Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!
Busy day on the blog today another blog blitz I am thrilled to be part of! Such a compelling story from first page to last! Many thanks to Kim for my invitation and to Sheryl Browne for this thought provoking story💛💜
About the Book
The moment she opened her eyes, she knew everything had changed. The stale taste of alcohol; her uneasy stomach. She looked at her husband sleeping peacefully, and knew she would never tell anyone what happened last night.
You will think you know what happened to Alicia that night.
You will see a desperate wife, lying to her husband.
You will watch a charming lover, trying to win her back.
You will judge her, just like everyone else.
You will assume you know what happens next. But everything you think you know about the past, the relationships, what drives Alicia and her husband to lie… is wrong.
If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and The Sister, you’ll love this compelling and gripping psychological thriller from Sheryl Browne. The Affairwill have you hooked from the very first page!
4 Deceitful Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
“ oh! What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.“
My oh my did Alicia get herself tangled up in quite the sticky web… this was such an emotional thought-provoking book…. if I were going to label it I would probably call it more of a domestic thriller than a psychological thriller… from the title I am sure you can infer there is an affair… The fallout from this indiscretion is widespread with many casualties…. lies always seem to lead to more lies… digging the liar into a deeper and deeper hole, and leaving their loved ones the innocent victims reeling… but who is the biggest liar of them all???
This book was almost a mash up of women’s fiction and a thriller… The first 27% of this book was emotional, raw, and impactful… *have tissue handy* it was so heartwrenching, and there is a character in this book that my heart broke for more than any other… you will know who I’m talking about when you have finished this book… there is a small cast of characters in the book allowing us to really get to know each of them… I also believe we get the perspective of all of them with the exception of maybe one of them? Or perhaps there is a small chapter with his perspective? All of the characters were so well developed with their own unique voice… I felt for them, I cried for them, I judged them, and I forgave them… well not all of them!
The last 50% of this book was more thriller… Full of twists and turns and reveals and that sense of urgency… I still found myself wondering what I would do in this situation? and questioning some of the characters actions… I think this book was a really good example of what people wil do when pushed to their limits…. leaving me to question what my own breaking point would be…
Strongly recommend if you enjoy a well done thought provoking thriller…
*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***
Sheryl Browne brings you powerful psychological thriller and contemporary fiction. Sheryl’s latest psychological thriller THE AFFAIR – the second of a three-book deal – comes to you from fabulous BOOKOUTURE. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and previously writing for award winning Choc Lit, 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. 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. You might start with an outline, but a strong character will always divert from the plot. 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.
To find out more about Sheryl, go to www.sherylbrowne.com
Enjoy the weekend! Berit☀️✨