The Social Affair: A Review

I know about Britney King thanks to Instagram. I happened to win one of her books (Water Under the Bridge) a few months back and from there went out and bought all of the rest of her books!  When I was chosen to be part of her blog tour and receive a free ebook of her latest book, there was zero hesitation when I answered yes!
The Social Affair is one of those books you can easily read in a day.  It’s fast paced, and once you start, it’s very difficult to set it down.  Trust me!
There have been many parallels said of this book and Girl on the Train.  While I can see the similarities, they are TOTALLY DIFFERENT.  The Social Affair was new and kept me guessing throughout the book.
 Told from multiple perspectives, it’s almost as there are two stories that are interlinked but seperate, weaving themselves together throughout the book and the reader is set to work at figuring how the weave together long before truths come out!
I don’t like giving away too much in my reviews, especially when they are psychological thrillers.  I think every reader should be surprised at the twists and turns.  I will say that I HIGHLY recommend The Social Affair to anyone who like thrillers and books that get in your head.  Now, I’m off to go post a beautiful post on my Instalook, I mean Instagram account and you can read on for more information on The Social Affair……(and don’t forget to click on the GIVEAWAY link!!)
Title: The Social Affair
Author: Britney King
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: January 18, 2018 

In the tradition of Gone Girl and Behind Closed Doors comes a gripping, twisted, furiously clever read that demands your attention, and keeps you guessing until the very end. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, The Social Affair delivers us the perfect dark and provocative villain. The only question—who is it?
A timeless, perfect couple waltzes into the small coffee shop where Izzy Lewis works. Instantly enamored, she does what she always does in situations like these: she searches them out on social media. 
Just like that—with the tap of a screen— she’s given a front row seat to the Dunns’ picturesque life. This time, she’s certain she’s found what she’s been searching for. This time, she’ll go to whatever lengths it takes to ensure she gets it right—even if this means doing the unthinkable.
Intense and original, The Social Affair is a disturbing psychological thriller that explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience.

Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.

 

When she’s not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.

 


Currently, she’s writing three series and several standalone novels.

The Bedrock Series features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn’t. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a madman hell-bent on revenge. The series has been compared to Fatal Attraction, Single White Female, and Basic Instinct.

The Water Series follows the shady love story of an unconventional married couple—he’s an assassin—she kills for fun. It has been compared to a crazier book version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Also, Dexter.

Around The Bend is a heart-pounding standalone, which traces the journey of a well-to-do suburban housewife, and her life as it unravels, thanks to the secrets she keeps. If she were the only one with things she wanted to keep hidden, then maybe it wouldn’t have turned out so bad. But she wasn’t.

 

The With You Series at its core is a deep love story about unlikely friends who travel the world; trying to find themselves, together and apart. Packed with drama and adventure along with a heavy dose of suspense, it has been compared to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Love, Rosie.

 


The Social Affair is an intense standalone about a timeless couple who find themselves with a secret admirer they hadn’t bargained for. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, the novel explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience. It is reminiscent of films such as One Hour Photo and Play Misty For Me. 

Without a doubt, connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. You can find Britney online here: 

To get more– grab two books for free, by subscribing to her mailing list at britneyking.com or just copy and paste bit.ly/britneykingweb into your browser. 
Happy reading.

 


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Grist Mill Road: A Review

 

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Grist Mill Road

By Christopher J. Yates

352 pages

Published 1/18 by Picador

Digital ARC provided by Netgally

 

Grist Mill Road is a dark and twisty Rashomon-style narrative which is expertly plotted. The year is 1982, the setting an Edenic hamlet some 90 miles north of New York City. There, among the craggy rock cliffs and glacial ponds of timeworn mountains, three friends—Patrick, Matthew and Hannah— are bound together by a single, terrible, and seemingly senseless crime. Twenty six years later, in New York City, living lives their younger selves could never have predicted, the three meet again–with even more devastating results.

Here is a triple helix of a story structure, a sharp-edged love triangle complete with an Atonement style revelation. Character-driven, gorgeously written and wrenching, it exposes the poisonous resentments, sexual longings, and reservoirs of violence that roil just below the orderly surface of small town life. Goodreads Synopsis

 

This. Book.  Wow!  What a great read to kick off the new year.  Classified as a psychological thriller, but Grist Mill Road is so much more than that!  This is a slow, literary burn of a novel that never feels slow up until the last 100 pages or so and all the questions are answered!  Highly recommend this book to just about anyone who reads!  Great for fans of thrillers, and literary stories alike.  Do yourself a favor and pick up this one, out now!

Thank you to NetGally and Picador for providing me with this copy to review.