The Argument by Victoria Jenkins

The Argument by Victoria Jenkins
Publisher: Bookouture

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bookouture for the ebook ARC of The Argument by Victoria Jenkins for an honest review.

It happens to every mother. One day whose world you once were, become someone you barely know. And you don’t know the secrets she’s hiding….

One hot summer night, 15 – year old Olivia comes home late from a party she is strictly forbidden from going to, and she and her mother, Hannah, start arguing. Soon Olivia speaks the words that every parent has heard from their teenage child:

“I hate you. You’ve ruined my life. And I’m never speaking to you again.”

Olivia has never been an easy child, completely different from her younger sister, Rosie. But Hannah thinks Olivia’s outburst is the end of a normal family argument. In fact, it’s only the beginning of a nightmare…

After one week of Olivia giving the silent treatment, Hanna knows Olivia is hiding a bigger darkness – something that could threaten to tear the precious family apart… 

I give this book a rating of 3 stars. This book was really slow to read, I just couldn’t get into it. I found that he characters were brought together well though, some characters weren’t very likeable though.  I didn’t really enjoy this book at all. There was a shocking twist around 80% of the way through the book. The twist seemed to come out of nowhere and there were no clues or hints leading up to it. 

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The Girls in the Water by Victoria Jenkins

The Girls in the Water by Victoria Jenkins
Series: Detectives King & Lane Book #1
Publisher: Bookouture

Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bookouture for the ebook ARC of The Girls in the Water by Victoria Jenkins in exchange for an honest review.

“The first one had been an accident. He had never intended to kill her. But as he looked down at her body, he knew there would be a next one…”

Lola Evan’s body was found in a local park on a cold winter’s morning. Detective Alex King and the new recruit Chloe Lane are called in to lead the hunt for the killer.

A second girl goes missing days later. Both girls each shared a trouble history and were also members of the same support group. Chloe realizes that she too is in danger, as she uncovers secrets about her own brother’s death which someone will kill to keep hidden. Soon Alex and Chloe are fighting for their lives, in a race against time to reach the next victim before it’s too late…

Who is the monster preying on these vulnerable girls?

I give this book a rating of 4 stars. This was Victoria Jenkin’s debut novel. I found that the book starts out kind of slow but it very quickly picks up the pace. It kept me guessing until the end.  And then I found it very hard to put it down. I really liked the characters in the book and found that they were very likeable. I highly recommend it and I can’t wait to read the second book in the series, The First One to Die!

The Girls in the Water