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Home Before Night

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You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Seems like no one really has good memories of Covid and This book kinda has nothing to do with it, except a situational relevance. As another wave of the virus hits, inhabitants of Melbourne are given until 8pm to get to their home. Don't let this put you off though if you are Covid fatigued, that's about the extent of what Covid has to do with this story. As the third wave of the virus hits, all inhabitants of Melbourne are given until 8 pm to get to their homes.

I didn’t see the twist coming at all which I loved, and I also loved the nods to all of his other novels and characters throughout as well. There’s no real shocks or surprises here and the length of the book is 282 pages, the story is only 189 pages and the rest is packed with a preview of next years release. Pomare builds the tension well as Lou, unable to reach her son as the lockdown comes into effect, begins to panic.Twists come out of nowhere and the high drama of the final few chapters is edge-of-the-seat stuff' New Zealand Women's Weekly'A twisty small-town mystery with a protagonist I didn't want to let go' IAN RANKIN'The pay-off is criminally good . If anything, it ends abruptly and was a little on the short side in terms of resolution, but all in all, a satisfying read and a terrific way to finish a weekend of reading. Lou has raised her son to be honest and has never before had to suspect him of harbouring secrets and lies. Set in Melbourne during Covid lockdown, unfortunately there weren’t really any likable characters in this book, but I did enjoy the twist which I didn’t see coming, which also helped to explain certain character traits. but what can his mother do - She cant go to the police he secrets will be revealed they will know who she really is.

Overall: highly recommend this thriller, especially if you are looking for something quick to get stuck into. In this page-turning thriller, all is not as it seems, and the truth is a lot darker and in many ways more human than we could ever imagine. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Everyone and everything is suspicious, as Pomare’s lead character embarks on her turbulent journey to find her missing son Samuel.I’m a fan of this author generally and I’m sad about this because for several chapters I thought this was a 5 star read. Pomare does a great job at re-planting readers back into the time of curfews and lockdowns, with brief forays outside to exercise or healthcare and the like. Being such a short length (only 189 pages) means that the tension ramped up quite quickly and had me racing through the pages. It was safe to say I had my seatbelt buckled in tight while reading Home Before Night, I knew that a huge jolt to my system was coming!

My only negative is that whilst it does pack a punch in a short period of time, I was left wishing that the backstory of some of the characters had been fleshed out and this was a full length novel. Having a 19 month and 6 month old babies, and also being raised as a Mormon, I had multiple points of relevance with the book AND those twist…. She’s a heavy drinker, and presents as perhaps a little paranoid, in part troubled by a secret from her past that Pomare teases out. Home Before Night is a fast paced crime thriller with the sort of blindside twist we've come to expect from Pomare. Purchase from Booktopia* *As an affiliate of Booktopia I may earn a small commission on your purchase at no additional cost to you.

With a fair plot, the revelations are moderate and the cast is underdeveloped, it just doesn’t hit the mark for me. There are lots of different twists in this mystery, thriller, my mind had all different thoughts trying to sort out what was happening, and the ending was not what I expected at all, a short story that I did in one sitting, it is fast paced and has lots happening in, characters that add to the story.

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