The Sleepover by Keri Beevis #BookReview #BlogTour #TheSleepover #PsychologicalThriller #NetGalley @keribeevis @BoldwoodBooks @rararesources #onceuponatimebookreviews

Today I am taking part in the blog tour and reviewing The Sleepover by Keri Beevis, published by Boldwood Books.


When you’re a kid, you imagine monsters to have horns and fangs. That they hide under the bed or in the wardrobe. And you believe they can only come after you when it’s dark.

You don’t expect them to look like everyday people or that they may be someone you already know…

The summer in question started out with hot, fun-filled days and new friendships.

We had just turned thirteen and had our whole lives ahead of us.

But that was before her…

Before we became known as the Hixton Six and our lives become defined by one night.

It’s hard to believe twenty years have passed since she was locked away.

But now she’s free and strange things have started to happen.

When I close my eyes, the creeping anxiety and fear is overwhelming and all too real.

Because the monster is back, and I know she has a score to settle with us.

“One night… One secret… One nightmare…”

The Sleepover is another great example of Beevis doing what she does best and that is giving the reader a wickedly dark and sinister read!

The plot intrigued and unfolded via multiple points of view, mainly in the present, that was interspersed with flashbacks throughout. It was these flashbacks that slowly revealed what happened that summer 20 years ago to the children dubbed “The Hixton Five” and the trauma they suffered at the hands of the abhorrent Eileen Wickham.

The story was so chilling and for me, a leave a light on read! There were many times that the tiniest sound had me glancing over my shoulder, convinced I would see Eileen Wickham standing there! She definitely got under my skin and is the stuff that nightmares are made of!

All round I found this to be a gripping and intense edge of your seat thriller with great twists that kept me second guessing right till the end!

Thank you to Keri Beevis, Boldwood Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of The Sleepover, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Amazon Australia, US & UK. I will also add to, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Foyles and BookBub if available.


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Follow the tour along the ways for these bloggers thoughts on The Sleepover’.


Keri Beevis is the internationally bestselling author of Dying To Tell, Deep Dark Secrets, Trust No One, Every Little Breath and The People Next Door. Dying To Tell reached no. 1 in the Amazon chart in Australia and was a top 25 hit in the UK.

Keri wrote her first novel at age twenty, but it was a further twenty years before she was published, after winning a contract in a competition run by a small press. She lives in Norfolk, along with her two naughty kitties, Ellie and Lola, and a plentiful supply of red wine (her writing fuel)





My thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this blog tour and for the promotional materials.

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