Book Blurb

Parker had the perfect marriage. Then Eden came home.

Twenty years have passed since Dylan’s beloved sister, Celeste, was brutally murdered. Now he plans an anniversary memorial for the sister he misses to this day.

When their childhood friend, Eden, comes home to attend the memorial, Dylan invites her to stay with him and his wife, Parker.

But Parker is apprehensive. She remembers a time when Eden had designs on her husband, and she worries she still carries a torch for him. Her fears seem confirmed when Eden openly flirts with Dylan and captivates their pre-teen daughter.

As Parker desperately tries to hasten Eden’s departure, Dylan resists, fondly remembering the time they spent as childhood friends. And when Eden brings up questions about who murdered Celeste, Parker’s fears only escalate. She thinks her husband’s mental health could suffer if Eden keeps digging.

Can Parker get rid of Eden before she destroys her family? And why has Eden really come back to town? As the two old friends circle each other, past secrets are revealed and they find themselves hurtling into a vortex of unimaginable pain and terror.

Don’t Trust Her - the gripping psychological thriller from the best-selling author of The Other Couple and The Guest.

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Don't Trust Her is a psychological thriller that will have you holding your breath as you anxiously wait to see what might happen next. 
The story follows Eden, Parker, and Dylan, three childhood friends who grew up together but drifted apart once Dylan and Parker started dating. Then, Dylan's sister Celeste was found murdered in the woods. The trauma brought Dylan and Parker closer together, while Eden went her own way, eventually ending up in Italy. Now, twenty years later, Eden is back. Dylan and Parker are married with two kids. Eden is divorced and childless. At Celeste's final memorial, the trio reconnects, and Dylan invites Eden to stay with him and Parker. But Parker doesn't trust Eden because she used to have a crush on Dylan. Parker just knows Eden is back to steal Dylan away from her. But is she? Why did Eden really come back? And what happened all those years ago in the woods with Celeste? 
I thought this was a great story. It's tense. It's thrilling. And even though I had a feeling I knew who was involved in Celeste's murder, I wasn't 100% sure on the why aspect of what they did. After the truth is revealed, it definitely makes sense, even though it's a horrific and awful reason. 
I kinda felt bad for Dylan. He just wanted to reconnect and relive the same friendship and happy memories he had with Parker and Eden when they were younger. But the two women don't make it easy. Parker is jealous and suspicious, and she's adamant about booting Eden out of their home. And Eden seems to be weaseling her way into the family, winning over Parker's kids and siding with Dylan over every little thing. But is Parker justified in her dislike of Eden? Is Eden really trying to destroy Parker's family and take it for herself? This was one of those stories that grabbed you and pulled you in, making your head spin as you tried to uncover the truth behind what happened to Celeste and why there was so much animosity between Parker and Eden when they had seemingly been best friends. 
If you're a fan of psychological thrillers, give this one a go.
4 stars!

 Cathryn’s Bio Cathryn Grant writes psychological thrillers, psychological suspense, and ghost stories. She’s the author of twenty-three novels. She’s loved crime fiction all her life and is endlessly fascinated by the twists and turns, and the dark corners of the human mind.

When she’s not writing, Cathryn reads fiction, eavesdrops, and tries to play golf without hitting her ball into the sand or the water. She lives on the Central California coast with her husband and two cats.

This is Cathryn’s eleventh psychological thriller with Inkubator Books.