Friday, January 26, 2018

Review Tour: The Social Affair by Britney King

Title: The Social Affair
Author: Britney King
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: January 18, 2018 
In the tradition of Gone Girl and Behind Closed Doors comes a gripping, twisted, furiously clever read that demands your attention, and keeps you guessing until the very end. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, The Social Affair delivers us the perfect dark and provocative villain. The only question—who is it?
A timeless, perfect couple waltzes into the small coffee shop where Izzy Lewis works. Instantly enamored, she does what she always does in situations like these: she searches them out on social media. 
Just like that—with the tap of a screen— she’s given a front row seat to the Dunns’ picturesque life. This time, she’s certain she’s found what she’s been searching for. This time, she'll go to whatever lengths it takes to ensure she gets it right—even if this means doing the unthinkable.
Intense and original, The Social Affair is a disturbing psychological thriller that explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience.


Izzy is a troubled woman working a menial job and it’s at that job she meets Grant and Josie Dunn. She’s immediately besotted by the beautiful woman and her loving husband and, wanting to escape her lonely life, will try to find everything there is to know about them via social media.
In the meantime, the Dunns’ lives are not at all what they appear, and Izzy will find herself way in over her head.
This was my first read by the author and I have to say it came as a surprise. At first, I was confused and started making all kind of conjectures about where the book was headed, but the unraveling and final outcome were worth every minute I spent reading.
Ms. King certainly knows how to keep the interest, not giving too much away at any point in time. Her writing is good and never boring, she just messes up with your mind until she smacks you over the head with the least expected outcome.
The Social Affair is a perfect example why you should never wish the lives of others because one doesn’t know what happens behind closed doors…


4 Book Corner Stars 

*ARC Review* 

This book is the pure definition that the grass is not always greener on the other side. I thought I had this book all figured out while I was reading and I was so wrong. Izzy wasn’t as smart as I thought she was. Josie was smarter than I anticipated and Grant was plain evil. This book had me on the edge of seat while I read. The last few chapters of the book had my jaw dropping. It truly did!

Britney King really brought her “A” game with this book. It was well written, evenly paced and held my attention from start to finish. It was a much needed refreshing read as the last few books for me have been hit or miss. This book was also very relevant to the times especially when it comes to social media. This story is why I keep my social media accounts on private. Well done Britney King!

4 Book Corner Stars 
*ARC Review* 
Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.

When she's not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.

Currently, she's writing three series and several standalone novels.
The Bedrock Series features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn’t. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a madman hell-bent on revenge. The series has been compared to Fatal Attraction, Single White Female, and Basic Instinct.
The Water Series follows the shady love story of an unconventional married couple—he’s an assassin—she kills for fun. It has been compared to a crazier book version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Also, Dexter.
Around The Bend is a heart-pounding standalone, which traces the journey of a well-to-do suburban housewife, and her life as it unravels, thanks to the secrets she keeps. If she were the only one with things she wanted to keep hidden, then maybe it wouldn’t have turned out so bad. But she wasn’t.

The With You Series at its core is a deep love story about unlikely friends who travel the world; trying to find themselves, together and apart. Packed with drama and adventure along with a heavy dose of suspense, it has been compared to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Love, Rosie.

The Social Affair is an intense standalone about a timeless couple who find themselves with a secret admirer they hadn’t bargained for. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, the novel explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience. It is reminiscent of films such as One Hour Photo and Play Misty For Me. 
Without a doubt, connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. You can find Britney online here: 
Web• http://BritneyKing.com
Instagram • https://instagram.com/britneyking_ 
Facebook • https://www.facebook.com/BritneyKingAuthor
Twitter• http://twitter.com/BritneyKing_
Goodreads • http://bit.ly/BritneyKingGoodreads
To get more-- grab two books for free, by subscribing to her mailing list at britneyking.com or just copy and paste bit.ly/britneykingweb into your browser. 

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