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For fans of The Haunting of Hill House comes a dark tale of a mansion haunted by a legacy of tragedy and a family trapped by lies.

Margot and Myron Spielman move to a new town, looking for a fresh start and an escape from the long shadow of their past. But soon after they buy Rawlingswood, a foreclosed mansion rumored to be haunted, they realize they’re in for more of the s
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Paperback, 398 pages
Published September 1st 2019 by Thomas & Mercer
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Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
Sep 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill by: Jayme
The perfect Fall read! Soooo creepy! This book was creeptastic from the very first page to the last. I really like nothing better than a story about an old, creepy house. So I was instantly drawn into this the second I started it.

Your realtor takes you into a home...it has lovely things written on the walls like Murder House, Dead Girl...you get the picture...drug paraphernalia spread about. Sure we will take it since the price is right. Whatttt? That is exactly what The Spielman's did.

Things s
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Jayme
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Haunted: (of a place) frequented by a ghost. Synonyms, possessed, cursed, jinxed.
(a person) having or showing signs of mental anguish or torment.

14895 Lee Road, originally known as Rawlingswood.
Five Families: All haunted...

Rawlings : 1922-1931
Bell: 1936-1972
Klussman: 1972-1990
Martin: 1994-2016

R.I.P. Rest In Peace

Spielman: 2018-?

The Spielman family is looking for a fresh start and the price is right, so they ignore the rumors, the disrepair and the graffiti, and spare no expense
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Peter
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
What a massive murder mystery with supernatural elements! You'll hear about the Rawlins family, the Martins, the Klussmans and the Spielmans who recently moved into that big old house with its long and dark history. Are dead Shakers buried in the house haunting the place? Is the place cursed with all the eerie going ons during renovation? Did the ghosts of murdered persons come back? This is a book on human destinies and human tragedies with many unsettling details. Murder, suicide, addiction an ...more
Sarah
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved reading this book. And if I had had the time to read this in one sitting, then I most certainly would have done. Chilling, spooky, and mind-bending, this book had me hooked from the beginning. I'm not normally scared by books and don't have much time for horror stories yet, this book from Pulley was brilliant.

It's a complicated narrative that is presented to us. Readers follow several families and their experiences of living at Rawlingswood. At first I found this quite complicated to fol
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Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
No One's Home was a perfect autumn read! The Speilman family moves into an old run down house, and fix it up after some traumatic life events in their old town. When they move in, they start hearing rumors about their house. Some people believe it's haunted, and some talk abut murders and deaths that have happened there. When weird things start happening around the house, they start wondering if they've made a mistake moving there.

With an ominous sense of foreboding and a creepy atmosphere, thi
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Jayme
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Haunted: (of a place) frequented by a ghost. Synonyms, possessed, cursed, jinxed.
(a person) having or showing signs of mental anguish or torment.

14895 Lee Road, originally known as Rawlingswood.
Five Families: All haunted...

Rawlings : 1922-1931
Bell: 1936-1972
Klussman: 1972-1990
Martin: 1994-2016

R.I.P. Rest In Peace

Spielman: 2018-?

The Spielman family is looking for a fresh start and the price is right, so they ignore the rumors, the disrepair and the graffiti, and spare no expense
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Michelle
Jumping ship @ 18%. Too cheesy.
Judy D Collins
OUTSTANDING!!!!! 5 Stars ++++ So excited about my upcoming Elevator Q&A with the Author, coming Sept 1. 📢 More coming; however, some quick notes. I just finished and cannot stop thinking about these characters. You "must" read this book!!!

NO ONE'S HOME is brilliantly written. 🏆 One of the "Best" haunted house suspense thrillers I have ever read! I mean EVER! D. M. Pulley's "Best" yet.💕 I do not even read horror, nor supernatural, but this is NOT that kind of book. It is so much more. Once you
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Alayne Emmett
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was creepy throughout and sometimes it really scared me, I’m not easily scared when I read a book but, this one had so much atmosphere written into it that I was at times unnerved by it.
If you like a ghostly novel then this one is for you. My thanks to Prime First Reads for this free e book in return for an honest review.
☕️Jenny
(No spoilers) Oh dear. This book feels like the author had a brilliant idea but at the end chickened out and didn’t fully commit to it.
I can tolerate books that leave some questions open at the end, but with this one the missing information left me disappointed. Especially the ending felt horrible rushed.

I can see why many people love the book and it does have elements that I greatly enjoyed - and yes, there were parts that made me think about Haunting of Hill House. The problem is that I think
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Miriam
Sep 09, 2019 marked it as dnf-for-good  ·  review of another edition
70% and calling it quits.

4 stars audio.

As for the story. It's drawn out and I feel no connection to the characters. They all annoy me.
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Rachel
*thank you to Netgalley, D. M. Pulley and Thomas & Mercer for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review*


3 stars.

This turned out to be not as good as I had hoped. Don't get me wrong, the story was good but it was distracting which made it harder to settle into and let wash over me. The story is told in bits and pieces over 5 different families. That was a bit too much for me. While the main focus was on Margot and Myron Spielman, it was basically only their story that I really enjoyed
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Heidi
Oct 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Who likes a creepy haunted house setting with an undertone of menace and danger? If the answer is yes, then you’re in the right place! It worries me that the author has modelled her freaky house in Shaker Heights on a real life building she visited once, because it was such an eerie place that you couldn’t pay me enough to spend even one hour there after dark.

Picture a stately, century old home in a peaceful affluent suburb. It may be in pretty bad condition, but the price is a steal and it’s no
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Elaine
What a disappointment. The Horror genre in the GCAs strikes again.

The first half of this book is great: spooky, creepy; there could be murderous ghosts lurking around every corner. The last half of this book just goes on and on... for NO satisfying payoff. The reveals are so disappointing.

What a waste of time. Blech.
John
Jul 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-books
Story - 3.5 Stars
Narration - 4.0 Stars

History of a cursed house and its occupants. Not scary.
Katherine
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Myron and Margot Martin just landed the deal of the century on a new home. The house, more of a mansion than a house, is a mess but Myron sees the potential not just for renovations, but also for a fresh start for his family but Rawlingswood has a complicated past of its own, evidenced not just in the physical damage done to the house over the years, but also by the cryptic graffiti that covers nearly every wall. As the Martins dig into a full-scale renovation, the house begins to peel back its ...more
Cassie-Traveling Sister-
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
14895 Lee Road is the address of the Rawlingswood House or as others call it The Murder House! Five Families have lived there and each family have had a death happen.
Rawlings 1922-1931
Bell 1936-1972
Klussman 1972-1990
Martin 1994-2016
Spielman 2018-

The Spielman family wanting a fresh start decide to move to Shaker Ohio. Myron the father and Margot the mother see potential in the Rawlingwood mansion and the price is something they can’t pass up. Inside there’s graffiti and messages hidden in close
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CD {Boulder Blvd}
I had a really hard time through more than half of this story as it bounces all over the place between families who lived in Rawlingswood and the time periods that they lived there. It felt really disjointed. And every family who lives there is very, very dysfunctional. It was as if the author had a list of potential family issues and made sure each of them was checked off. And if you like to connect with characters, these aren't characters that most people are going to connect with.

On the plus
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Completely Melanie
Jan 01, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
Review coming in a vlog soon.
Kevin Dowson
3.5 stars - not quite 4, but certainly better than average.

A good suspenseful tale. It's a ghost story; no, wait, it isn't; oh, hang on, maybe it is....you get the idea. It's definitely a haunted house story, but whether the haunting is supernatural or not, well, things are not always what they seem.

To be honest, this was a difficult read at times (which is probably why I teetered towards 3 stars instead of 4), with the constant flitting around between different time zones and characters. It was
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Stuart
Sep 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
Made it about 2/3 of the way through, but felt I could not continue. Found the book tiresomely repetitive. Unusual for me to abandon a read, but I found myself totally disinterested in what might happen. I note that many people enjoyed it, but not for me I'm afraid. ...more
Jessica
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

This wasn’t at all what I was expecting. I was hoping for something more scary. There were parts that did freak me out quite a bit, but other parts I struggled to get through. That ending pulled at my heart strings and I like how it all came together. Proves that people like to spin the truth.
Aysha
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book would have been best suited for psychological thriller/historic fiction rather than the horror genre. I was expecting an amityville horror type of storyline. But overall, the book was admirable and well written. The only downside was the switching of perspective between the 4 families, the switching stirred up confusion from time to time especially at the beginning chapters.
Nancy
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019-read
From D.M. Pulley's "overview" of her book:

14895 Lee Road, originally known as Rawlingswood.
Five Families: All haunted...

Rawlings : 1922-1931
Bell: 1936-1972
Klussman: 1972-1990
Martin: 1994-2016

R.I.P. Rest In Peace

Spielman: 2018-?
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I would not recommend the Audible version, little things like the narration, read with a southern accent for a family from Boston, detracted from the storyline. That and way the book jumps between dysfunctional families and periods made it hard to keep up with and enjo
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Jodi
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No One's Home is a wonderful combination of history and mystery. It becomes very clear that horrible things happened in the Rawlingswood house. At a leisurely pace, with multiple perspectives, DM Pulley lets them unfold. Five families lived in the Rawlingswood house in Ohio. The most recent, the Spielmans, are escaping trouble and heartbreak that they'd encountered in Boston. Teenage son Hunter, bored and at loose ends during the summer he moves in, makes it his business to find out what all the ...more
Hollie
Feb 05, 2020 rated it did not like it
I really tried. I tried to force myself to care after I made it more than halfway but i couldn't I didn't love any of the characters, the story was just so so and while the writing was wonderful and descriptive it didn't change the rest. It wasn't anything that i wanted right now. ...more
Nikki Joyce
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
*4.5 stars*
Rebecca Reviews
Oct 01, 2019 rated it liked it
D. M. Pulley’s No One's Home is a decent mystery with a tragic history and a creepy atmosphere. It had the potential to be truly memorable but it’s bogged down with unlikable protagonists and a dragging plot.

Attempting to escape their past, the Spielmans move into spooky Rawlingswood mansion. However, their new home is rumoured to be haunted. The renovation process was wrought with strange incidents. Soon after the Spielmans move in, strange things start happening in the home. Something is watc
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Teisha
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am floored. Absolutely stellar! A page-turner up to the very last page. I am beside myself with excitement for this local author and her craft. Extremely well done!
Maddie butler
A tell of four families that have lived in The Rawlingwood house over the last 100 years. Each family has nothing to do with the other but all four families leave their mark on the house, giving the house it’s haunting past. When the Spielmans move in looking for fresh starts they find nothing but the opposite. Secrets between husband and wife are discovered between each other while there son hunter unmaps the history of the 3 previous residents.

I was so hoping this would be a maze balls but it
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D.M. Pulley lives in northeast Ohio with her husband, her two children, and a dog named Hobo. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a Professional Engineer rehabbing historic structures and conducting forensic investigations of building failures. Pulley's structural survey of a vacant building in Cleveland inspired her debut novel, The Dead Key, the winner of the 2014 Amazon Breakthrou ...more

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