About What She Did
She’s your best friend. And your worst enemy…
Beth is a woman running from her demons. Moving to Glasgow to escape the tragedy that ended with the death of her ex-boyfriend, she’s trying to build a new life, to tentatively find new love. But her past is following her, and try as she might, she can’t shake the feeling that someone is watching her every move.
Victoria is unhappily married to Greg. On their wedding day he told her he would love her until they grew old, but now he’s becoming secretive, staying out for ‘business meetings’ and growing distant from his wife. After finding incriminating texts on his phone, Victoria contacts an old friend for support, the one person in her life that has never let her down yet.
Lydia knows she is the only one that can help Victoria. Jumping straight back into their friendship, despite the four-year absence from Victoria’s life, she vows to stop at nothing to help her get revenge. Good friends will do anything for each other, right?
But Lydia has made a new friend in Beth, and now, none of them are safe…
Three women. Three stories. One devastating secret.
My review of What She Did
What She Did is a tense psychological thriller that gripped me from the very first chapter. It's a dark, disturbing and honest portrayal of mysogony, domestic violence and that women are often found struggling in a world dominated by men.
This book features three very strong women. All with flaws, insecurities and all very relatable. Beth is fleeing from an abusive past while trying to build a new life for herself. I really engaged with Beth. I liked her as a character. We then have Victoria who is trapped within a failing marriage. She suspects her husband of cheating and seeks the advice of an estranged and once best friend, Lydia, to help her unearth the truth.
As the story progresses, the three separate lives become entwined and what you get is a gripping, hold your breath type of a read as you honestly don't know what is coming next. It's also one of those books that is incredibly hard to put down. I began to care about these characters and the fate that awaited them.
The real joy in this book are the many twists and turns along the way, plus the huge twist at the end. It's an engaging read that has you rooting for these women , all of whom have faced some difficulties in life and who have been bullied and betrayed by men.
What She Did is a thought provoking read that makes you question what is right and what is wrong. The lines become very blurred with the stories these women live through, and you do find yourself asking, what would I do?
Ultimately, What She Did is a psychological thriller that gets the blood pumping. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
With thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the Advanced Reader Copy.
What She Did is published on 26 June by Hera Books.