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Immediately positive ideas are dispelled because after Channel 4’s Brookside we are all familiar with the concept of the ‘body under the patio’, and after ITV’s cold case series Unforgotten, bodies defrosting in freezers have become run of the mill. As Declan falls ill, his equally untrusting and speculative children force Carol to leave and move in with her parents. This is described on the back of the book so no major surprises - just the lovely descriptions to enjoy. This house which Carol loved and cared for all those years has turned into The Nightmare on Elm Street and they just hope their plan does not land them both in jail! Still, Forever Home is effortlessly readable – mainly thanks to its reliance on explanatory speech rather than descriptive prose – possessed of a super twist and full of rounded characters to keep close to your heart.

With Carol being forced out of the home she has loved, she is traumatised by the sudden turn in her circumstances. e: normal people; they’re overweight (usual TV no no), normal looking (again, usual TV no no), have issues with personal relationships and alcohol, there are long held secrets, loyalties and grudges. The Times Crime Book of the MonthGuardian Best Crime and Thrillers----------'A warm, wise and witty warning never to underestimate the elderly' Val McDermid'I completely fell in love with it' Shari Lapena'This is properly brilliant. When it becomes clear Declan's condition will not improve, Declan's children quickly ask Carol to move out of the shared home so they can sell it.I listened to this on audiobook and, as always, the author’s narration is brilliant, a perfect showcase of his comic and artistic abilities.

Years pass and the children are grown and out of the house when Carol sees Declan begin to show signs of dementia. Reading anything by GN is like revisiting an old friend, comforting, and reassuring but with all the gossip! I don't believe anything is ridiculed by this lighter tone but you have to go into with it being a bit playful, maybe tongue in cheek, and therefore, a "cozy" mystery IMO. At first Killian and Sally seem to be nasty pieces of work; cold towards Carol as if she were the evil stepmother in a fairy story.The sense of unfairness that had knocked her so badly wasn’t because she didn’t have a baby, but because her brother didn’t deserve one. The relationship is met with disapproval from the locals, but Carol and Declan are determined to make it work.

Effortlessly readable, possessed of a super twist and full of rounded characters to keep close to your heart. A really enjoyable story, kept me turning the pages even as my eyes were insisting on shutting down for the night! I loved Home Stretch, but was disappointed by The Keeper so I was a little nervous as I approached this novel. However there wasn't the depth to them and I felt the plot wasn't anywhere near as good as his other books.

Her mother, Moira, a very typical Irish mummy is convinced that all is not right in how Carol has been treated and, although quite an elderly woman, she sets off on a campaign to uncover the truth about Declan, his house and his family. She informs the children who seem on their own to decide to put their father in a nurse care facility, then evict Carol from the only home she has known for years so they can sell the house. I haven’t done much in the way of reading in the last few weeks – partly too busy and partly because my head hurt too much!

The arc I received was poorly presented, with no chapter breaks, nor, at times, paragraph breaks, so a fair bit of rereading took place, but this still did not detract from a great book. When Declan developed early onset dementia, his adult children placed him in a care facility and put the home on the market.

She just wants a quiet celebration: her daily swim in the sea and a cup of tea with granddaughter Elin and great-granddaughter Beca. Forever Home is filled with quirky characters, witty dialogue, heartbreaking realities of life and a powerful storyline of what one will do to protect their family, even when the family does not know they need protection. I loved the main character’s mother, Moira, and some of the side characters were entertaining as well.

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