Cross Her Heart

Cross Her Heart

Lisa lives for her daughter Ava, her job, and her best friend Marilyn, but when a handsome client shows an interest in her, Lisa starts daydreaming about sharing her life with him too. Maybe she?s ready now. Maybe she can trust again. Maybe it's time to let her terrifying secret past go. Then her daughter rescues a boy from drowning and their pictures are all over the news Lisa lives for her daughter Ava, her job, and her best friend Marilyn, but when a handsome client shows an interest in ...

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Title:Cross Her Heart
Author:Sarah Pinborough
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:0008132011
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Cross Her Heart Reviews

  • Blair
    Feb 01, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Cross Her Heart has atmosphere and mystery within its pages and I found myself gripped by the plot. Sarah Pinborough does a great job of making you think one way about a character before suddenly surprising you, and though I don't want to give to...

    It's been a long time since I read a book in 24 hours but I could not put Sarah Pinborough's latest twisty offering down! As a seasoned thriller reader it's not often that a plot twist catches me completely off guard but Sarah managed it several times in one book. The plot is expertly ...

    The more thrillers and crime novels I read, the more appreciation I have for writers who can take an existing formula and make it work, fill it with anticipation and uncertainty, get you obsessively curious about what is or isn't going to happen. Being able to do that is like a magic t...

  • Karen
    May 08, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

  • Karl
    Jul 09, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

  • Jamie Rosenblit
    Apr 02, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Cross Her Heart has atmosphere and mystery within its pages and I found myself gripped by the plot. Sarah Pinborough does a great job of making you think one way about a character before suddenly surprising you, and though I don't want to give to...

    It's been a long time since I read a book in 24 hours but I could not put Sarah Pinborough's latest twisty offering down! As a seasoned thriller reader it's not often that a plot twist catches me completely off guard but Sarah managed it several times in one book. The plot is expertly ...

    The more thrillers and crime novels I read, the more appreciation I have for writers who can take an existing formula and make it work, fill it with anticipation and uncertainty, get you obsessively curious about what is or isn't going to happen. Being able to do that is like a magic t...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Sarah Pinborough, but I?m certain it won?t be the last. I was initially attracted to this book when a friend shared a post about it on her Facebook page, and I fell in love with the cover. It actually reminded me of one of my favourite ficti...

    There has been so much divisiveness with Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes, that I'm sure there are quite a few readers that are tripping around whether to read Cross Her Heart or not. Well, let me tell you... I LOVED Behind Her Eyes, but understood why it didn't fit some readers. While Pin...

    I completely devoured "Behind Her Eyes", Pinborough's last bestselling novel, so whether to read this or not was an easy decision for me. I found "Cross Her Heart" a lot darker than BHE, I loved it! The darker the better in my opinion. It is twisty and engaging with interesting charact...

    Cross Her Heart brought out for me the distinction Aristotle made between a story that is impossible but sufficiently probable for an audience to believe it and one that violates none of the laws of nature but is so highly improbable that we turn away in disbelief. Sarah Pinborough?s...

    My Review: I am a huge fan of Sarah Pinborough?s last book Behind Her Eyes and it went straight into my Top Ten books of 2016 even though it hadn?t been officially released until 2017. I am also a huge fan of psychological thrillers and therefore when I was given an Advanced Copy o...

    4.5 stars! Review to come! ...

  • Jessica (Jess Hearts Books)
    Feb 26, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Cross Her Heart has atmosphere and mystery within its pages and I found myself gripped by the plot. Sarah Pinborough does a great job of making you think one way about a character before suddenly surprising you, and though I don't want to give to...

    It's been a long time since I read a book in 24 hours but I could not put Sarah Pinborough's latest twisty offering down! As a seasoned thriller reader it's not often that a plot twist catches me completely off guard but Sarah managed it several times in one book. The plot is expertly ...

  • Jules
    May 18, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Cross Her Heart has atmosphere and mystery within its pages and I found myself gripped by the plot. Sarah Pinborough does a great job of making you think one way about a character before suddenly surprising you, and though I don't want to give to...

    It's been a long time since I read a book in 24 hours but I could not put Sarah Pinborough's latest twisty offering down! As a seasoned thriller reader it's not often that a plot twist catches me completely off guard but Sarah managed it several times in one book. The plot is expertly ...

    The more thrillers and crime novels I read, the more appreciation I have for writers who can take an existing formula and make it work, fill it with anticipation and uncertainty, get you obsessively curious about what is or isn't going to happen. Being able to do that is like a magic t...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Sarah Pinborough, but I?m certain it won?t be the last. I was initially attracted to this book when a friend shared a post about it on her Facebook page, and I fell in love with the cover. It actually reminded me of one of my favourite ficti...

  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    Jun 30, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

  • Debra
    Apr 23, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

  • Ova Incekaraoglu
    May 18, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

  • Malia
    Jun 22, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

  • Heidi
    Jul 05, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Jun 24, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Cross Her Heart has atmosphere and mystery within its pages and I found myself gripped by the plot. Sarah Pinborough does a great job of making you think one way about a character before suddenly surprising you, and though I don't want to give to...

    It's been a long time since I read a book in 24 hours but I could not put Sarah Pinborough's latest twisty offering down! As a seasoned thriller reader it's not often that a plot twist catches me completely off guard but Sarah managed it several times in one book. The plot is expertly ...

    The more thrillers and crime novels I read, the more appreciation I have for writers who can take an existing formula and make it work, fill it with anticipation and uncertainty, get you obsessively curious about what is or isn't going to happen. Being able to do that is like a magic t...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Sarah Pinborough, but I?m certain it won?t be the last. I was initially attracted to this book when a friend shared a post about it on her Facebook page, and I fell in love with the cover. It actually reminded me of one of my favourite ficti...

    There has been so much divisiveness with Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes, that I'm sure there are quite a few readers that are tripping around whether to read Cross Her Heart or not. Well, let me tell you... I LOVED Behind Her Eyes, but understood why it didn't fit some readers. While Pin...

  • Laura
    May 24, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Cross Her Heart has atmosphere and mystery within its pages and I found myself gripped by the plot. Sarah Pinborough does a great job of making you think one way about a character before suddenly surprising you, and though I don't want to give to...

  • Renny Barcelos
    May 15, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Cross Her Heart has atmosphere and mystery within its pages and I found myself gripped by the plot. Sarah Pinborough does a great job of making you think one way about a character before suddenly surprising you, and though I don't want to give to...

    It's been a long time since I read a book in 24 hours but I could not put Sarah Pinborough's latest twisty offering down! As a seasoned thriller reader it's not often that a plot twist catches me completely off guard but Sarah managed it several times in one book. The plot is expertly ...

    The more thrillers and crime novels I read, the more appreciation I have for writers who can take an existing formula and make it work, fill it with anticipation and uncertainty, get you obsessively curious about what is or isn't going to happen. Being able to do that is like a magic t...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Sarah Pinborough, but I?m certain it won?t be the last. I was initially attracted to this book when a friend shared a post about it on her Facebook page, and I fell in love with the cover. It actually reminded me of one of my favourite ficti...

    There has been so much divisiveness with Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes, that I'm sure there are quite a few readers that are tripping around whether to read Cross Her Heart or not. Well, let me tell you... I LOVED Behind Her Eyes, but understood why it didn't fit some readers. While Pin...

    I completely devoured "Behind Her Eyes", Pinborough's last bestselling novel, so whether to read this or not was an easy decision for me. I found "Cross Her Heart" a lot darker than BHE, I loved it! The darker the better in my opinion. It is twisty and engaging with interesting charact...

    Cross Her Heart brought out for me the distinction Aristotle made between a story that is impossible but sufficiently probable for an audience to believe it and one that violates none of the laws of nature but is so highly improbable that we turn away in disbelief. Sarah Pinborough?s...

    My Review: I am a huge fan of Sarah Pinborough?s last book Behind Her Eyes and it went straight into my Top Ten books of 2016 even though it hadn?t been officially released until 2017. I am also a huge fan of psychological thrillers and therefore when I was given an Advanced Copy o...

    4.5 stars! Review to come! ...

    Lisa can never fully be at ease as she cannot quite put her dark past behind her. A past she has worked very hard to keep secret from everyone in her life including her daughter Ava and her best friend Marilyn. Her priority is to keep her daughter safe and to give her the best life she...

    Of all books by this author I've read (and some I truly loved!) this is by far a disappointment. The whole plot is deeply cliche (has happened almost like that in real life with Pauline and Juliet (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parke...) and has been written and rewritten hundreds...

  • Bill Kupersmith
    Aug 02, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Cross Her Heart has atmosphere and mystery within its pages and I found myself gripped by the plot. Sarah Pinborough does a great job of making you think one way about a character before suddenly surprising you, and though I don't want to give to...

    It's been a long time since I read a book in 24 hours but I could not put Sarah Pinborough's latest twisty offering down! As a seasoned thriller reader it's not often that a plot twist catches me completely off guard but Sarah managed it several times in one book. The plot is expertly ...

    The more thrillers and crime novels I read, the more appreciation I have for writers who can take an existing formula and make it work, fill it with anticipation and uncertainty, get you obsessively curious about what is or isn't going to happen. Being able to do that is like a magic t...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Sarah Pinborough, but I?m certain it won?t be the last. I was initially attracted to this book when a friend shared a post about it on her Facebook page, and I fell in love with the cover. It actually reminded me of one of my favourite ficti...

    There has been so much divisiveness with Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes, that I'm sure there are quite a few readers that are tripping around whether to read Cross Her Heart or not. Well, let me tell you... I LOVED Behind Her Eyes, but understood why it didn't fit some readers. While Pin...

    I completely devoured "Behind Her Eyes", Pinborough's last bestselling novel, so whether to read this or not was an easy decision for me. I found "Cross Her Heart" a lot darker than BHE, I loved it! The darker the better in my opinion. It is twisty and engaging with interesting charact...

    Cross Her Heart brought out for me the distinction Aristotle made between a story that is impossible but sufficiently probable for an audience to believe it and one that violates none of the laws of nature but is so highly improbable that we turn away in disbelief. Sarah Pinborough?s...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Jan 17, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

  • Tracy Fenton
    Apr 25, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Cross Her Heart has atmosphere and mystery within its pages and I found myself gripped by the plot. Sarah Pinborough does a great job of making you think one way about a character before suddenly surprising you, and though I don't want to give to...

    It's been a long time since I read a book in 24 hours but I could not put Sarah Pinborough's latest twisty offering down! As a seasoned thriller reader it's not often that a plot twist catches me completely off guard but Sarah managed it several times in one book. The plot is expertly ...

    The more thrillers and crime novels I read, the more appreciation I have for writers who can take an existing formula and make it work, fill it with anticipation and uncertainty, get you obsessively curious about what is or isn't going to happen. Being able to do that is like a magic t...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Sarah Pinborough, but I?m certain it won?t be the last. I was initially attracted to this book when a friend shared a post about it on her Facebook page, and I fell in love with the cover. It actually reminded me of one of my favourite ficti...

    There has been so much divisiveness with Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes, that I'm sure there are quite a few readers that are tripping around whether to read Cross Her Heart or not. Well, let me tell you... I LOVED Behind Her Eyes, but understood why it didn't fit some readers. While Pin...

    I completely devoured "Behind Her Eyes", Pinborough's last bestselling novel, so whether to read this or not was an easy decision for me. I found "Cross Her Heart" a lot darker than BHE, I loved it! The darker the better in my opinion. It is twisty and engaging with interesting charact...

    Cross Her Heart brought out for me the distinction Aristotle made between a story that is impossible but sufficiently probable for an audience to believe it and one that violates none of the laws of nature but is so highly improbable that we turn away in disbelief. Sarah Pinborough?s...

    My Review: I am a huge fan of Sarah Pinborough?s last book Behind Her Eyes and it went straight into my Top Ten books of 2016 even though it hadn?t been officially released until 2017. I am also a huge fan of psychological thrillers and therefore when I was given an Advanced Copy o...

  • BIBLIOMANIAC MJ
    May 19, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Cross Her Heart has atmosphere and mystery within its pages and I found myself gripped by the plot. Sarah Pinborough does a great job of making you think one way about a character before suddenly surprising you, and though I don't want to give to...

    It's been a long time since I read a book in 24 hours but I could not put Sarah Pinborough's latest twisty offering down! As a seasoned thriller reader it's not often that a plot twist catches me completely off guard but Sarah managed it several times in one book. The plot is expertly ...

    The more thrillers and crime novels I read, the more appreciation I have for writers who can take an existing formula and make it work, fill it with anticipation and uncertainty, get you obsessively curious about what is or isn't going to happen. Being able to do that is like a magic t...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Sarah Pinborough, but I?m certain it won?t be the last. I was initially attracted to this book when a friend shared a post about it on her Facebook page, and I fell in love with the cover. It actually reminded me of one of my favourite ficti...

    There has been so much divisiveness with Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes, that I'm sure there are quite a few readers that are tripping around whether to read Cross Her Heart or not. Well, let me tell you... I LOVED Behind Her Eyes, but understood why it didn't fit some readers. While Pin...

    I completely devoured "Behind Her Eyes", Pinborough's last bestselling novel, so whether to read this or not was an easy decision for me. I found "Cross Her Heart" a lot darker than BHE, I loved it! The darker the better in my opinion. It is twisty and engaging with interesting charact...

    Cross Her Heart brought out for me the distinction Aristotle made between a story that is impossible but sufficiently probable for an audience to believe it and one that violates none of the laws of nature but is so highly improbable that we turn away in disbelief. Sarah Pinborough?s...

    My Review: I am a huge fan of Sarah Pinborough?s last book Behind Her Eyes and it went straight into my Top Ten books of 2016 even though it hadn?t been officially released until 2017. I am also a huge fan of psychological thrillers and therefore when I was given an Advanced Copy o...

    4.5 stars! Review to come! ...

    Lisa can never fully be at ease as she cannot quite put her dark past behind her. A past she has worked very hard to keep secret from everyone in her life including her daughter Ava and her best friend Marilyn. Her priority is to keep her daughter safe and to give her the best life she...

  • C.L. Taylor
    Feb 06, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Cross Her Heart has atmosphere and mystery within its pages and I found myself gripped by the plot. Sarah Pinborough does a great job of making you think one way about a character before suddenly surprising you, and though I don't want to give to...

    It's been a long time since I read a book in 24 hours but I could not put Sarah Pinborough's latest twisty offering down! As a seasoned thriller reader it's not often that a plot twist catches me completely off guard but Sarah managed it several times in one book. The plot is expertly ...

    The more thrillers and crime novels I read, the more appreciation I have for writers who can take an existing formula and make it work, fill it with anticipation and uncertainty, get you obsessively curious about what is or isn't going to happen. Being able to do that is like a magic t...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Sarah Pinborough, but I?m certain it won?t be the last. I was initially attracted to this book when a friend shared a post about it on her Facebook page, and I fell in love with the cover. It actually reminded me of one of my favourite ficti...

    There has been so much divisiveness with Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes, that I'm sure there are quite a few readers that are tripping around whether to read Cross Her Heart or not. Well, let me tell you... I LOVED Behind Her Eyes, but understood why it didn't fit some readers. While Pin...

    I completely devoured "Behind Her Eyes", Pinborough's last bestselling novel, so whether to read this or not was an easy decision for me. I found "Cross Her Heart" a lot darker than BHE, I loved it! The darker the better in my opinion. It is twisty and engaging with interesting charact...

    Cross Her Heart brought out for me the distinction Aristotle made between a story that is impossible but sufficiently probable for an audience to believe it and one that violates none of the laws of nature but is so highly improbable that we turn away in disbelief. Sarah Pinborough?s...

    My Review: I am a huge fan of Sarah Pinborough?s last book Behind Her Eyes and it went straight into my Top Ten books of 2016 even though it hadn?t been officially released until 2017. I am also a huge fan of psychological thrillers and therefore when I was given an Advanced Copy o...

    4.5 stars! Review to come! ...

    Lisa can never fully be at ease as she cannot quite put her dark past behind her. A past she has worked very hard to keep secret from everyone in her life including her daughter Ava and her best friend Marilyn. Her priority is to keep her daughter safe and to give her the best life she...

    Of all books by this author I've read (and some I truly loved!) this is by far a disappointment. The whole plot is deeply cliche (has happened almost like that in real life with Pauline and Juliet (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parke...) and has been written and rewritten hundreds...

    Sarah Pinborough's novels mess with my head. Seriously, when I read Behind Her Eyes I had strange, surreal dreams. With this book, Cross Her Heart, I felt distinctly unnerved each time I put it down as though I were still trapped within the pages. It's dark, unflinching and disturbing ...

  • Mairead Hearne (swirlandthread.com)
    Jun 19, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Cross Her Heart has atmosphere and mystery within its pages and I found myself gripped by the plot. Sarah Pinborough does a great job of making you think one way about a character before suddenly surprising you, and though I don't want to give to...

    It's been a long time since I read a book in 24 hours but I could not put Sarah Pinborough's latest twisty offering down! As a seasoned thriller reader it's not often that a plot twist catches me completely off guard but Sarah managed it several times in one book. The plot is expertly ...

    The more thrillers and crime novels I read, the more appreciation I have for writers who can take an existing formula and make it work, fill it with anticipation and uncertainty, get you obsessively curious about what is or isn't going to happen. Being able to do that is like a magic t...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Sarah Pinborough, but I?m certain it won?t be the last. I was initially attracted to this book when a friend shared a post about it on her Facebook page, and I fell in love with the cover. It actually reminded me of one of my favourite ficti...

    There has been so much divisiveness with Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes, that I'm sure there are quite a few readers that are tripping around whether to read Cross Her Heart or not. Well, let me tell you... I LOVED Behind Her Eyes, but understood why it didn't fit some readers. While Pin...

    I completely devoured "Behind Her Eyes", Pinborough's last bestselling novel, so whether to read this or not was an easy decision for me. I found "Cross Her Heart" a lot darker than BHE, I loved it! The darker the better in my opinion. It is twisty and engaging with interesting charact...

    Cross Her Heart brought out for me the distinction Aristotle made between a story that is impossible but sufficiently probable for an audience to believe it and one that violates none of the laws of nature but is so highly improbable that we turn away in disbelief. Sarah Pinborough?s...

    My Review: I am a huge fan of Sarah Pinborough?s last book Behind Her Eyes and it went straight into my Top Ten books of 2016 even though it hadn?t been officially released until 2017. I am also a huge fan of psychological thrillers and therefore when I was given an Advanced Copy o...

    4.5 stars! Review to come! ...

    Lisa can never fully be at ease as she cannot quite put her dark past behind her. A past she has worked very hard to keep secret from everyone in her life including her daughter Ava and her best friend Marilyn. Her priority is to keep her daughter safe and to give her the best life she...

    Of all books by this author I've read (and some I truly loved!) this is by far a disappointment. The whole plot is deeply cliche (has happened almost like that in real life with Pauline and Juliet (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parke...) and has been written and rewritten hundreds...

    Sarah Pinborough's novels mess with my head. Seriously, when I read Behind Her Eyes I had strange, surreal dreams. With this book, Cross Her Heart, I felt distinctly unnerved each time I put it down as though I were still trapped within the pages. It's dark, unflinching and disturbing ...

    ?The fear never truly leaves me. I?ve had lulls where I can almost let go of the past, but then a random moment like this triggers a panic and I realise it will always be there like hot tar glued to the lining of my stomach. And recently I?ve had this feeling, an unsettled disqu...

  • Miriam Smith
    Jun 08, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

  • Paromjit
    Mar 23, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

  • Holly  B
    Aug 03, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

  • Hannah Greendale
    Jun 03, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

  • Elle's Book Blog
    Aug 13, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Cross Her Heart has atmosphere and mystery within its pages and I found myself gripped by the plot. Sarah Pinborough does a great job of making you think one way about a character before suddenly surprising you, and though I don't want to give to...

    It's been a long time since I read a book in 24 hours but I could not put Sarah Pinborough's latest twisty offering down! As a seasoned thriller reader it's not often that a plot twist catches me completely off guard but Sarah managed it several times in one book. The plot is expertly ...

    The more thrillers and crime novels I read, the more appreciation I have for writers who can take an existing formula and make it work, fill it with anticipation and uncertainty, get you obsessively curious about what is or isn't going to happen. Being able to do that is like a magic t...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Sarah Pinborough, but I?m certain it won?t be the last. I was initially attracted to this book when a friend shared a post about it on her Facebook page, and I fell in love with the cover. It actually reminded me of one of my favourite ficti...

    There has been so much divisiveness with Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes, that I'm sure there are quite a few readers that are tripping around whether to read Cross Her Heart or not. Well, let me tell you... I LOVED Behind Her Eyes, but understood why it didn't fit some readers. While Pin...

    I completely devoured "Behind Her Eyes", Pinborough's last bestselling novel, so whether to read this or not was an easy decision for me. I found "Cross Her Heart" a lot darker than BHE, I loved it! The darker the better in my opinion. It is twisty and engaging with interesting charact...

    Cross Her Heart brought out for me the distinction Aristotle made between a story that is impossible but sufficiently probable for an audience to believe it and one that violates none of the laws of nature but is so highly improbable that we turn away in disbelief. Sarah Pinborough?s...

    My Review: I am a huge fan of Sarah Pinborough?s last book Behind Her Eyes and it went straight into my Top Ten books of 2016 even though it hadn?t been officially released until 2017. I am also a huge fan of psychological thrillers and therefore when I was given an Advanced Copy o...

    4.5 stars! Review to come! ...

    Lisa can never fully be at ease as she cannot quite put her dark past behind her. A past she has worked very hard to keep secret from everyone in her life including her daughter Ava and her best friend Marilyn. Her priority is to keep her daughter safe and to give her the best life she...

    Of all books by this author I've read (and some I truly loved!) this is by far a disappointment. The whole plot is deeply cliche (has happened almost like that in real life with Pauline and Juliet (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parke...) and has been written and rewritten hundreds...

    Sarah Pinborough's novels mess with my head. Seriously, when I read Behind Her Eyes I had strange, surreal dreams. With this book, Cross Her Heart, I felt distinctly unnerved each time I put it down as though I were still trapped within the pages. It's dark, unflinching and disturbing ...

    ?The fear never truly leaves me. I?ve had lulls where I can almost let go of the past, but then a random moment like this triggers a panic and I realise it will always be there like hot tar glued to the lining of my stomach. And recently I?ve had this feeling, an unsettled disqu...

    Release Date: September 4, 2018 Genre: Domestic Thriller Actual Rating: 3.5 stars This book has a good premise although it was completely unexpected as the synopsis didn't explain much. In many ways, this is a good thing because I fear if the synopsis gave too much detail th...

  • Lou
    Jun 08, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Cross Her Heart has atmosphere and mystery within its pages and I found myself gripped by the plot. Sarah Pinborough does a great job of making you think one way about a character before suddenly surprising you, and though I don't want to give to...

    It's been a long time since I read a book in 24 hours but I could not put Sarah Pinborough's latest twisty offering down! As a seasoned thriller reader it's not often that a plot twist catches me completely off guard but Sarah managed it several times in one book. The plot is expertly ...

    The more thrillers and crime novels I read, the more appreciation I have for writers who can take an existing formula and make it work, fill it with anticipation and uncertainty, get you obsessively curious about what is or isn't going to happen. Being able to do that is like a magic t...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Sarah Pinborough, but I?m certain it won?t be the last. I was initially attracted to this book when a friend shared a post about it on her Facebook page, and I fell in love with the cover. It actually reminded me of one of my favourite ficti...

    There has been so much divisiveness with Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes, that I'm sure there are quite a few readers that are tripping around whether to read Cross Her Heart or not. Well, let me tell you... I LOVED Behind Her Eyes, but understood why it didn't fit some readers. While Pin...

    I completely devoured "Behind Her Eyes", Pinborough's last bestselling novel, so whether to read this or not was an easy decision for me. I found "Cross Her Heart" a lot darker than BHE, I loved it! The darker the better in my opinion. It is twisty and engaging with interesting charact...

  • Katie B
    Jul 07, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

  • The Book Review Café
    May 01, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

  • Marije
    May 27, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...

    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins. The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving betwee...

    Sarah Pinborough has been on my tbr list for ages and I had heard so many good things about her that I was really excited to receive a review copy of her latest thriller Cross Her Heart. The story starts innocently enough in a been-there-done-that manner: a single mother (Lisa) of a te...

    Book reviews on www.snazzybooks.com Cross Her Heart has atmosphere and mystery within its pages and I found myself gripped by the plot. Sarah Pinborough does a great job of making you think one way about a character before suddenly surprising you, and though I don't want to give to...

    It's been a long time since I read a book in 24 hours but I could not put Sarah Pinborough's latest twisty offering down! As a seasoned thriller reader it's not often that a plot twist catches me completely off guard but Sarah managed it several times in one book. The plot is expertly ...

    The more thrillers and crime novels I read, the more appreciation I have for writers who can take an existing formula and make it work, fill it with anticipation and uncertainty, get you obsessively curious about what is or isn't going to happen. Being able to do that is like a magic t...

    This is the first book I?ve read by Sarah Pinborough, but I?m certain it won?t be the last. I was initially attracted to this book when a friend shared a post about it on her Facebook page, and I fell in love with the cover. It actually reminded me of one of my favourite ficti...

    There has been so much divisiveness with Pinborough's Behind Her Eyes, that I'm sure there are quite a few readers that are tripping around whether to read Cross Her Heart or not. Well, let me tell you... I LOVED Behind Her Eyes, but understood why it didn't fit some readers. While Pin...

    I completely devoured "Behind Her Eyes", Pinborough's last bestselling novel, so whether to read this or not was an easy decision for me. I found "Cross Her Heart" a lot darker than BHE, I loved it! The darker the better in my opinion. It is twisty and engaging with interesting charact...

    Cross Her Heart brought out for me the distinction Aristotle made between a story that is impossible but sufficiently probable for an audience to believe it and one that violates none of the laws of nature but is so highly improbable that we turn away in disbelief. Sarah Pinborough?s...

    My Review: I am a huge fan of Sarah Pinborough?s last book Behind Her Eyes and it went straight into my Top Ten books of 2016 even though it hadn?t been officially released until 2017. I am also a huge fan of psychological thrillers and therefore when I was given an Advanced Copy o...

    4.5 stars! Review to come! ...

    Lisa can never fully be at ease as she cannot quite put her dark past behind her. A past she has worked very hard to keep secret from everyone in her life including her daughter Ava and her best friend Marilyn. Her priority is to keep her daughter safe and to give her the best life she...

    Of all books by this author I've read (and some I truly loved!) this is by far a disappointment. The whole plot is deeply cliche (has happened almost like that in real life with Pauline and Juliet (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parke...) and has been written and rewritten hundreds...

    Sarah Pinborough's novels mess with my head. Seriously, when I read Behind Her Eyes I had strange, surreal dreams. With this book, Cross Her Heart, I felt distinctly unnerved each time I put it down as though I were still trapped within the pages. It's dark, unflinching and disturbing ...

    ?The fear never truly leaves me. I?ve had lulls where I can almost let go of the past, but then a random moment like this triggers a panic and I realise it will always be there like hot tar glued to the lining of my stomach. And recently I?ve had this feeling, an unsettled disqu...

    Release Date: September 4, 2018 Genre: Domestic Thriller Actual Rating: 3.5 stars This book has a good premise although it was completely unexpected as the synopsis didn't explain much. In many ways, this is a good thing because I fear if the synopsis gave too much detail th...

    Een thriller met een verrassende ontknoping Ik mocht samen met 99 anderen al het nieuwste verhaal van de New Yorkse schrijfster Sarah Pinborough lezen, Belofte maakt schuld. Het was mijn eerste kennismaking met deze schrijfster, dus ik had geen idee wat ik kon verwachten. Sarah is ...

  • Lucie
    Jun 20, 2018

    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny t...

    Having adored "Behind Her Eyes" and totally enjoying the wacky ending it had, I was very much looking forward to reading Sarah Pinborough's latest offering "Cross Her Heart". Although the storyline or ending to this one wasn't anywhere near as crazy, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found ...

    3.5 stars Lisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim ...

    I have such a tremendous love for Pinborough's writing--here's hoping the streak continues with this one! *Huge thanks to Edelweiss for providing an advanced reader's copy, for which I will leave an honest and fair review* ...

    3.5 STARS Last year's Behind Her Eyes (2018) was one of my top reads. I really enjoy Pinborough's writing style and was beyond excited to read her newest. While this one has many of my favorite suspense elements ~ an unreliable narrator, a twisty plot, and a bunch of flawed char...

    I really enjoyed reading this book and practically raced through it. Lisa is a single mom and she seems to be overly protective of her teenage daughter. She probably is hiding a secret or two. That's all you really need to know other than this falls in the mystery/thriller genre. T...

    Forced, redundant, and apathetic. Slow to start and a spiraling mess by the end. Cross Her Heart is an unsurprising thriller whose superficial narrative hinges on information withheld from the reader and characters with flimsy motives. ...

    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it?s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don?t Trust Her Books, and never a tru...

    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all. But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up. Basically read this today because it was so engagin...

    I sped through this book and yet I never quite felt gripped by or connected to the story. In fact, as I write this review, details are already beginning to fade from my memory (I very much hope this is only because it was an unmemorable book and nothing to do with my short-term memory!...

    This is the Advanced Reader's Edition of the U.S. release. ...

    (view spoiler)[Warning: Really upsetting content, child abuse, forced prostitution, child grooming etc. DNF at 86% Honestly this book is so upsetting. Very strong theme of child abuse, I just can't read this. I will never understand who could enjoy reading such upsetting horribl...

    Let me just say I love this author. I simply love the way she writes. This one is written in alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of three different characters: Lisa (a single mother) Ava (Lisa's teenage daughter) Marilyn (Lisa's best friend) Everyone has secrets. As ...