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Today I am taking part in the books on tour for The One Before by Miranda Smith. This was released on the 4th of November, published by Bookouture.

Book Details

The One Before by Miranda Smith
Release Date: 4th of November 2020
Format: Kindle
Print Length: 294 pages
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Publisher: Bookouture
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Book Blurb

I love him. I trust him… But what if I’m wrong?

Whisper Falls is a fresh start for Madison and her fiancé Cooper. The safe, quiet town on the shores of a beautiful lake is the perfect place to spend the rest of their lives.

But then Madison learns that Cooper’s high-school girlfriend Celia disappeared after a party. Three days later, her body was found in the lake.

And the town thinks it wasn’t an accident.

Madison loves Cooper, but she can’t help wondering. She has to know the truth.

But if she starts asking questions, what other secrets will be revealed? Will she meet the same fate as the woman who came before her?

A dark, gripping psychological thriller with a brilliant twist, The One Before is perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter, Gillian Flynn and Rachel Caine.

I really enjoy Miranda Smith’s books and The One Before is no exception. It is a compelling suspense thriller that will have hooked, just like I was until the final page. Right off the bat my Kindle was in overdrive as Miranda Smith had me up until all hours, furiously flicking the pages to see how it was all going to play out. It is a fast paced exciting read that takes you on one heck of a suspenseful and twisty ride!

The story revolves around Madison Sharpe and her fiancé Cooper Douglas as they return to his hometown, Whisper Falls, as Cooper takes over the family newspaper business. But there has been a dark cloud hanging over Cooper since the death of his high school girlfriend a decade earlier, whom the small town residents believe he was responsible for and it isn’t long before Madison starts questioning if she really knows the man she is about to marry.

I love when a book is set against a backdrop of a small town where everyone knows everyone’s business and even more so when it has a family of prominence, as is the case with this story. The Douglas family has wealth, status, secrets to hide and I loved the mystery and being caught up in the thick of it. Miranda Smith always does a great job of getting her readers involved in each book she has written.

The book has been well put together and I enjoyed the multiple points of view narration, past and present. The end of each chapter kept me wanting more and the whole story just consumed me. The characters have been well put together, are diverse and each play the roles they have been given extremely well. Miranda Smith’s writing is on point here and she has done such a great job with this book. She keeps you on your toes and just when you think you have outsmarted her, she throws in a twist to end all twists!

The One Before is a gripping read that I think is Miranda Smith’s best work to date! She has given her all with this book and I could not get enough of it. Congratulations on a outstanding piece of work Miranda Smith and I will be eagerly awaiting to see what you come up with for us next. It was a pleasure to be able to read and review The One Before, which I highly recommend.

Thank you to Miranda Smith, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The One Before, 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.

The One Before Books on Tour

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Thank you to Bookouture for my spot on The One Before
books on tour and for the promotional materials.

Let’s Get to Know Miranda Smith

Miranda Smith writes psychological and domestic suspense. She is drawn to stories about ordinary people in extraordinary situations. Before completing her first novel, she worked as a newspaper staff writer and a secondary English teacher. She lives in East Tennessee with her husband and three young children. 

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