#BookReview: Just Between Us by Rebecca Drake

just between usAbout the Book

Four suburban mothers conspire to cover up a deadly crime in Just Between Us, a heart-stopping novel of suspense by Rebecca Drake.

Alison, Julie, Sarah, Heather. Four friends living the suburban ideal. Their jobs are steady, their kids are healthy. They’re as beautiful as their houses. But each of them has a dirty little secret, and hidden behind the veneer of their perfect lives is a crime and a mystery that will consume them all.

Everything starts to unravel when Alison spots a nasty bruise on Heather’s wrist. She shares her suspicions with Julie and Sarah, compelling all three to investigate what looks like an increasingly violent marriage. As mysterious injuries and erratic behavior mount, Heather can no longer deny the abuse, but she refuses to leave her husband. Desperate to save her, Alison and the others dread the phone call telling them that she’s been killed. But when that call finally comes, it’s not Heather who’s dead. In a moment they’ll come to regret, the women must decide what lengths they’ll go to in order to help a friend.

Just Between Us is a thrilling glimpse into the underbelly of suburbia, where not all neighbors can be trusted, and even the closest friends keep dangerous secrets. You never really know what goes on in another person’s mind, or in their marriage.

My Review

Friendship fiction with a suspenseful twist – yes please! From the moment I started reading Just Between Us I knew I was going to have a hard time putting this down. Four friends, four suburban mothers. Playdates, shopping, coffee chats. Standard. Until Alison, Julie and Sarah start to become concerned their friend Heather is being abused by her husband. What transpires from there is a murder and chilling mystery. I don’t want to give too much away in this review, because there are plenty of shocking twists and turns, and just when I thought I figured it all out – a new twist was ready to jump out at me. If you love suspenseful thrillers and want to escape to a twisted reality, I highly recommend this one. I spent two days completely wrapped up in this novel and look forward to reading more from Rebecca Drake.

5 stars