When you’re a kid, you imagine monsters to have horns and fangs. That they hide under the bed or in the wardrobe. And you believe they can only come after you when it’s dark.
You don’t expect them to look like everyday people or that they may be someone you already know…
The summer in question started out with hot, fun-filled days and new friendships.
We had just turned thirteen and had our whole lives ahead of us.
But that was before her…
Before we became known as the Hixton Five and our lives become defined by one night.
It’s hard to believe twenty years have passed since she was locked away.
But now she’s free and strange things have started to happen.
When I close my eyes, the creeping anxiety and fear is overwhelming and all too real.
Because the monster is back, and I know she has a score to settle with us.
About the author
Keri Beevis is the internationally bestselling author of Dying To Tell and Deep Dark Secrets. Her other titles include Trust No One, Every Little Breath, The People Next Door and With Friends Like These. Dying To Tell reached no. 1 in the Amazon chart in Australia and was a top 25 hit in the UK, while Deep Dark Secrets was the bestselling Bloodhound Books title of 2020.
Keri lives in Norfolk, England, with her two naughty kitties, Ellie and Lola, and a plentiful supply of red wine (her writing fuel). She loves Hitchcock movies, exploring creepy places, and gets extremely competitive in local pub quizzes. She is also a self-confessed klutz.
In March 2022, it was announced Keri had signed a four novel deal with Boldwood Books. Her first title with them, The Sleepover, will be released in October 2022.
Find out more about Keri and her books at http://www.keribeevis.com or you can follow her on social media at
Ooh, what a tense thriller! I loved the different POV’s, including that of an unnamed perp. There were some hard hitting themes explored. I found the story really got under my skin, giving me the creeps on many occasions.
This book delivered an abundance of nail-biting moments and other parts left me sad. Teenagers are a particularly vulnerable group and my foray into this story almost made me nervous to the gut.
Hannah made a great protagonist and I loved supporting cast members, Liam and Rosie, who both had their own stories to tell. All perspectives were neatly woven together, just giving enough away at exactly the right times.
‘The Sleepover’ is a twisty psychological thriller that will have you racing towards the big finale at breakneck speed. Don’t expect to sleep until you’ve devoured the very last page. Loved it!
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