Trespassing

Trespassing

In a novel of mounting psychological suspense, a young mother follows a dangerous path to find her missing husband.Veronica Cavanaugh’s grasp on the world is slipping. Her latest round of fertility treatments not only failed but left her on edge and unbalanced. And her three-year-old daughter, Elizabella, has a new imaginary friend, who seems much more devilish than playfu...

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Title:Trespassing
Author:Brandi Reeds
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Trespassing Reviews

  • Lauren

    Does anyone else think that thrillers this year just keep getting better and better? Honestly, I think each one I read is better than the last, and Brandi Reeds's Trespassing only proves this further in my opinion.

    Trespassing is not good, not great, but EXCELLENT! I made the fatal mistake of starting this at 10 pm at night. Silly me...I thought I could read a couple of chapters and put it down for the night, but of course that's not

    Does anyone else think that thrillers this year just keep getting better and better? Honestly, I think each one I read is better than the last, and Brandi Reeds's Trespassing only proves this further in my opinion.

    Trespassing is not good, not great, but EXCELLENT! I made the fatal mistake of starting this at 10 pm at night. Silly me...I thought I could read a couple of chapters and put it down for the night, but of course that's not what ended up happening. Before I knew it 3 am rolled around and I had read Trespassing from start to finish without taking a single breather. Was I tired the next day? Yes. Did I end up sleeping in way longer than I had anticipated? Yes. But was it worth it? OF COURSE!

    At first, I was worried this was going to turn into Baby Teeth #2 due to Veronica's struggles with her daughter Elizabella. Luckily, that wasn't the case. Trespassing is its own thrilling story. From the first page, everything is a whirlwind. Brandi quickly sets the scene, introduces the major players and then dives right into the mystery of Veronica's husband's disappearance. What made me especially happy with this was that the action and twists didn't mean that character and plot development suffered one bit; instead, Trespassing was a well developed novel. The disappearance storyline was my favorite part. There were so many layers to it, and every twist and turn had me fully shook. I don't think I've been this frightened from a book in a long, long time, and even though I had to leave the lights on and double check that my doors were locked, I couldn't get enough of it.

    Additionally, I came to love Veronica as the book progressed. When Veronica's first introduced she's incredibly naive. She never questioned her husband on their bank accounts, their property, and his job, and now she's paying the price. Suddenly, everything in their world is turned upside down, and what she thought was a idyllic life is anything but that.

    One part of me couldn't believe that Veronica didn't demand to know more, but another part of me could understand why she could've become so complacent over the years. She put her focus on Elizabella and getting pregnant again, trusting and loving her husband enough to take care of them and make the right choices. As the book progressed, Veronica took control of her life, and I couldn't have been happier. Suddenly, she was taking names and starting her own investigation of sorts. She gained courage as well as fearlessness. I also appreciated that Brandi included Veronica's struggles with IVF. I fell like it's a topic that no one seems to want to talk about; however, that's not the case here. Veronica many ups and downs are a central part of the novel, and it was eye-opening. My heart broke for her. I couldn't even begin to imagine going through something that was so uncontrollable, so uncertain.

    Besides Veronica Brandi also introduces several other key players. Elizabella, for one, was an interesting little girl. There were so many times at which I didn't understand what was going on with her. She spoke with such certainty of what her imaginary friend was telling her. Like Veronica, I began to wonder if ghosts were a possibility. The sweet neighbor of Veronica's in Florida was also a high point. I couldn't get enough of him, and I loved that he brought lightness and fun to Veronica's life.

    Overall, Trespassing is suspenseful and wonderfully crafted thriller. This may be Brandi's first foray into adult psychological thrillers, but I certainly hope it won't be her last.

    *ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

  • Kristi Cook

    Best thriller I've read in a long time! I literally stayed up half the night so that I could finish it in one sitting. And unlike most thrillers, it wasn't too easy to figure out *and* the resolution was satisfying (and made sense).

  • Carrie

    Trespassing by Brandi Reeds is a novel of psychological suspense in which readers start off meeting Veronica Cavanaugh, a young mother who is in the midst of fertility treatments while dealing with her precocious three year old. Veronica feels that she and her husband have the perfect marriage with the one exception of having such difficulty getting pregnant.

    Veronica begins to worry about her daughter, Elizabella, when it seems she has conjured an imaginary playmate and with mental illness in th

    Trespassing by Brandi Reeds is a novel of psychological suspense in which readers start off meeting Veronica Cavanaugh, a young mother who is in the midst of fertility treatments while dealing with her precocious three year old. Veronica feels that she and her husband have the perfect marriage with the one exception of having such difficulty getting pregnant.

    Veronica begins to worry about her daughter, Elizabella, when it seems she has conjured an imaginary playmate and with mental illness in the family history it is a bit concerning. The doctors however reassure Veronica this is absolutely normal but Veronica isn’t quite convinced when her daughter begins telling everyone Nini said her father is now in God land.

    Since her husband is a private pilot and has just left on a trip to New York with a client Veronica begins to worry when she doesn’t hear from him like normal and when he doesn’t come home at all when planned she calls in the police. As the investigation into the disappearance goes on of course Veronica as the wife becomes a suspect but all she wanted was for her husband to return home, that is until the secrets and lies begin to unravel.

    Picking up Trespassing I was honestly getting a little worried after seeing several mention that this one was slow moving and anyone that knows me knows I lose patience pretty quickly. When finished however I wonder if I read the same book as those that mentioned slowness because I was never once bored with this one and thought the drama unfolded at a steady pace and it kept my attention quite easily. The description of a novel of mounting psychological suspense was quite perfect as at each turn of a page it seemed to go deeper and deeper in intensity.

    It’s pretty apparent that I enjoyed the suspense and following along with the plot in this one but what also won me completely over was when it headed to Key West. I’ve actually been there and I felt like I was walking right along with them and taking in the sights yet again so I loved that setting. I also loved having the focus around a little girl and her imaginary friend and the questions that came along with that. So when you bundle all of this together I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and found this one rather exciting myself.

    I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

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  • Paula W

    When I was more than halfway through the book sometime last night, there were a grand total of zero reviews for this book on Goodreads. I received this for free as my choice of Amazon First Reads for the month of March, so I went back to Amazon to see the reviews there. Total of two. A few more have trickled in since then, but I have never been one of the first people to review a book before. This is exciting and a bit scary.

    In "Trespassing", Veronica and Micah are parents of a toddler and tryi

    When I was more than halfway through the book sometime last night, there were a grand total of zero reviews for this book on Goodreads. I received this for free as my choice of Amazon First Reads for the month of March, so I went back to Amazon to see the reviews there. Total of two. A few more have trickled in since then, but I have never been one of the first people to review a book before. This is exciting and a bit scary.

    In "Trespassing", Veronica and Micah are parents of a toddler and trying to have more children when Micah comes up missing. The spouse is always the top suspect, but Veronica knows nothing. Their toddler seems to know quite a bit, though, as told to her through her imaginary friend Nini.

    This book is a new take on something done quite a bit in the psychological thriller genre. Veronica isn't an alcoholic like most of the others, thank goodness, but the idea that she might be unreliable is planted by herself for other reasons: she is exhausted and emotional after miscarrying twins and starting up IVF treatments again, her toddler's imaginary friend is too much to take because of the history of schizophrenia in her family, the police think she knows something she doesn't, and she's not sure if the paranoia she feels about someone following her is real or not.

    There isn't really a big surprising twist at the end; it's more of a gradual reveal of things I found quite difficult to figure out on my own. I figured out some of it, but that didn't detract from how much I enjoyed the book. And I liked it enough to stay up most of the night reading until I finished it. It is fast-paced from beginning to end, and it is further proof that I am justified for not trusting anyone, including myself.

    If you aren't able to get this through the Amazon First Reads program, expected publication date is April 1, 2018.

  • Wendy

    I do like books like this – A LOT. It nurtures suspicion to perfection by playing on a person’s anxiety, leading them head-first into an unknown they didn’t think was possible.

    It takes several assured steps away from any run-of-the-mill ‘psychological domestic drama’, at least in my humble opinion. It didn’t miss a beat, especially when doubt and fear cast long shadows over our leading lady’s life. And her daughter’s imaginary friend is quite unsettling at times!

    Given her familial history and th

    I do like books like this – A LOT. It nurtures suspicion to perfection by playing on a person’s anxiety, leading them head-first into an unknown they didn’t think was possible.

    It takes several assured steps away from any run-of-the-mill ‘psychological domestic drama’, at least in my humble opinion. It didn’t miss a beat, especially when doubt and fear cast long shadows over our leading lady’s life. And her daughter’s imaginary friend is quite unsettling at times!

    Given her familial history and the situation she finds herself floundering in she’s not even sure she can trust herself, let alone the people nudging their way into her life. Any existing question marks appear to multiply wildly, until the only thing she achieves is drawing further suspicion about her own integrity and it takes a while to gnaw away at the truth.

    I’m glad I trusted my gut with this one, as I found myself effortlessly and intensely gripped by it. This is certainly an author whose work I’d be more than happy to read again in future.

  • Diana

    Who doesn’t love a book where the narrator questions her own sanity? I personally LOVE such a book!

    In Trespassing, we follow Veronica and her 3-year-old daughter, Elizabella. Veronica’s husband goes missing and then, seemingly, all hell breaks loose. Veronica begins to question what is real and what is not and to make things worse, Elizabella says the creepiest things!

    I recommend this to all fans of suspense.

  • Amy's Book Reviews

    3.5 STARS

    When Bella begins talking to her imaginary friend Nini, Veronica worries three-year-old Elizabella may have inherited her mother and grandmother’s schizophrenia. Bella predicts her father Micah’s death and then he disappears. Veronica discovers Micah has secrets, so many secrets. Then the police begin looking at her like a suspect in his presumed murder and she wonders if she’s the one who inherited the mental illness.

    Brandi Reeds’ debut novel kept me interested and wondering what was *

    3.5 STARS

    When Bella begins talking to her imaginary friend Nini, Veronica worries three-year-old Elizabella may have inherited her mother and grandmother’s schizophrenia. Bella predicts her father Micah’s death and then he disappears. Veronica discovers Micah has secrets, so many secrets. Then the police begin looking at her like a suspect in his presumed murder and she wonders if she’s the one who inherited the mental illness.

    Brandi Reeds’ debut novel kept me interested and wondering what was **really** going on. Was Veronica mentally ill and if so, what was real and was a figment of her fractured mind? I never thought she was the culprit, unless perhaps she had another personality. The more paranoid she became, the less I trusted her sanity. I enjoyed Reeds’ writing and the pace of TRESPASSING.

    Bella’s character wasn’t believable and for me to totally buy into the premise, I had to find her authentic. I’m not sure if Reeds has ever seen a three-year-old draw, but even the most artistic preschooler doesn’t hav the capacity draw in a way that the police would use those scribbles to identify suspects or as maps of a potential crime scene. Therapists can glean mood, potential trauma and other states of being from drawings at that age, but not complete suspect identifying information.

    TRESPASSING reveals secrets incrementally. When I finally reached the end, I figured out the resolution, but it was satisfying nonetheless.

  • Madeline

    or maybe—-

    Where in the World is MICAH????!

    The author spent some time planning this story---sort of. I liked the mystery, the way Veronica’s life began to change when unexpected events took place, how she dealt with the blows.

    The best part of the book for me was the adorable Bella, because of what she had to say and the way she interacted with her mommy. I loved the description of how she blew up her cheeks when angry, stuck out her lower lip and crossed her littl

    or maybe—-

    Where in the World is MICAH????!

    The author spent some time planning this story---sort of. I liked the mystery, the way Veronica’s life began to change when unexpected events took place, how she dealt with the blows.

    The best part of the book for me was the adorable Bella, because of what she had to say and the way she interacted with her mommy. I loved the description of how she blew up her cheeks when angry, stuck out her lower lip and crossed her little arms. I loved the sloppy wet kisses she planted on her mother's cheek. I loved everything about this personable, creative three year old girl, even her tantums. I want one like her in my next life!

    But the plot was over the top what with Veronica’s mother’s bizarre, violent story, her roommate, husband, and the children. The neighbor who wanted to be a friend seemed at first a silly caricature of an overbearing woman and although she became more human, still was not a very believable character. (To say nothing of how she could help Veronica day and night and still be able to take care of her own life.)

    The many details of IVF were not very appetizing and seemed to go on throughout most of the book. A little of this kind of stuff can go a long way. It's a difficult subject to interject into a mystery story and I felt the reader did not need a course in what goes into this miserable, if sometimes magical procedure. I did not choose this book to read about sperm, eggs, blood, ad nauseum. I could pick up a medical book and read about the subject If I had the interest that the author expects the readers to have.

    The side story of her ex-roommate, her friend and the boys, and another little girl appeared ridiculous to me, adding some unintended humor to all that was happening. And without giving any spoilers, --where there should have been grief, Veronica had only relief. It didn't seem to fit.

    The story was overly wrought with Veronica’s racing memories of her horrible mother, mental problems both imagined and real, IVF treatment, and a too complicated ending. Yet it is easy to guess how everything will work out in the end. But there was some fun getting there, even though many of the complications began to get rather tedious.

    I would advise the author to save some of her many ideas or ingredients, for her next books. When you mix a cake batter, you don't need to use every baking ingredient in the cabinet!

    PS—Whatever did happen to Micah?

  • Andrew Langert

    The protagonist (Veronica Cavanaugh) is a young wife whose husband, a pilot, has gone missing. Did he die in a plane crash? Or was something more diabolical going on?

    Despite the fact that the author introduced Veronica’s annoying 3-year-old daughter early on, the book started out fairly strong. But then Veronica starts constantly agonizing over her inability to bear additional children. She spends pages and pages questioning her own sanity as she undertakes an extended search to find out the tru

    The protagonist (Veronica Cavanaugh) is a young wife whose husband, a pilot, has gone missing. Did he die in a plane crash? Or was something more diabolical going on?

    Despite the fact that the author introduced Veronica’s annoying 3-year-old daughter early on, the book started out fairly strong. But then Veronica starts constantly agonizing over her inability to bear additional children. She spends pages and pages questioning her own sanity as she undertakes an extended search to find out the truth about her husband.

    But the plot drags. And drags. Finally, in the last 50 pages or so, the truth comes out in hurry, completing a tale so tall and complex that it cannot be believed. By the time I was assaulted with all the things that were really going on, I just wanted to get the book behind me.

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