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5/11/22

What They Don't Know by Susan Furlong (with a Giveaway!)

May 9 - June 3, 2022 Virtual Book Tour

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5 + Stars!


Synopsis:

What They Don't Know by Susan Furlong

A picture-perfect suburban life fractures. . . and a darker reality bubbles beneath the surface.

Mona Ellison's life is as perfect as the porcelain dolls lined up on her shelves. She has a successful husband, a loving son, a beautiful home, and a supportive group of girlfriends ever ready for their weekly wine night.

But when Mona’s son gets entangled with the wrong crowd and runs away from home, her blissful suburban world begins to unravel. She tells her friends that boys will be boys, that he’ll be back as soon as his money runs dry . . . but deep down she knows there’s something else going on.

Then the police show up at Mona’s door. A young girl has turned up dead in their quiet town, and her missing son is the prime suspect.

Determined to reunite with her son and prove his innocence, Mona follows an increasingly cryptic trail of clues on social media, uncovering a sinister side of suburbia and unveiling lies and betrayal from those she trusted most. And as Mona spirals further from her once cozy reality, a devastating revelation shatters everything she thought she knew. Now the only thing she’s sure of is that she can’t trust anyone . . . not even herself.

With unrelenting psychological suspense and a wicked twist, What They Don’t Know marries small-town thriller and domestic mystery—suburban paranoia at its best.

What They Don’t Know Book Love:

"Part domestic thriller, part small-town mystery, What They Don’t Know is everything suspense fans want: characters who'll make you think twice, a subversive plot, and pages that seemingly turn themselves the deeper you get into the story. In this portrait of suburban life tinged with malice and intrigue, paranoia lurks just around the corner. Read it at night. Don’t plan on sleep." (Tosca Lee, NYT bestselling author of The Line Between)

Book Details:

Genre: Suspense
Published by: Seventh Street Books
Publication Date: May 17th, 2022
Number of Pages: 286
ISBN: 1645060403 (ISBN13: 9781645060406)
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

Read an excerpt:

It was the last Tuesday of the month, our normal book club night, and we were gathered at my house—Selma, Alice, Tara, and me—settled in the living room, Moroccan rug plush beneath us, immersed in the decor’s eclectic mix of whimsy and Old-World aesthetic. This would be our last book club meeting, but it was more than that, really. It was a pulled thread in the carefully woven tapestry of our friendships that had begun in college and endured careers, weddings, our first-borns, and remained constant through affairs, divorces, and much worse …

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Excerpt from What They Don’t Know by Susan Furlong. Copyright 2022 by Susan Furlong. Reproduced with permission from Susan Furlong. All rights reserved.

 

 

Author Bio:

Susan Furlong

Susan Furlong is the author of eleven novels including SHATTERED JUSTICE, a New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year. She also contributes, under a pen name, to the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea series. Her most recent novel, WHAT THEY DON'T KNOW, has been praised by reviewers as an engrossing and delightfully creepy read. She resides in Illinois with her husband and children.

Catch Up With Susan Furlong:
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MY THOUGHTS -
OH MY GOODNESS!!! Can you say "Best book of the year"? 
Might just be! Definitely going on my top 10 list and might just be #1. This story was absolutely excellent and so, so suspenseful. 

Excellent character development. The main character, Mona, was so believable. She definitely had me feeling sorry for her and rooting for her. I loved her. And the husband was painted as a shady one right from the start.

This was one of those books that has you on the edge of your seat throughout and you never  know what is around the corner. I didn't know what to believe and not believe, who I should trust and who I shouldn't. As soon as I started feeling comfortable, something else would happen that left me feeling uneasy again. It was creepy, but creepy good! Not a book that will take long to read... because you won't want to put it down!

Very highly recommended. Now I am going back and putting ALL her books on my wish list!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Partners in Crime Tours -  Thank You!


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4 comments:

  1. This is an amazing review! I'm so thrilled that you liked the story. I appreciate you taking time to read and review it. :)

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    1. LOVED the story! Very well written! Can’t wait to read more!

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  2. Wow 5 + that's really saying something. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Really really great book!!

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