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, Audiobook

Reviews Never Have I Ever

  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...This was a FANTASTIC novel. One of my favorite reads this year.Forty-two year old, Amy Whey has a great life. She has a wonderful family and a terrific best friend. She finally feels at home for the first time in her life.Tuesday, May 28, 1991, was the night that Amy’s life, as well as many others, changed forever. After that night, Amy tried a variety of ways to stuff her ...
  • 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...
  • Crumb
    Intense, Insidious, and IntoxicatingWhen you are reading Never Have I Ever at night, in bed, and the dreaded witching hour comes a tickin', I dare you to put this book down. I dare you.This thriller leaked into every pore of my body. I couldn't escape the plot. You won't get many details from me regarding the storyline because it's best to go into this one blind. Amy is a run-of-the-mill suburban mom, although she is in the 1% club. She's a scub...
  • 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...
  • Charlotte May
    Fucked up, twisty and with a solid ending. 4 stars This was a sinister read. When at her local neighbourhood book club Amy opens her front door to a stranger, she has no idea the danger she is inviting into her home. Roux is charismatic and sexy – she soon has the entire book club drunk and revealing their secrets, and it’s not long before she hints that she knows more about Amy’s past than she should.As Amy’s secrets threaten to become ...
  • 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...
  • 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 - another juicy t...
  • 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...
  • Brenda -Traveling Sister
    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...
  • 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...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    To be three or not to be three that’s the question, no, no ,no, I’m going back and forth between three to four like swinging on teeterboards, because this book started good, then it got slow, slower, slowest, and BAMMM…no, I don’t talk about the twists, I just dropped the book out of my hands because I started sleeping…But as a summary, let’s stick with four hardly given stars! Reading this book is one of my most interesting experienc...
  • j e w e l s
    THREE STARSAnother so-so thriller. I liked this one enough, I'm just not a huge fan of what I like to call "the chick-lit/suspense crossover" genre. Really rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it? Joshilyn Jackson fits into my made-up genre perfectly well. Apparently, she was a chick lit writer and is now trying her hand at thrillers. While Jackson is a sharp writer, the gossipy tone of the book turns me off. The characters and plot just are not d...
  • 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...
  • Debra
    Never have I ever read such an instantly gripping and captivating book! This book had my attention from page one. Wondering what was going to happen and how it would all come to pass. I found this book to be original, engaging and thought provoking. Who was going to win this battle of wits and cunning? How would she beat Roux at her game? This was a well written and thought out page turner. Highly recommend.
  • 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...
  • 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 captivates the r...
  • Jen
    It always starts with one drink that turns into one too many. A dangerous game. Loose lips sink ships. Secrets are revealed. Regret the next day. This has booze, a book club and a bitch. And a heck of a storyline that will have you question how well do you really know your friends? 4 another entertaining one, Jackson. It always starts with one drink that turns into one too many. A dangerous game. Loose lips sink ships. Secrets are revealed. Reg...
  • Linda
    The games people play......Rules subject to change. Players to be determined later.Joshilyn Jackson presents a twisty turning bowl of friendship pasta seasoned with some sizzlin' secrets long kept buried. That is until Roux moves to Pensacola and shows up at Amy Whey's doorstep uninvited. It's Book Club Night for the mommies of the neighborhood. Opened bottles of wine are set out and random chairs beckon friends to lean in toward one another as t...
  • 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...
  • Mark
    ‘never have I ever’ battled to not give up in a first chapter so much for a long long timeThe book starts at a book club and am not joking the names of the neighbours in attendance was almost enough to halt proceedings....Panda Grier, Amy Whey, Char, Tate Bonasco, Sheridan, Liddy get the picture...then Roux turns up, shes new and immediately takes over and makes them do a game of ‘what animal are you’ before a version of neve...
  • 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 ...
  • Zoeytron
    The neighborhood ladies gather for their regular book club meeting to discuss The House of Mirth. Alas and alack, it is not to be. New neighbor Roux has other ideas, and steers the normal bookish discussion into game play. Is she a breath of fresh air, or something more akin to a moray eel lurking until ready to ambush? Long buried secrets are about to come bubbling to the surface. High octane domestic suspense/thriller that means business. Not t...
  • Sharon
    Life for Amy Whey couldn’t be better with a newborn baby boy, fifteen year old stepdaughter and her loving husband. Amy leads a simple and happy life, she enjoys cooking, helping out her friends and being a mother and a devoted wife. Amy’s best friend Charlotte runs their local book club and Amy is always helping out whenever she can. The book club is a great way unwind and meet the local neighbours and discuss what they are reading. The dyna...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Virginie
    4.5Nice writing, interesting and well-developped characters hiding plenty of secrets and, most of all, a lot of twists ! Jackson put her main character, Amy, in a situation we can't help but wonder: what would I do in her place?! And that is a real moral dilemma...About Amy's relationships: I really appreciated reading about Maddy and Charlotte. On the other hand, I think Davis could have been more important in the story. It's the only character ...
  • 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!
  • Jayme
    3.5/rounded up “What if telling wrecks our friendship? The thought rose unbidden, but it was a valid question. Women in denial shoved at people who told them truths they were not ready to hear. Shoved them hard, all the way out of their lives” Book Club. It was FUN. Till the one day, it wasn’t. New neighbor Roux arrives and she isn’t interested in talking books. She has an ulterior motive. Ply the women with wine and have them spill their...