Trespassing by Brandi Reeds


In this Amazon Charts bestselling novel of 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 ...

Details Trespassing

Release DateSep 25th, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense

Reviews Trespassing

  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    What a suspenseful, psychological thriller! Trespassing by Brandi Reeds was definitely not what I expected going into it! I honestly couldn't turn the pages fast enough as my mind raced with what-ifs only to be proven wrong, time & time again. "I wish they understood that no one in her right mind would choose to go through what I’m going through." In Trespassing we meet Veronica, a mom to 3 year old Bella who is struggling to get pregnant a...
  • 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...
  • Linda
    Rockabye Baby......It chimes on Veronica Cavanaugh's phone to signal that the fertility clinic has news. Good, bad, or still pending. Veronica and her husband, Micah, are joined at the hip in their determination to conceive another child. Their three year old daughter, Elizabella, is proof that the treatments work. It's just a matter of time.But time doesn't seem to play out right for Veronica. Her pilot husband left days ago on a routine flight ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Joey R.
    1.5 Stars— “Trespassing” by Brandi Reeds was a Kindle First selection that I read based on the very good reviews it received on both Goodreads and Amazon. I really enjoyed the beginning of the novel as Veronica, the mother and main character, becomes worried after her 3 year old child develops a strange relationship with her imaginary friend, Nini. When Nini begins to predict some tragic events in Veronica’s family’s life and they end u...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    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).
  • Vicki Willis
    Wow, this book was a surprise to me. I got it from the Kindle First program so it wasn't one I had heard about prior to choosing it. I am so glad I picked it! It was impossible to put down and I read it in 2 days!It is about a woman whose husband goes missing and she begins to question her sanity. She is overwhelmed with a young daughter, being in the midst of IVF treatments and more questions than answers. Of course, being the spouse she is bein...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bridget
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ i received this book through Amazon first reads and had it not been free, I would have GLADLY purchased it! I have seen reviews saying this is a slow burn but for me it was much different. I read it in one day and could not put it down! It’s hard to believe this is the authors debut psychological thriller. While this is not a huge shock and awe conclusion, it is every bit as satisfying and kept me glued to the pages. Loved t...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chris Steeden
    The stress is palpable; you can feel it coming through the pages as three-year-old Elizabella (with her imaginary friend) has another tantrum and her mother, Veronica, is seemingly close to a breakdown as it is all becoming too much. Then a drip-by-drip approach is laid out as circumstances begin to unfold and Veronica’s life is turned upside-down. A missing husband, failed IVF, lies, deceit, paranoia, money and mental illness. Like Veronica, t...
  • 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???
  • 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, ...
  • Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
    Let's just say wow? This one had so many twists and turns it was half book, half maze. There were so many twists it was impossible to for someone to guess everything - really, mystery buffs, you won't be able to. There are questions - is the husband a victim, a womanizer, a bad guy, a thief...then when you make up your mind on one of them, it the questions start up again. The main character was a bit surreal in the head thanks to her history, but...
  • Sagar
    Trespassing started off really well and 70% of it was really interesting. I felt the ending was moderate for such a start.There are still voices in my head seeking answers and jumping to conclusions just like Veronica.
  • Beverly Duffy
    i was pleasantly surprised with this one. I couldn’t put it down. I thought I figured it out and was surprised I was totally off. Really enjoyed this quick read!
  • Lee Benkers
    I didn’t know what to expect going into this book. The beginning really hooked me, so I couldn’t put the book down. I finished this book in one day. I don’t normally read thrillers, but I seem to somehow really get into them.This story started out with a mother and her three-year-old daughter. The daughter talks to an invisible friend and tells her mother about something that is about to happen. The mother then is taken through a whirlwind ...
  • 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!