Never Have I Ever
By Joshilyn Jackson
William Morrow, 9780062855312, July 2019, 352pp.
The Short of It:
I love a good secret and this book has many.
The Rest of It:
Amy Whey is a Florida housewife with a past. A past that she’s kept well-hidden until a short-term neighbor makes an appearance at her book club and plays her version of the game Never Have I Ever. Amy immediately notes that something is amiss. This stranger knows something about her past and she has to find out what or risk losing everything she has; two beautiful kids, a loving husband and a beautiful home in a great neighborhood not to mention her best friend, Charlotte.
This neighborhood has no idea what it’s in for with its picture-perfect inhabitants, manicured hedges, and this one new addition who is up to no good but it makes for excellent reading. From page one, I was hooked and surprisingly, it’s not predictable. There were some surprises thrown in which I always appreciate.
I think this author is typically known for southern fiction but this reads like a mystery and I enjoyed it very much. Jackson’s depiction of women in this demographic is pretty spot-on too but I can tell she had a little fun with it as well.
Overall, it’s a solid, entertaining read.
Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
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