kode adsense disini
Hot Best Seller

The Three Women

Availability: Ready to download

How well do you know your friends? When Beth, Megan and Joanne meet at university, they become inseparable friends who’d do anything for one another — even agreeing to keep what happens one shocking night a secret.Now in their forties and outwardly successful, each of the three has dealt with what happened in their own way. But secrets and lies leave their mark.When M How well do you know your friends? When Beth, Megan and Joanne meet at university, they become inseparable friends who’d do anything for one another — even agreeing to keep what happens one shocking night a secret.Now in their forties and outwardly successful, each of the three has dealt with what happened in their own way. But secrets and lies leave their mark.When Megan decides to tell her fiancée the truth about that night, it threatens to ruin the lives of everyone around her. And someone is prepared to do anything to stop that happening… Valerie Keogh is also the author of The Dublin Murder Mysteries. The Three Women is an utterly compelling psychological thriller which fans of authors like Louise Jensen, B A Paris and K.L. Slater are sure to love. 


Compare
kode adsense disini

How well do you know your friends? When Beth, Megan and Joanne meet at university, they become inseparable friends who’d do anything for one another — even agreeing to keep what happens one shocking night a secret.Now in their forties and outwardly successful, each of the three has dealt with what happened in their own way. But secrets and lies leave their mark.When M How well do you know your friends? When Beth, Megan and Joanne meet at university, they become inseparable friends who’d do anything for one another — even agreeing to keep what happens one shocking night a secret.Now in their forties and outwardly successful, each of the three has dealt with what happened in their own way. But secrets and lies leave their mark.When Megan decides to tell her fiancée the truth about that night, it threatens to ruin the lives of everyone around her. And someone is prepared to do anything to stop that happening… Valerie Keogh is also the author of The Dublin Murder Mysteries. The Three Women is an utterly compelling psychological thriller which fans of authors like Louise Jensen, B A Paris and K.L. Slater are sure to love. 

30 review for The Three Women

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mandy White

    When you have an opening chapter like the one in The Three Women you need to keep reading!! Holy cow - this is a good book! I finished it this morning after starting it late last night. This is a physiological thriller that will keep you on your toes. Wow Valerie Keogh, just wow! Lies have a way of coming back to bite you - and this lie takes blood! 2 women meet at university - Megan, Joanne and Beth. When they have a girls weekend away to celebrate the end of their uni days their lives will chan When you have an opening chapter like the one in The Three Women you need to keep reading!! Holy cow - this is a good book! I finished it this morning after starting it late last night. This is a physiological thriller that will keep you on your toes. Wow Valerie Keogh, just wow! Lies have a way of coming back to bite you - and this lie takes blood! 2 women meet at university - Megan, Joanne and Beth. When they have a girls weekend away to celebrate the end of their uni days their lives will change forever. A night at the local pub and an event that bonds them more than ever. They never speak of it again, but 20 years later the truth comes out and the repercussions are far reaching for all 3 of them. But it is not just the one secret that comes out. Sometimes it is best keep a secret a secret. The roll on effect is horrific and culminates in a shocking ending. This is a must read book. Thank you so much to Bloodhound Books for my advanced copy of this book to read. All opinions are my own and are in no way biased

  2. 4 out of 5

    Bren

    "The world's our oyster, ladies." The Three Women: by Valerie Keogh This review maybe long. It maybe to long. But I do not generally give a rating of a 2, to books I not only liked but liked GREATLY. And I did. Like this greatly I mean. I was all prepared to send out recommendations to all my GR pals for this book. So what happened? Will not be easy to explain without spoilers but..will do the best I can . Three women. Three friends. So many secrets. So much pain. Deception all over. Could have bee "The world's our oyster, ladies." The Three Women: by Valerie Keogh This review maybe long. It maybe to long. But I do not generally give a rating of a 2, to books I not only liked but liked GREATLY. And I did. Like this greatly I mean. I was all prepared to send out recommendations to all my GR pals for this book. So what happened? Will not be easy to explain without spoilers but..will do the best I can . Three women. Three friends. So many secrets. So much pain. Deception all over. Could have been handled any which way correct? And the book gets so much right. The writer is so gifted. Every character..every one..has depth. I felt like I knew many of them. Not just the three women. All of them. There are few times when I want to talk to a writer to ask this question: why? But I wish I could do that here. Two words: The End. Not of this review. Of the end of this book. OK..Spoilers: there is other way to do this. Yet, there WERE other ways for the three women to have handled there issues. Alot of other ways. I do not fault the writer. It took guts to do this. Lots of them. Coming from a backround, growing up, with two shrinks for parents, having studied a bit of psychology in my college days, and having been in therapy myself (believe me, I KNOW the power of poor decision making), I can say that, for ME..and maybe not for others..I felt that the wrong message could be gleaned from the ending here. A suicide pact is not what I wanted to read about. It is, for me, almost a glorfication of suicide. That does not sit well with me. I am sure the writer did not intend that. But what I am I supposed to think? These women all have pain and broken relationships and their decision? Die together. It spoiled the book for me. There is a description o f something like that happening in the beginning but I had thought the writer was trying to throw us off. I wanted a confrontation with Beth and her husband. I wanted a resolution between Megan and Trudy. I wanted HUMANITY. Great writing. Great everything. But an ending that is not only horrific but dangerous to the wrong person. I do not get it. I don't. The twist at the end. No way. I mean no way was it realistic. I feel no closure. What happens to all the others? graham? Trudy? And Beth..what a despicable woman. Truly. Somehow, I do not think that is what I was supposed to get out of the book but that is what I got. Is there an alternative en ding so I can bump my rating up to a five? Id like to. Sigh. There is the reason for the two stars. Any of my GR friends who have read this, let me know. It is worthy of discussion.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sue

    THE THREE WOMEN is a psychological suspense thriller by Valerie Keogh. This novel was brilliant and blew me away! I loved it! The opening chapter will blow you away! How well do you know your friends? Three Women, Beth, Megan and Joanne, university students probably never would have been friends but for a chance meeting in a meet at a London university bookshop ana a clumsy accident Beth -Self-sufficient type with a sense of humor -Studying criminology to eventually work in police department Megan- THE THREE WOMEN is a psychological suspense thriller by Valerie Keogh. This novel was brilliant and blew me away! I loved it! The opening chapter will blow you away! How well do you know your friends? Three Women, Beth, Megan and Joanne, university students probably never would have been friends but for a chance meeting in a meet at a London university bookshop ana a clumsy accident Beth -Self-sufficient type with a sense of humor -Studying criminology to eventually work in police department Megan-Short dumpy little woman -Focused and determined -Studying law to eventually work for the Crown Prosecution Service Joanne-Blunt and honest -Studying media studies and sociology -Tall, blonde, attractive self-confident woman Beth, Megan and Joanne have a girl’s weekend away to celebrate the end of their University days. But what happens on a night out together will haunt each of them in different ways until the end of their lives. Their fate was sealed. Their friendship grew for the next twenty- three years. They became inseparable friends who’d do anything for one another — even agreeing to keep what happens one shocking night a secret. Now in their forties, each of the three has dealt with what happened in their own way. But secrets and lies leave their mark. When Megan decides to tell her fiancée the truth about that night, it threatens to ruin the lives of everyone around her. A Lie can set off a chain of events into motion…one of cause and effect. Megan had started a chain of events with her lie and Beth and Joanne had chosen the paths they followed. They all had their secrets and lies. The Three Woman is an amazing novel that will totally grip you from the first exploding chapter to the unpredictable ending. Aside from an intriguing plot what makes this novel stand out is the rich drama that these three characters bring to the table. So well written and an ending I didn’t see coming. Highly recommended! Many thanks to the author and Bloodhound Books for my digital copy.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Bharath

    I have been reading a number of crime / mystery / suspense novels this year. ‘The storyline of ‘The Three Women’ and the largely favourable reviews made me pick this up. It however fell far short of my expectations. Beth, Megan and Joanne meet while at the university, quite by chance. They grow to be close during their years in college. They decide to go on a short outstation break for a couple of days before they move on to their careers. An evening at a restaurant & bar ends on a horrifying not I have been reading a number of crime / mystery / suspense novels this year. ‘The storyline of ‘The Three Women’ and the largely favourable reviews made me pick this up. It however fell far short of my expectations. Beth, Megan and Joanne meet while at the university, quite by chance. They grow to be close during their years in college. They decide to go on a short outstation break for a couple of days before they move on to their careers. An evening at a restaurant & bar ends on a horrifying note. Megan and Joanne cannot find Megan and learn that she had left earlier. As they reach the place they stay, they find Megan there in bad shape and crying. As she tells them what happened, they are horrified and it is an incident which is to shape the rest of their lives. The story picks up events after nearly 20 years, by when each of them take up different careers, and get into relationships which are difficult to sustain. As she gets engaged, Megan feels constrained now to reveal to her partner on all that happened that evening many years back, which she has told no-one till date. Her partner is shocked but insists that Beth and Megan should know as well. As the three friends discuss the events of that evening, they find that it has majorly influenced their lives – especially the choices which Beth and Joanne made. The premise of the story is just about passable. The good thing in the narration is how the impact of a single event can have a cascading effect on many lives. The build-up of the characters and the choices they make is weak in parts, especially the story around Beth’s relationship and Joanne’s career choice. The ending has a twist but the story ends rather poorly. An average read unlikely to be feel satisfying when you reach the last page.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Linda Strong

    Beth, Megan, and Joanne have been friends since they met in college. The night they graduated something happened .... and they are swore to keep it a secret. The three women are now in their 40s ... successful, happy, and they've all dealt with what happened in their own personal ways. Secrets and lies have left their mark on each of them. Megan decides to tell her fiancee about what happened .... which sets a ball in motion that cannot be stopped. Her confession has the ability to ruin all the li Beth, Megan, and Joanne have been friends since they met in college. The night they graduated something happened .... and they are swore to keep it a secret. The three women are now in their 40s ... successful, happy, and they've all dealt with what happened in their own personal ways. Secrets and lies have left their mark on each of them. Megan decides to tell her fiancee about what happened .... which sets a ball in motion that cannot be stopped. Her confession has the ability to ruin all the lives around her. Three women ... three secrets ...three lies ..... leading to a conclusion that will literally knock your socks off. Wow! I read this in 2 sittings .... so hard to put it down for any reason. Well written with characters that are deftly drawn and memorable. The plot starts toward the end, then pivots to the past, then to the present. The choices that each have made is showcased in great detail. I highly recommend this one. Many thanks to the author / Bloodhound Books for the digital copy of this psychological thriller. Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    When you are presented with three women standing on the edge of a cliff, ready to end it all, at the very opening of a book… well, it would be difficult to resist being drawn in straight away. This evaluates my experience of this novel as I found I simply could not put the story down – I had to know what circumstances pulled three women into a suicide pact. What had possibly gone so wrong for them that the only answer was death? Keogh expertly twists the narrative around three women – Megan, Beth When you are presented with three women standing on the edge of a cliff, ready to end it all, at the very opening of a book… well, it would be difficult to resist being drawn in straight away. This evaluates my experience of this novel as I found I simply could not put the story down – I had to know what circumstances pulled three women into a suicide pact. What had possibly gone so wrong for them that the only answer was death? Keogh expertly twists the narrative around three women – Megan, Beth and Joanne. We meet them at university and see how their friendship was founded. Only a small section of the novel is dedicated to this era before it jumps to present day. Now, with the women approaching their forties, we discover how one night shaped all of their lives. However, an admission by Megan causes their whole existence to come crashing down – tumbling like a delicate and precarious house of cards. The theme of deceit is prevalent in this novel. When you think you have found out the final truth, Keogh adds in another layer of lies. I felt like a fly caught in a spider’s web: the more I struggled to find the truth, the deeper the lies went. I enjoyed how Keogh lures the reader into this false knowledge each time, especially as the newest revelations were surprisingly unexpected. All three women are initially presented as rather likeable characters. However, as the novel develops, traits are exposed which shows they are weaker than what their close friends expected. I thought it was clever how Keogh had established this facade and it really tied in with the theme of deception. Nothing is what it seems, especially behind closed doors. The final ending of the novel, (I’m talking about the Epilogue here) really stayed with me. Reading this book, I thought it was very good. However, the closing of the story pushed my enjoyment through the roof. I had not anticipated how Keogh would finish this story and, whilst it made sense after I had completed it, enjoyed the roller coaster I had experienced. I do appreciate being surprised in suspense novels and this final revelation made the story even more gripping afterwards. A pacey, thrilling read, I delighted in the twists and turns of Keogh’s narrative. Who knew how three women could have become so immersed in deceit, that it completely and irrevocably destroys their lives? A lesson to be learnt for all: honesty really is the best policy. With thanks to Bloodhound books for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia (Bingeing On Books)

    I feel like I read a different book from everyone else since there are all these five and four star reviews. First of all, this book is NOT a thriller. It was horribly mislabeled. It was about three friends who kept revealing secrets, but there was no real mystery. And a big twist at the end does not constitute a thriller. I never connected with any of the characters. There was no depth and I kind of disliked all of them. I also didn't really get a sense that these women were actually friends. I I feel like I read a different book from everyone else since there are all these five and four star reviews. First of all, this book is NOT a thriller. It was horribly mislabeled. It was about three friends who kept revealing secrets, but there was no real mystery. And a big twist at the end does not constitute a thriller. I never connected with any of the characters. There was no depth and I kind of disliked all of them. I also didn't really get a sense that these women were actually friends. I mean, they barely knew each other and they refused to confide in each other, even about things like relationships. That was very frustrating. Then when secrets came out, there was SO MUCH BLAME! Argh. Megan lied about something pretty awful and both Joanna and Beth made decisions based on that lie. But their decisions were still not Megan's fault. They were grown women and they did stupid things. I still don't get why Joanne made the career choice she did because of it. That is one thing that was never really fully developed. Another one was Beth's relationship with Graham. Why on earth would I care about this guy, this love of her life and the fact that he left her? We NEVER saw him throughout the book. We didn't even hear from him. I found it hard to believe that a guy who had been with Beth for YEARS would just leave with his stuff and yet, he didn't leave a note or respond to any of her texts. He just ghosted her. And Beth alternated between wallowing and not even caring, so it was hard to see it as a major life event for her or care about it at all. Like I said, the ending had a bit of a twist, but meh. I had to plod through a very slow story to get to it.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Nicki

    We are forced to make decisions every day of our lives, some are so minor that they have no effect on our lives whatsoever whilst others are so major that they are still causing ripples in our lives many years later. If Beth hadn't decided to go for a walk on that fateful.Friday night, she would never have met and ended up becoming firm friends with Joanne and Megan. The trio were inseparable throughout their days at university but when they went away together to celebrate their graduation someth We are forced to make decisions every day of our lives, some are so minor that they have no effect on our lives whatsoever whilst others are so major that they are still causing ripples in our lives many years later. If Beth hadn't decided to go for a walk on that fateful.Friday night, she would never have met and ended up becoming firm friends with Joanne and Megan. The trio were inseparable throughout their days at university but when they went away together to celebrate their graduation something went terribly wrong one night, something that they swore they would never share with anyone else. Twenty years later, the friends still talk but are not as close as they used to be so Beth is shocked when she receives a phone call from Megan who says that she and Joanne are planning to go away for a night and begging Beth to go with them.. Beth thinks that it's a lovely idea but the only problem is that Megan wants them to go back to the same place they went too after they graduated, back to where their lives were changed forever. Two of the women are about to discover that their lives are built on a lie, more than one of them is not who she appears to be and that very often our actions can have far reaching consequences The chapters of this enthralling thriller alternated between the three friends, starting with how they met, some of their time at university, what happened when they went away to celebrate their graduation. Then the story moved forwards by twenty years where we learnt what was happening in their adult lives and then what happened after they met up again. Each of the women was a believable character and had their own unique personality traits. Each of them was a strong but flawed individual who had hidden secrets and each of their lives had been influenced in some way by the events of the past. Wow...This is a incredible, well written, intricately plotted thriller where the layers were gradually peeled away until all the secrets, lies and repercussions were laid bare. The twists and turns of the story kept me guessing and frantically turning the pages, there was some unexpected reveals and one hell of a twisted ending. I really really loved this unputdownable page turner, think it's worth far more than five stars and look forward to reading more of this author's books in the future.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Honestmamreader

    The opening chapter of The Three Women hooks you in and leaves you yearning for an answer. That is exactly how I felt. I wanted to know what led these women to this event? and, why go to these lengths? What follows is a story that flips from past to present about the lives of Megan, Beth and Joanne. We see how The Three Women forge a friendship from their first meeting in university all the way through to the event in the opening chapter. "Three women: one honest and blunt, one uncertain and sus The opening chapter of The Three Women hooks you in and leaves you yearning for an answer. That is exactly how I felt. I wanted to know what led these women to this event? and, why go to these lengths? What follows is a story that flips from past to present about the lives of Megan, Beth and Joanne. We see how The Three Women forge a friendship from their first meeting in university all the way through to the event in the opening chapter. "Three women: one honest and blunt, one uncertain and suspicious, and the third focused and determined. They’d probably never have been friends but for that chance meeting in a bookshop and the clumsy accident in a restaurant. Whatever the reason, their friendship grew and endured for the next twenty-three years." I like the use of the different timeline as this builds up each character and also it slowly unravels the mystery. Whilst reading, in the back of your head you have that scene in the opening chapter and are wondering how they got to there? This is a story of true friendship and how secrets and lies can spiral. "The law of cause and effect states that every cause has an effect and every effect becomes the cause of something else." No truer word spoken, and this quote encapsulates The Three Women storyline perfectly. I will be definitely reading more of Valerie's books if this story is anything to go by, then I know I'm in for a treat.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I loved this book so much and I'm so glad that I found Valerie Keogh's books; I've enjoyed every one and she has fast become one of my favourite authors. Beth meets Joanne in the University library, they start chatting and go on for a coffee, where upon they meet Megan who is having a bit of a disaster. The three, all from very different backgrounds, become friends and spend the 3 years together until their time at uni comes to an end. On their departure, Joanne has an offer that neither Beth or I loved this book so much and I'm so glad that I found Valerie Keogh's books; I've enjoyed every one and she has fast become one of my favourite authors. Beth meets Joanne in the University library, they start chatting and go on for a coffee, where upon they meet Megan who is having a bit of a disaster. The three, all from very different backgrounds, become friends and spend the 3 years together until their time at uni comes to an end. On their departure, Joanne has an offer that neither Beth or Megan refuse, although I imagine that they wish that they had! - For this was the catalyst that helped to define their pathways into the future. Do they all reach the dreams that they set out to achieve? I love this authors imagination and her writing style, the characters are very believable and the settings within her books are always perfect for the story and plot and I could really picture the scenes clearly, in particular the final scenes which were shocking, brilliant and they really brought home to me the reality, that some people actually do feel like this, for whatever reason; their own fault, or not. We see Beth, Joanne and Megan's lives years later, and see how far they've got in life and the lies, secrets and the deceit are in abundance. It really is a thrilling read and I couldn't wait to find out how it would end for the girls, even though at the very start we are given a snippet of their future. I was just calming down at some points when something else would be revealed. I really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it - it is worthy of more than 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Thank you

  11. 5 out of 5

    Joann

    OK I will agree that the ending was a jaw-dropper but other than that, I didn't think there was that much to get excited about. I'm coming to the conclusion that the free e books from Amazon are just mediocre, at best. I guess I'll just have to start paying for e books in the hope that they will be more stimulating and with more depth.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lady Delacour

    The - Entertaining Drama. Three - Entanglement Drama. Women - Emotional Drama. 3.9 - Enthusiastic Stars. Listened with TTS. Not Clean. Foul Language.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Dee Groocock

    Beth, Joanne and Megan are firm friends as soon as they meet at uni. When they graduate, they decide to have a night away full of celebrations. What happens that night is not spoken about again but it steers their careers in different ways. Twenty years on and things need to come out in the open and all are affected by the lie that was told that night. I was hooked from the opening page, this story was not what I was expecting at all. The writer has written this with compassion and care, the sto Beth, Joanne and Megan are firm friends as soon as they meet at uni. When they graduate, they decide to have a night away full of celebrations. What happens that night is not spoken about again but it steers their careers in different ways. Twenty years on and things need to come out in the open and all are affected by the lie that was told that night. I was hooked from the opening page, this story was not what I was expecting at all. The writer has written this with compassion and care, the story deserves empathy and sympathy. Can three friends ride the storm when a terrible lie needs to come out into the open? An intense psychological thriller that I highly recommend.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    there was three friends who meet at Uni .Megan ,Joanne, Beth. one night changes there paths of there lives each three are different in characters .they all have secrets and lies I must say its a brilliant read the plot is so good I don't want to spoil it for readers will say no more but a few places I had tears a must read

  15. 4 out of 5

    Helen Lancaster Lancaster

    Deadly ending I enjoyed this very much. Beth Joanne and Megan three best friends all have secrets. It starts with Megan having been raped 20 years before but is her secret real. Didn't expect the ending. Well done Valerie📕👍

  16. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Pepi

    The Three Women centres around three college friends, Joanne, Beth and Megan. The book is set 23 years after their initial meeting and the three are still friends, however, their friendship is plagued with secrets and lies. One of these lies threatens to destroy the lives of each of them and is a catalyst for the decisions they have all made over the years. This book was just "ok." I finished it and immediately said to my husband "well that was a weird book!" It all just seemed a little bit poin The Three Women centres around three college friends, Joanne, Beth and Megan. The book is set 23 years after their initial meeting and the three are still friends, however, their friendship is plagued with secrets and lies. One of these lies threatens to destroy the lives of each of them and is a catalyst for the decisions they have all made over the years. This book was just "ok." I finished it and immediately said to my husband "well that was a weird book!" It all just seemed a little bit pointless and, despite finishing it, I didn't feel fulfilled by it. I know that not every book you read will leave a lasting impression but this one seemed a little bit like a waste of time. To me, it constantly begged the question of "at what point do you stop blaming everyone else for every decision that you've made in your life and start taking some responsibility?" We have three women who have maintained a friendship for over 20 years and yet, seem to know nothing about each other or share all too much about their lives with one another. To me, this just seemed a bit odd and frustrating at times, especially when they withheld important life changes from their supposed 'best friend's' I rated this book a 3/5 because I still enjoyed reading it, however, there were many aspects of the book and the characters that frustrated me to no end!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Crystal Hiatt

    Trigger Warning: This book contains scenes of rape and suicidality. The law of cause and effect states that every cause has an effect and every effect becomes the cause of something else Beth, Megan and Joanne are friends who met at university. After graduation, they decide to stay in a bungalow on the coast before they are thrust into the real world. And that's when everything started to shift. When one of them lies about being raped, it changes the course of all of their lives forever. Still Trigger Warning: This book contains scenes of rape and suicidality. The law of cause and effect states that every cause has an effect and every effect becomes the cause of something else Beth, Megan and Joanne are friends who met at university. After graduation, they decide to stay in a bungalow on the coast before they are thrust into the real world. And that's when everything started to shift. When one of them lies about being raped, it changes the course of all of their lives forever. Still friends over two decades later, they are bound by this lie. But what would happen if that lie is revealed? How will it change each of their lives? Will they be able to maintain their friendship after such a horrible deception? This was such a well written psychological thriller. The cause and effect element to this story was tremendously done. Their were so many twists and so many lies built upon lies built upon lies. All the lies and revelations culminate in a breathtaking conclusion that held yet even more twists. I will say, though, the rape imagery (particular that of adolescents) really bothered me and that's why I wanted to include a trigger warning. I wish I knew what I was getting into when I started.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Serina Lyons

    I only finished this book for the pleasure it gave me in articulating disliking it. It is dreadful. The need for plausibility is something you can put aside for a thriller, but the plotting and characters are all over the place and the writing is dross. Even the cliches are inconsistent.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Marnie | Once Upon a Time Book Blog

    Brilliant, superb, impressive, terrific, fantastic, amazing, incredible and spectacular, are just a few words to describe my thoughts on The Three Women. It is no secret that I am a BIG fan of Valerie’s work and I have really loved each and every one one of her books that I have read, but The Three Women trumps all of them and is her best one yet! It is utterly breathtaking, addictive and gut wrenching. It is going to stay with me for a long time to come. Mark my words you need to buy this book Brilliant, superb, impressive, terrific, fantastic, amazing, incredible and spectacular, are just a few words to describe my thoughts on The Three Women. It is no secret that I am a BIG fan of Valerie’s work and I have really loved each and every one one of her books that I have read, but The Three Women trumps all of them and is her best one yet! It is utterly breathtaking, addictive and gut wrenching. It is going to stay with me for a long time to come. Mark my words you need to buy this book right now, drop everything and get reading this amazing book immediately! With a prologue that is so intense, that had me shaking with a pounding heart and is up there as one of the best I have ever read, this book had me glued to the pages and I could not tear myself away from it. Everything just stopped and I was instantly hooked, as I was taken on the journey and into the lives of three friends, Megan, Joanne and Beth and how one terrible event that occurred in their past during their university days, shaped the course of their lives in the years after. When Megan decides that she needs to tell the truth and confess to what really happened that fateful night to not only her fiancé but also Joanne and Beth, it creates a domino effect as more lies and secrets are exposed which puts the women’s friendship to the test. Valerie has done a great job not only with the plot and the characters, but also the structure of the book. Told through alternating chapters, she gives each of the women their time to tell their part of the story, which I really enjoyed. She does not get to bogged down in the backstory though and gives the reader just enough information from the past for her to then concentrate more on the present day and the explosive after effects. This is where the story really kicks off and moves full steam ahead leading to the thrilling and jaw dropping conclusion. Valerie is a fantastic writer and is at her best when she is writing in the psychological thriller genre. While reading this one, it still captured everything I love about her writing in terms of being engaging, fluid and emotive, but it felt different to me this time around and I found it to be more personal, straight from her heart and through her writing, I could tell that this story and it’s characters mean a lot to her. I was even in tears a couple of times throughout, it is that powerful! If I could give this book more than 5 stars, I definitely would! So I think you get the idea that I loved this book, but I am going to take this to the next level and say that The Three Women is one hell of a read and is not just a contender to be part of my best books of 2020, no siree, it IS one of my best books for 2020 and just reinforces why Valerie is one of my favourite authors. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review The Three Women which I cannot recommend highly enough. Thank-you to Heather Fitt from Bloodhound Books for inviting me to be part of the publication day celebrations and for providing me with a free copy of the ebook which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. If you like this review please visit my blog for more https://onceuponatimebookblog.com

  20. 4 out of 5

    Scott Chapman

    Whoa, whoa, whoa! This book started out so s-l-ow! (Think? Little Engine That Could?). I plowed through, determined that something was going to happen. Suddenly, the story heated up, sped up. The relationship with The Three Women never really gibed with me, not believable at all. I danced around, trying to figure out who the villains were. Some loose, unsatisfactory ends regarding the love interests of The Three Women. I didn't get closure, that's for sure.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ahw

    I don't get the other reviews for this book. It made absolutely no sense to me - they barely liked each other, let alone were close friends who would have done what they did at the end, surely?! They went to university together years ago, and we are supposed to believe that 20 years later they went on a girls' weekend together. And then in the space of 5 minutes their lives unravelled so spectacularly as to lead them all to the actions alluded to on the first page? I didn't buy it at all, and I I don't get the other reviews for this book. It made absolutely no sense to me - they barely liked each other, let alone were close friends who would have done what they did at the end, surely?! They went to university together years ago, and we are supposed to believe that 20 years later they went on a girls' weekend together. And then in the space of 5 minutes their lives unravelled so spectacularly as to lead them all to the actions alluded to on the first page? I didn't buy it at all, and I thought they were all supremely irritating characters too. And one more thing, I live in (Royal) Tunbridge Wells - no-one uses the Royal prefix when they are talking about it (other than American tourists) so the constant references to 'Royal Tunbridge Wells' got SO irritating. I obviously missed something though because it seems to have been well reviewed by everyone else!

  22. 5 out of 5

    booklover BEV

    Three women Beth Anderson joanne marson megan reese meet up in the university bookshop cafe london. And find they all in the same student accommodation and become friends for many years to come. Megan suffers a terrible ordeal and puts it behind her for her career is more important. Twenty years on she confesses to her partner Trudy and meets up with the girls again in capel- le- ferne to confess and test their friendship. This books gives you goosebumps your emotions run wild as you read with lo Three women Beth Anderson joanne marson megan reese meet up in the university bookshop cafe london. And find they all in the same student accommodation and become friends for many years to come. Megan suffers a terrible ordeal and puts it behind her for her career is more important. Twenty years on she confesses to her partner Trudy and meets up with the girls again in capel- le- ferne to confess and test their friendship. This books gives you goosebumps your emotions run wild as you read with lots of massive twists. With a unexpected shocking ending. I loved it right through and was hooked. Would highly recommend this one one of the authors best yet.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Susan Godenzi

    I have read all this author's novels, and this is her absolute best work. I love a good psychological thriller - and The Three Women did not disappoint. The story grabbed me from the get go, and didn't let up. You think it's heading in one way, only to be thrown in another direction pretty soon after. This was a story that I devoured. Highly recommended.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Annemie

    I honestly did not see this coming... The author writes in a way that urges you to keep reading, even though you know very well you should go to bed. Three women, good friends, are confronted with a lie of the past. Can they get past it? Read and find out...!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    3 women, an accidental meeting in a bookshop, an accident in the cafeteria of University and friends for life are formed. To celebrate the end of their exams they decide to go for a night away in a cottage, eat, drink and have fun before embarking on their futures. However that all turns sour when 2 of the friends return home to find their friend has been raped. The 3 women go their separate ways, Beth becoming a police officer prosecuting sexual crimes, Joanne a high class escort, and Megan gets 3 women, an accidental meeting in a bookshop, an accident in the cafeteria of University and friends for life are formed. To celebrate the end of their exams they decide to go for a night away in a cottage, eat, drink and have fun before embarking on their futures. However that all turns sour when 2 of the friends return home to find their friend has been raped. The 3 women go their separate ways, Beth becoming a police officer prosecuting sexual crimes, Joanne a high class escort, and Megan gets her dream job in the Crown Prosecution Service. When Megans girlfriend proposes she wants to start her married life on truth and reveals a 2p year old secret. This leads to the unravelling of many secrets from that one fateful night, and the snowball effect of so many lies. The 3 women were supposed to be best friends, but couldn't confide in each other, Megan always felt short and frumpy in comparison to her friends, and those insecurities and the issues between woman could not be shown in starker detail than this book. We need to support and trust each other, not knock each other down.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Bad Girl Bex

    Far better than I was expecting. Read it in one sitting. Great to see a book truly go into the repercussions of fake rape allegations...but it would've been better if we'd heard more about the suffering from the man's POV. Would definitely read another book by this author. Good escapism.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jasmine Kanav

    A 3.5 from me. While I found the writing style to be good and a definite page turner, I found myself losing interest halfway through. The only saving grace was the epilogue. Which was unexpected. Rest of the things were predictable and I couldn't really identify with any of the women or their questionable life choices.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Stuart James

    What an absolutely cracking thriller. The story follows three friends, Megan, Beth and Joanne who meet at university in the strangest of circumstances and become inseparable. A night away to celebrate their graduation ends in disaster and the 3 friends hold secrets about what really happened that fateful night. The writing is absolutely superb, the 3 characters extremely interesting as the author describes perfectly what each of them are going through and just when you think you know how the story What an absolutely cracking thriller. The story follows three friends, Megan, Beth and Joanne who meet at university in the strangest of circumstances and become inseparable. A night away to celebrate their graduation ends in disaster and the 3 friends hold secrets about what really happened that fateful night. The writing is absolutely superb, the 3 characters extremely interesting as the author describes perfectly what each of them are going through and just when you think you know how the story ends, BAM, a complete shocker to leave you stunned. An outstanding, fast paced, exciting thriller that is told beautifully and is complete gripping. 5 huge stars for this wonderful author.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    A quick, free (on Amazon Unlimited) and entertaining read but I definitely wouldn’t describe it as “jaw-dropping” as amazon suggested.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Jones

    An easy enough read, but the plot is just so unbelievable and stupid. The “lie” while, yes, a big thing to lie about, was given away so early in the story and really not that big of a deal. All of the action comes in the last 1/4 of the book and doesn’t wrap up in a satisfactory way. These free kindle unlimited books being labeled as “heart stopping” and “must reads” are sorely mislabeled.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.