keeping an eye on what they are up to, of course.  

Stay safe.

Caitlin can't tell a soul about what she has discovered for risk of losing her family. Little does she know that Ali has noticed her coming and going and that she will be drawing her own conclusions. As Caitlin delves into the life of the man who said he loved her, she finds that maybe she didn't really know him at all. But if she wants to avoid suspicion, she needs to keep digging until they find Daniel's killer. Because the doors may be locked, but everyone's secrets are starting to leak out....

Stay Home is a timely story of dark secrets - affairs, addictions, habits and horrors - which are bought to the surface by these unprecedented times we find ourselves in. It explores the dark parts of people's lives, while at the same time leading us on a breath-taking, twisty race to find a killer.

©2020 Ava Pierce (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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what a great debut

You can just imagine the author typing away during lockdown....I look forward to listening again in a few years time (may be hard to believe). A murder mystery cleverly written with our current language and circumstance in mind.

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Good listen

A bit slow at first although the unfolding storyline was not boring, for me it had too much filler at the beginning (thoughts of the two main characters). I stuck with it and it not only picked up but managed to hold my interest. Different and current as it included the pandemic. I will definitely listen to more from this author. On the whole a very good read. Narration was very well done.

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Started well

This started really well but the ending was a bit disappointing. The narrators male voice spoiled it for me a bit.

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long winded

Struggled to finish this boring story couldn't return it so suffered through it .give it a miss.

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