Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

Don’t play games you can’t afford to lose..

A game of cat and mouse but here the stakes are high. Amy has a past that she doesn’t want anyone to know about, she has kept it hidden tucked away from everyone.

“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.”

The mysterious Roux shows up out of nowhere, hijacking their book club and turning it into something more.. she acts all innocent but its clear she is up to something. It’s like she can see into Amy and everything about her, it makes for an uneasy atmosphere. Roux likes to play games and despite herself Amy finds herself drawn in but quickly realises just how dangerous Roux can be.

Just when you thought book club was innocent! Can Amy find a way out before Roux sinks her claws in deeper?

Not your average thriller, this one sneaks up on you. What seems like harmless fun takes a sinister turn as you realise what people will do to keep their secrets safe. A good read, particularly if you like a good thriller, Never Have I Ever will be out on the 8th of August!

Many thanks to Laura from Raven Books for sending me a copy to read and review, all opinions are my own and I am not paid to give them.

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