The moment she opened her eyes, she knew everything had changed. The stale taste of alcohol; her uneasy stomach. She looked at her husband sleeping peacefully, and knew she would never tell anyone what happened last night.
You will think you know what happened to Alicia that night.
You will see a desperate wife, lying to her husband.
You will watch a charming lover, trying to win her back.
You will judge her, just like everyone else.
You will assume you know what happens next. But everything you think you know about the past, the relationships, what drives Alicia and her husband to lie… is wrong.
If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and The Sister, you’ll love this compelling and gripping psychological thriller from Sheryl Browne. The Affair will have you hooked from the very first page!
Alicia.. what a lying, cheating, bitch! Wait… did you just judge her based on the first few chapters… yes. Yes you did. (Yes yes I did but shhhhh) You should know better than to judge a character in Sheryl Browne’s book! So she didn’t cheat on Justin? Or she did? Ugh…
Never mind that for now because there’s a bigger, more horribly pressing issue to keep you up at night reading! I won’t say. I can’t say for fear of ruining it, but I will tell you this…you will NOT put this book down. Well, maybe you will but only because you will need to take an emotional break!
Sheryl Browne is right at the top of our ever growing list of favorites. She’s the kind of author that you read and know you’ll love any book she writes. Her characters are intense, real, and usually come with a lot of baggage which makes them sooooo interesting to read about and feel like you know personally.
I was tempted to stop at about 80% and message Sheryl to beg her to tell me that the book ended a certain way because I was afraid to read the rest! Ha! But I didn’t. I read furiously and of course, the plot thickened and ended unexpectedly but so amazingly!
We LOVE Sheryl Browne and anytime she publishes a new title, we will most certainly read it!
Thank you to Bookouture and Netgalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!
About the Author…
Sheryl Browne brings you powerful psychological thriller and contemporary fiction. SheryI’s latest psychological thriller THE BABYSITTER – the first of a three-book deal – comes to you from fabulous BOOKOUTURE. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and previously writing for award winning Choc Lit, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.
So why does Sheryl write in two genres? Quoting E. L. Doctorow, Sheryl says: “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights…” This she thinks sums up a writer’s journey, you never quite know where you are going until you get there. You might start with an outline, but a strong character will always divert from the plot. If Sheryl’s not sure where a character is going, she simply has to trust him to show her the way. Plus, according to one reviewer, she also has a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath.