In Her Words
Genre: Psychological Suspense, Thriller
Release Date: May. 7, 2019
While she seems to have it all, Sophie Knight is looking for more.
When gorgeous and carefree Michael Frisk walks into her life, he offers the excitement and passion she desires.
Sophie is willing to risk everything she has.
After all, she is used to concealing things from her husband—like her alcoholism, her unhappiness.
But soon she has more to hide.
She wakes up one morning in an alcoholic haze and finds bruises on her body, but has no recollection of what happened to her.
Was she raped?
When unsettling notes and mysterious phone calls start, Sophie wonders whom she should turn to.
Is Michael the cause of the frightening things happening in her life, or is he the answer to her problems?
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OK, so this one is going to be hard to review, In Her Words is a psychological thriller/suspense and without giving away anything there’s not too much I can really say.
So let me just say this, there was a LOT of grammar issues but I received an ARC copy so hopefully, the released copy will have those all cleared up.
Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed the story but there were quite a few parts that were confusing and I had to go back and try to make sense of.
The plot its self wasn’t the problem but I do feel like the execution fell a little flat with this one. Also, the characters and the relationships between the characters just didn’t really have enough depth to them, for something as serious as the situation was and the relationship between the female lead and the two male leads, there just wasn’t enough to really connect me with them.
There are a few things that go on (besides cheating) that could be a possible trigger for some F.YI.
Ok so here’s the run down. The story is written ALL from Sophie’s diary, so there’s not really conversations per se, it’s just her account of what was going on written in her diary.
Sophie is a 37-year-old woman who has been married for almost 12 years to a man that’s a bit older than her. I don’t even remember exactly how much older but I think it was about 12 years older? Anyways, so long story short, she and her husband go through some traumatic things and Sophie’s drinking starts to increase.
One night she goes out with her friend Sylvia and the next morning wakes up with bruises all over here and feeling like she’s been beaten or something has happened to her but she has absolutely no recollection of what happened
So after a few days, Sophie goes looking for answers.
She finds out that the night she was “attacked” her and Sylvia were hanging out with three good looking younger men (early twenty somethings) so in her search for answers she winds up running into one of them on the street, Michael.
Well, it goes from her looking for answers to her having an ongoing affair with Michael. But while she’s having this affair she’s receiving mysterious letters and phone calls.
That’s all I can tell you without spoiling any surprises so you’ll have to check it out for yourself and take my word for it when I tell you NOTHING is as it seems.
The ending absolutely killed me. I feel like the book just wasn’t finished, I checked to see if maybe I was mistaken and this was a duet or something but no, it’s done. How?! I don’t understand. Yes, Sophie received answers in the end BUT there were still left up in the air…
Again, I really enjoyed the plot and where the story was going, I only gave 3 1/2 stars because I feel like the character development fell short and because I just don’t feel like the conclusion was actually a conclusion, if I knew it was just a cliffhanger and there was more to the story then I would rate it higher but knowing that that’s just IT… I just can’t.
If you like psychological suspense then this is still a good one to check out, as far as the plot goes, it is a good story!
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I took a long bath with Maria Callas playing in the background, emptying my mind. I put on a black long-sleeved skater dress, but as I inspected myself in the mirror, it seemed too provocative. I didn’t want to send the wrong message, so I changed into a different dress that wasn’t so short. I applied too much makeup which made me look like a tart, so I removed it and started again. My hands trembled as I drew on my eyeliner. I drank a glass of wine and took several drags of my cig to steady my nerves.
I went outside and hailed a taxi. I must have been out of my mind. The cabbie kept looking at me through the rear view mirror. I bet he knew what I was up to, or maybe not. I probably looked like a corporate woman heading for a meeting with a client.
I almost told the cabbie to turn around, but when I opened my mouth, nothing came out. Mama by Phil Collins was playing on the radio. Here I was on my way to meet a kid, who had seen me at my worst, if not at my most degrading. It wasn’t too late to change my mind. However, I didn’t change my mind when I paid and tipped the cabbie. I didn’t change my mind when I scanned the block of flats and rang the bell. I didn’t change my mind as I plodded along the corridor adjusting the hem of my dress.
When I arrived, Michael was leaning against the doorframe, waiting for me looking flawless in black, with long earrings dangling from his ears. I like how well dressed he is, unlike those boys who wear jeans under their buttocks – they make me want to pull them up for them. He led the way. It was too late to change my mind now.
He shut the door. I smiled, and he smiled back. With the back of my hand, I ran it across his cheek feeling the softness of his skin. A sexual wave built in my groin, I moved close enough that my lips almost brush against his. I was intoxicated by his beauty, his talent, his strangeness. It was so forbidden and sexy.
About The Author
J.S Ellis is a thriller author. She’s currently working on an adult Dystopian series called the Chaperone. She’s also working on another thriller novel, for now, it’s called Opium, as it’s still a WIP.
J.S always liked to scribble from a young age but started writing by the age of sixteen. She spent all this time, enhancing and learning about the craft. Writing is her passion books are her obsession.
She has a degree in Creative Writing, English literature, and digital marketing. She works in an accountancy firm. She lives in Malta with her fiancé.
When she’s not writing or reading, she’s either cooking, eating cheese, and chocolate, or listening to good music and enjoying a glass of wine or two.