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The Invite

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This was a gripping, fast paced read that had me completely hooked.

The story is told from multiple POVs and has many likeable sympathetic characters.

I'll admit when I read the synopsis I was expecting the whole husband/best friend affair cliche BUT inwas wrong *no spoilers*. The story takes off in a completely unexpected direction, who doesn't love a book that sticks it's fingers up to the cliches and gives a whole new perspective?

Was it overly OTT at times.. yes! Was it predictable in places... yes! Was it convoluted... yes! Would I recommend it... hell yes!

The only real downside for me was the rushed ending, I felt that more could have gone into it.

A fast paced, quick read that is perfect for holiday reading!


Thanks to netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC.
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The Invite by Sheryl Brownes was another fantastic book and I've just loved all of Sheryl's books especially as was fast paced throughout with great twists and turns that just had you sitting on the edge of the seat. Sheryl has a way of bringing into the book.

I can highly recommend this seres of books they have been Brilliant!

Big Thank you to Netgalley and especially Bookouture for my ARC for an honest review. I can't thank you enough.
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Thanks to #netgalley for the ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review. Finally your best friend is meeting your fiance....they seem to be acting strange around each other.... then your best friend goes missing....a tense twisty read that had me captivated from the beginning. Another great thriller from Sheryl Browne, I cannot wait to read more, her books never disappoint.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ #netgalley #sherylbrowne #theinvite #goodreads #litsy #thestorygraph #tea_sipping_bookworm #thriller #bookqueen #bookstagram
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4 Stars from me

This is a busy book with several viewpoints portrayed as the story develops and a main character who you will want to throttle ;)

Kaitlin appears to be living the dream, she has a gorgeous new partner, Greg, and her best friend Zoe has returned from Portugal meaning she can finally introduce her best friend to the love of her life. It's red flag central however, when her best friend seems to have an issue with her new man.

Inevitably things soon take a darker turn and Kaitlin is left reeling - but who/what should she believe?

This is a quick and fun read from Sheryl Browne that is perfect for fans of psychological thrillers, it moves at a pace and has rapidly developing plot lines.
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Far fetched and unrealistic but an easy gripping read you can’t help but to finish!  Thank you for the read.
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Kaitlin has a daughter Freya and partner Greg. Her best friend Zoe has been living in Portugal but is coming back for Kaitlins birthday party, although she's leaving a complicated love life behind. She has never met Greg and takes an instant dislike to him and the 2 friends argue. Zoe then goes missing which leaves Kaitlin with doubt about Greg and she discovers things she never knew.
This book was very easy to read, has me keep wanted to just read one more chapter and had me guessing all the way. Highly recommended.
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Very good twisty thriller
Really enjoyed this book
Love sheryl’s books
Can’t wait for her next one
Thanks NetGalley
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I'm unable to leave a long review based on the fact that I still haven't managed to finish "The Invite" by Sheryl Browne as of yet. 
I started reading this back in January and we're now in May and I've only managed to get to 27%. It's not that it's not a good storyline, I'm enjoying it when I am reading a chapter but it's just not encapturing me to the point where I was to go back and read on. 

I tend to either love a book and see it through in a few days or hate a book and know I'm not going to want to read it. 
I have neither when it comes to the Invite. I shall leave a proper review once I've managed to finished it.

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Another brilliant book from this author.  Kaitlin has a new man in her life, Greg, who seems to be perfect.  Everything that her ex husband Sean wasn’t.  Zoe, her best friend, has persuaded Kaitlin and her daughter Ruby to leave Sean and start again.  So Kaitlin is thrilled when she learns that Zoe, who is working in Portugal, is coming back to celebrate her birthday and engagement party and she can’t wait for her to meet Greg.  Zoe has left Portugal after splitting up from her boyfriend after learning he was married with children.  When Zoe meets Greg at the party she becomes suspicious of him and tells Kaitlin that she seems to be rushing into things,  they fall out and Zoe leaves the party.  Kaitlin insists that Greg goes after her but soon Zoe is declared a missing person.  When the police question Greg about the night of the party Kaitlin knows that he’s telling lies, but why?  Can she trust him and could her and Ruby’s lives be in danger?  This book is about love, friendship and jealousy and plenty of red herrings.  A book you won’t be able to put down.
Thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
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Sheryl Browne is back with an addictive spine-chiller that kept me up all night: The Invite.

After being swept off her feet by her boyfriend Greg, Kaitlin had no qualms about saying yes to his marriage proposal. Although theirs had been a whirlwind romance, Kaitlin knew deep in her heart that Greg was the man for her. With the day of their engagement party having finally come round, Kaitlin is beside herself with excitement. She cannot wait to introduce him to her best friend Zoe, however, little does Kaitlin realise that her most cherished dream of marrying her soulmate is going to turn into a nightmare of epic proportions.

No sooner have Greg and Zoe clapped eyes on one another that things take an uncomfortable and sinister turn. Greg seems jumpy, nervous and apprehensive and Zoe looks absolutely terrified every time she locks her gaze with Greg. Have they met before? Is Zoe lying to her? And what is her best friend’s connection to her soon to be husband? When Zoe and Greg have a very heated discussion, Kaitlin’s concerns intensify and reach an alarming crescendo. However, worse is to come for Kaitlin because the following morning the police knock on her door and inform her that Zoe has gone missing.

As the police interrogate her and Greg, Kaitlin is shocked to hear the lies coming out of her fiancé’s mouth. Where is her best friend? Did Greg have something do with Zoe’s disappearance? How well does Kaitlin know the man she is going to be spending the rest of her life with? Why is Greg lying? And is Kaitlin’s life and that of her daughter in danger with the enemy in their midst?

Sheryl Browne’s The Invite is a superb domestic thriller that is exciting, unpredictable and so brilliantly paced I found myself holding my breath too scared to turn the page. The Invite is a chilling tale about lies, deception and secrets that kept me guessing until the very last page as Sheryl Browne piles twist after twist and shock after shock in a tense and terrifying page-turner that had me jumping out of my skin on many an occasion.

A fabulous thriller from a master of her craft, Sheryl Browne’s The Invite is an absolute must-read.
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Thank you Netgalley for this ARC for an exchange for an honest review.  

Interesting book, I enjoyed it.
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Reading the book The Invite, felt like riding a roller coaster. I would read, get to a shocking part and feel my stomach drop. This continued multiple times! If you enjoy twisted plots, complex characters, & shocking endings, you will love this book!
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Wow, this is a total rollercoaster ride of a book! Right from the start I was drawn into the story.

I liked Kaitlyn, even though I felt that she was a bit too trusting. Greg, I had a bad feeling about, and he was one of several suspects in my mind.

The story is told from several points of view, and the short chapters just beg for one more. In fact, I flew through this book as the tension rose.

With a complex and multi layered plot, this book is very hard to put down, as it captures you in its web of lies and deceit.

With a build up to a climactic ending, it’s impossible not to race through the pages, whilst the twists just keep on coming.

Another triumph of a thriller from one of my top authors, I’d really recommend this book.
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A book ful of twists and turns. Slightly slow start but overall enjoyable and w0uld read further books written by this author.
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The Invite by Sheryl Browne is another winner from this not to be missed author.  This one was a bit of a slow burn for me, but it certainly kept me turning the pages.

Kaitlin has met the perfect partner in her fiance Greg.  He is attentive and, most importantly, seems anxious to assume the role of father to her young daughter, Ruby.  When Greg organizes a lavish party, Kaitlin's best friend Zoe arrives from Portugal to help celebrate the happy couple.  But things seem off with her friend, who ends up in a heated conversation with Greg, even though the two have allegedly only just met.  When Zoe later goes missing, Kaitlin cannot shake the memory of their angry exchange.  Could her wonderful fiance possibly be connected to the disappearance of her best friend?

This is a compelling read that reminds us once again that we do not always know the true character of those we keep closest.  Recommended.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for an ARC.
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The Invite looks at the question of how well we know those we surround ourselves with. For Kaitlin, her fiance Greg swept her off her feet in a whirlwind courtship, and she couldn't be happier, could she? And can she trust him? And why did her friend Zoe disappear. Zoe and Greg seemed to have a familiarity with each other. What is that about? Kaitlin is left questioning her trust in those she loves.

This was a twisty, fast paced book that keeps the reader turning the pages. Thanks to NetGalley, Author Sheryl Browne, and Bookouture for allowing me to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Sheryl Browne is a must read author!! Definitely one of my favourite Bookouture authors and one that absolutely needs to be on the TBR.

This is gripping and filled with tension from very early on. I have found myself completely pulled in and unable to work out where this was going to go.

The mix of characters in the book are interesting, each compliment personalities of others. They are a great mix and even the dislikeable characters play a great part of this book.

This is well written and moves at the perfect pace. I have devoured page after page in just one sitting. I have loved this one.

There is nothing negative I can say about this book. This is an absolute gem and definitely one for the TBR.
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Within the first chapter I knew I was in for one hell of a ride. With twists and an emotional journey you follow the story to a satisfying conclusion
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This is a fast paced book that kept me on my toes at all times. Kaitlin got out an abusive marriage only to get quickly entangled into another serious relationship in a relatively short time. I can't say that I blame her. Being in an abusive relationship can shake your self confidence, making you believe that you are less worthy of love. It takes Zoe's blatant admission of her reservations about Greg for Kaitlin to start doubting Greg and her relationship. But by the time the doubts have crept in, it's already too late. Zoe has gone missing and Greg is one of the suspects. 

I started reading this book a few days back, but I got sidetracked by another book. So I picked up after a bit of a gap and it took me a while to catch up. Because the story consists of many interconnected subplots. The subplots might get a bit much, but they are key to sustain the mystery around Zoe's disappearance, because they constantly cause doubt to shift from one person to another. But the last subplot leading to the climax was just one subplot too many, because until then I was willing to give the book 4 stars.

I think the author attempted to piece together an unexpected twist in the last chapter. But the background to it had just not been as well developed as you'd want. It made the climax seem a bit unconvincing to the extent, that it took the epilogue to make sense of the whole thing. 

Overall this is not a great book, but if you are looking for a good fast paced mystery, you can go for it. It's not bad for a one-time read.

I would like to thank NetGalley and Bookouture for an ARC.

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Kaitlin's fiance Greg arranges a lavish party for her birthday. But tensions are high when Kaitlin's best friend Zoe arrives from Portugal. Zoe doesn't trust Greg at all but is this due to her own disasterous love life or her fear that Kaitlin is rushing into a relationship to escape her abusive ex? Then Zoe goes missing...
The Invite is a psychological thriller based around friendship, love and trust as well as having a crime element with the mystery of Zoe's disappearance.
Kaitlin has finally found happiness for herself and her daughter. Greg seems like the perfect man. But Zoe thought she'd found the perfect man too until she discovered he had a wife and kids. Now she is back in the UK and wants to prevent her best friend making another mistake.
I could understand both Kaitlin and Zoe's perspectives as they both care about and feel protective towards each other. Both women are governed by their pasts and it affects their decisions and choices. Being a psychological thriller, it was clear that things would not be what they seemed and I distrusted everyone!
The book is written from various third person perspectives and there are some chapters set in the past to show the build up of events. There is a great deal of tension as Kaitlin doesn't know who to trust and is deeply concerned about her missing best friend.
The police procedural elements added an extra layer to the plot as the police try to find Zoe alive or dead. I enjoyed reading as the twists started unravelling in unexpected directions, and the ending was a surprise.
The Invite is an entertaining psychological thriller.
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