The Home | Podium Audio

The Home

By: Sally-Anne Martyn

Performed by: Helen Duff

Released: February 20, 2024

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 10 hr, 40 min

Discover an absolutely gripping psychological suspense with a massive twist.
Hallow Croft Manor House, 1972
The girl’s heart is pounding. She can just hear the sound of his footsteps over her own ragged breathing. She hides within the standing stones, pressing herself against the earthy ground.
Please, God, she prays, keep me safe.
But it’s too late.
Single-mum Samantha moves with her daughter to a quiet village in the Peak District. She’s still reeling from another disastrous relationship.
The post as matron at Hallow Croft, now an exclusive residential home, seems to offer the escape she needs.
But away from the TV room and afternoon activities, one of the residents is kept locked out of sight "for their own safety."
And nobody will talk about the previous matron. She disappeared, leaving behind only a scuffed diary.
Forty years ago, a girl was killed on the grounds of Hallow Croft Manor. Some people even say that began a curse on the home and the family who owned it.
Can Sam keep her daughter safe here?
This home is the most dangerous place you could put your family.
_If you enjoy Freida McFadden, B.A. Paris, Valerie Keogh, Patricia MacDonald, and Jane E. James, you will love The Home. Gripping and totally addictive, you’ll be hooked from the first second._



Sally-Anne Martyn

Sally-Anne grew up near Sheffield, in the north of England. She has worked as a writer, film and television extra and formerly as an auxiliary nurse, including a spell working in one of the last Victorian asylums in England. As a child she loved Hammer House and Tales of the Unexpected, so unsurprisingly her books lean towards the darker side. She writes female-led thrillers, inspired by the working-class women she grew up with. She has written for international print and digital publications and won an ITV initiative for her short film script, Freak Show.



Helen Duff

Helen Duff is a LAMDA and L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier trained actress, comedian and voice over artist based in London.  She has recorded over 70 audiobook titles and has a devoted fan base who return to her warm, characterful reads again and again.  Her comedy work has seen her perform at the _Edinburgh Fringe Festival_, the _Melbourne International Comedy Festival_, and the _Vault Festival_ to critical acclaim, and she regularly performs improv with the award-winning _Free Association_ in London. On screen, her most recent credits include a recurring role on **The Emily Atack Show** on _ITV2_, as well as guest roles on **The Mash Report** on _BBC2_, and **Great British News** for _Channel 4_. She also appears in the feature film **Holmes & Watson **alongside Will Ferrell.