Trespassing by Brandi Reeds


In a novel of mounting psychological suspense, a young mother follows a dangerous path to find her missing husband.Veronica Cavanaugh’s grasp on the world is slipping. Her latest round of fertility treatments not only failed but left her on edge and unbalanced. And her three-year-old daughter, Elizabella, has a new imaginary friend, who seems much more devilish than playful. So when Veronica’s husband fails to return home from a business trip...

Details Trespassing

Release DateApr 1st, 2018
PublisherLake Union
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Contemporary, Adult Fiction, Novels, Literary Fiction

Reviews Trespassing

  • Carrie
    Trespassing by Brandi Reeds is a novel of psychological suspense in which readers start off meeting Veronica Cavanaugh, a young mother who is in the midst of fertility treatments while dealing with her precocious three year old. Veronica feels that she and her husband have the perfect marriage with the one exception of having such difficulty getting pregnant.Veronica begins to worry about her daughter, Elizabella, when it seems she has conjured a...
  • Paula W
    When I was more than halfway through the book sometime last night, there were a grand total of zero reviews for this book on Goodreads. I received this for free as my choice of Amazon First Reads for the month of March, so I went back to Amazon to see the reviews there. Total of two. A few more have trickled in since then, but I have never been one of the first people to review a book before. This is exciting and a bit scary. In "Trespassing", Ve...
  • Diana
    Who doesn’t love a book where the narrator questions her own sanity? I personally LOVE such a book!In Trespassing, we follow Veronica and her 3-year-old daughter, Elizabella. Veronica’s husband goes missing and then, seemingly, all hell breaks loose. Veronica begins to question what is real and what is not and to make things worse, Elizabella says the creepiest things! I recommend this to all fans of suspense.
  • Andrew Langert
    The protagonist (Veronica Cavanaugh) is a young wife whose husband, a pilot, has gone missing. Did he die in a plane crash? Or was something more diabolical going on?Despite the fact that the author introduced Veronica’s annoying 3-year-old daughter early on, the book started out fairly strong. But then Veronica starts constantly agonizing over her inability to bear additional children. She spends pages and pages questioning her own sanity as s...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    3.5 STARSWhen Bella begins talking to her imaginary friend Nini, Veronica worries three-year-old Elizabella may have inherited her mother and grandmother’s schizophrenia. Bella predicts her father Micah’s death and then he disappears. Veronica discovers Micah has secrets, so many secrets. Then the police begin looking at her like a suspect in his presumed murder and she wonders if she’s the one who inherited the mental illness.Brandi Reeds...
  • Kristi Cook
    Best thriller I've read in a long time! I literally stayed up half the night so that I could finish it in one sitting. And unlike most thrillers, it wasn't too easy to figure out *and* the resolution was satisfying (and made sense).
  • Madeline
    Be careful when making a cake! or maybe—- Where in the World is MICAH????!The author spent some time planning this story---sort of. I liked the mystery, the way Veronica’s life began to change when unexpected events took place, how she dealt with the blows. The best part of the book for me was the adorable Bella, because of what she had to say and the way she interacted with her mommy. I loved the description of how she blew up her cheeks whe...
  • Wendy
    I do like books like this – A LOT. It nurtures suspicion to perfection by playing on a person’s anxiety, leading them head-first into an unknown they didn’t think was possible.It takes several assured steps away from any run-of-the-mill ‘psychological domestic drama’, at least in my humble opinion. It didn’t miss a beat, especially when doubt and fear cast long shadows over our leading lady’s life. And her daughter’s imaginary fri...
  • Lauren
    I'm currently giving away a copy of TRESPASSING here. US only!Does anyone else think that thrillers this year just keep getting better and better? Honestly, I think each one I read is better than the last, and Brandi Reeds's Trespassing only proves this further in my opinion. Trespassing is not good, not great, but EXCELLENT! I made the fatal mistake of starting this at 10 pm at night. Silly me...I thought I could read a couple of chapters and pu...
  • Darcia Helle
    Trespassing is an eerie, surprising, slow burn that kept me reading even while my eyes were begging to close.Early on, I worried this would be a storyline of which I've grown weary, with a naive woman duped by her lying and controlling husband. But this story takes us to totally unexpected places, and it's not at all a rehashed version of the stereotypical duped housewife.The writing is exceptional. I felt the emotional pull; the confusion, the a...
  • Kristin
    DNFNot my cup of tea.I found the plot boring. The characters weak (as in spineless) and unrealistic. Elizabella (...that name...*sigh*) was a spoiled brat and Veronica was so spineless she was letting her 3 year old run the show.What drew me to this book was the character going for fertility treatments, as someone who also suffers from infertility and had to get treatments as well (though it was minor treatment, compared to IVF) I was kind of exc...
  • Kira FlowerChild
    This book has all the elements of a suspense thriller: Husband Micah disappears, wife Veronica finds out he has been hiding all kinds of things from her, both personal and financial, wife feels like she is being watched and at one point is certain she is being followed on the highway by another car. Not to mention the fact that Veronica's daughter, Elizabella (ugh! hate that name!), keeps talking about things that her invisible playmate "Nini" te...
  • Terrie
    A quick, standard read. I keep trying these types of books and am mostly disappointed. There's TOO much "woe is me", "am I going crazy", "what if.....???" I don't like the constant repetition that I'm sure is supposed to reflect the confusion or fear or something of the character, but I just find it off-putting. So while some may like this type of character, it's not for me. The little girl seemed pretty together for a 3 year old. so than the mom...
  • Jay
    I couldn't put the book down for the first half but then it just dragged and I stopped caring. I flipped to the end and half read. I feel awful saying that because the first half was so good. Just by the 50% mark I was like OMG enough already what happened???
  • Nancy Wyckoff
    Big dislike!It's so rare for me to not finish a book, especially when I pay for it. I tried to pick it back up several times but I was so bored with the drawn out husband disappearance and that 3 year old was just such an annoying little brat that I finally decided I hated everything about it.
  • Shalini Raakendra
    Trespassing is one of the better psychological thrillers I’ve read in the recent times. I got it on my prime first reads this month. I started reading it as a part of my regular bed time routine, the two chapters a night sort of thing and ended up staying up till about 3:00 in the morning. I lay awake for a long time because I was terrified to sleep. This book can truly make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Having said that, I give i...
  • Donna Hale
    Just okI chose this book because I love a good beach setting. The plot was good and there was a lot I liked about this novel but there were just too many things that frustrated me. I found the lead character to be too much of a wimp. I wish she had a stronger personality and a would have put the police and detectives in their places for all of their wrongful accusations. It just got to be too much. Also her daughter was a bit too manipulative to ...
  • Jool
    This book was one of Amazon's free first picks of the month (free for Prime members). This book was amazing! And definitely it is pure psychological suspense! I had no sense of who to trust in this book and who not to. It was definitely a cliffhanger which I highly recommend. And yes, I will be following this author and any more of her books!
  • Cari
    Trespassing by Brandi Reeds was my Kindle First selection for March 2018. While shelving this book after I finished reading it, my mouse hovered over the box to mark this as a 'Stand alone', but I flat out refuse to do it. Not. doing. it. I flat out refuse to believe that Reeds will not write a sequel to this mind screwing, discombobulating, page turning book. I was pleasantly surprised by just how good it was. Veronica is a thirty-something y...
  • Dee Cherry
    4.5This suspenseful story had my mind spinning just as much as Veronica's during some parts. The addition of Bella's "friends" made the story more thrilling & mysterious & held my interest . Good read as I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
  • Elyssa
    I finish what I startSpoiler alert: I gutted through it to see if at the very least the pieces would be artfully gutted together. The dialogue is cringeworthy. The overdone urban mom struggle is annoying. The weak attempt to make the protagonist doubt her own sanity made a mockery of mental illness and further casts an unrealistic and negative shadow over mental illness. The stereotyped “organic” neighbor is infuriating. The IVF struggles pla...
  • Giulia
    Not my favorite kind of book, the story meandered and I just could not get into it. I am glad I got it for free for my March Amazon Prime pick. I am sorry I could not like this book more. The characters all grated on me and I could not feel even empathy for the main character when she has lost the "love of her life". I would give the author another chance it is just this book had way too much going on it for me to truly enjoy it.
  • Elizabeth
    This book did keep me guessing until the end, but I found too many things about it annoying to say that I liked it. The little girl in this story is supposedly only 3 years old, but that's not believable, as she's written more like a 5 or 6 year old. She's also a very annoying character and drove me nuts (her name alone brings forth an eyeroll every time I read it). The main character was an annoying pushover. About 3/4 of the way into the book, ...
  • Jo Sexton
    This was my Kindle First choice for March, and OMG, I’m glad I chose it.When Veronica’s three year-old daughter Elizabella begins talking to an imaginary friend, Veronica worries that hereditary schizophrenia may be the cause. As a child, she had watched her mother succumb to the disease, and she is frightened for her daughter. Already fraught with tension due to her ongoing IVF treatment, things take a turn for the worse when husband Micah f...
  • Goldencam
    This wandering, twisting, and turning book could have been great, but somehow it just fell short for me. Veronica’s husband, Micah, is a pilot who is often gone for long stretches of time, but is late returning from his latest trip. To make matters worse, her young daughter, Elizabella (really? Is that even a name??) keeps talking to an imaginary friend and insists that her Dad has gone to “God Land.” When the wreckage of a plane turns up o...
  • Tala
    Excellent book!I honestly think this is the fastest I've ever read a book. I literally could not put it down. The story gripped me from the first page to the end. The daughter talking to the imaginary friend who lived in her hair, missing husband, ungodly amount of money in a safety deposit box and everyone thinking Veronica was crazy as a loon and had offed her own husband for his life insurance policy. The twists and turns all made me want to g...
  • Merrie
    I wasn't sure I'd like this book as much as I did. I mean, another book about a husband who disappears or is found dead and the wife finds out he was keeping secrets from her. This plot seems to have worn out its welcome. However, in my mind, Brandi Reeds did a great job of keeping it fresh and interesting by creating a protagonist (the wife, Veronica) who has a family history of mental illness and a daughter (Elizabella) who is convinced her ima...
  • Roxanne
    What did I just read? Wow I had no idea what was going on until the very end.
  • Michelle Hert
    Great read on a cold, snowy nightI read several reviews before selecting this book. Most of the reviews were positive while many did not have one good word to say. I took my chances and decided to give the book a read. I was not sorry one little bit. There were a few unbelievable plot twists, all in all I was able to overlook them and move forward to enjoy a great story that had me guessing and changing my predictions with each new bit of informa...
  • Carol
    The book a quick read: fast-paced with an interesting plot. It had potential, unfortunately it fell short. The mother and daughter were annoying (the mother constantly crying and the daughter a spoiled brat) and the ending was lame.