House of Glass by Sarah Pekkanen

House of Glass by Sarah Pekkanen

Genre: Thriller
Pub Date: August 6, 2024
Available Now on Early Release from BOTM

The Blurb:

On the outside they were the golden family with the perfect life. On the inside they built the perfect lie.

A young nanny who plunged to her death, or was she pushed? A nine-year-old girl who collects sharp objects and refuses to speak. A lawyer whose job it is to uncover who in the family is a victim and who is a murderer. But how can you find out the truth when everyone here is lying?

Rose Barclay is a nine-year-old girl who witnessed the possible murder of her nanny - in the midst of her parent's bitter divorce - and immediately stopped speaking. Stella Hudson is a best interest attorney, appointed to serve as counsel for children in custody cases. She never accepts clients under thirteen due to her own traumatic childhood, but Stella's mentor, a revered judge, believes Stella is the only one who can help.

From the moment Stella passes through the iron security gate and steps into the gilded, historic DC home of the Barclays, she realizes the case is even more twisted, and the Barclay family far more troubled, than she feared. And there's something eerie about the house itself: It's a plastic house, with not a single bit of glass to be found.

As Stella comes closer to uncovering the secrets the Barclays are desperate to hide, danger wraps around her like a shroud, and her past and present are set on a collision course in ways she never expected. Everyone is a suspect in the nanny's murder. The mother, the father, the grandmother, the nanny's boyfriend. Even Rose. Is the person Stella's supposed to protect the one she may need protection from?

What I liked:

This thriller had me hooked from the start. It has an interesting cast of characters and a smart FMC. The plot was linear and easier to follow. We got glimpses of the main character's past, without getting too bogged down in multiple timelines and POVs. This is an excellent early Fall read to get you in the mood for spooky season.

What I didn’t love:

The big twist at the end was foreshadowed pretty heavily and I think most readers will be able to figure it out.

For fans of:

First Lie Wins

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Thanks NetGalley and St. Martins Press for allowing me to read this EARC.This review contains affiliate links.  If you make a purchase after following a link from this blog post, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  All opinions contained in this review are honest, and my own.

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