There Should Have Been Eight by Nalini Singh

November 21st, 2023 Kimberly Review 16 Comments

21st Nov

There Should Have Been Eight by Nalini Singh delivered a secluded lock-door mystery set in a once-glorious mansion straight out of a gothic horror novel. Friends, secrets, and creepy happens await you in this twisted thriller. Grab a cup of hot mocha coffee and check out There Should Have Been Eight.

There Should Have Been Eight by Nalini Singh
There Should Have Been Eight
by Nalini Singh
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
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They met when they were teenagers. Now they’re adults, and time has been kind to some and unkind to others—none more so than to Bea, the one they lost nine long years ago. They’ve gathered to reminisce at Bea’s family’s estate, a once-glorious mansion straight out of a gothic novel. Best friends, old flames, secret enemies, and new lovers are all under one roof—but when the weather turns and they’re snowed in at the edge of eternity, there’s nowhere left to hide from their shared history.

As the walls close in, the pretense of normality gives way to long-buried grief, bitterness, and rage. Underneath it all, there’s the nagging feeling that Bea’s shocking death wasn’t what it was claimed to be. And before the weekend is through, the truth will be unleashed—no matter the cost.

MURDERMYSTERY Supernatural thriller twisted

I enjoy Singh’s books, whatever the genre, and devoured her last mystery thriller. The story slowly builds as we get to know the friends, the hosts and stories from their past. The group are friends who went their separate ways when one of their own, Bea, took her own life.

The story takes place in the remote alpine region of New Zealand at a home belonging to Bea’s family estate. The seven of them gather as a storm rolls in, cutting them off from the rest of the world. As strange things happen and Luna wonders why Darcie, her sister, handled the death so strangely, we question everything we’ve been told.

The first part of the story began slowly as we get to know the characters and take in our surroundings, but as the storm rages, an accident occurs and things unfold. Twists, turns and unholy happens left me flabbergasted. I couldn’t set this down as I made assumptions and waited for the truth to reveal itself.

I love Singh’s writing style from the pacing to the tightly woven tale. She hooks reads from the first page and never lets go.

A compelling thriller, perfect for the first snow of the season. Grab a blanket and curl up with There Should Have Been Eight.

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About Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh

Nalini Singh is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling, Guild Hunter, and Rock Kiss series. She lives in New Zealand but travels as much as possible (the travel bug bit hard from when she escaped working as a lawyer to run away and teach English in Japan). Nalini loves to write, loves to read, and thinks chocolate is a food group.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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