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Look What You Made Me Do

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Have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and liked the way the author described each character, so that you got a sense of who they were. This book is a mild suspense thriller about sibling rivalry and the extended family during a grief stricken time.. Misunderstandings from the past between parents who have taken sides, a family business caught up in it all two husbands who aren't what they appear to be.  Look What You Made Me Do, was an enjoyable read and I've put Nikki Smith's debut book ALL IN HER HEAD on my to read wish list. 

I'd like to thank Net Galley and Orion publishing Group for giving me the chance to read and review this fabulous book.
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Nikki Smith has done it again. An intricately plotted psychological thriller showing us that what we believe to be the truth is only the public facade and we can never truly know what goes on behind closed doors when the mask slips. 

We meet sisters Jo and Caroline who have never been particularly close. Each had their own secrets and heartache to endure but both feel the other has the perfect life. This story strips away the layers upon layers of perceptions and untruths until you get to the heart of the story, Their father leaves a huge inheritance to Jo and will this bring the sisters closer as they learn why or tear them apart irrevocably? 

We weave between the sisters point of view and an unknown third person. Touches on many difficult subjects and just how far we would go to protect the ones we love. 

Thank you to Orion Publishing Group and Netgalley  for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Nikki Smith’s second novel is another outstanding psychological thriller. Exploring the secrets we keep, the dark side of family relationships and evil hidden behind the perfect illusions we create. It’s a tense and engaging read that will keep you turning the pages until you discover just what’s going on.

Jo and Caroline are sisters who have never got on well. Jo has a strained relationship with her mother, Caroline feels like her father favours Jo. After their father dies, the sisters and their respective families will be forced to face the deepest of secrets they have kept from each other. Does anyone know the truth about their supposed nearest and dearest?

Smith has returned with another gripping novel, which is a perfect blend of tension, drama and thrills. “Look What You Made Me Do” is a brilliant exploration of the darkness that hides in the shadows cast by the illusion of perfection that we all like to display. Each member of this family has something they are keeping from the others. The narrative simmers with the tension of these secrets and the atmosphere Smith has created is as taut as piano wire. The plot is a complex, multi-faceted concoction of psychological drama, mystery and harrowing tension that is constructed perfectly. Each individual storyline is woven together so intricately, culminating in the heart racing final sequences. I was gripped from the first page of the prologue - which sucked me immediately into the plot - and it was so satisfying when the story came full circle to wrap up these opening moments.

This is a story that offers so much more than the standard domestic noir/thriller. As we as exploring the shiny veneer that we gloss over our lives and what happens when the cracks begin to appear, go unchecked and splinter into non-repairable fissures, it’s a story about the toxicity of family relationships and marriage. We all know that families and marriages hold secrets, but Smith has adeptly layered these to build them into a monumental triumph of suspense. As well as creating darkness and despair, “Look What You Made Me Do” is also a novel of resounding redemption and female empowerment. Told from both Jo and Caroline’s perspectives, the journey these two women take during the course of the narrative is fascinating, compelling reading. I found this format worked really well, as I felt as a reader that I was privy to the inner workings and deepest secrets of all of the characters relationships. Smith also includes some sections from another anonymous voice, which really add to the mystery of the plot. I enjoyed trying to work out how they fit into the story and could not guess!

I loved this novel and highly recommend it to fans of family dramas and thriller fiction. I can’t wait to read what comes next from this fantastic author!
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You’ll be riveted by the new psychological suspense from Nikki Smith – a gripping gut-punch of a novel . . .

Firstly a big thank you to the publishers for my copy to review on netgalley. I absolutely loved her debut last year and she seems to have a theme of writing about topics that have impacted me personally.

I whizzed through this last night in one go . Her writing has the ability to draw you in and capture your imagination pretty quickly.

This focuses on the bonds between the family and the secrets we keep for ourselves and others.

Nikki writes with talent and sensitivity around difficult topics and again very accurately from personal experience.

Incredibly gripping and tense psychological thriller. Thought provoking and you will question what would i have done?

I look forward to reading more from this author and wish her every success with this book.

Published 8th march in ebook and 1st april in hardback.
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Great book , very tense all the way through. Kept getting inklings of a story that gradually enfolded . One had a lying husband , one an abusive husband  neither of them the best . Loved reading this book but was a little bit disappointed with the ending , let the book down a little bit hence the 4 stars instead of five . Overall worth reading though
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A well told domestic thriller, adult siblings who dont understand each other, parents who have taken sides, a family business caught in the middle of it all and husbands who arent what they seem. I enjoyed reading Look What You Made Me Do, would be a great holiday read.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for the chance to read it
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This book was amazing! I was gripped from the first few pages! Loved how we seen the story from two characters perspectives. I was kept in suspense and guessing right to the end. Looking forward to more titles from this author. Brilliant read, I was sorry when I finished it!
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Hugely tense story, really highlights the behind closed doors sense of how you never really know what's happening in someone elses life. Family dynamics always make for good reading, especially when there's money involved. Pacey read, couldnt put it down.
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Domestic Noir.....
Family secrets, rivalry and control all feature in this dark domestic noir when a situation triggered by the unexpected wording of an inheritance spirals quickly out of control. Well scripted with credible characters and a taut plot make for an often tense and uncomfortable read.
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What a gripping page turner! Somewhat dark with a sense on menace from the start.

Full of tension as we meet Jo and Caroline and witness the simmering rivalry between the two sisters. Then the mother too. Does she love Caroline more than Jo? 

Both of these woman are flawed and are living with secrets, but I remember from this author's first book, All In Her Head, that nothing is ever as it first appears. The book touches on some difficult issues, but she does it with a sensitivity that makes everything that bit more relatable. Giving voice to both women and the clever use of alternating their chapters meant I raced through this book. When I was with Jo, I was worried what was happening to Caroline and vice versa. 

Some authors talk about how difficult it can be to write their second book, but this author makes it seem effortless. I really love her voice and am looking forward to what comes next.

Thank you so much to Orion and to NetGalley for the chance to read this advanced copy.
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This was a good read and it kept me intrigued until the end. However, it also felt rather chaotic- there were so many strands to the plot and so many things that were obviously clues that it was impossible to keep track. Each strand was a good premise, but it felt like the author was trying to do too much in one book.

As someone in recovery from anorexia, I also think the references to Jo’s eating disorder need to be toned down somewhat. They’re extremely triggering and there’s very little point to that aspect of the book that I could see.

I did enjoy this book in general, though. It’s a good beach read.
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Sister rivalry. Dark secrets and hidden truths. All those little nuances in family life, the subtle power struggles, the who is loved more, observed so cleverly. What a fantastic book even better than All in her head which I loved. 

Accomplished writing draws you deep into their world and the twists keep you hooked. 

Even in families who knows what goes on behind closed doors. 

Highly Recommended.
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A great story of sibling rivalry and a family torn apart by a surprising inheritance. Two sisters at each other throats - a fun and original read.
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This is the first book I've read of Nikki Smith's although I've heard lots of good things about her debut All in Her Head. This, her second novel is a slow burning psychological novel with an underlying feeling of menace and tension. Caroline and Jo are two sisters who have a difficult and toxic relationship. In the aftermath of their father's death ongoing tensions and family secrets come to the fore. I enjoyed the first half of this novel, Nikki Smith writes a gripping page turner with believable characters. The second half didn't quite live up to the initial promise of this novel, however I'd still recommend it as an original thriller and I'll definitely read Smith's debut. 
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a digital ARC
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I received an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review 

The book took a few twists I really wasn’t expecting, which took it up from 3 to 3.5 rounded up. The writing and the character development is not amazing but you keep turning pages to find out what will happen next.
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#LookWhatYouMadeMeDo #NetGalley 
An engrossing read. 
Jo and Caroline are sisters. Jo is always jealous of Caroline because she's mom's favourite or atleast in her vision, she's. Jo always wanted what Caroline had. She doesn't understand why always she's the odd one out. And now their father has died, leaving 70% of his property to Jo instead of his wife and Caroline. And now Caroline is jealous of Jo or it seems from the way she talks with her sister. 
It started like a family drama but then slowly slowly it turned into a dark psychological thriller when the secrets about the family started to come out one by one.
 Although I loved the concept and it's characters and narration. I felt like it was a bit dragging in the middle part when the sisters are talking about their father, its ending is good though. 
Overall it's a good read and I would definitely recommend this book. Its a good psychological thriller with family drama. 
Thanks to NetGalley and Orion Publishing Group for giving me an advance copy of this psychological thriller.
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I received an advance copy of, Look What You Made Me Do, by Nikki Smith.  This book was very interesting.  I liked the characters.
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Jo and Caroline may be sisters, but they are not friends, each of them striving to be the favorite daughter. Caroline seems to have everything that Jo wants and desires and Jo is jealous and resentful. Then an inheritance makes Jo the wealthy one, the favored one and Caroline can’t control her own jealousy and rage. Caroline means to maintain her place as the better, wealthier, more loved and adored sister. And she’ll do just about anything to make sure that happens. Sibling rivalry never looked scarier
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#LookWhatYouMadeMeDo #NetGalley 
An excellent read.
Jo and Caroline are used to hiding things from each other. They've never been close - taking it in turns to feel on the outside of their family unit, playing an endless game of favourites.Jo envies Caroline's life - things have always come so easy to her. Then a family inheritance falls entirely to Jo, and suddenly now Caroline wants what Jo has. Needs it, even.But just how far will she go to get it?
Narration of the story was awesome. I loved it. 
Thanks to NetGalley and Orion Publishing Group for giving me an advanced copy.
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