Today I am sharing my review on its publication day for Be Careful What You Wish For by Vivien Brown, published by One More Chapter.
Be Careful What You Wish For by Vivien Brown
Release Date: 26th of September 2020
Print Length: 365 pages
Genre: Domestic Suspense Thriller
Publisher: One More Chapter
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Two very different lives.
A chance to escape…or is it?
Her life isn’t as perfect as you think…
Former actress Madi needs to escape from her lonely London life. She’s started to forget things and has the strongest sense she is being watched…
Prue feels suffocated by her claustrophobic village life, especially when she is humiliated in the most public way. Now Prue is desperate for anonymity –whatever the cost.
I was immediately drawn to Be Careful What You Wish For by its stunning cover which made me desperate to know what is going on behind that striking red door! What I uncovered was an addictive read that had me gripped from start to finish.
Vivien Brown has crafted a plot that sees two women, Madi and Prue wanting to escape their lives, which leads them to each other in the form of a house swap for a month. The chapters alternate between each of the women as we learn why they need to escape and there is also a sinister third voice that brings the mystery aspect to the story which really had me intrigued.
The creation of the characters has been very well done and each of the leading ladies are brought to life perfectly. I really connected with both of these women and felt sympathy for their situations. The story is very well executed and there are no plot holes or unnecessary filler chapters to drag it along. Each ended with me wanting more and held my attention.
This is the first book I have read from Vivien Brown and it will not be my last. I throughly enjoyed her writing which is very engaging making for a smooth and easy read. Her descriptions are so vivid that she makes you feel like you are there on the sidelines watching it all unfold, which I love when this happens.
Be Careful What You Wish For is an enjoyable quick read that had me racing through the pages. Billed as a domestic suspense thriller, I did find this to be more a cozy mystery which I also love, so for me it was still a win. If you also love this genre, I am sure you will also enjoy this story which I highly recommend.
Thank you to Vivien Brown, One More Chapter and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Be Careful What You Wish For, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
Let’s Get to Know Vivien Brown
Vivien Brown lives in Uxbridge, Middlesex, with her husband and two cats.
She is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and a Council member and Fellow of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists (SWWJ)
Under a previous name (Vivien Hampshire), she has written extensively for the fiction pages of UK women’s magazines, a how-to book about cracking cryptic crosswords, two ebook novels, and many articles and reviews for the professional childcare and nursery press, but is now concentrating on a full-time career as Vivien Brown, novelist.
Her debut domestic drama, LILY ALONE, was published by Harper Impulse in ebook, paperback and audio formats in the UK and the USA in 2017.
Her second novel, FIVE UNFORGIVABLE THINGS, was published by Harper Impulse in e-book and paperback in the UK and in the USA in 2018.
Novel number three, NO SISTER OF MINE, was published by One More Chapter as an e-book in January 2020 and in paperback April 2020.
Her fourth novel, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, is due for publication as an ebook on 26 September 2020 and in paperback in December.
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