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Don't You Dare

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I've had this book for years, I still haven't, unfortunately, got to it, so this is a placeholder review to reduce my shelf for my own sanity, but will replace this if I ever get to the book
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Great read! Looking forward to reading more by this author! I highly recommend this book and author to all!
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Thank you NetGalley for a copy of Don’t You Dare.

I’m not really sure how I feel about this book. It was a quick read but not exactly very suspenseful. I saw the ending coming from a mile away. There were some parts I found completely unbelievable such as Rachel impersonating her daughter Beth when talking to Beth’s fiancé Peter. Disguising you’re voice, maybe but he couldn’t physically tell the difference between the two?? I’m not buying it.
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Thank you so much for the opportunity to review this book and to be an early reader via NetGalley! However, I will not be writing a review for this title at this time, as my reading preferences have since changed somewhat. In the event that I decide to review the book in the future, I will make sure to purchase a copy for myself or borrow it from a library. Once again, thank you so much for providing me with early access to this title. I truly appreciate it. Please feel free to contact me with any follow-up questions or concerns.
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"Two can keep a secret, if one of them is dead..."
This seems to form the basic premise of the book.  Rachel and her daughter Beth share a secret, but then it seems as if Beth's conscience is playing up.... and then she disappears.  Is Rachel involved??
Wow, what a thrilling book.  Recommended!
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I was intrigued by the blurb for this book and jumped at the chance to get my hands on a copy and I read it within a few days of it landing on my Kindle!

This was a very well written psychological thriller, I loved the way that the story was told from the view points of Rachel and Beth and it definitely is one of those books that makes you think! The plot was great and I loved the writing style. I will definitely be looking out for more books from this author after reading this one!

Four stars from me, highly recommended!
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When Rachel discovers her daughter, Beth, with a man in cellar of the pub where she works, she believes her daughter is being attacked and attempts to stop him. He is killed by the force of Rachel's blow. Rachel resolves that she cannot tell the police what has happened, and urges Beth to do the same. Will they be able to keep their secret?
When there is a killing in the novel within the first few pages, I know I'm going to have to strap myself in and prepare for a bumpy ride. Don't You Dare does not disappoint. From the outset, you can feel the pressure bubbling away, and I was on tenterhooks waiting for everything to spill over. It's not just the tension of the situation, but the tension in the relationships in the novel, especially between Beth and Rachel, and Beth and Peter. I was gripped until the final page.
In Don't You Dare, Waines has created fascinating characters. Although I didn't like Rachel very much (she seems very overbearing!), I was keen to find out what happened to her following Carl's death, and was also intrigued as to what her secret might be. I tried to guess several times throughout the course of the novel, but was always wrong! Beth is more likeable, but her willingness to go along with Rachel frustrated me, and I wanted her to stand up for herself, and I was pleased on the occasions when she did. I felt that Waines pitched the dynamic of the mother-daughter relationship, and despite my reservations about them as individuals, I enjoyed reading as their relationship is pushed to breaking point.
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I really enjoyed this title. Had no idea how it would pan out. Very plausible story arc. The characters were relatable and the plot had a slowly building tension. A definite four star psychological thriller.
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I love this author. She never disappoints. Another excellent story. A gripping read from beginning to end.
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Loved this book, even when I was not reading it I kept thinking about it and couldn’t wait to pick it up again, hence I finished it in a day. Would definitely recommend to others and can’t wait to read other titles from this author.
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This book follows two women, a mother and daughter, who share a secret. A horrible, terrible secret. This book was fast paced, and intriguing. Gripping enough to create suspense, and want to keep turning pages until the very end. I understand that in thrillers, it's generally important for the narrators to be a bit unreliable. This is where the messiness comes from, and it's where the struggles are cultivated to forge a suspenseful narrative. I just found these two narrators so unbelievable, and SO unreliable, that it forced the story into the direction that the author wanted to take it. I could hear the author so loudly throughout my reading it, that it made it difficult to fully enmesh myself into the story.

This book was okay, the idea behind the plot was solid, but didn't touch all my sweet spots for a perfect thriller.

*Thank you to the publisher and to Netgalley for providing my copy!*
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This was so painfully dull i was really wishing it would end already.  Great premise to start and then just a muddle of back and forth anxiety in the middle.  The only saving grace was the twist at the end.  

Thank you to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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“Things are not always what they seem.” Some people walk through life wearing rose colored glasses, never seeing what is truly in front of them. Nor do they realize, their actions, no matter how harmless, can come with consequences. 

Don’t You Dare, is a skillfully written, edge of your seat read that keeps you guessing. It also reaffirms the lengths a parent will travel to protect their children.  5 stars
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What if your daughter becomes your enemy?

 When barmaid, Rachel, discovers her soon-to-be-married daughter, Beth, pinned down by a stranger in the pub cellar, Rachel lashes out in panic and the intruder ends up dead. In desperation, Rachel convinces Beth they should cover up the crime and go ahead with the planned wedding in one month’s time.

 Rachel, however, has her own reasons for not involving the police.

 Hiding their dreadful secret is harder than they both imagined and as the big day approaches and the lies multiply, Beth becomes a liability. Rachel looks on in dismay at the hen party when, after too many drinks, Beth declares she’s about to make a special announcement. But before Beth can say a word, she disappears...
 
When two people share a chilling secret, can both hold their nerve?

This book explores the dark side of a mother-daughter relationship when pushed to the limit.

Very slow to get started, and though it was enjoyable, it wasn’t a page turner that kept me on the edge of my seat – until suddenly – bam, I didn’t want to stop reading this book.  An unexpected and very enjoyable conclusion.  4*
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Rachel, a barmaid, finds her daughter Beth, pinned down by a stranger in the pub cellar. She panics and lashes out – the stranger ends up dead. In desperation, Rachel convinces Beth that they must cover up the crime and move on with their life. Beth, who is engaged to get married to Peter, has a difficult time coping with what has happened. She falls to pieces.
Rachel, while dealing with the demons in her head, has to try and be normal both for herself and Beth. As Beth’s relationship with Peter starts to crumble, Rachel starts to clutch at all possible straws to keep a normal semblance to their lives.
On her hen’s night, things seem to get to Beth too much, and after quit a few drinks, she declares that “she has an announcement to make”. Rachel panics. They have an altercation. And then, Beth disappears. 
What could have possibly happened to her?
Has she gone away willingly, or has she been taken away?

Is there someone who seems to know what transpired that fateful night?

And more importantly, what secret is Rachel harbouring? There is a constant reference to some past of hers.

Very well-written, this was a taut psychological thriller, leaving you guessing till the very end.

4.5/5 for me.
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With thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this books - I felt the plot was incredibly well controlled all the way though.
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Wenn ein Geheimnis nicht verbindet, sondern einen Keil zwischen zwei Menschen treibt...
Mehrere Erzählperspektiven, toller Schreibstil und eine etwas andere Geschichte. Einfach tolle Unterhaltung.
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A great thriller, but not also that, a story about how far you would go to protect your daughter, or even your mother. 

I was hooked within the first two chapters because already there’s action. I loved how it began right away and it didn’t wait till the middle to begin. It’s a great way to hook the readers to the story. Waines doesn’t fail to deliver. 

I loved how the mother daughter relationship aspect was linked in this novel. It proves that no matter how close you are, everyone has their secrets. It’s plays such a huge part in the story that when they unravel, you’re just shocked. 

The twist was predictable if you’re really good at guessing plot twists but that ending...oof! I did not expect that all. Like I said, secrets are plenty in this one. 

I finished it in a day because I just had to keep reading. It’s one of those books where you have to just until you get the ending. 

The characters I really liked. Peter the fiancé, Beth the daughter, Rachel the mother. Even Adrian, Rachel’s father. His dementia made the story even more intriguing because of the little hints he would leave and then he would forget what he said. It really just made me want to flip to the last few pages and spoil it for myself. But I didn’t, and I’m glad I didn’t. 

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bloodhound Books for giving me an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Thank you for giving me the opertunity to read and review this book prior to its publication date. Do events in my personal life, unfortunately I was not able to read this book prior to the Publication date. When I initially asked to read the book I found the premise to be interesting. I am looking forward to the release of other titles in your upcoming publican catalog. I would love to have the oppertunity again to read future publication titles. Thank you for your generosity and the time you spent reviewing my request to read this book. 

I am required to give a star rating on netgally but will not be posting a review or giving a star rating for a book I have not read in its entirety on other patforms.
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Love it , loved how the story pulls you in and it keeps your attention though out the story , can't wait to see more by this author,with that said I want to say thinks to Netgalley for giving me a chance at reading and review it in change for my honest opinion as well as finding a new author.
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