“Dark, perverse, convincing and compassionate – Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone’s Home is an extremely strong first novel”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
Steve has lost his wife but before she died she made sure he wouldn’t lose his way. She arranged for him to take a small job at a local care home as a caretaker and it suits him just fine. No set hours, no one looking over his shoulder, as long as he never enters the clients’ rooms or goes into the morgue (an incongruous addition for such a small place) he’s pretty much left to his own devices and that’s just what he needs.. Something to fill those hours that were once full of Fran.
The home is quiet, very quiet, too quiet and that quietude is unsettling but Steve doesn’t want to rock the boat. He gets along well enough with the other members of staff, Polish male nurse Milos and dour Sarah and the owner Alexa, although brusque, seems competent enough, anyway it’s none of his business unless he makes it so and of course he does.