The Girlfriend – Sarah J. Naughton

Happy belated release! March 6th was an incredible day for new releases in the thriller genre. So many books, so little time!

Thanks to Sourcebooks for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review!

THE GIRLFRIEND – Sarah J. Naughton (out now!)

This was also released in the UK under the title TATTLETALE. Check back for the #allthebookreviews thoughts 🙂

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My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!

Are you ever hesitant when you hear books compared to the big psychological thriller hits? I always approach books with an open mind and try not to have any preconceived notions (those build ups usually end in disappointment). THE GIRLFRIEND by Sarah J. Naughton was just as twisty and thrilling as people were saying! It did not disappoint!

Mags has a troubled relationship with her family, to say the least, but when she gets a phone call that her brother, Abe, is in a coma she comes to his side. The police are saying that it was a result of a suicide attempt, but Mags knows her brother better than that. As she tries to figure out the truth about what happened to him, Mags meets Jody. Jody is Abe’s fiance and she was the only witness to the events that led him to the coma. With more questions than answers, Mags decides to pick up the investigation and as she continues, she begins to find secrets that her brother left behind.

I don’t want to say too much more because the twists in this book are fantastic. It’s one of those where you think you have it figured out, then Naughton throws you for a loop. It’s an emotional read along with a psychological thriller. If you’re looking for a suspense read that has a little more unique approach to the typical tropes then I would highly recommend this one!

I’ll be looking for more from Naughton in the future!

Are you ever confused when you see the same novel released under different titles depending on the region? There was definitely a level of confusion when the cover art changed from the ARC to the final copy!

–Jess

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