Book Review – The Anniversary by Sarah Stephens @skstephenswrite @Bloodhoundbook #BookReview #BookBlast #suspense

Many thanks to publisher Bloodhound Books for my spot on this Blog Tour.

Wow!! A book which kept me on my toes until the last chapter and a crafty author who knew how to inject suspense at the right page.

A couple, who were still strangers, on their honeymoon after nearly a year of marriage. An isolated cabin in the mountains with hiking trails and patchy mobile network. Newspaper articles of hikers being attacked. Trust unraveled, and actions of both the characters appeared suspicious.

My first book by author Sarah Stephens kept me blindfolded until the last few chapters. Both the characters seemed unreliable as they kept changing their opinions about each other and the circumstances. I was the pendulum in the middle who was kept on the edge. Details were hidden and hints were given, the author kept me guessing the whole book.

The story told to me from Mary’s POV worked well, invoking my suspense as Mary herself was suspect in my eyes. Her moods were quicksilver, they changed with every line. Her husband too alternately tried to kill her then save her. What was happening in this book? That was my only thought.

The end was completely unexpected, my theories were dashed by the author who brought things to a close quite cleverly taking me by a surprise.

The book soothed my soul with its wickedness, the author by her choice of words. I had just started the book, when it rushed to the end. It was that addictive. One of my fun midnight reads!!

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

Until death do they part…
Mary and Jackson are spending their one-year wedding anniversary in a remote luxury cabin. They married after a whirlwind romance, and soon after the wedding, Jackson left for a nine-month work placement halfway across the globe.

Now that Jackson’s back, Mary is determined to make her marriage a success. The trip has a promising start, but things begin to unravel when Mary reveals to Jackson the truth about her past and the secret that drove her family apart.

When a hike results in Mary almost falling to her death, suspicions she has about her new husband rise to the surface. Surrounded by forest for miles, and without reliable phone reception, Mary realizes she is totally isolated with a man she barely knows.

The days of their delayed honeymoon tick by and Jackson’s devotion transforms before Mary’s eyes into something more sinister. As her own mental state deteriorates under the pressure, Mary is left with only one question:

Can she save herself before her husband loves her to death?

Publication Date: March 2020

Author: Shalini

My first love has always been BOOKS. My favourite gadgets are my phone, kindle, and lately, my laptop. I write reviews from my heart, hoping that each word strikes a chord in a reader. Books are more than my passion. Who am I? I am a #bookblogger, #reviewer, #betareader #editor #ghostwriter #bookpublicist #bookstagrammer #blogtourorganizer. Soon to be an #influencer

11 thoughts

    1. You know me, I need thrillers to keep the blood flowing but I have been very influenced by your choices. And hope to make use of scribd much more from April. Expect a free month at the end of this month around

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