Around the Bend: A Novel by Britney King

Around the Bend: A Novel

By Britney King

  • Release Date: 2014-12-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 106 Ratings
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Description

In the tradition of Behind Closed Doors and The Girl on the Train comes an unsettling story about the lengths some are willing to go to hide the truth. Fans of domestic thrillers and psychological suspense will find Around The Bend addictive and unrelenting. 

Secrets can be deadly... 

If you were to pass me on the street, you probably wouldn't even look twice. I'm that normal. I'm just like you, only wealthier. I have it all. The kids, the family, the dog, a house on the hill. Hell--I'm so cliché, I even have a white picket fence. I guess you could say that I've dotted my I's and crossed my T's. But what I also have--what no one sees in yoga, or at Nieman Marcus, or during the dreadful Ladies Who Lunch charity events I attend (because only God knows why), and perhaps most importantly, in the school pick up line--are secrets.

Deep, dark, deadly secrets. 

We all keep secrets, don't we? We all have thoughts in our heads, things we do, things about us that if people knew, they'd be shocked...right? Well, what if one day we just decided to let the cat out of the bag, so to speak.

What if we decided to let the whole world in on our dirty little secrets? And what if along the way, as we were spilling those secrets, we realized that things aren't always what they seem and with that knowledge, it changed the whole story?

In this book, I'm laying it all out there. The unraveling of my life. My coming undone. What one might've seen had they been paying attention.

What I've found in life is people often believe lies before they'll believe the truth. Well, here it is, in a nutshell. I'll let you decide which is which...

If you enjoy dark reads, mystery and suspense, you'll love Britney King's bestselling psychological thrillers. More than 100K copies downloaded. Available in digital and print.

More Praise 

"Intense and cunning." 

"A wonderfully intense read."

"A compelling read for fans of thrillers/suspense with romantic elements." 

"Domestic suspense at its finest." 

"A fascinating storyline and absolutely exquisite prose."

"Addictive and fast-paced."

"A stunning page-turner. The perfect psychological thriller." 

"Domestic suspense at its finest." 

"I devoured this standalone. With no shortage of surprises, it made for captivating psychological fiction"

"An incredible page turner with realistic characters and chockful of suspense."

Reviews

  • Great read

    4
    By B.B. Clark
    This was a great, easy read! Following the life of a suburban house wife after an accident that changed her life forever; the author did a great job showing the reader the struggles she faced and how she overcame these struggles! You’ll be surprised how a stranger can walk into your life and change it for the better!
  • A Must Read!!!

    5
    By Zah1324
    This is so well written, and the characters come alive. The reader can feel their pain, and confusion. It isn’t a warm fuzzy book, but life isn’t always warm and fuzzy. Just read it. It’s great!
  • Very good read

    4
    By Perfect_Not
    Have enjoyed all Britney’s books. Characters well developed and plot flows smoothly.
  • Great book

    5
    By yeghikian
    This was such a great book. It had turns and twists that I never saw coming. And in the end it was so raw but real. Thank you for writing such a beautiful book.
  • To close to home

    5
    By fsfp
    I’ve read over thousands of books but none had ever been to close to home like this one. Great book, I had to review. It won’t disappoint you
  • I never give 5 stars, but this deserves it

    5
    By Bdg:68
    I am an avid reader, and have to leave a review for this book- it was just so wonderful! Thought provoking, perfect character development, twist and turns. I could not put it down and devoured it in just one day. I am definitely buying more of her books, because I know I won't be disappointed.
  • Beyond the bend

    5
    By Pegiep
    I am so excited to find another author that captured my interests in reading again! I found this book to be one that I just did not want to put down. I was disappointed when it came to an end which makes me realize just how much I enjoyed reading it . I Already told the other teachers at school about it and now is am going to look for another one that she wrote !
  • Ok

    3
    By susancapmom
    First off, I went back and read the book description after finishing the book and I wonder what book it was describing. The book is a page turner, and the story is interesting. There were just a lot of parts that didn’t make sense, and the ending was dumb. I felt like the author just got tired and ended it so she could be done. Eh..
  • Great title, filled with great characters highlighting

    5
    By Respect one
    I didn’t appreciate the ending and that’s all I’ll say.
  • Best Britney King Novel Yet

    5
    By Issy's MomMom
    Best book I read in months! However, the description that iBooks has in details is a little misleading. After reading other King novels, it wasn’t what I expected, but I was pleasantly surprised.

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