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Evelyn, After: A Novel by Victoria Helen…

Evelyn, After: A Novel (original 2016; edition 2016)

by Victoria Helen Stone (Author)

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Title:Evelyn, After: A Novel
Authors:Victoria Helen Stone (Author)
Info:Lake Union Publishing (2016), 256 pages

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Evelyn, After by Victoria Helen Stone (2016)



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Yup! This book was worth my time!!! Cheaters suck and karma always has a way if finding you. Evelyn went to bed on a "normal" day and before the sun could come up her entire world changed. Did she always make the right decisions?. No----but no one really knows how they would act in these types of situations. I could totally sympathize with her fears and weaknesses......I think most of us can. While some things were a bit far fetched and a bit too coincidental- overall, I really enjoyed this one.

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  Master275 | Oct 30, 2018 |
Quick Read

It was a good take on what a woman experiences being cheated on and turning it around to be the cheater. Was hoping it to be a little thought provoking. ( )
  Derby75 | May 8, 2018 |
While billed as a psychological thriller, it really isn’t. I found this book to be in between a bad domestic situation and the story of a pathetic stalker. The book is annoyingly written with “before” and “after” chapters. Sometimes I had to ask myself before and after WHAT? That question was not really ever answered. The story was interesting in some parts but failed to satisfy thoroughly. 256 pages 3 stars ( )
  tess_schoolmarm | Oct 10, 2017 |
I found Evelyn, After on NetGalley where I was looking for something that would bring me down from my "sugar-high" from over-indulging on a few too many syrupy Christmas stories. Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE those kind of books during the holiday season, but a girl has to give herself a break once in awhile. The minute I saw that cover, the first thing I thought was "Oooh!! Somebody's gonna get it!! It looked creepy BEFORE I read the blurb, and then when I found out the subject, I couldn't wait to read it. So when I found that I had been given a review copy, I downloaded it immediately and got ready for a wild ride......or so I thought.

The first part of the book was exactly what I would expect in a thriller. We have a car crash and a woman filled with rage after discovering that her husband is having an affair. But, by the middle of the book and nobody is dead yet, I started wondering what the heck was going on. My only suspense at that point was wondering when all the crazy was gonna start!!

So was this woman pissed or what? Yep, she was, but she didn't go all bat-shit crazy like I expected. Instead she did a little Facebook stalking and a couple "drive-by's" (not THAT kind...) which is not exactly was I was expecting in a book that is supposed to be a psychological thriller.

What happened instead you ask? Well, our scorned wife lost quite a bit of weight in a relatively short amount of time and went out and bought herself a new wardrobe. Then she had a "revenge-affair" with the other woman's husband. So... in finding out that her husband was a cheating bastard, she re-invents herself and becomes the woman that she had "lost". Really???

At this point ,all I could think was "Wow". And I didn't mean this in a good way. I wanted her to be so enraged that she lost her damn mind on somebody! Instead I felt like I had just watched a made-for-television drama on WE!

Evelyn, After was NOT a psychological thriller in my humble opinion. Nobody went psycho, and I didn't get so caught up in the suspense that I ate a whole bag of M&M's or anything!! The book had some decent DRAMA, but it didn't scare the bejeezus outta me like I had hoped. I didn't hate the book, but it just wasn't what I expected at all. And then to top it off, the ending totally killed it for me.

With all this being said, I thought this book was just okay. If it would've had a different cover and had not been labeled a psychological thriller, I might have still picked it, I just would've known what NOT to expect. I might have even rated it a bit higher.

I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with this advance ebook in return for an honest review. I would give this one 3 out of 5 stars. ( )
  kitchenwitch04 | Nov 27, 2016 |
Helen, After

The Characters:

Helen Farrington Tester
Gary Tester
Noah Whitman
Juliette Whitman

The Story:

I’m not sure what I think about this story. Helen finds out her husband has been cheating on her and through a series of obsessive behavior she discovers Noah Whitman the husband of her husband’s mistress. Once meeting Noah, Helen can not stay away from him. They have the
chemistry that has been missing in her life for years. Helen rediscovers a lot of herself with the encouragement of Noah. But she also discovers a lot after he calls it off.

There is a lot of passion in this story and not just the sexual kind. There is fear and rage and sadness. So many emotions really. I think that is one this this author excels at.

In the end I’m proud of the decisions Helen makes. She didn’t take the best road to get there but she took her road. She made mistakes, she corrected them. She thrived.

The Random Thoughts:

3 Stars ( )
  bookjunkie57 | Oct 31, 2016 |
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"Evelyn Tester is sleepwalking through her suburban life--until a late-night phone call startles her awake. Her husband, a prestigious psychiatrist, has been in an accident. And he isn't alone. Suddenly Evelyn's world isn't as tidy as she thought. And in the midst of it all is Juliette, not only her husband's secret lover but also his patient. If news of the affair were to get out, it would ruin more than just Evelyn's marriage. Although it's a bitter pill for Evelyn to swallow, protecting her family means staying silent--even if, as she begins to discover, the night of the accident has consequences far more dangerous than the unmasking of an affair. But the more Evelyn learns about Juliette's picture-perfect life--complete with a handsome, unsuspecting husband--the more she yearns for revenge ... and satisfaction. Her growing obsession fuels her rage, burning away her complacency. What will be left of her after it flames out?"-- Page [4] of cover.… (more)

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