20th March 2020

Set in Somerset, THE RIVER HOME follows the Sorrell family as they all return home for a shotgun wedding. Lucy is desperate to reunite her fractured family.

Eve is fighting to keep her perfect life together. Their father hovers at the edge of events with his second wife. Their mother, Kit, a famous author whose stories have run dry, still seethes with resentment towards her youngest child. And Margot, who left home eight years ago under a black cloud, is forced to come face to face with her darkness…

As the family come together for a week of celebration and confrontation, their relationships are stretched to breaking point.

This is the story of a family who has grown distant but are pulled back together when the middle sister decided to gt married.

A fascinating look at how painful and damaging holding on to secrets can be, this look into a dysfunctional family had me hooked from the start. Told from multiple POV you really get a sense of what each character is going through whilst the same time understanding why the other family members are reacting to them they way they are.

It is beautifully written and you immediately get the sense of how much love the sisters have for one another without it being overly discussed. I loved that this was such a powerful book about families and pain without being soppy at all.

This book definitely pulls at the heart strings and I recommend grabbing a box of tissues to read it with!

Thanks to @orionbooks for my copy in exchange for review.

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