Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson

Never Have I Ever

In this game, even winning can be deadly...Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with it—teaching diving lessons, baking cookies for new neighbors, helping her best friend, Charlotte, run their local book club. Her greatest joy is her family: her devoted professor husband, her spirited fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, her adorable infant son. And, of course, the steadfast and supportive Charlotte. But Amy’s s...

Details Never Have I Ever

TitleNever Have I Ever
Release DateJul 30th, 2019
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Suspense

Reviews Never Have I Ever

  • Holly B
    I was wrapped up in these characters from the first chapter! The characters popped off the page with their strong personalities and I wanted to know what they were "all about". It was like watching a movie and things were unraveling fast.It starts with a mommies "book club" and the newest member is a doozie! All the drama starts when this newest member, Angelica Roux, breaks out the drinks and engages the club mommies in a revealing game of "Neve...
  • Dita
    You know those conversational terrorists who hijack group get-togethers by dominating everything? Now imagine one shows up to your BFF's snoozeville book club. You are secretly delighted until you realize that she has charmed everyone else as well and bish knows your deepest, darkest secret.Amy has created a quiet little life with her hubby, step-daughter, and infant son when Roux tornadoes into her life hellbent on destroying it. Why does Roux w...
  • Diane S ☔
    It starts when s new member shows up at the book club. A game, Never have i Ever, a secret kept for many years. What if someone knows your secret? Is willing to do anything to win the game, and get your money? Would you know how to play? Could you find a way to win?I've read this author for years, has the undeniable knack of creating fully realistic characters. Women and situations that could be taken out of the newspapers, maybe even our own liv...
  • Kaceey
    3.5*What if you had a secret so profound that you spent your entire life trying to hide it? And what if the new mom on the block decides she wants to expose that secret!?Although Charlotte runs the neighborhood book-club, it’s always hosted by Amy, and they’re meeting tonight. Beautiful and sultry Roux, new to the neighborhood, decides to invite herself to the club. Everyone welcomes her...that is until she hijacks the entire meeting and proc...
  • Brenda - Host of Traveling Sisters & Friends
    3.5 StarsNever Have I Ever starts off with my kind of evening, a book club meeting, wine and friends. What could go wrong? Soon things take a turn when a new neighbour changes the pace to a game of Never Have I Ever. Along with a little too much drink, things take a very intriguing turn and secrets start to come out or threaten to come out. I was hooked and couldn’t wait to find out more. The pace slows down a bit as the characters are develope...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    EXCERPT: 'How far does it go?''Oh, come on Amy. A good game has to go all the way,' Roux said, and her pink tongue came out for just a moment to touch her pale upper lip. 'Think back. What's the worst thing you ever did?'ABOUT THIS BOOK: Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with it—teaching diving lessons, baking cookies for new neighbors, helping her best friend, Charlotte, run their local book club. Her gr...
  • Will Byrnes
    I opened the door to a stranger, standing easy with the fat moon rising behind her, practically perching on her shoulder…She was the pretty that’s on television:symmetrical features, matte skin, and that kind of long, slim, yoga body that still made me feel self-conscious about my own…She smiled and I had no premonition as I smiled back. She didn’t look like my own destruction to me. ======================================== The past is ne...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    When one of your favorite authors writes in a new genre... ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Amy Whey has a simple life. She’s a stepmom, lives in a quaint neighborhood, bakes cookies to welcome new neighbors, and hangs out with her best friend, Charlotte, organizing a neighborhood book club no less.On the night of bookclub, they are joined by a new neighbor, Roux, who immediately worms her way into the group with her charm. She needs no introductions. She c...
  • Joshilyn Jackson
    Now available for pre-order! On Sale July 30th! Wonderful - suspense and surprises, real characters, and a scary, ominous backbeat. This feels like the book Jackson was born to write. –Lee Child #1 NYT bestselling authorA smart, original thriller with real, compelling characters and a chilling reveal. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. -Clare Mackintosh, NYT bestselling author “Jackson is a master of timing, meting out tension and detai...
  • Susanne Strong
    3 Stars. Amy has a past. Not that anyone would know it. To her friends and family she is a mother and a dive instructor and her life seems picture perfect thought it wasn’t always that way. Amy always imagined that her secrets would stay in the past, exactly where they belonged. That is where they stayed until the day that she walked into a game of “Never Have I Ever” and her new neighbor Roux made it clear that she knew. Thereafter, Amy ad...
  • Esil
    Never Have I Ever is a really tense reading experience. I don’t really associate Joshilyn Jackson with psychological thrillers, but this one sure felt close to the genre. After a tragic event during her adolescence and subsequent years of self loathing, Amy reinvents herself as a wife, stepmother to a teen, mother to a baby and diving instructor. She seems to be leading a pretty normal middle class life until Roux shows up. Roux seems to know a...
  • Bkwmlee
    4.5 starsThis is one of those books that I would call “compulsively readable” — the kind of book that, once you pick it up and start reading, it’s almost impossible to put down. There was an addictive and engaging quality to the story and its characters, to the point that I couldn’t bring myself to stop reading even when one of the characters frustrated me to no end. It all starts with a book club gathering at the house of our protagoni...
  • JanB
    Amy is living a quiet suburban existence as a mom and part-time scuba diving instructor with her husband, infant son, and stepdaughter when Roux moves into the neighborhood. She shows up unannounced at book club and is the book club member from hell who hasn’t read the book and takes over the meeting. She quickly livens things up with free-flowing alcohol and the spilling of secrets by playing a game of Never Have I Ever. The problem? Amy has b...
  • Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm, Myrtle Beach
    This book got better and better the further into it I got... I had a hard time putting it down the last 100 pages (much to the detriment of my work at the bookstore).I know this book was a departure from the type of books Joshilyn Jackson typically writes, but she nailed it. I was not expecting (or ready) for some of the dark twists this book took me down.Fantastic book!
  • NZLisaM
    Play to win… or lose everything. The rules are simple – toy with, torment, and then destroy.HAPPY US RELEASE DAY!Amy Whey has the perfect suburban set-up – husband, stepdaughter, new baby, friends, career. And then a knock at the door changes everything. New neighbour, Angelica Roux (call me Roux like the kangaroo) swoops into book club night, and immediately takes over, charming the other housewives. When she suggests a game of Never Have ...
  • Amanda
    I Have to confess that I do have older books screaming out to be read, but this caught my eye and I couldn’t wait to start it!!Amy and her husband have a happy life bringing up his teenage daughter Madison and their son Oliver. Amy helps her friend and neighbour Charlotte run the book club where local women get together more for the chat, gossip and alcohol rather than the books.At the book club a new neighbour Roux joins in, totally taking ove...
  • Lou
    Never Have I Ever is undoubtedly one of the best thrillers of the summer so far, and we all have to hope the August weather turns out to be as hot and exciting as the plot. It certainly sizzles with suspense and delicious darkness from start to finish and the cast are well-drawn and interesting. It's infectious and compulsively readable right from the get-go; so much so that this would best be defined as a one-sitting sensation! From the first co...
  • preoccupiedbybooks
    A dark, and mysterious tale full of suspense and shocks!This was my first book by Joshilyn Jackson, and I really enjoyed it! I will be definitely looking out for other books by this author in the future.So imagine you are sitting in your cosy little book club, deep in suburbia, when a new neighbour shows up uninvited. Imagine she gets everyone drunk and charms you all, only to start playing a wicked game...On the surface Amy Whey has the perfect ...
  • Mandy White
    We all know the game, a game that sets to expose your deep dark secrets. When I came across a book with this title I just had to read it... and it certainly lived up to my expectations. initially I read a first chapter sampler for this book before having my wish granted by the publisher for the full book. I devoured this book, once I started reading it I did not want to stop - so be prepared! There has been a lot of talk of this book between book...
  • Rachel
    4.5 Stars!!I LOVED this 4.5 Star psychological thriller! It was a total cat and mouse game which kept me on the edge of my seat, reading way past my bedtime. SUMMARYAmy Whey loves her life! It's a fairly simple one; she's a dive instructor in Pensacola, FL, very happily married, step mom to spirited 15 year old Maddie and mom to eight month old Oliver. She lives in a middle class, family centric neighborhood and has many mom-friends. She has a ve...
  • DeAnn
    5 amazing starsThis is my third Joshilyn Jackson book. I recall really enjoying the first two I read, but this one is a departure from those! What remains consistent is great, fully developed characters that could step out of the book. Although I would not want to meet all of them!We meet Amy, enjoying the typical suburban life with an adorable toddler, a handsome hardworking husband, and a teenage stepdaughter. Amy is a dive instructor and I rea...
  • Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
    There is a new girl in town...and she likes to play games...with your life! Meet Roux the new neighbor. The girls met Roux when she invited herself to their night of book club. She breezed in the door and overturned their serious book talk with a game of Never Have I Ever. Let's just say adults probably should never partake in this game!Amy Whey is about the most wholesome soccer mom type you could ever meet. I liked her instantly but is there mo...
  • Darinda
    Two very different women. Both with secrets they want to keep hidden. Amy is happy with her ordinary life. When new neighbor Roux shows up at book club, and suggests the women play a variation on the game Never Have I Ever, Amy fears her secrets may be revealed.Amy has worked to keep her past hidden. She has a secret that, if revealed, would upend everything she has. When Roux attempts to blackmail Amy, Amy isn't going along with Roux's plan. As ...
  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)
    4 Games Can Be Deadly Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐Amy has secrets she has spent years hiding. When new neighbor Roux shows up, determined to shake everyone's skeletons out of their closets, Amy finds herself drawn into a deadly game of cat & mouse. Who has more to hide? Who has more to lose? Who will win - Amy or Roux? I love a good twisty thriller and boy did Joshilyn Jackson deliver with the twists here! Just when I thought I had things figured out - ano...
  • Marialyce
    Book clubs are the best. It's a wonderful way to get together with friends and neighbors, talk about a book, and drink some delicious alcoholic libations. It's fun, or at least it was until a very sultry and sexy new neighbor showed up and turned book club into a game. That game entitled Never Have I Ever, would have consequences for all the friends but would spell disaster for one in particular, Amy.Roux is a new unexpected participant in book c...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    Joshilyn Jackson books are comfort food for me. I was trying to put my finger on just what it is about them and I think it's a combination of things. 1) She writes mostly domestic thrillers, one of my favorite genres, and she's great at a twist. 2) She's particularly interested in the South. 3) Most importantly, there is something about her voice which is so distinctive, which I can recognize from 100 miles away. If I had to describe it, I would ...
  • Jamie
    Joshilyn Jackson has crossed over into the suspense realm with Never Have I Ever and as a fan of her women's fiction, I was very curious about this book when I first heard about it. Amy Whey has the perfect little family, her husband Davis, stepdaughter Maddie and new baby, Oliver. All of this is threatened when Angelica Roux moves to town with an agenda - of what exactly, we are not sure, but we know she wants to expose a secret Amy has been hid...
  • Chloe
    Amy , a diver by profession leads a happy comfortable life with her professor husband , her fifteen year old step daughter and an infant son. In her spare time she runs a book club with her best friend Charlotte but the peace is disturbed one evening when the new mysterious neighbor Roux joins in. Lots of wine and a game of Never have I ever reveals secrets that might have been better left unsaid resulting in a disruption in Amy’s life that mig...
  • Lisa
    Have you ever done something you were so ashamed of that you would do anything to keep it a secret? SUMMARYAmy Whey has a perfectly normal and happy life. She is a mom of two, a diving instructor, and she helps her best friend, Charlotte, run their neighborhood bookclub. But Amy‘s life begins to unravel when the mysterious and alluring Angelica Roux arrives on her doorstep one book club night.Roux beguiles the group and keeps Amy’s wine and l...