24 July 2020

Review: Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson book cover
* Copy courtesy of Bloomsbury *

Amy Whey and her best friend Charlotte are hosting book club at Amy's house when newcomer Roux arrives unannounced and bringing trouble in her wake. Magnetic and charming, Roux makes an instant impression and many of the women present fall under her 'spell.' Amy is happily married with everything to lose, so when Roux threatens her, it kicks off a battle of wits and a gripping chain of events.

I loved this domestic thriller by Joshilyn Jackson. Never Have I Ever is full of secrets, guilt, betrayal and mind games, and it also shines a light on the power of friendship. Amy is a brilliant protagonist and I quickly found myself rooting for her at every stage as she engages in a psychological fight with Roux for power and control.

Never Have I Ever was sent to me unsolicited by the publisher last year and when I picked it up to 'give it a go' I certainly didn't expect to be immediately engaged, find myself thinking about the story during the day, giving it 5 stars and recommending it to others. I love it when that happens! This book exceeded every expectation, and delivers a real wallop.

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson is a ripping read, domestic noir at its best and I highly recommend it.

Carpe Librum!

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  1. Wow, great review - I am starting to read these sorts of things - never understood what a domestic thriller was! Cheers

    1. Thanks Carole. I'm so glad you're giving a new genre a try. A domestic thriller is a situation or something that could happen to you or I. It's a situation that the reader can readily relate to or imagine happening to themselves. This makes the plot even more exciting as you ponder how you would react in the same circumstances.


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