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Hurry Home

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  1,384 ratings  ·  517 reviews
From the bestselling author of Our Little Secret comes a suspenseful new thriller featuring two estranged sisters desperate to keep their deepest and darkest secret where it belongs--in the past.

Blood is thicker than water... And it could cost you everything.

Alexandra Van Ness has the perfect life. She lives in an idyllic resort town tucked away in the Rocky Mountains, sha
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published July 7th 2020 by Crooked Lane Books
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Meredith ( on Semi-Hiatus until February)
Combine Psychos with a lot of stupid and gullible characters, mix in some family drama, and you get Hurry Home.

This is a decent, yet predictable, psychological drama about two sisters whose dark secrets lead to a showdown over a newborn baby.

Alex, the “good sister,” is a social worker in a small mountain town. She lives with her boyfriend, Chase, who happens to be a successful ski model. She cares immensely for the children on her caseload and has developed both a good career and a good life f
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
This is my first completed book of 2020 and Roz Nay nailed it.

Before this book I used to wish I had a sister. Not anymore.

Alex Van Ness is leading a wonderful life. She has a job with CPS and her model boyfriend is about as perfect as they come. Until one day there is a knock at her door. Ruth.

Ruth is her older sister and all around troublemaker. They have been estranged for many years and Alex can't help but wonder why she has come to look for her now. She claims she wants to make amends and
Holly  B
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

3.5 Stars

My first book by Roz Nay and I can say I enjoyed her writing and story building.

The story involves two sisters- Alexandra and Ruth, trust, and their back history. When Ruth shows up unexpectedly at Alex's apartment the drama begins, the secrets from their childhood stir emotions and you just know something is not quite right.

This read more like a mystery for me than a thriller. There are pieces of the puzzles to put together, but I was able to predict the ending. Still an enjoyable myst
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, buddy-read
Alex has created the perfect life for herself, not the least of which is her wealthy, handsome boyfriend Chase. She’s employed as a social worker for child protective service. And, perhaps has an issue with boundaries that finds Alex getting too personally involved with her cases. But to be fair, Alex is young, enthusiastic and well-intentioned.

An un-expected knock on her door is courtesy of her sister Ruth, and Alex reluctantly invites her into her home and life. How could she possibly tur
Frank Phillips
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Praise the Lord, I found an amazing book that knocked me out of my two book slump! This was probably the fastest read I've had thus far in 2020, I just could not stop listening! Without a dull moment, this is a dark tale of estranged sisters, Ruth and Alex. Alex is the hard-working good guy social worker, and when Ruth appears at her apartment door at 8 months pregnant and in desperate need of help, she takes her in, with reservations. According to Alex, Ruth has had a troubled past and is flaky ...more
Chelsea Humphrey
As someone who is an only child, but has two daughters, the relationship between sisters fascinates me to no end. That's truly the focus of Hurry Home, which is less a thriller and more a character study draped in elements of domestic drama. While I was able to predict the ending, I think the strongest aspects of this story are the claustrophobic atmosphere and growing sense of dread that something is not right between these sisters. If you enjoy slow burning mysteries, I recommend giving this o ...more
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, 2020

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4.5 Stars!!!

An addictive and thought-provoking read!

Twenty-five-year old, Alexandra Van Ness (Alex) lives in a beautiful apartment, has a wonderful boyfriend, and a job she is very proud of. She is a child protection social worker and her first and only goal is to save children that are at risk. To say Alex goes above and beyond is putting it mildly.

Alex and another social worker, Minerva are investigating a report of negli
Katie B
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this one but I can say I appreciated it more as just a regular fiction novel rather than a thriller or mystery book. After awhile you have a general idea which direction the story is headed so that aren't many "I didn't see that coming" type moments. But for me that didn't matter much because I thought it still managed to be a compelling story. Feels weird to say this considering it's a disturbing story, but it was really entertaining. Like a bring on the popcorn, this is bo ...more
Apr 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Is it possible for a book to be a super quick read, while also being super slow-burning?

The book sped by on my Kindle, reaching the 10% mark after only a few pages, yet the story was rather slow and, dare I say, kind of "meh." This isn't a suspense/thriller, it's a domestic which is very easy to figure out.

My biggest gripe was the dialogue, which was not good.

At the end of the day, this wasn't a bad book, but neither was it a great book. It falls somewhere into the average categor
Susanne  Strong
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, buddy-read
Sisters: The Competition is Fierce!

The sisters in “Hurry Home” have a Love/Hate Relationship.

Alex seems to have it all, a great job as a social worker, a Chase, an incredible, kind and caring boyfriend, and Sully, a great friend.

When Alex’s sister Ruth shows up on her doorstep, pregnant and penniless, Alex sees trouble with a capital T and yet, she lets her in even though Ruth made Alex’s life miserable when they were young. That’s what sisters are for, right?

From that moment on, the twists and
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book drug like a dead husband's body on an episode of Snapped.

I wouldn't call this story a thriller so if you're going into it (as I did) expecting anything more than a family drama, you may be disappointed.

Two sisters, one or both may or may not be reliable. Secrets. They have lots of secrets. One more than the other.

"... even when sisterhood is a prison, like it has been for me, it’s always, always a vault."

Repeat aforementioned synopsis over and over and over and you have the book.

Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-books
Hurry Home by Roz Nay is a family drama that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat throughout. Alex Van Ness is a child welfare officer who lives with her boyfriend, Chase, in a resort town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. All is well in her love life and her job until an unexpected knock at their door. Ruth, Alex’ older sister, has not been seen or heard from for ten years until she appears, pregnant and alone, seeking a place to live. There is an immense secret between the two sist ...more
Erin Clemence
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads, kindle
Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review.

Publication date: July 7, 2020

Alex Van Ness is a social worker who dedicates her life to saving children. Living in the mountains with her model boyfriend, Chase, Alex prides herself on the fact that she has been able to start over, rebuilding her life after the tragic death of her brother as a child. When Alex’s sister, Ruth, shows up on her doorstep one day, des
Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
I LOVED Roz Nay’s Our Little Secret. I think it’s a pretty perfect thriller, so I’ve been waiting for Hurry Home! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Alex and Ruth are estranged sisters when Ruth unexpectedly shows up at Alex’s door... You should know Alex has (or had?) it all together up to this point. A great job, the perfect boyfriend. The past in the past.

Ruth was the one who got in trouble, never Alex. And Ruth is here now because she needs Alex’s help. In order to help her, Alex makes her promise to leave the
2.5 stars
This book was fine, it wasn't great. I was interested in this thriller because I love stories that revolve around sisters, but unfortunately this one just wasn't for me. I couldn't connect with either of the characters and this story just wasn't very interesting.
Jul 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Hurry Home by Roz Nay is really more of a domestic suspense novel than a thriller for the biggest part of the story. This tale of two reconciled sisters changes the point of view between them to dive right into all their secrets and lies.

Alexandra Van Ness has been leading a wonderful life with her perfect live in boyfriend and her job at CPS where she devotes all of her time saving children in need. Alex however has her perfect world turned upside down when her sister who she hasn’t seen in yea
Sometimes words aren't enough, or they just don't matter. And even when sisterhood is a prison, like it has been for me, it's always, always a vault.

The above line seems to sum up the entire plot of this book. It took me a while to finish this book; not because it wasn't a good book (it is!) but because I was wary to know how the story was going to end. There was something very unnerving about Alex and Ruth and their relationship with each other, despite both of them being sisters. What I re
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you've been bad and good.

But which one gets the candy canes in her stocking and which one gets the coal and wood?

Alexandra Van Ness seems to have settled into a cozy life with her athletic ski model of a boyfriend in Moses River surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. Chase has a loft apartment where they both live in near perfect harmony.

But outside the walls of that beautiful loft, Alex has a highly stressful job as a social worker with Child Protective
Lars (theatretenor) Skaar
I’m so sad my second Roz Nay novel is over. I WANT MORE!

She has done it again, folks. Holy cow. What a thrill ride. I was fully engrossed from the beginning.

The characters are so REAL. So real. I didn’t even feel like I was reading a novel at all. I honestly was so into it that I had to stop and tell myself it wasn’t real. When certain things happened that I can say here I was in tears. And other times flabbergasted, and other times cheering.

What a plot too. Are there twists? You bet there are!
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hurry Home, by Roz Nay, is the intriguing story of two estranged sisters Alex and Ruth, both broken by a tragic event in their past.
After 10 years, Ruth unexpectedly shows up at Alex's door seeking protection from the trouble she's in. Alex agrees to help her on one condition - they are never to discuss the past. But when trouble befalls a child, both women are forced to confront the secrets they've promised to keep buried.
Told in alternating chapters between Alex and Ruth, each telling their ow
Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Two sisters with a complicated relationship. Alexandra is the one with the perfect life - a job in child protection services, a handsome boyfriend, and a nice home. Ruth is the troubled one, and always seems to drag Alex into her messes. Alex and Ruth haven't been in contact for ten years, but now Ruth is on the run, and she runs to Alex for help.

Told using the alternating points of view of Alex and Ruth. The sisters are both telling their versions of events, and they don't exactly line up. They
A twisted although sometimes predictable thriller

Alex Van Ness has a good life now in the Colorado mountains. A loving boyfriend, Chase, her dream job as a social worker, and a beautiful loft she and Chase share. It's a far cry from the dysfunctional childhood she's tried to put in the past. Now Alex helps kids avoid such trauma. But when her older sister Ruth shows up on Alex's doorstep, Alex's perfect life is threatened. Ruth was the one who destroyed her family so long ago. But she's still Al
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank to NetGalley for ARC.
Pub DateJuly 7, 2020

Let me just get this out there. To some it mite be predictable but for me, I'm slow in finding out things even if they are right in front of me 😅 So the whole book surprised me. I was just gasping with all the secrets busting out from every freaking corner.
This was a good family drama and I'm not a fan of those because it's so predictable, so this blew me away.

The beginning you start off with Alex. She's hunted by her past but seems to have her l
Joy Perry
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
#NetGalley #HurryHome #CrookedLaneBooks

Hurry Home by Roz Nay is suspenseful, thought provoking and page turning novel. I couldn't put it down and basically read it from start to finish without a break. I found it engaging and very well written.

I really enjoyed the characters in the book, especially Chase. I also ended up liking the sister Ruth, but not initially.

This is the story of Alex, a social worker in child protective services, whose sister Ruth shows up unannounced at her door, pregnant,
Kimberly Belle
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A gripping story of two estranged sisters, both broken by a tragic event in their past. I flew through this one, where each twist turned the story upside down and had me constantly switching alliances. A psychological thriller that will mess with your mind.
Aug 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Elle by: Dennis
Shelves: author-is-nice, 2020
This book went by so fast! Every time I sat down to read a couple chapters I ended up reading a good chunk more. We first meet Alex, a social worker who’s employed by the child protection office. What’s clear from the very beginning is she takes her job very seriously, maybe to an almost obsessive level. She’s meticulous and grounded in her life...until her sister Ruth shows up on her doorstep, desperate and in need. What seems like a tense family reunion turns into something more dire as more o ...more
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
The story is about relationship between sisters Alex and Ruth with a hidden secrets from past. Alex has a perfect life. She lives in the house in mountains with her boyfriend and works as a child-protection social worker, which is her dream job. But when her sister, Ruth, unexpectedly shows up at her door after few year of being away. Alex’s perfect life is turned upside down especially when the secrets from past came back to.
I found it hard to engage with the characters but the more I read the
Natasha Niezgoda


You know when you’re reading a book and you can predict which characters are gonna be annoying. And at first, it’s like a game? “Ooo will I be right!?” But then you find out you’re VERY right and still have 150 pages left. Yeah *sigh* 😑 that was Hurry Home for me.

Basically it’s a story of two sisters who haven’t interacted for 10 years. But “circumstances” change and they’re forced to live together. And in living together, a lot of their “past” is unearthed but from WILDL
MissBecka Gee
The book is advertised as a thriller, but I would say it's more dramatic fiction?
Whole lot of drama; near zero thrills.
I went in expecting mind fuckery, intrigue and deceit at every corner...
While there was some, it was mostly a boring sibling rivalry story.
I am definitely in the minority on this, so give it a go and see for yourself.
Thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Canada for my DRC.

Just finished reading Hurry Home by Roz Nay

This was a good thriller with lots of twists and turns. A quick book to read. A little predictable but none the less a good book

It flows well, and kept my interest throughout the storyline

Thanks to NetGalley and Crooked Lane for an early copy to read for my honest review
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