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January 15, 2020

Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

"He reads the letter three times before it sinks in.  She's gone.  They're gone...There is no trace of her, however, no passport, or driving license, none of those important things that frame her life...He is angry.  More than angry.  He's raging.  It's a white heat inside him.  He stares out through the window, the ball of paper damp in his sweating hands.  Vodka.  He needs vodka.  She has no right to do this to him.  Not after everything they've been through.  
He will destroy her for it." (p 2)

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January 2020; William Morrow; 978-0062856791
audio, ebook, print (352 pages); psychological thriller
Lisa lives for her daughter Ava, her job, and her best friend Marilyn, but when a handsome client shows an interest in her, Lisa starts daydreaming about sharing her life with him too. Maybe she’s ready now. Maybe she can trust again. Maybe it's time to let her terrifying secret past go. Then her daughter rescues a boy from drowning and their pictures are all over the news for everyone to see. Lisa's world explodes, and she finds everything she has built threatened. Not knowing who she can trust, it's up to her to face her past to save what she holds dear.

My Comments:  

I love reading a good thriller full of twists and turns and surprises and this book definitely provided that roller coaster ride.  It's a suspense story with strong female characters and family secrets.  The story is told by three women - all with secrets of their own:  Lisa, her daughter Ava and Lisa's best friend Marilyn.  As each of the main characters tells her part of the story, the reader is left to try to figure out the secrets.  I thought I had things figured out several times only to find that I was on the wrong path.  I know this is a short review but I don't want to give away any spoilers.  All I can tell you is to read this if you enjoy a good psychological suspense novel.  I plan to read some of this author's earlier books after enjoying this one.

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About Sarah Pinborough

Sarah Pinborough is the number one Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of the psychological thriller Behind Her Eyes, and more than twenty other novels and novellas, including The Death House and a young adult thriller, 13 Minutes. She has also written for the BBC. She lives in England.

Find out more about Sarah at her website, and connect with her on Twitter and Instagram.

Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter.

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  1. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

  2. Awesome review!! Glad this was a hit for you!