Happy belated release!
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THE SOCIAL AFFAIR – Britney King
In the tradition of Gone Girl and Behind Closed Doors comes a gripping, twisted, furiously clever read that demands your attention, and keeps you guessing until the very end. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, The Social Affair delivers us the perfect dark and provocative villain. The only question—who is it?
A timeless, perfect couple waltzes into the small coffee shop where Izzy Lewis works. Instantly enamored, she does what she always does in situations like these: she searches them out on social media.
Just like that—with the tap of a screen— she’s given a front row seat to the Dunns’ picturesque life. This time, she’s certain she’s found what she’s been searching for. This time, she’ll go to whatever lengths it takes to ensure she gets it right—even if this means doing the unthinkable.
Intense and original, The Social Affair is a disturbing psychological thriller that explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience.
My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!
I’ve heard so many amazing things about Britney King floating around Bookstagram and I’m embarrassed to say that this was my first book by her. Better late than never! THE SOCIAL AFFAIR was amazing in every way for a thriller fan. Intense, stalkers, cults – what more could we ask for?
I’m always hesitant when I see that a book is being compared to GONE GIRL or BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, because lets face it, most don’t come close. I was not disappointed and this can definitely hang with the big thriller titles! I was sucked in from the first page and didn’t stop until it was over. Be warned, this is a binge-read, so clear some time in your schedule!
Izzy is down on her luck and barely making end’s meet. After Jake passed away she’s been blindly going through life making one bad decision after the next. Until one day she meets Josie and Grant Dunn. The perfect couple that has it all. She is instantly enamored with them and goes to social media to find them, once she does she finds herself completely immersed in their lives and wanting to be just like them. As we all know, the picture-perfect family and life is never what it seems. We are introduced to the New Hope church and we learn the Dunn’s involvement with them and the lengths they must go to in order to keep their perfect life.
One thing I loved about this book was the element of the present-day stalking. Come on, we’ve all done it on social media. You find yourself searching all over Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook for certain people or events. The obsession that can come with having social media profiles is so relevant – constantly checking notifications, likes on a photo or status, number of followers, etc. It’s so easy to get sucked into your phone. With this book being just under 300 pages, it really packs a punch at the end. Most people that love thrillers can typically predict the endings, but this one, you will definitely not see that ending coming!
Overall, if you want a unique and engrossing thriller, then you need to pick up THE SOCIAL AFFAIR. I’ve already ordered more of Britney King’s books and can’t wait to start!
About the Author:
Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.
When she’s not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.
Currently, she’s writing three series and several standalone novels.
The Bedrock Series features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn’t. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a madman hell-bent on revenge. The series has been compared to Fatal Attraction, Single White Female, and Basic Instinct.
The Water Series follows the shady love story of an unconventional married couple—he’s an assassin—she kills for fun. It has been compared to a crazier book version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Also, Dexter.
Around The Bend is a heart-pounding standalone, which traces the journey of a well-to-do suburban housewife, and her life as it unravels, thanks to the secrets she keeps. If she were the only one with things she wanted to keep hidden, then maybe it wouldn’t have turned out so bad. But she wasn’t.
The With You Series at its core is a deep love story about unlikely friends who travel the world; trying to find themselves, together and apart. Packed with drama and adventure along with a heavy dose of suspense, it has been compared to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Love, Rosie.
The Social Affair is an intense standalone about a timeless couple who find themselves with a secret admirer they hadn’t bargained for. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, the novel explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience. It is reminiscent of films such as One Hour Photo and Play Misty For Me.
Without a doubt, connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. You can find Britney online here:
Instagram • https://instagram.com/britneyking_
Facebook • https://www.facebook.com/BritneyKingAuthor
Goodreads • http://bit.ly/BritneyKingGoodreads
To get more– grab two books for free, by subscribing to her mailing list at britneyking.com or just copy and paste bit.ly/britneykingweb into your browser.
Where to get your copy!
Universal Link: http://books2read.com/thesocialaffair
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2B3Z83W
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