This was one heck of a ride, a cracker of a thriller where the mind was twisted, and all known theories were turned. The book was a maze where I thought I knew what was going to happen till the author Sheryl Browne pulled the rug from my feet… Plop on my arse, I still continued reading!!
This is my favorite Sheryl Browne book, hands down. Hats off to the author for going deep into herself, and instead of just skating on the outskirts of a thriller, she churned out a story where the evil tentacles, which preyed on the innocent and the wounded, came biting so hard that it shook the foundations of my expectations.
Oh brilliant author, the story surpassed all I thought I knew, and all my guesses withered to dust. The story went thus, Nicole and Richard met and married in a whirlwind, and Nicole died. Shocked best friend Rebecca came to pay her respects, got to meet Richard and his daughter Olivia, and decided to get to the truth about Nicole’s suicide.
The way the main character Rebecca was written, I loved her. She was one cool dudette (if there is no such word, then I gave coined it, it is totally mine) I loved the way she tackled everything head-on. Told in multiple POVs, the book was a quicksand pulling me deeper into it with each gasping breath.
Evil begets evil. Darkness can be fought only when you can jump into the murky depths and shine the light, yet fight dirty… One has to read this book to understand this line. Awesome writing by Sheryl Browne.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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Rebecca only wanted to help out – to be kind. Richard seemed so alone after his wife, Nicole, died, and Rebecca wanted to make sure he knew he had someone to rely on.
But now she’s in Nicole’s immaculate house. Drinking from her favourite crystal wine glass. Keeping shoes in her orderly closet. Comforting her sweet and grieving step-daughter. It feels like Rebecca is living another woman’s life.
And as she gets to know the neighbours, Rebecca hears stories that make her wonder: was free-spirited Nicole happy in this perfect life, or did she feel trapped? Did she feel, as Rebecca is beginning to, that something wasn’t quite right?
Publication Date: 29th January 2019
Ooo, how intense and intriguing. I’m scared for Rebecca.
She was one cool dude… She managed well with the circumstances 😂 thank you ❤️
I enjoyed her last book. Glad to hear this one was a winner!
I liked this one the best
Oh wow, I love how much you enjoyed this, Shalini!!! I just started and I am with you—plop me on my arse for sure!!! 💕💕
Hahaha 😂 😂 some days I can come up with funny words… I am shocked too
That made me hoot. Absolutely brilliant. Thanks so much, Shalini! 🙂
Hahaha some days weird words come to me 😂😂😍😍
You were brilliant in this book, I loved your dark side
A five star book and a five star review!
Yayy Marialyce.. It was fun for me 😍😍
Wonderful review, Shalini! Wow! I have not tried this author and now I definitely have to!
She is certainly fun in this book… Goes all dark in places 😍
Sounds like a wild ride… and one well-enjoyed. So the wife’s name was Nicole… 🤔😂
Shhhhh….. Nicole died…
Our Nicole is kicking our butt… Or will soon 😂😂
Hahahaha. Gotta go bug her again…
She has bugs, the viral kinds, I got the flu, she had the flu… 😂 😂
Wow! Great review, Shalini! This sounds like a book I just have to read. 🙂
Fun read Leslie… I needed something to divert my mind… This worked 😍 how are you? Have a great week
I don’t think I’ve heard about this book yet, but I expect it will do the rounds shortly.
I think so.. Thank you for the shout out on twitter 😍
From me too, Rosie. I saw yours! Total star. 🙂
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“Evil begets evil. Darkness can be fought only when you can jump into the murky depths and shine the light, yet fight dirty…” You have to read this #review! I defy you not to laugh in delight. It’s brilliant! Thank you so much, Shalini. 😍
Awww that is so cute Sheryl.. You are awesome… I loved your book… I had so much fun… My vengeant heart loved it more
Wow! Wonderful review Shalini, actually makes me want to go get and start reading right now😊 adding it to my TBR.
This was one rocking ride RoseMarie… I had a blast reading it
Great review ^^^
Thank you ❤️
Oooh – this one sounds awesome!
It was rocking, pure fun, a bit in the darker side
I love this – I didn’t need to read the synopsis, I must have this book based on your superlative review alone!
Sorry my darling, nothing will ever, I mean ever beat your review… I am in a different shocked-amazed zone
Ah ha, very interesting my dear Shalini, very interesting indeed. 😉
Scarily dark interesting
Yes ma’am it sure sounds like it. I like books that sacrily dark interesting though. It keeps me on the edge of my seat. Happy reading Shalini 😉❤
Wow.. Then I hope you like this book too
I haven’t read anything by this author before. Great review, I’ll definitely be checking the book out.
Thank you ❤️ Jacob… It was a super fun read
WOW! That’s a wildly fantastic and riveting review! Yes, I’ll be looking for the book. As for “dudette”–sorry honey–but unless you copyrighted it, can’t claim it. It’s a great word and should be shared. I hereby post dibs. And thank you.
Hehehe it is such a cool word… I love it, no idea where I read it… But I have been using it frequently… 😂 😂
This sounds fantastic, Shalini! So glad that you enjoyed it so much! 😀
I plopped on my arse and read it.. Had fun 😂😂
I like that word, dudette. 😂 Great review, Shalini.
Aaah, my dudette too is loved 😍😍😂😂 thank you Laurie
Wow! 5 stars! Amazing review Shalini, I love a plop me on my arse book. I just requested this one, so I shall see if I get it. It sounds so good.
I hope you love it too.. 😍 Rebecca is a cool dudette
Great review, but I have noticed that there are a number of books out there now with the word “Wife” in them – “The Wife”, “The Wife Between Us”, and now “The Second Wife”. I definitely notice the trend.
Oh yes… And now all the stories sound so similar… Every story gives me a deja-vu