The explosive follow-up from Sarah Pinborough, author of the number one Sunday Times bestseller Behind Her Eyes.Original and compelling, the very definition of a page-turner SunThis years biggest new thriller MetroCross my heart and hope to diePromises only last if you trust each other, but what if one of you is hiding something?A secret no one could ever guess.Someone is living a lie.Is it Lisa?Maybe its her daughter, Ava.Or could it be her best friend, Marilyn?Cross Her Heart publishes 17th May 2018. Youll just have to wait to find outThe explosive new thriller from Sarah Pinborough, author of the Sunday Times Bestselling novel BEHIND HER EYES....
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Cross Her Heart Reviews
I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it’s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don’t Trust Her Books, and never a truer word was written! I thought I pretty much had this book all worked by the first half, but then wham bam the author very deviously pulled the rug out from under me, not once but on several occasions. Brilliantly twis ...more
Best thriller I've ever read I think!! I cannot give this enough praise. So many twists and turns from this book. I adore all her other work but this was by far my favourite! I thought to begin with it started off a bit slow but looking back, it was just getting us to really know the characters, to be able to engage with them, and feel all the necessary emotions. I loved the fact it went from each character's POV, and also then to after to now, it added so much to the story. I genuinely can't be ...more
Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins.
The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving between Now, Before, and After and comprising of a multiple narrative, the story has those short chapters which I love and it didn’t take long to be completely immersed in the story. It was a book that I devoured in a couple ...more
Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim team and is trying to be more independent. She has friends, a boyfriend and someone she has been chatting to through Facebook. Someone no one knows about.....
Lisa has lived in fear for a long time and is constantly loo ...more
Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives.
This novel, ticks all the boxes of an ‘award winner’.
So, straight off the bat, I am calling that one (on 21st January!).
After I finished the novel, I just sat there thinking
‘how do you even learn to write like that?’.
The novel is jam packed full of twists and turns. You never really know if you’re coming or going, making the novel unpredictable and insanely gripping. The twists are planted early on, literally from page 30 onwards.
When I reached the last 100 pages, I don’t think I dared move or b ...more
(view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc.
DNF at 86%
Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this.
I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horrible stuff- #sorrynotsorry
I wish there were ratings for books as I am really fed up about reading rape, abuse, neglect- enough is enough. (hide spoiler)].
Sarah Pinborough's novels mess with my head. Seriously, when I read Behind Her Eyes I had strange, surreal dreams. With this book, Cross Her Heart, I felt distinctly unnerved each time I put it down as though I were still trapped within the pages. It's dark, unflinching and disturbing and there were parts of it I wanted to read from between my fingers. It's also quite heart-breaking in places. And of course, it's twisty as hell. I'd like to claim that I guessed the ending but Sarah stayed one st ...more