Around the Bend: A Novel by Britney King

Around the Bend: A Novel

By Britney King

  • Publication Date: 2014-12-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 145 Ratings)

Book Overview

In the tradition of Behind Closed Doors and The Girl on the Train comes an unsettling story about the lengths some are willing to go to hide the truth. Fans of domestic thrillers and psychological suspense will find Around The Bend addictive and unrelenting. 

Secrets can be deadly... 

If you were to pass me on the street, you probably wouldn't even look twice. I'm that normal. I'm just like you, only wealthier. I have it all. The kids, the family, the dog, a house on the hill. Hell--I'm so cliché, I even have a white picket fence. I guess you could say that I've dotted my I's and crossed my T's. But what I also have--what no one sees in yoga, or at Nieman Marcus, or during the dreadful Ladies Who Lunch charity events I attend (because only God knows why), and perhaps most importantly, in the school pick up line--are secrets.

Deep, dark, deadly secrets. 

We all keep secrets, don't we? We all have thoughts in our heads, things we do, things about us that if people knew, they'd be shocked...right? Well, what if one day we just decided to let the cat out of the bag, so to speak.

What if we decided to let the whole world in on our dirty little secrets? And what if along the way, as we were spilling those secrets, we realized that things aren't always what they seem and with that knowledge, it changed the whole story?

In this book, I'm laying it all out there. The unraveling of my life. My coming undone. What one might've seen had they been paying attention.

What I've found in life is people often believe lies before they'll believe the truth. Well, here it is, in a nutshell. I'll let you decide which is which...

If you enjoy dark reads, mystery and suspense, you'll love Britney King's bestselling psychological thrillers. More than 100K copies downloaded. Available in digital and print.

More Praise 

"Intense and cunning." 

"A wonderfully intense read."

"A compelling read for fans of thrillers/suspense with romantic elements." 

"Domestic suspense at its finest." 

"A fascinating storyline and absolutely exquisite prose."

"Addictive and fast-paced."

"A stunning page-turner. The perfect psychological thriller." 

"Domestic suspense at its finest." 

"I devoured this standalone. With no shortage of surprises, it made for captivating psychological fiction"

"An incredible page turner with realistic characters and chockful of suspense."

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Recent Reviews

  • Good book

    By z3nmom
    I enjoyed this book. It had good character development and an interesting storyline.
  • Unbelievably AWESOME!!

    By Prissy_girl
    This is my first novel by Brittany King but it won't be my last! She has an undeniable talent for building a story brick by brick so you feel connected to it and invested in it's creation and conclusion. She handles sensitive issues and deep emotions with a deft and knowledgeable touch that resonates with the reader as being authentic and real. This book had me laughing with joy and sobbing in sorrow at times and I wish I could experience it again for the first time over and over again!
  • Around the Bend

    By Frizzo12
    Couldn’t put this one down. It was a page turner. I read it everyday until I was done. Great writer! I am going to get another one from Britney, can’t wait to see what the next one is about!
  • An emotional rollercoaster (in a good way)

    By krdraper
    I just finished Around the Bend on Wednesday (3/28) and I started it on Monday (3/26). I love books that I can get lost in, this book definitely provided that. I laughed, I cried, and cried some more. This was the first book I had ready by Mrs. King and I cannot wait to read some more of her work!
  • ❤️

    By :) (: JK
    I really really enjoyed this book. It was well written. A page turner. Witty. I can't wait to read more of Britney's books!!
  • Around the Bend

    By kathywamsley
    Wonderful awesome I couldn’t put it down thank you for laughter and tears. Thanks K
  • Incredible

    By Trippleb90
    This book was amazing. I loved every second of it and couldn’t get get enough. I love that it ended and the author tied it together so well with a bow and didn’t leave you wondering, what’s next? Thank got for a fantastic read!
  • Great read

    By B.B. Clark
    This was a great, easy read! Following the life of a suburban house wife after an accident that changed her life forever; the author did a great job showing the reader the struggles she faced and how she overcame these struggles! You’ll be surprised how a stranger can walk into your life and change it for the better!
  • A Must Read!!!

    By Zah1324
    This is so well written, and the characters come alive. The reader can feel their pain, and confusion. It isn’t a warm fuzzy book, but life isn’t always warm and fuzzy. Just read it. It’s great!
  • Very good read

    By Perfect_Not
    Have enjoyed all Britney’s books. Characters well developed and plot flows smoothly.