Title: The Three Women by Valerie Keogh
Date Published: 17th February 2020
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Genre: Psychological Thriller
How well do you know your friends?
When Beth, Megan and Joanne meet at university, they become inseparable friends who’d do anything for one another — even agreeing to keep what happens one shocking night a secret.
Now in their forties and outwardly successful, each of the three has dealt with what happened in their own way. But secrets and lies leave their mark.
When Megan decides to tell her fiancée the truth about that night, it threatens to ruin the lives of everyone around her.
And someone is prepared to do anything to stop that happening…
Valerie Keogh is also the author of The Dublin Murder Mysteries. The Three Women is an utterly compelling psychological thriller which fans of authors like Louise Jensen, B A Paris and K.L. Slater are sure to love.
I want to thank Valerie Keogh for providing me with a copy of The Three Women in exchange for an honest review.
I’ve read quite a few of Valerie’s Keogh’s novels but I think this has to be my favourite of all of them!
The Three Women is an utterly absorbing psychological drama that pulls you in and doesn’t let you go.
The story was, for me, all about how one incident can affect those involved in different ways and of course friendship.
We follow Beth, Joanne and Megan from their chance meeting at university to an incident that changes their worlds to who they have become now. Each one of the characters was unique, flawed and realistic. I got surprisingly emotionally involved with all of them.
I did find the ending a little predictable but there were few good shocks and surprises to keep me on my toes.
The Three Women is enthralling, emotional and engaging, I’d highly recommend it!
About The Author:
Valerie Keogh grew up reading Agatha Christie so when she started writing it seemed natural to write crime novels.
In March 2018, Valerie signed a two book contract with the publisher, Bookouture. The first of these, Secrets Between Us, was published in Nov 2018 and the second, The Housewife, in Feb 2019.
In June 2019, Valerie signed a three book contract with Bloodhound books. The first psychological thriller, The Three Women, was published in Feb 2020, the second is due in June 2020 and the third in Sept 2020. Bloodhound are also publishing Valerie’s Irish Crime series, the first of which, No Simple Death was published in Dec 2019, the second, No Obvious Cause in Jan 2020, the third, No Past Forgiven in March.
Valerie also writes a series based in the UK featuring Nicola Connolly, a serial killer. The Hudson and Connolly series: Deadly Sleep, Twisted Power, Bitter Business, and Wicked Secret.
Valerie has also written a stand-alone psychological thriller, Exit Five from Charing Cross