The Favorite Sister – Jessica Knoll

Summary: When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder…

Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her cast mates. Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret.

Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt.

Lauren, the start-up world’s darling whose drinking has gotten out of control, is Goal Diggers’ recovery narrative—everyone loves a comeback story. And Jen, made rich and famous through her cultishly popular vegan food line plays a holistic hippie for the cameras, but is perhaps the most ruthless of them all when the cameras are off. (From Goodreads)

I’m going to be completely honest with you: I did not like Knoll’s first book. Probably because, and I know I’ve complained about this before, it was billed as the “next Gone Girl.” And it really wasn’t. In fact, it wasn’t even really suspense novel.

However, it wasn’t a bad book. So, when I got this book on NetGalley, I wasn’t hesitant. I wanted to see if Knoll could write a suspense thriller.

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The Wife Between Us – Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Summary: When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.
You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves.
You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her.
You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.
Assume nothing.

Discover the next blockbuster novel of suspense, and get ready for the read of your life. (From Goodreads)

I feel like I have read every single “next Gone Girl” book. And NONE of them have ever risen to the occasion. It’s like I’m constantly chasing that high that a good thriller gives you. I figured that my journey for a decent, unpredictable thriller was going to continue as the years go on.

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