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This book fucked my brains up!!

Whew I had to get it out of my system before organizing my brain cells to synapse synchronously and bring my thought waves back

Sheryl Browne has gone where no thriller author has gone in a long long time!! She has broken the barriers where the mind space is the final frontier. She gave me a ball of knotted yarn and asked me unknot it. How could I? I didn’t know where to start because the beginning was the end of the marriage and the end was the beginning of something different.

Karla and Jason, a loving couple with two kids till his business failed, and she wanted him to ask her obnoxious father for a loan. The father, in turn, revealed a secret so vile that it churned my stomach at the possibility of it. The marriage broke down slowly, bit by bit, the children got psychologically scarred, Karla started destroying herself, and Jason decided to leave it all.

The whole story was one convoluted mess with a past memory of her sister’s death playing havoc with Karla’s sanity. Her father was in the centre of it all, and his lecherous ways contributed to destruction. Her mother knew everything yet kept quiet. Her husband was helpless, he didn’t know how to reveal the secret. Karla herself spiralled down a deep black hole. None of the characters in the book, except the poor innocent children, were likable. Everyone was hell bent on destroying themselves and others that they never gave a single thought to the children.

My niggles popped up soon, some chapters had the characters doing the same actions again and again, which felt repetitive. I couldn’t understand nor connect with Karla, who was supposed to be a loving mother.

The book is not for everybody, the plot is so twisted that it bordered on darkness. Sheryl Browne has tested her hand at writing something bigger than normal and way bolder. This story would rip apart your senses and take you to an alternate time space continuum, a wild ride.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

Bestselling Author, Sheryl Browne, writes taught, dark, twisty psychological thriller and contemporary fiction. Sheryl’s latest psychological thriller THE MARRIAGE TRAP comes to you from fabulous BOOKOUTURE. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.

So why does Sheryl write in two genres? Quoting E. L. Doctorow, Sheryl says: “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights.” This she thinks sums up a writer’s journey, you never quite know where you are going until you get there. If Sheryl’s not sure where a character is going, she simply has to trust him to show her the way. Plus, according to one reviewer, she also has a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath.



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Karla watches silently as Jason hurriedly packs his belongings into a suitcase. She knows that her stillness is unnerving him as she watches his every move from the doorway of their bedroom.

Clothes are screwed up and packed into the case, along with a watch she bought him for his last birthday and his precious laptop. He takes everything from his bedside table. Everything except the framed wedding photo, which now stands alone. Karla strains to see the smiling faces in the photo. If only she knew then what she knows now.

‘I’ve fallen in love with someone else,’ he’d said to her, just moments earlier. The brutality of those words hit Karla hard and she struggled to breathe as she took in each word in turn.

You may think you know what Karla will do next. But you’ll be wrong. Because Karla isn’t who you think she is. Only she knows what’s about to happen. And you will never see it coming.

Publication Date: 30th July 2019

Publisher: Bookouture







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        1. I wrote it on amazon till I realized it is a no no hence went with scrambled. 😂😂 Cathy after reading the book I wrote this line as the review and left the rest blank to filled in the morning 🙈🙈😂😂

  1. Well…I hope your brain is back in working order again now lol 😂 Sounds like another great read, and I usually like darkness, so probably will enjoy this one. As always another great review! 😘

  2. It’s brilliant! Talk about a hook! Thanks so much for reading, Shalini! I love it! A couple of things noted for future reference! Ta! Have a fab rest of your day. I can’t stop grinning at this! 🙂 x

  3. I’m intrigued and a bit fearful – but I’m a wimp 😉 I adore your reviews – you always tease and tantalize my curiosity

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