The Beloveds

The Beloveds

An exploration of domestic derangement, as sinister as Daphne Du Maurier?s classic Rebecca, that plumbs the depths of sibling rivalry with wit and menace. Oh, to be a Beloved?one of those lucky people for whom nothing ever goes wrong. Everything falls into their laps without effort: happiness, beauty, good fortune, allure. Betty Stash is not a Beloved?but her little sister, An exploration of domestic derangement, as sinister as Daphne Du Maurier?s classic Rebecca, that plumbs th...

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Title:The Beloveds
Author:Maureen Lindley
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The Beloveds Reviews

  • Kristy
    Apr 08, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

    Betty adores only one thing in her life: her childhood home, called Pipits, and desires nothing else than to live in it. Alone. So when her mother passes away and wills the home to her younger sister Gloria and her husband, Henry, Betty is beyond angry and ruined. She puts Henry and Gl...

  • Leah
    Apr 08, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

    Betty adores only one thing in her life: her childhood home, called Pipits, and desires nothing else than to live in it. Alone. So when her mother passes away and wills the home to her younger sister Gloria and her husband, Henry, Betty is beyond angry and ruined. She puts Henry and Gl...

    Betty has grown up in the shadow of her little sister Gloria. She decides at an early age that her sister is a "beloved"; one of those lucky people who has everything good come into their lives without effort. Gloria received the most of their mother's love and attention and then when ...

    Betty Stash has never much cared for anyone or anything other than her parents house, which she expected to inherit on her mother's death. She appears to have been in a state of quiet jealous rage ever since her beautiful and "beloved" sister was born. Much of the action in this story ...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! This cover instantly drew me in. THE BELOVEDS by Maureen Lindley wasn't what I was expecting it to be and I was very happy that Emily (book.happy) told me that it wasn't a thriller. That's good to know g...

    Oh I liked this book. It was a little odd and strange. And for once the narrator that seems unreliable was just out there and reliable ha ha. I felt bad for Betty at first but that didn?t last long. She?s a very troubled person to say the least. I received an advanced copy of th...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'The loathing I experienced at the sight of her pulsed in that part of me, somewhere middle chest, a dark liverish thing that?s still there after all these years.' Betty Stash knows she isn?t a beloved, no one is making her wo...

    The main character talks to the "House" as if it is an actual person. She was certainly deranged. She does a couple of totally deplorable things! It was kind of boring to me. ...

    I'm not even sure where to start with this book. It's very unique and odd, and I ended up really enjoying it. It's about two sisters, and their family home, and the sisters' relationship reminded me a lot of Blair & Serena from Gossip Girl. The main character (Betty) is definitely ...

    The Beloveds was a novel I had such high hopes for and, disappointingly, my expectations were never met. As much as I love character explorations, Elizabeth's nasty, whiny attitude completely turned me off from any enjoyment. This is an adult in her 40s who still harbors a grudge again...

  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)
    Jan 01, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

  • Marialyce
    Apr 07, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    Jan 17, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

    Betty adores only one thing in her life: her childhood home, called Pipits, and desires nothing else than to live in it. Alone. So when her mother passes away and wills the home to her younger sister Gloria and her husband, Henry, Betty is beyond angry and ruined. She puts Henry and Gl...

    Betty has grown up in the shadow of her little sister Gloria. She decides at an early age that her sister is a "beloved"; one of those lucky people who has everything good come into their lives without effort. Gloria received the most of their mother's love and attention and then when ...

    Betty Stash has never much cared for anyone or anything other than her parents house, which she expected to inherit on her mother's death. She appears to have been in a state of quiet jealous rage ever since her beautiful and "beloved" sister was born. Much of the action in this story ...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! This cover instantly drew me in. THE BELOVEDS by Maureen Lindley wasn't what I was expecting it to be and I was very happy that Emily (book.happy) told me that it wasn't a thriller. That's good to know g...

    Oh I liked this book. It was a little odd and strange. And for once the narrator that seems unreliable was just out there and reliable ha ha. I felt bad for Betty at first but that didn?t last long. She?s a very troubled person to say the least. I received an advanced copy of th...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'The loathing I experienced at the sight of her pulsed in that part of me, somewhere middle chest, a dark liverish thing that?s still there after all these years.' Betty Stash knows she isn?t a beloved, no one is making her wo...

  • Luanne Ollivier
    Apr 13, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

    Betty adores only one thing in her life: her childhood home, called Pipits, and desires nothing else than to live in it. Alone. So when her mother passes away and wills the home to her younger sister Gloria and her husband, Henry, Betty is beyond angry and ruined. She puts Henry and Gl...

    Betty has grown up in the shadow of her little sister Gloria. She decides at an early age that her sister is a "beloved"; one of those lucky people who has everything good come into their lives without effort. Gloria received the most of their mother's love and attention and then when ...

    Betty Stash has never much cared for anyone or anything other than her parents house, which she expected to inherit on her mother's death. She appears to have been in a state of quiet jealous rage ever since her beautiful and "beloved" sister was born. Much of the action in this story ...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! This cover instantly drew me in. THE BELOVEDS by Maureen Lindley wasn't what I was expecting it to be and I was very happy that Emily (book.happy) told me that it wasn't a thriller. That's good to know g...

    Oh I liked this book. It was a little odd and strange. And for once the narrator that seems unreliable was just out there and reliable ha ha. I felt bad for Betty at first but that didn?t last long. She?s a very troubled person to say the least. I received an advanced copy of th...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'The loathing I experienced at the sight of her pulsed in that part of me, somewhere middle chest, a dark liverish thing that?s still there after all these years.' Betty Stash knows she isn?t a beloved, no one is making her wo...

    The main character talks to the "House" as if it is an actual person. She was certainly deranged. She does a couple of totally deplorable things! It was kind of boring to me. ...

    I'm not even sure where to start with this book. It's very unique and odd, and I ended up really enjoying it. It's about two sisters, and their family home, and the sisters' relationship reminded me a lot of Blair & Serena from Gossip Girl. The main character (Betty) is definitely ...

    The Beloveds was a novel I had such high hopes for and, disappointingly, my expectations were never met. As much as I love character explorations, Elizabeth's nasty, whiny attitude completely turned me off from any enjoyment. This is an adult in her 40s who still harbors a grudge again...

    Good read told from the dark side. Sarcastic tale of a sister who has always felt scorned and not the golden child, aka a beloved. Of course, things go to the extreme because that makes for a better read, but I thought the ending was weak so I took off a star. ...

    The Beloveds has me stumped. I wanted to love it, I should have loved it (female psychopathic narrator? Come on). I loved some parts and really, really didn?t love others. So! I haven?t done a pro/con list in some time, here we go. Pros: The Writing I have to say I was drawn...

    With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. The Beloveds doesn?t have many characters in it but really there was just one. Elizabeth, sometimes Betty, sometimes Lizzy is the only one who had a voice. And a deeply unpleasant one it was. The first few pages where I had a bit of...

    If you love a twisted, dark protagonist, you will love this book. I was engaged from the beginning, but the ending left me less than satisfied. There was no resolution of tension so unless there is a sequel, I can't rate this any higher. ...

    Fascinating character. ...

    I love the cover of Maureen Lindley's new novel, The Beloveds. Those overgrown vines covering the door hint at a tangled tale within. And it is. Sisters Betty and Gloria have never really got along. Everything seems to come easy to the sunny-natured Gloria, but not so for Betty. Bet...

  • Betty
    Mar 21, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

  • Jo
    Oct 18, 2017

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

    Betty adores only one thing in her life: her childhood home, called Pipits, and desires nothing else than to live in it. Alone. So when her mother passes away and wills the home to her younger sister Gloria and her husband, Henry, Betty is beyond angry and ruined. She puts Henry and Gl...

    Betty has grown up in the shadow of her little sister Gloria. She decides at an early age that her sister is a "beloved"; one of those lucky people who has everything good come into their lives without effort. Gloria received the most of their mother's love and attention and then when ...

    Betty Stash has never much cared for anyone or anything other than her parents house, which she expected to inherit on her mother's death. She appears to have been in a state of quiet jealous rage ever since her beautiful and "beloved" sister was born. Much of the action in this story ...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! This cover instantly drew me in. THE BELOVEDS by Maureen Lindley wasn't what I was expecting it to be and I was very happy that Emily (book.happy) told me that it wasn't a thriller. That's good to know g...

    Oh I liked this book. It was a little odd and strange. And for once the narrator that seems unreliable was just out there and reliable ha ha. I felt bad for Betty at first but that didn?t last long. She?s a very troubled person to say the least. I received an advanced copy of th...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'The loathing I experienced at the sight of her pulsed in that part of me, somewhere middle chest, a dark liverish thing that?s still there after all these years.' Betty Stash knows she isn?t a beloved, no one is making her wo...

    The main character talks to the "House" as if it is an actual person. She was certainly deranged. She does a couple of totally deplorable things! It was kind of boring to me. ...

    I'm not even sure where to start with this book. It's very unique and odd, and I ended up really enjoying it. It's about two sisters, and their family home, and the sisters' relationship reminded me a lot of Blair & Serena from Gossip Girl. The main character (Betty) is definitely ...

    The Beloveds was a novel I had such high hopes for and, disappointingly, my expectations were never met. As much as I love character explorations, Elizabeth's nasty, whiny attitude completely turned me off from any enjoyment. This is an adult in her 40s who still harbors a grudge again...

    Good read told from the dark side. Sarcastic tale of a sister who has always felt scorned and not the golden child, aka a beloved. Of course, things go to the extreme because that makes for a better read, but I thought the ending was weak so I took off a star. ...

    The Beloveds has me stumped. I wanted to love it, I should have loved it (female psychopathic narrator? Come on). I loved some parts and really, really didn?t love others. So! I haven?t done a pro/con list in some time, here we go. Pros: The Writing I have to say I was drawn...

    With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. The Beloveds doesn?t have many characters in it but really there was just one. Elizabeth, sometimes Betty, sometimes Lizzy is the only one who had a voice. And a deeply unpleasant one it was. The first few pages where I had a bit of...

    If you love a twisted, dark protagonist, you will love this book. I was engaged from the beginning, but the ending left me less than satisfied. There was no resolution of tension so unless there is a sequel, I can't rate this any higher. ...

  • Debra
    Apr 19, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

  • Jennifer
    Mar 24, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

  • Susan
    Mar 12, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

    Betty adores only one thing in her life: her childhood home, called Pipits, and desires nothing else than to live in it. Alone. So when her mother passes away and wills the home to her younger sister Gloria and her husband, Henry, Betty is beyond angry and ruined. She puts Henry and Gl...

    Betty has grown up in the shadow of her little sister Gloria. She decides at an early age that her sister is a "beloved"; one of those lucky people who has everything good come into their lives without effort. Gloria received the most of their mother's love and attention and then when ...

    Betty Stash has never much cared for anyone or anything other than her parents house, which she expected to inherit on her mother's death. She appears to have been in a state of quiet jealous rage ever since her beautiful and "beloved" sister was born. Much of the action in this story ...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! This cover instantly drew me in. THE BELOVEDS by Maureen Lindley wasn't what I was expecting it to be and I was very happy that Emily (book.happy) told me that it wasn't a thriller. That's good to know g...

    Oh I liked this book. It was a little odd and strange. And for once the narrator that seems unreliable was just out there and reliable ha ha. I felt bad for Betty at first but that didn?t last long. She?s a very troubled person to say the least. I received an advanced copy of th...

  • Irene
    Jan 11, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

    Betty adores only one thing in her life: her childhood home, called Pipits, and desires nothing else than to live in it. Alone. So when her mother passes away and wills the home to her younger sister Gloria and her husband, Henry, Betty is beyond angry and ruined. She puts Henry and Gl...

    Betty has grown up in the shadow of her little sister Gloria. She decides at an early age that her sister is a "beloved"; one of those lucky people who has everything good come into their lives without effort. Gloria received the most of their mother's love and attention and then when ...

    Betty Stash has never much cared for anyone or anything other than her parents house, which she expected to inherit on her mother's death. She appears to have been in a state of quiet jealous rage ever since her beautiful and "beloved" sister was born. Much of the action in this story ...

  • Ramona
    Jul 13, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Apr 02, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

    Betty adores only one thing in her life: her childhood home, called Pipits, and desires nothing else than to live in it. Alone. So when her mother passes away and wills the home to her younger sister Gloria and her husband, Henry, Betty is beyond angry and ruined. She puts Henry and Gl...

    Betty has grown up in the shadow of her little sister Gloria. She decides at an early age that her sister is a "beloved"; one of those lucky people who has everything good come into their lives without effort. Gloria received the most of their mother's love and attention and then when ...

  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Dec 02, 2017

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

  • Monnie
    Mar 16, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

  • Kate
    Jul 16, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

    Betty adores only one thing in her life: her childhood home, called Pipits, and desires nothing else than to live in it. Alone. So when her mother passes away and wills the home to her younger sister Gloria and her husband, Henry, Betty is beyond angry and ruined. She puts Henry and Gl...

    Betty has grown up in the shadow of her little sister Gloria. She decides at an early age that her sister is a "beloved"; one of those lucky people who has everything good come into their lives without effort. Gloria received the most of their mother's love and attention and then when ...

    Betty Stash has never much cared for anyone or anything other than her parents house, which she expected to inherit on her mother's death. She appears to have been in a state of quiet jealous rage ever since her beautiful and "beloved" sister was born. Much of the action in this story ...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! This cover instantly drew me in. THE BELOVEDS by Maureen Lindley wasn't what I was expecting it to be and I was very happy that Emily (book.happy) told me that it wasn't a thriller. That's good to know g...

    Oh I liked this book. It was a little odd and strange. And for once the narrator that seems unreliable was just out there and reliable ha ha. I felt bad for Betty at first but that didn?t last long. She?s a very troubled person to say the least. I received an advanced copy of th...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'The loathing I experienced at the sight of her pulsed in that part of me, somewhere middle chest, a dark liverish thing that?s still there after all these years.' Betty Stash knows she isn?t a beloved, no one is making her wo...

    The main character talks to the "House" as if it is an actual person. She was certainly deranged. She does a couple of totally deplorable things! It was kind of boring to me. ...

    I'm not even sure where to start with this book. It's very unique and odd, and I ended up really enjoying it. It's about two sisters, and their family home, and the sisters' relationship reminded me a lot of Blair & Serena from Gossip Girl. The main character (Betty) is definitely ...

    The Beloveds was a novel I had such high hopes for and, disappointingly, my expectations were never met. As much as I love character explorations, Elizabeth's nasty, whiny attitude completely turned me off from any enjoyment. This is an adult in her 40s who still harbors a grudge again...

    Good read told from the dark side. Sarcastic tale of a sister who has always felt scorned and not the golden child, aka a beloved. Of course, things go to the extreme because that makes for a better read, but I thought the ending was weak so I took off a star. ...

  • Stephanie
    Jun 24, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

    Betty adores only one thing in her life: her childhood home, called Pipits, and desires nothing else than to live in it. Alone. So when her mother passes away and wills the home to her younger sister Gloria and her husband, Henry, Betty is beyond angry and ruined. She puts Henry and Gl...

    Betty has grown up in the shadow of her little sister Gloria. She decides at an early age that her sister is a "beloved"; one of those lucky people who has everything good come into their lives without effort. Gloria received the most of their mother's love and attention and then when ...

    Betty Stash has never much cared for anyone or anything other than her parents house, which she expected to inherit on her mother's death. She appears to have been in a state of quiet jealous rage ever since her beautiful and "beloved" sister was born. Much of the action in this story ...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! This cover instantly drew me in. THE BELOVEDS by Maureen Lindley wasn't what I was expecting it to be and I was very happy that Emily (book.happy) told me that it wasn't a thriller. That's good to know g...

    Oh I liked this book. It was a little odd and strange. And for once the narrator that seems unreliable was just out there and reliable ha ha. I felt bad for Betty at first but that didn?t last long. She?s a very troubled person to say the least. I received an advanced copy of th...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'The loathing I experienced at the sight of her pulsed in that part of me, somewhere middle chest, a dark liverish thing that?s still there after all these years.' Betty Stash knows she isn?t a beloved, no one is making her wo...

    The main character talks to the "House" as if it is an actual person. She was certainly deranged. She does a couple of totally deplorable things! It was kind of boring to me. ...

    I'm not even sure where to start with this book. It's very unique and odd, and I ended up really enjoying it. It's about two sisters, and their family home, and the sisters' relationship reminded me a lot of Blair & Serena from Gossip Girl. The main character (Betty) is definitely ...

    The Beloveds was a novel I had such high hopes for and, disappointingly, my expectations were never met. As much as I love character explorations, Elizabeth's nasty, whiny attitude completely turned me off from any enjoyment. This is an adult in her 40s who still harbors a grudge again...

    Good read told from the dark side. Sarcastic tale of a sister who has always felt scorned and not the golden child, aka a beloved. Of course, things go to the extreme because that makes for a better read, but I thought the ending was weak so I took off a star. ...

    The Beloveds has me stumped. I wanted to love it, I should have loved it (female psychopathic narrator? Come on). I loved some parts and really, really didn?t love others. So! I haven?t done a pro/con list in some time, here we go. Pros: The Writing I have to say I was drawn...

    With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. The Beloveds doesn?t have many characters in it but really there was just one. Elizabeth, sometimes Betty, sometimes Lizzy is the only one who had a voice. And a deeply unpleasant one it was. The first few pages where I had a bit of...

  • Melanie
    Sep 19, 2017

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

    Betty adores only one thing in her life: her childhood home, called Pipits, and desires nothing else than to live in it. Alone. So when her mother passes away and wills the home to her younger sister Gloria and her husband, Henry, Betty is beyond angry and ruined. She puts Henry and Gl...

    Betty has grown up in the shadow of her little sister Gloria. She decides at an early age that her sister is a "beloved"; one of those lucky people who has everything good come into their lives without effort. Gloria received the most of their mother's love and attention and then when ...

    Betty Stash has never much cared for anyone or anything other than her parents house, which she expected to inherit on her mother's death. She appears to have been in a state of quiet jealous rage ever since her beautiful and "beloved" sister was born. Much of the action in this story ...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! This cover instantly drew me in. THE BELOVEDS by Maureen Lindley wasn't what I was expecting it to be and I was very happy that Emily (book.happy) told me that it wasn't a thriller. That's good to know g...

    Oh I liked this book. It was a little odd and strange. And for once the narrator that seems unreliable was just out there and reliable ha ha. I felt bad for Betty at first but that didn?t last long. She?s a very troubled person to say the least. I received an advanced copy of th...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'The loathing I experienced at the sight of her pulsed in that part of me, somewhere middle chest, a dark liverish thing that?s still there after all these years.' Betty Stash knows she isn?t a beloved, no one is making her wo...

    The main character talks to the "House" as if it is an actual person. She was certainly deranged. She does a couple of totally deplorable things! It was kind of boring to me. ...

    I'm not even sure where to start with this book. It's very unique and odd, and I ended up really enjoying it. It's about two sisters, and their family home, and the sisters' relationship reminded me a lot of Blair & Serena from Gossip Girl. The main character (Betty) is definitely ...

    The Beloveds was a novel I had such high hopes for and, disappointingly, my expectations were never met. As much as I love character explorations, Elizabeth's nasty, whiny attitude completely turned me off from any enjoyment. This is an adult in her 40s who still harbors a grudge again...

    Good read told from the dark side. Sarcastic tale of a sister who has always felt scorned and not the golden child, aka a beloved. Of course, things go to the extreme because that makes for a better read, but I thought the ending was weak so I took off a star. ...

    The Beloveds has me stumped. I wanted to love it, I should have loved it (female psychopathic narrator? Come on). I loved some parts and really, really didn?t love others. So! I haven?t done a pro/con list in some time, here we go. Pros: The Writing I have to say I was drawn...

    With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. The Beloveds doesn?t have many characters in it but really there was just one. Elizabeth, sometimes Betty, sometimes Lizzy is the only one who had a voice. And a deeply unpleasant one it was. The first few pages where I had a bit of...

    If you love a twisted, dark protagonist, you will love this book. I was engaged from the beginning, but the ending left me less than satisfied. There was no resolution of tension so unless there is a sequel, I can't rate this any higher. ...

    Fascinating character. ...

  • Emily
    Mar 20, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

    Betty adores only one thing in her life: her childhood home, called Pipits, and desires nothing else than to live in it. Alone. So when her mother passes away and wills the home to her younger sister Gloria and her husband, Henry, Betty is beyond angry and ruined. She puts Henry and Gl...

    Betty has grown up in the shadow of her little sister Gloria. She decides at an early age that her sister is a "beloved"; one of those lucky people who has everything good come into their lives without effort. Gloria received the most of their mother's love and attention and then when ...

    Betty Stash has never much cared for anyone or anything other than her parents house, which she expected to inherit on her mother's death. She appears to have been in a state of quiet jealous rage ever since her beautiful and "beloved" sister was born. Much of the action in this story ...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! This cover instantly drew me in. THE BELOVEDS by Maureen Lindley wasn't what I was expecting it to be and I was very happy that Emily (book.happy) told me that it wasn't a thriller. That's good to know g...

    Oh I liked this book. It was a little odd and strange. And for once the narrator that seems unreliable was just out there and reliable ha ha. I felt bad for Betty at first but that didn?t last long. She?s a very troubled person to say the least. I received an advanced copy of th...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'The loathing I experienced at the sight of her pulsed in that part of me, somewhere middle chest, a dark liverish thing that?s still there after all these years.' Betty Stash knows she isn?t a beloved, no one is making her wo...

    The main character talks to the "House" as if it is an actual person. She was certainly deranged. She does a couple of totally deplorable things! It was kind of boring to me. ...

    I'm not even sure where to start with this book. It's very unique and odd, and I ended up really enjoying it. It's about two sisters, and their family home, and the sisters' relationship reminded me a lot of Blair & Serena from Gossip Girl. The main character (Betty) is definitely ...

  • Sarah Bowe
    Dec 26, 2017

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

    Betty adores only one thing in her life: her childhood home, called Pipits, and desires nothing else than to live in it. Alone. So when her mother passes away and wills the home to her younger sister Gloria and her husband, Henry, Betty is beyond angry and ruined. She puts Henry and Gl...

    Betty has grown up in the shadow of her little sister Gloria. She decides at an early age that her sister is a "beloved"; one of those lucky people who has everything good come into their lives without effort. Gloria received the most of their mother's love and attention and then when ...

    Betty Stash has never much cared for anyone or anything other than her parents house, which she expected to inherit on her mother's death. She appears to have been in a state of quiet jealous rage ever since her beautiful and "beloved" sister was born. Much of the action in this story ...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! This cover instantly drew me in. THE BELOVEDS by Maureen Lindley wasn't what I was expecting it to be and I was very happy that Emily (book.happy) told me that it wasn't a thriller. That's good to know g...

    Oh I liked this book. It was a little odd and strange. And for once the narrator that seems unreliable was just out there and reliable ha ha. I felt bad for Betty at first but that didn?t last long. She?s a very troubled person to say the least. I received an advanced copy of th...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'The loathing I experienced at the sight of her pulsed in that part of me, somewhere middle chest, a dark liverish thing that?s still there after all these years.' Betty Stash knows she isn?t a beloved, no one is making her wo...

    The main character talks to the "House" as if it is an actual person. She was certainly deranged. She does a couple of totally deplorable things! It was kind of boring to me. ...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Apr 13, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

  • Erin
    Apr 15, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

  • Vani
    Feb 06, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

    Betty adores only one thing in her life: her childhood home, called Pipits, and desires nothing else than to live in it. Alone. So when her mother passes away and wills the home to her younger sister Gloria and her husband, Henry, Betty is beyond angry and ruined. She puts Henry and Gl...

    Betty has grown up in the shadow of her little sister Gloria. She decides at an early age that her sister is a "beloved"; one of those lucky people who has everything good come into their lives without effort. Gloria received the most of their mother's love and attention and then when ...

    Betty Stash has never much cared for anyone or anything other than her parents house, which she expected to inherit on her mother's death. She appears to have been in a state of quiet jealous rage ever since her beautiful and "beloved" sister was born. Much of the action in this story ...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! This cover instantly drew me in. THE BELOVEDS by Maureen Lindley wasn't what I was expecting it to be and I was very happy that Emily (book.happy) told me that it wasn't a thriller. That's good to know g...

    Oh I liked this book. It was a little odd and strange. And for once the narrator that seems unreliable was just out there and reliable ha ha. I felt bad for Betty at first but that didn?t last long. She?s a very troubled person to say the least. I received an advanced copy of th...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ 'The loathing I experienced at the sight of her pulsed in that part of me, somewhere middle chest, a dark liverish thing that?s still there after all these years.' Betty Stash knows she isn?t a beloved, no one is making her wo...

    The main character talks to the "House" as if it is an actual person. She was certainly deranged. She does a couple of totally deplorable things! It was kind of boring to me. ...

    I'm not even sure where to start with this book. It's very unique and odd, and I ended up really enjoying it. It's about two sisters, and their family home, and the sisters' relationship reminded me a lot of Blair & Serena from Gossip Girl. The main character (Betty) is definitely ...

    The Beloveds was a novel I had such high hopes for and, disappointingly, my expectations were never met. As much as I love character explorations, Elizabeth's nasty, whiny attitude completely turned me off from any enjoyment. This is an adult in her 40s who still harbors a grudge again...

    Good read told from the dark side. Sarcastic tale of a sister who has always felt scorned and not the golden child, aka a beloved. Of course, things go to the extreme because that makes for a better read, but I thought the ending was weak so I took off a star. ...

    The Beloveds has me stumped. I wanted to love it, I should have loved it (female psychopathic narrator? Come on). I loved some parts and really, really didn?t love others. So! I haven?t done a pro/con list in some time, here we go. Pros: The Writing I have to say I was drawn...

  • Obsidian
    Apr 11, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

  • Carrie
    Mar 29, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

  • Zuky the BookBum
    Jun 04, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

  • Holly  B
    Mar 23, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

  • Theresa
    Apr 04, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

  • Jessica
    Mar 30, 2018

    Let me count the reasons I LOVED this novel? 1. Gothic feel with a mansion that is an integral part of the story. 2. Mounting tension as the pages turn. 3. Creepy narrator who converses with the house. 4. The witty, yet dark and disturbing humor. Told from the point of view ...

    The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley is going into my oh my gosh what did I just read pile of books. When finished with this one I felt a bit like I needed to go wash my eyes or perhaps even my brain clean from reading this one and going so far into the mind of such a disturbed character. ...

    4 troubling stars For many of us, we hold onto something in our lives. It can be a memory, a trinket, a place where our memories and our lives seem to be tied together. It can be a room we once lived in, a forest we once played in, or even a house we lived in. For most of us, this m...

    ?? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Oof, I do not have many good things to say about The Beloveds so I am sorry in advance. If y...

    3.75 stars Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced ebook in exchange for an honest review. What the hell did I just read? The main protagonist, Betty, was more than a few letters short of the alphabet and her obsession with her childhood home reminded me of a certain short story with...

    I?m super excited to be on The Beloveds blog tour with Titan Books today, and wow, what a book! I was hesitant going into this one as I?d seen some very mediocre reviews, but I needn?t have worried. This was absolutely enthralling and the perfect for my bookish tastes. The wri...

    Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. It did not impact my review or rating. Spoilers about the book "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier are below. Look there can only be one "Rebecca". This book is in on way or shape at the level of "Rebecca" on it's best day. The ma...

    There was a little girl who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; When she was good, she was very, very good, And when she was bad she was horrid. -Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme It's hard to believe there's a more horrid girl than Elizabeth Stash (a.k.a. Betty). ...

    I received this through NetGalley in exchange for my review. The narrator of this book is dark and twisted. Feeling denied her inheritance of the home she loves, she sets out to recover it. As she falls deeper into alcoholism and psychosis, her thoughts get darker. Good narrative and g...

    A really excellent character voice here, very divisive. A little tiny bit draggy in places but overall an excellent look at extreme sibling rivalry. Full review for the official tour near publication. ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars. Betty Stash loves nothing and no one more than she loves Pipets, her childhood home. Every inch of House (as she calls it) is precious to her?perhaps a bit too precious, as we learn in the beginning of the book that she has been recently di...

    I had originally rated this with 4 stars (a 3.5 that I rounded up) but upon letting everything soak in a few days I'm going to leave the rating at 3.5 but round down because overall when I compare this book to others I've given 4 stars recently it just does not equal the quality. S...

    Delightful read. I know that is ironic to say considering you are in the mind of a complete sociopath, but occasionally an author puts you somewhere uncomfortable so skillfully that you want to stay there a while. While this book has been compared to the likes of Daphne Du Mauier (how ...

    2.5/5 stars The Beloveds is a psychological thriller. I love this genre. But honestly for much of this book I could not figure out what genre I was reading. The narrator is Elizabeth (also known as Lizzy and Betty) (1st person POV). The book is set in the UK. The book is abo...

    For my written review, please check out the link below: Debra's Book Cafe Debs :-) ...

    Betty adores only one thing in her life: her childhood home, called Pipits, and desires nothing else than to live in it. Alone. So when her mother passes away and wills the home to her younger sister Gloria and her husband, Henry, Betty is beyond angry and ruined. She puts Henry and Gl...

    Betty has grown up in the shadow of her little sister Gloria. She decides at an early age that her sister is a "beloved"; one of those lucky people who has everything good come into their lives without effort. Gloria received the most of their mother's love and attention and then when ...

    Betty Stash has never much cared for anyone or anything other than her parents house, which she expected to inherit on her mother's death. She appears to have been in a state of quiet jealous rage ever since her beautiful and "beloved" sister was born. Much of the action in this story ...

    Thanks to Gallery Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review! This cover instantly drew me in. THE BELOVEDS by Maureen Lindley wasn't what I was expecting it to be and I was very happy that Emily (book.happy) told me that it wasn't a thriller. That's good to know g...