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Never Have I Ever

by Joshilyn Jackson

Crime / Mystery Family Drama Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Never Have I Ever

Startling. Clever. Thrilling. Different. This book snatched my attention from the moment I entered, and the ending siren-called to me throughout. When new neighbour Roux joins the local book group, she suggests a game that quickly turns Amy’s life upside down. Amy has a secret, and Roux threatens to reveal all, unless Amy plays by her rules. The first chapter is oh so clever, my thoughts twisted, scattered, re-grouped. I was desperate to know where this was heading, and what was coming. I am not often tempted to peek at the ending, as I love the build, the tension, the reveal. I admit that I almost had to sit on my hands to stop myself from looking! Joshilyn Jackson has created two main characters who entered my mind, knocked down thoughts, and created turbulent feelings. I bristled with indignation, winced and flinched as I read. Never Have I Ever isn’t an easy, obliging read, instead it is wonderfully shocking, completely addictive, and thoroughly entertaining.

Liz Robinson

Never Have I Ever Synopsis

It starts as a game at a book group one night.

Never Have I Ever... done something I shouldn't.

But Amy Whey has done something she shouldn't. And Roux, the glamorous newcomer to Amy's suburban neighbourhood, knows exactly what that is.

Roux promises she will go away - if Amy plays by her rules.

But Amy isn't prepared to lose everything. She's going to fight back, and in this escalating game of cat and mouse, there can be only one winner. 

Never Have I Ever Press Reviews

'Wonderful - suspense and surprises, real characters and a scary, ominous backbeat' LEE CHILD

'I couldn't turn the pages fast enough' CLARE MACKINTOSH

'Once I started, I couldn't put this one down' CHRISTINA DALCHER

'Wow - what a book! I devoured it in one day' RACHEL ABBOTT

“Brilliant... horribly credible, and Jackson's dialogue and scene-painting are impeccable as each chapter addictively advances the battle of wits” –  Sunday Times, Thriller of the Month

“Full of masterful suspense, this is one hell of a thriller” –  Heat

“Our old friend, the psychological thriller, absolutely immaculately done, to be read in one breathless sitting” –  India Knight, Sunday Times Magazine

“A heart-pounding tale of cat and mouse with twists you won't see coming. Just when you think you couldn't be more shocked, Jackson delivers a mind-blowing ending. Riveting!” –  Liv Constantine,

“A riveting read that will get you wondering who you can trust” –  Nina Pottell, Prima Magazine

“This book will make you gasp with shock. A summer must-read!” –  Woman

“Jackson raises the stakes again and again in this skilfully plotted novel” –  Laura Wilson, Guardian

“The more Roux and Amy became obsessed with each other, the more obsessed I became with the book … By the time of the explosive, entirely unexpected climax, I was clinging to the edge of my seat” –  Sara Gruen,

“Nail-biting suspense … Jackson builds on her talent for creating imperfect, capable and multi-layered characters to write smart suspense, driven by the intelligence and determination of the instigator and her prey” –  Booklist

“One of those thrillers with such a distinct style and such rich writing you simultaneously want to turn the pages but also just want to slow down and soak it up. Amazing” –  Amy Lloyd,

“Dark, twisty and brilliantly plotted. Never Have I Ever is a compelling game of cat and mouse. Couldn't put it down” –  Alice Clark-Platts,

“Well-developed, memorable characters and an action-packed plot” –  Publisher's Weekly

“[Jackson's] prowess at writing affecting, character-driven fiction is on full display, and readers will devour the twisty, consuming story” –  Library Journal

“A tale of moral suspense in addition to a psychological thriller. Its several plot twists are surprising and effective ... Many books claim to be the perfect beach read. This one doesn't, but it certainly fits the bill” –  Wall Street Journal

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781526611604
Publication date: 14/05/2020
Publisher: Rave Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury PLC
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781526611598
Publication date: 08/08/2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526611604
Publication date: 14th May 2020
Author: Joshilyn Jackson
Publisher: Rave Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Family Drama, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About Joshilyn Jackson

Joshilyn Jackson was born and grew up in the Deep South. A former actress and award-winning teacher, she is now a full-time writer. Joshilyn lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their two children.Photograph © Elizabeth W. Osborne

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