"Alarming and suspenseful, this novel will shock you to the end!"
Reviewed by Teresa Cross
Posted July 29, 2019
Thriller Psychological | Suspense Psychological
Every chapter brought a new alarming development in this suspenseful novel that a few times it had me having to put down the book just to overcome the shock! Truthfully I have never read a story that surprised me this much. Joshilyn Jackson is an author who knows how to capture the reader and keeps them guessing without them ever figuring it out what’s up next. NEVER HAVE I EVER is the latest from Jackson, and I am still recovering from the exciting shockwaves it left me. The characters were strong and likable. One you kind of wanted to like at times but then you are reminded at why you dislike her. This is what suspense story writing is about, the unexpected.
Amy Whey has a secret that no one else knows. Not even her husband or her best friend Charlotte knows what she is hiding. But someone did find out, and now Angelica Roux is blackmailing Amy leaving everything she cares about on the line. Roux shows up one day at the neighborhood book club with her games of deceit that can destroy relationships beyond repair. As Amy tries to find out Roux’s secrets to play her own game back, she puts more than her family’s happiness on the line.
NEVER HAVE I EVER by Joshilyn Jackson is one to read if you like being taken off guard by a book. It will not disappoint with the twisting details that make it hard to stop thinking about what you are reading. Jackson covers many emotions in this one novel. With a scandalizing storyline like this, it is a thriller that will stick with you for a while.
From New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson, a twisting novel of domestic suspense in which a group of women play a harmless drinking game that escalates into a war of dark pasts
In this game, even winning can be deadly...
Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with it—teaching diving lessons, baking cookies for new neighbors, helping her best friend, Charlotte, run their local book club. Her greatest joy is her family: her devoted professor husband, her spirited fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, her adorable infant son. And, of course, the steadfast and supportive Charlotte. But Amy’s sweet, uncomplicated life begins to unravel when the mysterious and alluring Angelica Roux arrives on her doorstep one book club night.
Sultry and magnetic, Roux beguiles the group with her feral charm. She keeps the wine flowing and lures them into a game of spilling secrets. Everyone thinks it’s naughty, harmless fun. Only Amy knows better. Something wicked has come her way—a she-devil in a pricey red sports car who seems to know the terrible truth about who she is and what she once did.
When they’re alone, Roux tells her that if she doesn’t give her what she asks for, what she deserves, she’s going to make Amy pay for her sins. One way or another.
To protect herself and her family and save the life she’s built, Amy must beat the devil at her own clever game, matching wits with Roux in an escalating war of hidden pasts and unearthed secrets. Amy knows the consequences if she can’t beat Roux. What terrifies her is everything she could lose if she wins.
A diabolically entertaining tale of betrayal, deception, temptation, and love filled with dark twists leavened by Joshilyn Jackson’s trademark humor, Never Have I Ever explores what happens when the transgressions of our past come back with a vengeance.
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