Book Review “Behind Her Smile” by JA Andrews

Behind Her Smile

There are two sides to every story…

Grace Thomas and her husband Cameron live busy urban lifestyles and decided to take a short break away in the countryside to reconnect as a family with their two children. Suspecting her husband of having an affair, the trip is ruined when Cameron’s personal assistant Chantelle, arrives unannounced with some devastating news. Chantelle appears to be everywhere Grace turns, and her instincts can’t all be wrong.

Not only does Chantelle resemble Grace, It soon becomes clear that she is desperate for Cameron’s attention, but at what lengths would she go to get it?

Determined to save her marriage, Grace begins to unravel all the secrets in her relationship by scrutinising the clues. Chantelle is always in the background, but behind her smile is a dangerous lie that has devastating consequences for everyone.


What an absolute chiller of a psychological read Behind Her Smile is. I read this in one evening, I just couldn’t put it down. The storyline grabbed me instantly and the main characters, Grace, Cameron and his assistant Chantelle are all written really well. They are believable and have all those insincerities that make for a superb book. Grace is recovering from a recent accident and decides to go on a holiday on her own to try and get back to the woman she feels she used to be. She doesn’t want to suspicious of her husband but she just can’t help it. Maybe this break will help her see more clearly. oh wrong could she be.

The suspense runs throughout the book and I thought, more than once, what is going on? I was about a third of a way through and thought “aha, I know what’s happened, of course that’s what is going on” umm no that wasn’t it at all. The twists and turns are many and really keep you guessing. Your synapsis will be firing off in all different directions and you still won’t figure it out until its actually there on the pages and it’s definitely a total shock moment.

The setting for this journey is brilliant and you get drawn in to the beauty of it all. It’s all helps you to understand Grace and her concerns right from the minute she begins her holiday. I was so focused on all the chilling revelations that I felt really sorry for her then I really didn’t like her at all. She drags everyone down and seems to be very self centred, but is this all part of the plan? You will just have a get yourself a copy. I can guarantee you will be engrossed from start to finish. An ingenious story line with suspense and chills that holds you right there in the palm of it’s hand then bam, it hits you with a massive surprise. The perfect book for all psychological thriller lovers!


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Author Bio – JA Andrews is from Devon in the UK and the author of gripping twisty psychological thrillers. As well as writing fiction, he enjoys reading a mix of genres, watching reality TV and spending time with family and friends. He is a member of the Crime Writers Association and is often plotting his next novel…

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With Thanks for Advance Copy to …….

Rachel Gilby


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