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  • A gripping read

    I was immediately drawn to Be Careful What You Wish For by its stunning cover which made me desperate to know what is going on behind that striking red door! What I uncovered was an addictive read that had me gripped from start to finish. Vivien Brown has crafted a plot that sees two women, Madi and Prue wanting to escape their lives, which leads them to each other in the form of a house swap for a month. The chapters alternate between each of the women as we learn why they need to escape and there is also a sinister third voice that brings the mystery aspect to the story which really had me intrigued. The creation of the characters has been very well done and each of the leading ladies are brought to life perfectly. I really connected with both of these women and felt sympathy for their situations. The story is very well executed and there are no plot holes or unnecessary filler chapters to drag it along. Each ended with me wanting more and held my attention. This is the first book I have read from Vivien Brown and it will not be my last. I throughly enjoyed her writing which is very engaging making for a smooth and easy read. Her descriptions are so vivid that she makes you feel like you are there on the sidelines watching it all unfold, which I love when this happens. Be Careful What You Wish For is an enjoyable quick read that had me racing through the pages. Billed as a domestic suspense thriller, I did find this to be more a cozy mystery which I also love, so for me it was still a win. If you also love this genre, I am sure you will also enjoy this story which I highly recommend. Thank you to Vivien Brown, One More Chapter and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Be Careful What You Wish For, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

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  • A solid mystery

    First of all, this isn't in anyway a psychological thriller. It is, however, a well written, cosy, mystery with good characterisation and a decent plot that flows along. Madi and Prue decide to do a house swap for a month. Madi has health issues and wants to escape the cut and thrust of London, plus, she believes herself to be losing her memory, Prue is looking for the opposite, needing to get away from her grandma's cosy village cottage where a recent embarrassment haunts her. The mystery comes from someone entering one of the properties, without the owner being aware. Who are they? and why do they appear to harbour dangerous thoughts against the owner? What follows is a story from both Madi and Prue and the intruder. A solid good read

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  • Delightful romance with a splash of mystery!

    Be Careful What you Wish For is a frothy, charming romance with enough mystery swirled in to keep you quickly turning the pages. Can you change your life by simply changing places? That’s what Prue and Madi want to know. Prue is 24 and has always lived in the same small town in rural England. A talented photographer, she has a dead end job at the local paper and spends her free time taking pictures at weddings. After a devastating and humiliating breakup, she agrees to switch houses for a month with Madi, a London actress. Madi is recovering from a serious illness. At 62, she looks back at her life and accomplishments and sees only the negative. Her estranged on George is the result of an affair with a married man. When they broke up, he gifted her the fancy penthouse apartment that she trades with Prue. As Prue and Madi delight in their new surroundings, make friends and discover projects, an anonymous stalker has targeted one of them. We don’t learn who the intended victim is until late in the book and it is only in the final pages when his/her identity is revealed. Thank you, Vivian Brown. I loved seeing how Madi and Prue flowered in their new homes and found the joy they had missed in their old lives. This is a delightful, satisfying read. 5 stars. Thank you to NetGalley, HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter and Vivien Brown for this ARC.

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  • Too slow, DNF

    I hate leaving a negative review but I just couldn’t get through this book. I got almost half way and just couldn’t do it any more. Something should’ve been happening by now. All we got was each character letting us know what mundane things were going on in their lives and how they were feeling. Plus the character whom we didn’t know who they were. So I had to DNF. I am so sorry. I really appreciate the opportunity to read this. I just wish it would’ve held my interest. I’m sure maybe the ending would be great. Hopefully after all that.

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  • Very enjoyable read, will make you smile

    Thank you to NetGalley, HarperCollins UK, aand One More Chapter for this advanced reader's copy of Be Careful What You Wish For by Vivien Brown. This was a thoroughly enjoyable read with a few interesting plot twists along the way. Madi and Prue both need a break from their lives and decide to switch homes. Prue heads off to London and Madi goes to a the small country village that Prue is from. Both women are taking breaks from traumatic events in their lives, hoping that a change of scenery will do them good. This is a thriller so there is some intrigue along the way, including past decisions that will impact both ladies negatively. I really enjoyed this book. The writing was solid and the characters fairly well-developed, especially the two main characters. There were some secondary characters that didn't lend a lot to the main plot that I really could have done without but they don't detract from the story overall. For thriller fans this one may be a little tame. It's a good read all the same, especially for fans of fiction.

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