Thank you to Kaye Publicity and Thomas and Mercer for sending me a free copy of No One’s Home in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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 same…or worse.
After a renovation fraught with injuries and setbacks, the Spielmans move in to the century-old house, and their problems quickly escalate. The home’s beautiful facade begins to crumble around them when their teenage son uncovers disturbing details of Rawlingswood’s history—a history of murder, betrayal, and financial ruin. The Spielmans’ own shameful secrets and lies become harder to hide as someone or something inside the house watches their every move.
As tensions build between the family members, the home’s dark history threatens to repeat itself. Margot and Myron must confront their own ghosts and Rawlingswood’s buried past before the house becomes their undoing.
No One’s Home is the perfect spooky haunted house story for the fall season! It’s dark, it’s creepy, it’s unsettling. And with multiple story lines, which Pulley pulled off seamlessly, there was always something going on. The present day storyline was very interesting, there were things wrong with their home and their private lives and I wanted to know more. Adding in the past stories of other families who lived in the great manor home added the perfect amount of backstory to explain the haunts within.
This book is definitely more of slow burn but it really sets the stage for the unsettling things happening around the home. There isn’t much in the way of gore, either, so I think this book could work for a lot of people. If you are looking for something creepy to read this Halloween season, No One’s Home might be perfect for you.