Welcome to my spot on the tour for Behind Her Smile by JA Andrews, hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources. Read on for more info and my review.
There are two sides to every story…
Grace Thomas and her husband Cameron live busy urban lifestyles and decided to take a short break away in the countryside to reconnect as a family with their two children. Suspecting her husband of having an affair, the trip is ruined when Cameron’s personal assistant Chantelle, arrives unannounced with some devastating news. Chantelle appears to be everywhere Grace turns, and her instincts can’t all be wrong.
Not only does Chantelle resemble Grace, It soon becomes clear that she is desperate for Cameron’s attention, but at what lengths would she go to get it?
Determined to save her marriage, Grace begins to unravel all the secrets in her relationship by scrutinising the clues. Chantelle is always in the background, but behind her smile is a dangerous lie that has devastating consequences for everyone.
Behind Her Smile is not my first read from JA Andrews and it certainly won’t be my last. Much of the reason I enjoy psychological thrillers is embodied in this novel. Thrilling, twisting, and very difficult to put down once you start reading.
I enjoyed the dual timeline in Behind Her Smile. I think, when done properly, this can make a novel so much more well-rounded. The way these two timeliness come together is such a, ‘wow’ moment that I wasn’t expecting.
This was a gripping read that really made me think as I tried to piece everything together. If you like psychological thrill rides, pick this one up!
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
JA Andrews is the author of gripping twisty psychological thrillers. Mummy’s Boy, and You Let Him In, are his full length novels, while Glimmer of Hope is a shorter story as a Kindle exclusive. As well as writing fiction, JA Andrews enjoys reading a mix of genres, watching various reality TV and spending time with family and friends.
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