Before We Were Strangers

Before We Were Strangers

Something happened to her mother that night. Something no one wants to talk about. But she's determined to uncover her family's dark secrets, even if they bury her. Five-year-old Sloane McBride couldn't sleep that night. Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air. And then there was that other sound--the ominous thump before all went quiet Something happened to her mother that night. Something no one wants to talk about. But she's determined to uncover he...

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Title:Before We Were Strangers
Author:Brenda Novak
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0778368750
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Before We Were Strangers Reviews

  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    Jan 25, 2019

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

    Brenda Novak really knows how to weave a great story! What would you do if you thought your Father had murdered your Mom? Sloane won't stop until she finds out the truth of what happened on that night twenty three years ago. This book is full of twists and kept me turning the pages wel...

    Having read the Evelyn Talbot chronicles, I knew Novak could write a captivating series; having now read Before We Were Strangers, it?s clear Novak can write a captivating standalone novel too! I read this book over the course of a day, it was so suspenseful, there was no way I could...

    The storyline and characters just fell flat for me. It was almost 300 pages into the book before anything really came to the boiling point with the storyline, and then things moved so quickly to the ending and the wrap-up/final twist. The premise was a good one, but something made me n...

    4.5 Stars This is my first Brenda Novak novel and honestly the cover did me in. I thought the the cover was really pretty. I was sucked by the summary and I?ve seen this author everywhere. Had it not been the cover, I probably would have passed on this one. I did the audio vers...

    Thank you to Harlequin Mira and NetGalley for the opportunity to read a copy in advanced in exchange for this review. Something happened to Sloan's mom when she was 5. She woke up one morning to find her gone. Sloane moves out of her Texas small town when she is 18. A new loss means...

    This novel had more romance than I usually like, but the basic story of a young woman returning to her hometown (after being gone for ten years) to try to discover the reasons why her mother went missing when she was a child. Did her father kill her mother, or is there some other expla...

    When you want out of a lonely unfulfilled marriage you will do just about anything to get it even if you must be on the outside looking in.... Absolute splendor! Thrilling! Mysterious! Dark! With suspense around every corner.... I couldn't put this one down because it demands your at...

    This is a gripping suspense/thriller from Brenda Novak about a young woman who returns to her hometown after 10 years away to figure out what happened to her mother who disappeared when she was only five years old. She suspects her egotistical father has something to do with it. The pl...

    When Sloane McBride was five years old she overheard her parents arguing and the next morning her mom was gone never to be heard from again. Her father kept trying to convince her that her mother just left. Then at eighteen Sloane leaves her hometown of Millcreek, Texas, leaving behind...

  • Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
    Dec 13, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

    Brenda Novak really knows how to weave a great story! What would you do if you thought your Father had murdered your Mom? Sloane won't stop until she finds out the truth of what happened on that night twenty three years ago. This book is full of twists and kept me turning the pages wel...

    Having read the Evelyn Talbot chronicles, I knew Novak could write a captivating series; having now read Before We Were Strangers, it?s clear Novak can write a captivating standalone novel too! I read this book over the course of a day, it was so suspenseful, there was no way I could...

    The storyline and characters just fell flat for me. It was almost 300 pages into the book before anything really came to the boiling point with the storyline, and then things moved so quickly to the ending and the wrap-up/final twist. The premise was a good one, but something made me n...

    4.5 Stars This is my first Brenda Novak novel and honestly the cover did me in. I thought the the cover was really pretty. I was sucked by the summary and I?ve seen this author everywhere. Had it not been the cover, I probably would have passed on this one. I did the audio vers...

    Thank you to Harlequin Mira and NetGalley for the opportunity to read a copy in advanced in exchange for this review. Something happened to Sloan's mom when she was 5. She woke up one morning to find her gone. Sloane moves out of her Texas small town when she is 18. A new loss means...

    This novel had more romance than I usually like, but the basic story of a young woman returning to her hometown (after being gone for ten years) to try to discover the reasons why her mother went missing when she was a child. Did her father kill her mother, or is there some other expla...

    When you want out of a lonely unfulfilled marriage you will do just about anything to get it even if you must be on the outside looking in.... Absolute splendor! Thrilling! Mysterious! Dark! With suspense around every corner.... I couldn't put this one down because it demands your at...

    This is a gripping suspense/thriller from Brenda Novak about a young woman who returns to her hometown after 10 years away to figure out what happened to her mother who disappeared when she was only five years old. She suspects her egotistical father has something to do with it. The pl...

    When Sloane McBride was five years old she overheard her parents arguing and the next morning her mom was gone never to be heard from again. Her father kept trying to convince her that her mother just left. Then at eighteen Sloane leaves her hometown of Millcreek, Texas, leaving behind...

    THIS BOOK. I could not put this down. It is so intriguing, suspenseful, romantic, surprising? I could go on! Sloane hasn?t been back to her small hometown in Texas for ten years. It?s been ten years since she left her boyfriend after their graduation night, and ten years since...

    Brenda Novak has written another thriller that kept me turning the pages and reading every chance that I could. In her typical style, she has created realistic characters and a well thought out, interesting plot that pulled me in right away. Sloane McBride left home right after graduat...

    3,5 Stars 10 years ago, Sloane McBride left her hometown, her family, friends, the boyfriend she was madly in love with and run away from the memories of her mother disappearance and the doubt that never left her about that night. She was only 5 years old when her mother disappeared...

    Omg guys. There were so many twists and turns... you won?t know the truth until the final chapter! Best psychological thriller I?ve read this year. Enjoy. Xx ...

    I wish Brenda Novak would write faster than I read...as her books keep getting better and better. This one centers around Sloane who left home after her mom went missing. She went on to NY where she became a famous model, but never forgot the little town she left behind or the sweethea...

  • Madison Warner Fairbanks
    Dec 06, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

  • Jacqueline's Reads
    Dec 26, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

    Brenda Novak really knows how to weave a great story! What would you do if you thought your Father had murdered your Mom? Sloane won't stop until she finds out the truth of what happened on that night twenty three years ago. This book is full of twists and kept me turning the pages wel...

    Having read the Evelyn Talbot chronicles, I knew Novak could write a captivating series; having now read Before We Were Strangers, it?s clear Novak can write a captivating standalone novel too! I read this book over the course of a day, it was so suspenseful, there was no way I could...

    The storyline and characters just fell flat for me. It was almost 300 pages into the book before anything really came to the boiling point with the storyline, and then things moved so quickly to the ending and the wrap-up/final twist. The premise was a good one, but something made me n...

    4.5 Stars This is my first Brenda Novak novel and honestly the cover did me in. I thought the the cover was really pretty. I was sucked by the summary and I?ve seen this author everywhere. Had it not been the cover, I probably would have passed on this one. I did the audio vers...

  • Jonetta
    Dec 22, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

  • Julie
    Feb 24, 2019

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

  • Darinda
    Feb 24, 2019

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

  • VickiLee
    Apr 17, 2019

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

    Brenda Novak really knows how to weave a great story! What would you do if you thought your Father had murdered your Mom? Sloane won't stop until she finds out the truth of what happened on that night twenty three years ago. This book is full of twists and kept me turning the pages wel...

    Having read the Evelyn Talbot chronicles, I knew Novak could write a captivating series; having now read Before We Were Strangers, it?s clear Novak can write a captivating standalone novel too! I read this book over the course of a day, it was so suspenseful, there was no way I could...

    The storyline and characters just fell flat for me. It was almost 300 pages into the book before anything really came to the boiling point with the storyline, and then things moved so quickly to the ending and the wrap-up/final twist. The premise was a good one, but something made me n...

    4.5 Stars This is my first Brenda Novak novel and honestly the cover did me in. I thought the the cover was really pretty. I was sucked by the summary and I?ve seen this author everywhere. Had it not been the cover, I probably would have passed on this one. I did the audio vers...

    Thank you to Harlequin Mira and NetGalley for the opportunity to read a copy in advanced in exchange for this review. Something happened to Sloan's mom when she was 5. She woke up one morning to find her gone. Sloane moves out of her Texas small town when she is 18. A new loss means...

    This novel had more romance than I usually like, but the basic story of a young woman returning to her hometown (after being gone for ten years) to try to discover the reasons why her mother went missing when she was a child. Did her father kill her mother, or is there some other expla...

  • Owl._.
    Mar 01, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

  • Myrna
    Jan 17, 2019

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

  • CorinaÔś×BookTwinsReviews
    Dec 24, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Nov 30, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

  • Deborah Blanchard
    Oct 27, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

    Brenda Novak really knows how to weave a great story! What would you do if you thought your Father had murdered your Mom? Sloane won't stop until she finds out the truth of what happened on that night twenty three years ago. This book is full of twists and kept me turning the pages wel...

  • Jackie
    Sep 02, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

    Brenda Novak really knows how to weave a great story! What would you do if you thought your Father had murdered your Mom? Sloane won't stop until she finds out the truth of what happened on that night twenty three years ago. This book is full of twists and kept me turning the pages wel...

    Having read the Evelyn Talbot chronicles, I knew Novak could write a captivating series; having now read Before We Were Strangers, it?s clear Novak can write a captivating standalone novel too! I read this book over the course of a day, it was so suspenseful, there was no way I could...

    The storyline and characters just fell flat for me. It was almost 300 pages into the book before anything really came to the boiling point with the storyline, and then things moved so quickly to the ending and the wrap-up/final twist. The premise was a good one, but something made me n...

    4.5 Stars This is my first Brenda Novak novel and honestly the cover did me in. I thought the the cover was really pretty. I was sucked by the summary and I?ve seen this author everywhere. Had it not been the cover, I probably would have passed on this one. I did the audio vers...

    Thank you to Harlequin Mira and NetGalley for the opportunity to read a copy in advanced in exchange for this review. Something happened to Sloan's mom when she was 5. She woke up one morning to find her gone. Sloane moves out of her Texas small town when she is 18. A new loss means...

    This novel had more romance than I usually like, but the basic story of a young woman returning to her hometown (after being gone for ten years) to try to discover the reasons why her mother went missing when she was a child. Did her father kill her mother, or is there some other expla...

    When you want out of a lonely unfulfilled marriage you will do just about anything to get it even if you must be on the outside looking in.... Absolute splendor! Thrilling! Mysterious! Dark! With suspense around every corner.... I couldn't put this one down because it demands your at...

    This is a gripping suspense/thriller from Brenda Novak about a young woman who returns to her hometown after 10 years away to figure out what happened to her mother who disappeared when she was only five years old. She suspects her egotistical father has something to do with it. The pl...

    When Sloane McBride was five years old she overheard her parents arguing and the next morning her mom was gone never to be heard from again. Her father kept trying to convince her that her mother just left. Then at eighteen Sloane leaves her hometown of Millcreek, Texas, leaving behind...

    THIS BOOK. I could not put this down. It is so intriguing, suspenseful, romantic, surprising? I could go on! Sloane hasn?t been back to her small hometown in Texas for ten years. It?s been ten years since she left her boyfriend after their graduation night, and ten years since...

    Brenda Novak has written another thriller that kept me turning the pages and reading every chance that I could. In her typical style, she has created realistic characters and a well thought out, interesting plot that pulled me in right away. Sloane McBride left home right after graduat...

    3,5 Stars 10 years ago, Sloane McBride left her hometown, her family, friends, the boyfriend she was madly in love with and run away from the memories of her mother disappearance and the doubt that never left her about that night. She was only 5 years old when her mother disappeared...

    Omg guys. There were so many twists and turns... you won?t know the truth until the final chapter! Best psychological thriller I?ve read this year. Enjoy. Xx ...

  • Margaret
    May 26, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

    Brenda Novak really knows how to weave a great story! What would you do if you thought your Father had murdered your Mom? Sloane won't stop until she finds out the truth of what happened on that night twenty three years ago. This book is full of twists and kept me turning the pages wel...

    Having read the Evelyn Talbot chronicles, I knew Novak could write a captivating series; having now read Before We Were Strangers, it?s clear Novak can write a captivating standalone novel too! I read this book over the course of a day, it was so suspenseful, there was no way I could...

    The storyline and characters just fell flat for me. It was almost 300 pages into the book before anything really came to the boiling point with the storyline, and then things moved so quickly to the ending and the wrap-up/final twist. The premise was a good one, but something made me n...

    4.5 Stars This is my first Brenda Novak novel and honestly the cover did me in. I thought the the cover was really pretty. I was sucked by the summary and I?ve seen this author everywhere. Had it not been the cover, I probably would have passed on this one. I did the audio vers...

    Thank you to Harlequin Mira and NetGalley for the opportunity to read a copy in advanced in exchange for this review. Something happened to Sloan's mom when she was 5. She woke up one morning to find her gone. Sloane moves out of her Texas small town when she is 18. A new loss means...

    This novel had more romance than I usually like, but the basic story of a young woman returning to her hometown (after being gone for ten years) to try to discover the reasons why her mother went missing when she was a child. Did her father kill her mother, or is there some other expla...

    When you want out of a lonely unfulfilled marriage you will do just about anything to get it even if you must be on the outside looking in.... Absolute splendor! Thrilling! Mysterious! Dark! With suspense around every corner.... I couldn't put this one down because it demands your at...

    This is a gripping suspense/thriller from Brenda Novak about a young woman who returns to her hometown after 10 years away to figure out what happened to her mother who disappeared when she was only five years old. She suspects her egotistical father has something to do with it. The pl...

  • Christy
    Dec 06, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

    Brenda Novak really knows how to weave a great story! What would you do if you thought your Father had murdered your Mom? Sloane won't stop until she finds out the truth of what happened on that night twenty three years ago. This book is full of twists and kept me turning the pages wel...

    Having read the Evelyn Talbot chronicles, I knew Novak could write a captivating series; having now read Before We Were Strangers, it?s clear Novak can write a captivating standalone novel too! I read this book over the course of a day, it was so suspenseful, there was no way I could...

    The storyline and characters just fell flat for me. It was almost 300 pages into the book before anything really came to the boiling point with the storyline, and then things moved so quickly to the ending and the wrap-up/final twist. The premise was a good one, but something made me n...

    4.5 Stars This is my first Brenda Novak novel and honestly the cover did me in. I thought the the cover was really pretty. I was sucked by the summary and I?ve seen this author everywhere. Had it not been the cover, I probably would have passed on this one. I did the audio vers...

    Thank you to Harlequin Mira and NetGalley for the opportunity to read a copy in advanced in exchange for this review. Something happened to Sloan's mom when she was 5. She woke up one morning to find her gone. Sloane moves out of her Texas small town when she is 18. A new loss means...

    This novel had more romance than I usually like, but the basic story of a young woman returning to her hometown (after being gone for ten years) to try to discover the reasons why her mother went missing when she was a child. Did her father kill her mother, or is there some other expla...

    When you want out of a lonely unfulfilled marriage you will do just about anything to get it even if you must be on the outside looking in.... Absolute splendor! Thrilling! Mysterious! Dark! With suspense around every corner.... I couldn't put this one down because it demands your at...

    This is a gripping suspense/thriller from Brenda Novak about a young woman who returns to her hometown after 10 years away to figure out what happened to her mother who disappeared when she was only five years old. She suspects her egotistical father has something to do with it. The pl...

    When Sloane McBride was five years old she overheard her parents arguing and the next morning her mom was gone never to be heard from again. Her father kept trying to convince her that her mother just left. Then at eighteen Sloane leaves her hometown of Millcreek, Texas, leaving behind...

    THIS BOOK. I could not put this down. It is so intriguing, suspenseful, romantic, surprising? I could go on! Sloane hasn?t been back to her small hometown in Texas for ten years. It?s been ten years since she left her boyfriend after their graduation night, and ten years since...

    Brenda Novak has written another thriller that kept me turning the pages and reading every chance that I could. In her typical style, she has created realistic characters and a well thought out, interesting plot that pulled me in right away. Sloane McBride left home right after graduat...

    3,5 Stars 10 years ago, Sloane McBride left her hometown, her family, friends, the boyfriend she was madly in love with and run away from the memories of her mother disappearance and the doubt that never left her about that night. She was only 5 years old when her mother disappeared...

    Omg guys. There were so many twists and turns... you won?t know the truth until the final chapter! Best psychological thriller I?ve read this year. Enjoy. Xx ...

    I wish Brenda Novak would write faster than I read...as her books keep getting better and better. This one centers around Sloane who left home after her mom went missing. She went on to NY where she became a famous model, but never forgot the little town she left behind or the sweethea...

    I can't believe how many times I gasped while reading this book! I mean, I can, because Brenda Novak does not shy away from the thrills (or romance). This one was no exception! Sloane is an unstoppable force, who has made it big after leaving her home town. After losing her best fri...

  • Erin
    Oct 14, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

  • Adah Udechukwu
    Dec 19, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

  • Gloria
    Dec 05, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

    Brenda Novak really knows how to weave a great story! What would you do if you thought your Father had murdered your Mom? Sloane won't stop until she finds out the truth of what happened on that night twenty three years ago. This book is full of twists and kept me turning the pages wel...

    Having read the Evelyn Talbot chronicles, I knew Novak could write a captivating series; having now read Before We Were Strangers, it?s clear Novak can write a captivating standalone novel too! I read this book over the course of a day, it was so suspenseful, there was no way I could...

    The storyline and characters just fell flat for me. It was almost 300 pages into the book before anything really came to the boiling point with the storyline, and then things moved so quickly to the ending and the wrap-up/final twist. The premise was a good one, but something made me n...

    4.5 Stars This is my first Brenda Novak novel and honestly the cover did me in. I thought the the cover was really pretty. I was sucked by the summary and I?ve seen this author everywhere. Had it not been the cover, I probably would have passed on this one. I did the audio vers...

    Thank you to Harlequin Mira and NetGalley for the opportunity to read a copy in advanced in exchange for this review. Something happened to Sloan's mom when she was 5. She woke up one morning to find her gone. Sloane moves out of her Texas small town when she is 18. A new loss means...

    This novel had more romance than I usually like, but the basic story of a young woman returning to her hometown (after being gone for ten years) to try to discover the reasons why her mother went missing when she was a child. Did her father kill her mother, or is there some other expla...

    When you want out of a lonely unfulfilled marriage you will do just about anything to get it even if you must be on the outside looking in.... Absolute splendor! Thrilling! Mysterious! Dark! With suspense around every corner.... I couldn't put this one down because it demands your at...

    This is a gripping suspense/thriller from Brenda Novak about a young woman who returns to her hometown after 10 years away to figure out what happened to her mother who disappeared when she was only five years old. She suspects her egotistical father has something to do with it. The pl...

    When Sloane McBride was five years old she overheard her parents arguing and the next morning her mom was gone never to be heard from again. Her father kept trying to convince her that her mother just left. Then at eighteen Sloane leaves her hometown of Millcreek, Texas, leaving behind...

    THIS BOOK. I could not put this down. It is so intriguing, suspenseful, romantic, surprising? I could go on! Sloane hasn?t been back to her small hometown in Texas for ten years. It?s been ten years since she left her boyfriend after their graduation night, and ten years since...

    Brenda Novak has written another thriller that kept me turning the pages and reading every chance that I could. In her typical style, she has created realistic characters and a well thought out, interesting plot that pulled me in right away. Sloane McBride left home right after graduat...

  • Julie
    Feb 24, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

    Brenda Novak really knows how to weave a great story! What would you do if you thought your Father had murdered your Mom? Sloane won't stop until she finds out the truth of what happened on that night twenty three years ago. This book is full of twists and kept me turning the pages wel...

    Having read the Evelyn Talbot chronicles, I knew Novak could write a captivating series; having now read Before We Were Strangers, it?s clear Novak can write a captivating standalone novel too! I read this book over the course of a day, it was so suspenseful, there was no way I could...

    The storyline and characters just fell flat for me. It was almost 300 pages into the book before anything really came to the boiling point with the storyline, and then things moved so quickly to the ending and the wrap-up/final twist. The premise was a good one, but something made me n...

    4.5 Stars This is my first Brenda Novak novel and honestly the cover did me in. I thought the the cover was really pretty. I was sucked by the summary and I?ve seen this author everywhere. Had it not been the cover, I probably would have passed on this one. I did the audio vers...

    Thank you to Harlequin Mira and NetGalley for the opportunity to read a copy in advanced in exchange for this review. Something happened to Sloan's mom when she was 5. She woke up one morning to find her gone. Sloane moves out of her Texas small town when she is 18. A new loss means...

  • Faouzia
    Oct 27, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

    Brenda Novak really knows how to weave a great story! What would you do if you thought your Father had murdered your Mom? Sloane won't stop until she finds out the truth of what happened on that night twenty three years ago. This book is full of twists and kept me turning the pages wel...

    Having read the Evelyn Talbot chronicles, I knew Novak could write a captivating series; having now read Before We Were Strangers, it?s clear Novak can write a captivating standalone novel too! I read this book over the course of a day, it was so suspenseful, there was no way I could...

    The storyline and characters just fell flat for me. It was almost 300 pages into the book before anything really came to the boiling point with the storyline, and then things moved so quickly to the ending and the wrap-up/final twist. The premise was a good one, but something made me n...

    4.5 Stars This is my first Brenda Novak novel and honestly the cover did me in. I thought the the cover was really pretty. I was sucked by the summary and I?ve seen this author everywhere. Had it not been the cover, I probably would have passed on this one. I did the audio vers...

    Thank you to Harlequin Mira and NetGalley for the opportunity to read a copy in advanced in exchange for this review. Something happened to Sloan's mom when she was 5. She woke up one morning to find her gone. Sloane moves out of her Texas small town when she is 18. A new loss means...

    This novel had more romance than I usually like, but the basic story of a young woman returning to her hometown (after being gone for ten years) to try to discover the reasons why her mother went missing when she was a child. Did her father kill her mother, or is there some other expla...

    When you want out of a lonely unfulfilled marriage you will do just about anything to get it even if you must be on the outside looking in.... Absolute splendor! Thrilling! Mysterious! Dark! With suspense around every corner.... I couldn't put this one down because it demands your at...

    This is a gripping suspense/thriller from Brenda Novak about a young woman who returns to her hometown after 10 years away to figure out what happened to her mother who disappeared when she was only five years old. She suspects her egotistical father has something to do with it. The pl...

    When Sloane McBride was five years old she overheard her parents arguing and the next morning her mom was gone never to be heard from again. Her father kept trying to convince her that her mother just left. Then at eighteen Sloane leaves her hometown of Millcreek, Texas, leaving behind...

    THIS BOOK. I could not put this down. It is so intriguing, suspenseful, romantic, surprising? I could go on! Sloane hasn?t been back to her small hometown in Texas for ten years. It?s been ten years since she left her boyfriend after their graduation night, and ten years since...

    Brenda Novak has written another thriller that kept me turning the pages and reading every chance that I could. In her typical style, she has created realistic characters and a well thought out, interesting plot that pulled me in right away. Sloane McBride left home right after graduat...

    3,5 Stars 10 years ago, Sloane McBride left her hometown, her family, friends, the boyfriend she was madly in love with and run away from the memories of her mother disappearance and the doubt that never left her about that night. She was only 5 years old when her mother disappeared...

  • Carrie
    Nov 20, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

  • Jessica Hinton
    Oct 31, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

  • Debbie Oliphant
    Dec 24, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

  • Donna Hines
    Apr 15, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

    Brenda Novak really knows how to weave a great story! What would you do if you thought your Father had murdered your Mom? Sloane won't stop until she finds out the truth of what happened on that night twenty three years ago. This book is full of twists and kept me turning the pages wel...

    Having read the Evelyn Talbot chronicles, I knew Novak could write a captivating series; having now read Before We Were Strangers, it?s clear Novak can write a captivating standalone novel too! I read this book over the course of a day, it was so suspenseful, there was no way I could...

    The storyline and characters just fell flat for me. It was almost 300 pages into the book before anything really came to the boiling point with the storyline, and then things moved so quickly to the ending and the wrap-up/final twist. The premise was a good one, but something made me n...

    4.5 Stars This is my first Brenda Novak novel and honestly the cover did me in. I thought the the cover was really pretty. I was sucked by the summary and I?ve seen this author everywhere. Had it not been the cover, I probably would have passed on this one. I did the audio vers...

    Thank you to Harlequin Mira and NetGalley for the opportunity to read a copy in advanced in exchange for this review. Something happened to Sloan's mom when she was 5. She woke up one morning to find her gone. Sloane moves out of her Texas small town when she is 18. A new loss means...

    This novel had more romance than I usually like, but the basic story of a young woman returning to her hometown (after being gone for ten years) to try to discover the reasons why her mother went missing when she was a child. Did her father kill her mother, or is there some other expla...

    When you want out of a lonely unfulfilled marriage you will do just about anything to get it even if you must be on the outside looking in.... Absolute splendor! Thrilling! Mysterious! Dark! With suspense around every corner.... I couldn't put this one down because it demands your at...

  • Stephanie (earlgreyreads)
    Dec 07, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

    Brenda Novak really knows how to weave a great story! What would you do if you thought your Father had murdered your Mom? Sloane won't stop until she finds out the truth of what happened on that night twenty three years ago. This book is full of twists and kept me turning the pages wel...

    Having read the Evelyn Talbot chronicles, I knew Novak could write a captivating series; having now read Before We Were Strangers, it?s clear Novak can write a captivating standalone novel too! I read this book over the course of a day, it was so suspenseful, there was no way I could...

    The storyline and characters just fell flat for me. It was almost 300 pages into the book before anything really came to the boiling point with the storyline, and then things moved so quickly to the ending and the wrap-up/final twist. The premise was a good one, but something made me n...

    4.5 Stars This is my first Brenda Novak novel and honestly the cover did me in. I thought the the cover was really pretty. I was sucked by the summary and I?ve seen this author everywhere. Had it not been the cover, I probably would have passed on this one. I did the audio vers...

    Thank you to Harlequin Mira and NetGalley for the opportunity to read a copy in advanced in exchange for this review. Something happened to Sloan's mom when she was 5. She woke up one morning to find her gone. Sloane moves out of her Texas small town when she is 18. A new loss means...

    This novel had more romance than I usually like, but the basic story of a young woman returning to her hometown (after being gone for ten years) to try to discover the reasons why her mother went missing when she was a child. Did her father kill her mother, or is there some other expla...

    When you want out of a lonely unfulfilled marriage you will do just about anything to get it even if you must be on the outside looking in.... Absolute splendor! Thrilling! Mysterious! Dark! With suspense around every corner.... I couldn't put this one down because it demands your at...

    This is a gripping suspense/thriller from Brenda Novak about a young woman who returns to her hometown after 10 years away to figure out what happened to her mother who disappeared when she was only five years old. She suspects her egotistical father has something to do with it. The pl...

    When Sloane McBride was five years old she overheard her parents arguing and the next morning her mom was gone never to be heard from again. Her father kept trying to convince her that her mother just left. Then at eighteen Sloane leaves her hometown of Millcreek, Texas, leaving behind...

    THIS BOOK. I could not put this down. It is so intriguing, suspenseful, romantic, surprising? I could go on! Sloane hasn?t been back to her small hometown in Texas for ten years. It?s been ten years since she left her boyfriend after their graduation night, and ten years since...

  • Kat
    Apr 26, 2019

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

  • Janel
    Nov 28, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

    Brenda Novak really knows how to weave a great story! What would you do if you thought your Father had murdered your Mom? Sloane won't stop until she finds out the truth of what happened on that night twenty three years ago. This book is full of twists and kept me turning the pages wel...

    Having read the Evelyn Talbot chronicles, I knew Novak could write a captivating series; having now read Before We Were Strangers, it?s clear Novak can write a captivating standalone novel too! I read this book over the course of a day, it was so suspenseful, there was no way I could...

  • Lisa Aiello
    Aug 17, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...

    Well hello there Brenda Novak. My first book by her and I was a little hesitant because of the romance part.. while I do like my rom-coms, I tend to not like romance mixed in with my thrillers - but Novak has decidedly changed my mind on this with Before We Were Strangers. While the ro...

    Another great book by Brenda Novak! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I was so completely invested in the characters and their story - I had to know how the story ended. ...

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak Suspense. Fast paced and gripping. Wouldn?t really call it romance. There is a romance but the couple were high school sweethearts and kind of just fall back into that. The story is fully focused on the investigation of a couple of co...

    Sloane was five years old when her mother disappeared. Sloane remembers hearing her parents argue, and the next day her mother was gone. Sloane left home at eighteen, moved to New York, and started a career as a model. She has done well for herself, but she has always felt there was mo...

    Brenda Novak really knows how to weave a great story! What would you do if you thought your Father had murdered your Mom? Sloane won't stop until she finds out the truth of what happened on that night twenty three years ago. This book is full of twists and kept me turning the pages wel...

    Having read the Evelyn Talbot chronicles, I knew Novak could write a captivating series; having now read Before We Were Strangers, it?s clear Novak can write a captivating standalone novel too! I read this book over the course of a day, it was so suspenseful, there was no way I could...

    The storyline and characters just fell flat for me. It was almost 300 pages into the book before anything really came to the boiling point with the storyline, and then things moved so quickly to the ending and the wrap-up/final twist. The premise was a good one, but something made me n...

  • Frank Phillips
    Dec 22, 2018

    Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak is a 2018 MIRA publication. A little heavy on the dramatics, but still a good, solid thriller- When Sloane McBride was five years old, her mother suddenly disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Sloane has a few vivid memories ...

    I have become a fan of Brenda Novak from reading several of her more thrilling titles but with over fifty books in publication she has anything from the lighter contemporary romance to darker thrillers. Before We Were Strangers is more along the lines of a romantic suspense novel but w...

    What I love about reading is when you find that "gem" that keeps you thinking when you put the book down, or you can't put the book down because you are racing to the next page. A good book should make you "feel" and this did not disappoint. Sloan is grieving over the loss of her f...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication December 2018 Although I finished this book on the weekend, I needed to give myself some time to reflect before I reviewed. Before We Were Strangers attracted me for it's gorgeou...

    Sloane McBride?s mother, Clara, disappeared 23 years ago following a violent argument with her father, Ed. Sloane was only five-years old at the time but vividly recalls the details of what she saw and heard that night. She left town suddenly and without warning when she was eighteen...

    This book sucks you right in. A model, returned from a career in New York. An estranged family with a controlling father and a brother who won?t believe a word she says about what happened the night their mother disappeared. A best friend who married her ex right after she left town?...

    I see Novak has written a plethora of novels but this is my first. Before We Were Strangers is suspenseful and romantic. It?s also twisty with characters you both love and hate. Unfortunately I wasn't a fan of the writing style in this novel so I?m giving this 3.5?s. ...

    While I readáBefore We Were Strangers I realized again how much I enjoy romantic suspense. Especially when the story feels like a realámystery that keeps me on my toes throughout the entire book. Besides the slow burn and second chance romance that wound its way through the novel,...

    The plot of this book is quite strong - a daughter returns to her home town after 10 years away, determined to face up to her buried suspicion that her father had something to do with the disappearance of her mother all those years ago. It promised the unearthing of buried skeletons, a...

    Before We Were Strangers is a great thriller. It was totally worth my time. ...

    This was such a pleasant surprise of a read! I had never read one of Novak's novels prior to this one so I had absolutely no idea what to expect. As soon as I read the first chapter I knew this would be a fast paced, good time of a read and it did not let me down! I would give this 4.5...