Review: This is Not Over by Holly Brown

Title: This is Not Over

Author: Holly Brown

Pages: 400 Pages

Publisher: William Morrow Paperback

The Blurb

You’ll have your deposit within seven business days, just like it says on I’ve put through a refund to your credit card for the full amount, minus $200 to replace the stained sheets…


When 30-year-old Dawn reads Miranda’s email, she sees red. People have always told Dawn she’s beautiful, and she just hopes they don’t see beneath—to how she grew up, to what she’s always tried to outrun. She revels in her getaways with her perfect (maybe too perfect) husband, the occasional long weekend in luxurious homes, temporarily inhabiting other people’s privileged lives. Miranda’s email strikes a nerve, with its lying intimation that Dawn is so dirty you need to throw out her sheets.

Beware of your “host”

I wouldn’t have left a review at all, if I didn’t feel it was my civic duty to warn others…

57-year-old Miranda thought she’d seen it all, but she can’t believe her eyes when she reads Dawn’s review. She’s a doctor’s wife but she needs that rental money, desperately. People might think her life is privileged, but they don’t know what’s really going on. They don’t know about her son. She won’t take this threat to her livelihood—to her very life—lying down.

Two very different women with this in common: Each harbors her own secret, her own reason why she can’t just let this go. Neither can yield, not before they’ve dredged up all that’s hidden, even if it has the power to shatter all they’ve built.

This is not over.

This is so not over.

(Amazon Blurb)

The Review

I’m not a huge fan of psychological thrillers. I’ll read them but it takes something really special to capture my attention. Sadly This is Not Over was not a book to grab my attention.

The story is of a bad review on a holiday website and the back and forth between two women who refuse to admit either one is wrong. As the animosity between them grows their civility diminishes. I think my problem with the book was that I just didn’t care. Both protagonists were annoying. They didn’t garner my sympathy and the threads of the storyline just seemed feeble and too coincidental at best.

This is Not Over was not the book for me.

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2 Stars

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