Joshilyn Jackson has long been known for her Southern fiction, but her latest release is a departure for her, and a very successful one. A skillfully executed domestic noir novel, Never Have I Ever is the story of Amy Whey, a suburban mother who’s kept a tragic secret from her past hidden for decades. Until, at a neighborhood book club, new arrival Angelica Roux seems to somehow know about Amy’s past and is willing to blackmail her. A page-turning game of cat and mouse ensues as Amy has to decide the lengths she’s willing to go to protect her perfect life from being upended. Full of unexpected twists, Jackson will keep readers guessing and on the edge of their seats until the last page.
Raela Schoenherr is an editor at a Minnesota publishing company. She loves to talk books and writing on Twitter at @raelaschoenherr.