Low Morrison is not your average teen. You could blame her hippie parents or her looming height or her dreary, isolated hometown on an island in the Pacific Northwest. But whatever the reason, Low just doesn’t fit in—and neither does Freya, an ethereal beauty and once-famous social media influencer who now owns the local pottery studio.
After signing up for a class, Low quickly falls under Freya’s spell. And Freya, buoyed by Low’s adoration, is compelled to share her darkest secrets and deepest desires. Finally, both feel a sense of belonging...that is, until Jamie walks through the studio door. Desperate for a baby, she and her husband have moved to the island hoping that the healthy environment will result in a pregnancy. Freya and Jamie become fast friends, as do their husbands, leaving Low alone once again.
Then one night, after a boozy dinner party, Freya suggests swapping partners. It should have been a harmless fling between consenting adults, one night of debauchery that they would put behind them, but instead, it upends their lives. And provides Low the perfect opportunity to unleash her growing resentment.
TITLE: The Swap
AUTHOR: Robyn Harding
PUBLISH DATE:June 23, 2020
GENRE: Thriller, Suspense
The Swap by Robyn Harding
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A convoluted and twisty tale of deception and obsession, The Swap is just what I have come to expect from author Robyn Harding.
First off, The Swap has a fantastic cast of characters! On one hand, you have Freya, the gorgeous and charming social media influencer, on the other you have Jamie, the barren wife who only needs a child to feel fulfilled and somewhere in the middle is Low, an awkward weird teenager whose obsession will ultimately lead to murder and betrayal. Interested yet? Read on! When a wild night of magic mushrooms and booze leads to …. Yep, you guessed it, a swap, things begin to spiral out of control, leading to a shocking climax that left me stunned and I must admit, surprised. This is an ending I did not see coming! I had actually already played out what I thought was going to happen in my head, so, yep, surprised!
This is a captivating story that didn’t let up. Fast paced and riveting, filled with dysfunctional relationships and deadly secrets – right to the very end. It is pure unadulterated thrills and suspense and I loved every second of it.
A big thank you to Gallery Books, Robyn Harding, and NetGalley from providing me with a DRC in exchange for my honest review.
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