Helllllllo friends & Happy Wednesday!
I know, I know, I know, I’ve been totally MIA for what feels like forever. Between never-ending COVID lockdowns, navigating the move from one platform to another with Lipstick & Bubbly AND quitting my 9 to 5, things over here have been pretty darn crazy. BUT, I’m back + I’m not going anywhere.
If you’ve been following me for a while, then you’ll know how much I LOVE to read. Give me a psychological thriller and I’ll be entertained for hours. Last year I set a goal to read 20 books before the end of the year + while I fully intended to do the same this year, well, life happened and I’ve been lucky to finish 5 books. Any who, with 6 days of freedom under my belt, I managed to finish “Every Vow You Break” and I just can’t keep it to myself, it was SO good!
So, if you’re a thriller lover like me, then you’ll wanna stick around to hear more about this book!
Title: “Every Vow You Break”
Author: Peter Swanson
Price: $23.99 CAD (from Indigo)
Number of pages: 308
Goodreads score: 3.44/5
A bride’s dream honeymoon becomes a nightmare when a man with whom she’s had a regrettable one-night stand shows up in this psychological thriller from the author of Eight Perfect Murders.
Abigail Baskin never thought she’d fall in love with a millionaire. Then she met Bruce Lamb. But right before the wedding, Abigail has a drunken one-night stand on her bachelorette weekend. She puts the incident—and the sexy guy who wouldn’t give her his real name—out of her mind, and now believes she wants to be with Bruce for the rest of her life.
Then the mysterious stranger suddenly appears—and Abigail’s future life and happiness are turned upside down. He insists that their passionate night was the beginning of something special and he’s tracked her down to prove it.
Does she tell Bruce and ruin their idyllic honeymoon—and possibly their marriage? Or should she handle this psychopathic stalker on her own? To make the situation worse, strange things begin to happen. She sees a terrified woman in the night shadows, and no one at the resort seems to believe anything is amiss… including her perfect new husband.
I know I say that a lot BUT after months of struggling to get through the first few pages of a handful of books, I was relieved to pick this one up + actually be hooked after the first page!
Right off the bat, we meet Abigail who’s engaged to a VERY wealthy man. Oh, AND she’s being stalked by a fling she had at her bachelorette weekend. This book takes TONS of twists and turns and believe me when I tell you, you’ll never see this ending coming. As a horror movie fanatic, it takes a lot to creep me out, but this book was something else. Peter Swanson’s vivid descriptions made me feel like I was living Abigail’s nightmare, which of course made this book a weekend binge read.
Honestly, I could kick myself for not reading Swanson’s books sooner and from what I’ve read online, this was one of his least popular books (aka excuse me while I buy his 6 other novels). This was such an easy read and quite the page turner, making it the perfect weekend read!
Have you read any of the popular titles from this author? Let me know in the comments below. And if not, let me know what you’ve been reading lately, I’m ALWAYS looking for suggestions!
Thanks so much for stopping by & until next time,