BOOK REVIEW: Everything She Feared by Rick Mofina


Title: Everything She Feared
Author: Rick Mofina
Publication: April 11, 2023
Publisher: MIRA
Genre: Domestic Thriller, Suspense
Pages: 431


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SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

When a teen falls off a cliff while taking a selfie, the last thing she sees before plummeting to her death is Katie Harmon, the nine-year-old girl she was babysitting, looking down at her. Investigators gather at the scene, and Katie’s mother, Sara, rushes to comfort her daughter, yet there’s a small, secret ping of alarm in Sara’s heart that she cannot share—though rookie detective Kim Pierce senses it. For years, others have tried to unravel this secret, from true-crime podcasters to a haunted journalist searching for a killer who vanished after being released from prison. And now, with detectives tightening the focus of their investigation, Sara is consumed by her darkest fear—that the babysitter’s death was not accidental.


**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Right from the start of Everything She Feared by Rick Mofina, I was hooked. It had been a long time since a book grabbed me like that right away and I was 20% into the book before I knew it.

Right off the bat, this book was catching and had me guessing what was actually happening. I really loved the multiple story lines that were kind of going on here, but all threaded into the main story. I wasn’t sure how I felt about Katie most of this book. She’s a bit of an odd kid. I pretty much guessed who Sara was from the beginning, but then trying to figure out who Magda was had me guessing the entire time. It was moments before the reveal that it hit and I audibly gasped! Mofina did a fantastic job of keeping the suspense high most of this book, which had me flipping pages to know what was coming next.

The characters in this book are really well written and have you guessing on their motives and intentions constantly. I questioned every single person in this story at least once. It’s takes a great writer to do that. I may not have ever read a Rick Mofina book before, but I’ve already added him to my must read author’s list and you should too! Completely absorbing, intense suspense, and a jaw dropping ending. Grab a copy!

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