The Sleepover by Keri Beevis

Published: October 24, 2022

Boldwood Books


Genre: Thriller

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Keri Beevis lives in Norfolk, England, with her two naughty kitties, Ellie and Lola, and a plentiful supply of red wine (her writing fuel). She loves Hitchcock movies, exploring creepy places, and gets extremely competitive in local pub quizzes. She is also a self-confessed klutz.

When you’re a kid, you imagine monsters to have horns and fangs. That they hide under the bed or in the wardrobe. And you believe they can only come after you when it’s dark.

You don’t expect them to look like everyday people or that they may be someone you already know…

The summer in question started out with hot, fun-filled days and new friendships.

We had just turned thirteen and had our whole lives ahead of us.

But that was before her…

Before we became known as the Hixton Five and our lives become defined by one night.

It’s hard to believe twenty years have passed since shewas locked away.

But now she’s free and strange things have started to happen.

When I close my eyes, the creeping anxiety and fear is overwhelming and all too real.

Because the monster is back, and I know she has a score to settle with us.

“It can be our little secret.”

The Hixton Five. The survivors of a devastating tragedy, bound together by the trauma they endured as 13 years old children. Hannah, now grown and living away from Hixton, still vividly remembers the torture she suffered at the hand of Mrs. W, so when Mrs. W is released from prison, it’s understandable that Hannah is on edge. Then Liam shows up, wanting to write a true crime book about the incident. More than memories are about to come back.

THIS BOOK WAS SO SCARY. I enjoyed how this was told; the alternating timelines worked so well together. I enjoyed the characters and their connections.

The twists in this book were so well placed. Just when I thought I had things sorted, I didn’t. The way the initial story is drawn out is cleverly done, adding to the scary factor.

I devoured this book- it was so hard to put down. The plot was well done, the characters were excellent, and the writing was brilliant. I will have to check out more of Keri’s work.

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