My Mini Thoughts

Cecelia, along with her husband and daughter, have moved into a SmartHome.  The goal of the home is to spend more time on the things you love instead of everyday mundane tasks.  For example, all Cecelia has to do is tell the tablet to run her a bath and it starts.  There is also a strip on the counter she puts her coffee cup on, and it is immediately swallowed up, cleaned and put back into place.  The home knows how she likes her coffee, what her daughter eats, and can even order an Uber for guests.  No cleaning, no dishes, and a whole lot of time to yourself.  Sounds ideal right?  Not so fast.

The house is always watching, and waiting for the perfect moment to strike.  Until then it’s business as usual until one day her daughter’s breakfast and Cecelia’s bath water are both scalding hot.  This isn’t how the house is programmed.  Cecelia’s suspicions are confirmed when the voice on the tablet that controls the house calls her Lydia, the previous tenant.

This book is suspenseful in the best way.  There is such a mystery surrounding the reasoning behind Lydia no longer living in the SmartHome.  Then there are the twists that are thrown in at the end.  One I didn’t see coming, and it is juicy!  The house knows everything, and it’s not happy with Cecelia and her life choices.

Thank you Grand Central Publishing for the advanced copy! Grab yours today! It’s Pub Day!

Book Rating: 3/5

Wine Pairing: Barefoot Cabernet Sauvignon


Goodreads Synopsis

A year after a brutal home invasion that left her traumatized, Cecelia, along with her husband and their three-year-old daughter, move into a new house with a complex security system that is supposed to make her feel safe.

But reality proves different as strange things begin to happen at home and the security system reveals that the house had a prior occupant: Lydia.

On her quest to discover the fate of the mysterious Lydia, Cecelia uncovers metaphorical skeletons in the closet, and she realizes that that no one’s secrets are safe — including her own.