The New Girlfriend by Sheryl Browne – review.


Some secrets are more dangerous than others.

Cassie once did something so bad she’s never spoken about it since.

When her beloved son, Josh, dies suddenly in a tragic accident, Cassie is overcome with grief. And, as she cries on her husband’s shoulder, her phone lights up with a message that terrifies her.

I know what you did and I’m going to make you pay.

Somebody from Cassie’s past has found her and they want everyone to know just what kind of a woman she is.

As Cassie struggles to keep the message from her husband, someone knocks on the door of their perfect family home and Cassie discovers she isn’t the only person keeping secrets. Before her stands her son’s girlfriend – a girlfriend Cassie didn’t know about.

And when Cassie closes the door behind the new girlfriend, she has no idea who she has just let into her life. Her biggest secret is about to be revealed. And you won’t believe what Cassie does next…

A truly gripping page-turner that will keep you reading well into the night, The New Girlfriend is perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, My Lovely Wife and Gone Girl.

About the author

Bestselling Author, Sheryl Browne, writes taught, dark, twisty psychological thriller. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies where she completed her MA in Creative Writing. Sheryl has also obtained a Certificate of Achievement in Forensic Science and – according to readers – she makes an excellent psychopath. Sheryl’s latest psychological thriller THE NEW GIRLFRIEND comes to you from fabulous BOOKOUTURE. Her previous works include the DI Matthew Adams Crime Thriller series, along with contemporary fiction novels, The Rest of My Life and Learning to Love published by ChocLit.

Sheryl lives in Worcestershire UK with her husband and her timid rescue dog, Brie, whose little back legs were pinned after a road accident. She expects her family to grow, however. imminent arrivals being other rescue dogs with disabilities who need that extra special bit of love and care.

To find out more about Sheryl’s novels, go to or follow @SherylBrowne on Twitter. To find out more about Sheryl, go to

My thoughts

‘The New Girlfriend’ didn’t stop surprising me until the end. The revelations started off like a ripple, then a wave, before rapidly becoming a tsunami; threatening to drown every character.

It pulled on the heartstrings too. I felt the weight of Cassie’s grief and her secret threatening to tear her world apart. Carrying the burden of one of these would be enough for anyone. When Kim turned up with Cassie’s recently deceased son’s baby, Cassie did what a decent human being would.

Okay, it’s no secret that I always love Sheryl’s prologues and the prologue for this book was no exception. It’s full on ‘pow!’ It’s deadly, gripping, and the perfect banging start to a great psychological thriller. And the chapters that follow fantastically set up the rest of the book.

The chapters set in the year before really gave a feel for Josh and Kim’s relationship, and their characters were developed with skill. I found myself wary for him, excited too, and then tense, then concerned for her. My thoughts about what was happening were everywhere and at the end when the reveals started to happen, I’m like ‘no way’ and ‘wow.’ It’s fab, fast and emotionally explosive.

Grab a lot of snacks and shut yourself away for a few hours with this book. Another cracking read by Sheryl Browne. Loved it!

Release date – 3rd August 2020.

Thanks for reading!

Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.


About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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2 Responses to The New Girlfriend by Sheryl Browne – review.

  1. sherylbrowne says:

    Carla! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am with this fab review. Thank you so much for reading The New Girlfriend. I’m so pleased you enjoyed! I’m loving being a tsunami! 🙂 x


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