Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Book Review for Everything We Never Said by Sloan Harlow

 Everything We Never Said by Sloan Harlow

Published May 28, 2024 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

Genre:  Thriller

Taken from Goodreads:
  Dark romance, high stakes, and plot twists abound in this paperback original YA thriller that's perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover.

It's been months since accident that killed Ella's best friend Hayley, and Ella can't stop blaming herself. Now Ella is starting back at school and everywhere she looks is a reminder of her best friend, including Sawyer, Hayley’s boyfriend. When Sawyer offers an olive branch, Ella is shocked, but knows she doesn't deserve his kindness.

Then the school psychologist requires that Hayley’s closest friends join him for a grief counseling group, and Ella and Sawyer are forced together. After a few sessions, they start to grow closer, until Ella realizes something horrifying...

She’s in love with her dead best friend’s boyfriend.

As Ella discovers that nothing Hayley told her about Sawyer was true, she also sees something in him she finds irresistible. Perhaps it's his grief. Or maybe his desires, cut short by tragedy. Or could it be something dark and twisted Ella can't turn away from?


My Thoughts:   This is a dark romance book that has many trigger topics.   There is abuse, sexual predator, and others that would give away too much of the book to mention.   If you are sensitive to many topics, I would double check the triggers for this book before you read it   

Everything We Never Said is an amazing young adult thriller.   The main characters are high school students and they are true to the high school world.    They have boyfriend/girlfriends, they go to parties, they gossip, and they have secrets.    The secrets are the best part of this book.   Hayley’s death is just the start of the story.   As the book goes on there is so much more that is revealed.   I looked forward to each new reveal, hoping that it would give away the rest of the story. 

I was kept guessing, turning pages, and wanting to read just a few more pages every time that I needed to set the book down.    This book is the perfect read for any thriller, dark romance, mystery reader.    I will recommend it to many of my fellow book lovers.

Thank you G.P Putnam’s for a copy of the book via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.


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