With You Always by Rena Olsen

With You Always

From the author of The Girl Before comes a tense and incisive work of psychological suspense that examines how easy it is to fall into the wrong relationship . . . and how impossible it can be to leave.In the wake of a painful breakup and struggling to prove herself at work, Julia feels adrift. When Bryce blows into her life, he seems like the perfect anchor. Handsome, charming, secure, and confident, Bryce brings out the best in Julia, sweeping ...

Details With You Always

TitleWith You Always
Release DateAug 7th, 2018
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Reviews With You Always

  • Jillian Doherty
    OMG i Loved Olsen's first title The Girl Before like a 14 year old fan girl. Now with her latest release I feel like I've returned to my teen giddiness after finishing; such astounding storytelling!If you also enjoy I-can't-believe-how-this-could-be-true psychological writing style - preorder now. From page one you know it's going to have elements of Sleeping With the Enemy, while equally getting sucked into the fairy tale love story that most yo...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    With You Always is the story of Julia and Bryce - a couple who meet by the chance of fate and have a whirlwind romance. By all appearances, Bryce is the perfect man - handsome, wealthy, charming - but is there more than meets the eye? In this story of a woman who gets wrapped up in a Scientology-Esque cult with an awful man, the story is really just that. The writing is great, however, the story bored me honestly and felt incredibly predictable. ...
  • Julie
    Another 3.5 ⭐ suspenseful thriller. I found the book interesting, but it left unanswered questions — which I didn’t care for. Throughout the book, there are brief chapters that give a glimpse of Bryce’s past and hints of what we might expect from the ending. Those chapters were the most interesting and I wish more of the book was dedicated to that portion of the story. The plot is your typical boy meets girl, instantly sweeps her off her ...
  • Mindyleigh
    I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review.I’d actually give this book 3.5 stars but rounded it up for Goodreads. The book started out with Bryce, the prince charming, wooing our main character, Julia. However, since I already knew this was a psychological thriller I knew Bryce was not all he was cracked up to be. You saw little things from time to time that seemed a bit weird but I felt the book took more...
  • BookNerdsBrainDump
    Short Take: Like a fun-size candy bar - tasty for a minute, but unsatisfying.(*Note - I received a free advance copy of this book for review.*)Mega-churches are skeevy, aren’t they? I mean, you have the pastors with their shellacked hair and blinding veneers, hopping around doing their darnedest to convince their congregation that God wants them to have a private jet. It’s no secret that Joel Osteen and his ilk prey on people who are desperat...
  • Summer
    The story was okay but the execution didn’t quite work for me. Julia deferred her career for a guy who then ditched her mid-engagement, so she’s alone and feels a bit stuck at work, though things appear to be looking up when she meets a handsome lawyer named Bryce. But appearances can be deceiving. This is intended to be a thriller, so I understand the lack of romance, however, I felt like the lack of romance hurt the book. Bryce does throw h...
  • Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
    Thank you Putnam Books #Partner for gifting me a copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.I sadly rate this book a 2.5 stars out of 5. This book started out great for me, the prologue had me hooked, and than once Bryce came along, I wanted to find out what kind of bad guy he was. I can't say in this review, because if I do, it will ruin a huge part of the plot for you guys, but I came to a certain part of this ...
  • Heather
    A big thank you to Penguin Group and Netgalley for letting me read an arc of this title. I loved the book. Julia recently suffered from a painful breakup and now spent her time trying to get a promotion at work. Then she met Bryce who seemed perfect in every way. He was rich, successful and knew how to show Julia a good time. Things progressed quickly and Julia started attending Bryce’s church with him. A few times things that happened in the c...
  • Kathleen Gray
    Oh Julia. Julia is a woman who seems incapable of standing up or alone for herself but rather sublimates herself for men. Sorry but she is. This is not a good thing in any way. This neatly written thriller starts as she's floundering after stepping back in her career for a man who dumped her. Now she's met Bryce, who is rich and seems pretty cool. He takes her to church- and it's a lot of what they do together. You'll see the twisty things here b...
  • Annabelle Flintwood
    4.5/5So I LOVED The Girl Before, Rena Olsen's previous novel. It was gripping, atmospheric, heart rendering pysch suspense goodness. I had really high hopes for this one and it almost lived up to my expectations... almost.Let's look at the beginning, the breakneck speed, the seamless entry point of The Girl Before was no where to be seen in With You Always. Things start really slowly and at first it could be a pure romance novel. Julia falls for ...
  • Jardin Telling
    I honestly wasn’t sure what to think when I started reading this as it took me a few chapters for me to get really involved - the more I read the more it grew on me and I ended up REALLY liking the main plot line. I felt the ending seemed a tad rushed, but honestly with what Julia was going through I was beyond thrilled to see an end to Bryce. I totally didn’t see it coming that it wasn’t Julia who was going to end up dying in the bathtub b...
  • Ashley
    This book was so amazing!!! I devoured it in one day. The author brilliantly portrays how an abusive relationship develops. I was astounded how she has you loving the husband at first, questioning, then loving again... to utter betrayal, deceit and hatred. Never had so many emotions in one book.
  • Shannon Dyer
    Even better than the author’s debut. Review to come at AAR.
  • Jennifer
    Review to come
  • Christine
    UPDATE: Thank you again to Putnam/Random House and Goodreads for the Giveaway! This was a good book, but wasn't quite as suspenseful as I thought it would be. This book starts slow - but I suspect that this is a deliberate move as the author portrays how getting into this type of situation is never a fast thing, but a slow gradual erosion of self. The story starts with Julia, who is on the heels of a failed relationship, and is struggling at work...
  • Johnna Whetstone
    One of the best I've read this year, and that's hard to say because I've read some amazing books. I thought it was well written and developed and you could see her being sucked in and completely losing herself; but didn't know how she'd ever escape! I absolutely will be reading more of this Author and giving a very good review and high recommendation for this book in Chapter Chatter Pub!
  • Doris Mucciolo
    Reading this book was like sitting through a movie and yelling " don't do it, don't go there" at the screen. the reader can see where it's all going but she can't and there's nothing you can do. Very good book, l was hooked from the beginning.