The Play Date by Victoria Jenkins @bookouture @vicwritescrime #bookobsession #blogreview #psychologicalthriller


Arranging the playdate was easy. Child’s play. Preparing the house was more difficult. It was only now she realised how many photographs there were: the picture-perfect unit. Wife, husband, child. All of it a lie.

I made a new friend at playgroup today. She’s different from the other mothers. She feels like someone I can trust. Someone I can confide in.

But there are some things I can’t tell her. Things I can’t tell anyone.

Because I have a secret that no one else knows. One that still haunts my dreams, wakes me up in a cold sweat at night.

Even another mother would never understand. Unless, of course, she’s hiding something too…


Well this started as a huge cracker of a thriller! Jenkins did a fabulous job developing the characters from the start. Only problem…she did a really good job convincing you that certain characters live up to the hype. You will be amazed at how easily even a seasoned reader of psychological thrillers will be fooled by who to trust and who to feel sorry for. I love a thriller that throws in a twist or to that causes a gasp or a “no way!!!!!” reaction! Loved it!

Victoria Jenkins

Victoria Jenkins lives with her husband and daughters in South Wales, where her bestselling series of crime novels featuring Detectives King and Lane is based. The first in the series, The Girls in the Water was a top 5 US Kindle Bestseller and a top 30 UK Kindle Bestseller. She has an MA in Creative and Media Writing from the University of Wales, Swansea. 

She has since written four psychological thrillers, one of which – The Argument – reached number 17 in the UK Kindle chart. Each thriller has a family at the centre of its story, with ordinary people thrown into extraordinary events.

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