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Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface Dean Hudson didn t look evil so what could drive an ordinary boy to kill When the teenage son of Holly Gold s school friend brutally murders his parents before killing himself her sleepy home town is

  • Title: Beneath the Surface
  • Author: Sibel Hodge
  • ISBN: 9781611099492
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dean Hudson didn t look evil so what could drive an ordinary boy to kill When the teenage son of Holly Gold s school friend brutally murders his parents before killing himself, her sleepy home town is rocked by the sudden tragedy.Appalled, Holly investigates What could have caused the happy go lucky boy she remembers to commit such a heinous crime When another teen commiDean Hudson didn t look evil so what could drive an ordinary boy to kill When the teenage son of Holly Gold s school friend brutally murders his parents before killing himself, her sleepy home town is rocked by the sudden tragedy.Appalled, Holly investigates What could have caused the happy go lucky boy she remembers to commit such a heinous crime When another teen commits suicide, she uncovers a horrifying link between the recent deaths and a dark conspiracy to hide the truth.But someone doesn t want Holly asking questions and, as she hunts for evidence to prove her theory, she s dragged into a nightmare that threatens her life and her sanity Then tragedy strikes again and this time it s closer to home Beneath the Surface is a gripping psychological suspense thriller from the bestselling author of Duplicity, Look Behind You and Where the Memories Lie.

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    1. Kaceey on said:

      3.5* Rounded up to 4*Holly is a struggling journalist. After losing touch with her childhood best friend Jess, she discovers that she is too late to rekindle their friendship. Or anything else, for that matter. Jess, her husband and teenage son are all dead. Presumably and unthinkably at the hands of Jess's son Dean. Holly has promised Jess's mother Barbara that she will commit herself and her journalistic skills to the task of revealing the mystery surrounding these deaths. She won’t quit unt [...]

    2. Mary Beth on said:

      3.5 starsI was a little disappointed in this one. I loved Duplicity by this author and when I finished it, I bought Untouchable as a Christmas present for myself. I still have to read that book because I hear it is so good. When I saw this was a Read Now on Netgalley I was so excited. I couldn't wait to read it. I felt that this book just seemed to drag for me. I liked it and the last 25% of the book was great it was very gripping. I loved the suspense. If the rest of the book was like this, it [...]

    3. Pauline on said:

      Beneath the Surface by Sibel Hodge.Beneath the Surface is an excellent thriller about a reporter Holly Gold looking into the murder/suicide of a friends family that leads to an investigation of a pharmaceutical company. This thriller kept me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.I would like to thank NetGalley for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

    4. Sue on said:

      BENEATH THE SURFACE by talented author Sibel Hodge is the author of UK and Austrian #1 bestseller “Look Behind You” followed by “Untouchable” and now “Beneath the Surface”. I have read all of her books and am never disappointed. She is one of my favorite psychological thriller writers, but writes in many genres. I would classify this new novel as more of a medical thriller, starting off slowly but soon building up the tension, having you flipping the pages so fast to see what would h [...]

    5. Aneela on said:

      This is the first novel by Sibel Hodge that I have read and just after finishing this book I looked for her another novel (and I wasn't disappointed to read that one either).Beneath the Surface is a thriller about the dark side of pharmaceutical companies. Sibel Hodge has done extensive research and I highly appreciate her efforts. I couldn't find a single plot hole in the story. It maintained the aura of a medical thriller perfectly well while encapsulating all the dirty money-making tricks of [...]

    6. Sarah Joint on said:

      This is a 3.5 from me. It's a very interesting and topical story, but it just didn't keep my attention quite as much as I expected. I'm a big fan of Sibel Hodge, and her book Untouchable was a five star read for me. This one just didn't quite reach that. There's a whole lot going on here, so it would probably be best to read this one in as few sittings as possible so you don't lose track. Holly is a journalist, but she spends her time writing feel-good stories because her boss won't assign her a [...]

    7. ReadAlong With Sue on said:

      Sibel Hodge is an author that I can't but eagerly await her "latest book" I just know I'm in for a fabulous read, I can always be assured of this. She's one of my top psychological thriller writers.From the very first book I read written by this author I was hooked.I find her books well worth waiting for. I'm surprised at each different plot, different theme, realistic characters in her book, how she feeds life, breath and emotion into each.When I started this book I knew I wouldn't be able to d [...]

    8. Amy on said:

      All of my reviews can be found on novelgossip3.5/5I've only recently become a fan of Sibel Hodge, I LOVED Duplicity and was so excited to see she had a new book coming out! The premise for this intrigued me, I love a good conspiracy, but I had no idea just how dark and devious this book would actually be.This explores some really interesting and timely issues and I have to applaud Hodge for that. The main focus is unethical pharmaceutical companies, but she also touches on homelessness, teen sui [...]

    9. Sarah on said:

      Holly is a reporter for a paper but not a very good one. She cares to much about the people she is writing the stories about. She certainly isn’t one of the pushy ones that we tend to expect in the television shows and crime novels. She is determined though to help Barbara the mum of her dead friend find out why a normal teenage boy would suddenly turn round and kill his own family.This is one of those conspiracy type stories. It reminded me of a cross between Erin Brockovitch and Enemy Of The [...]

    10. Heidi on said:

      After the breakdown of her marriage, a failed career and the loss of her pregnancy, Holly returns to her hometown to work for a small-town newspaper and mourn her losses. Defeated and ashamed of her thwarted ambitions, she does not make contact with many of her old friends, keeping to herself and plugging away in her joyless job with little hope for something better to happen in her life. She is shocked and saddened to hear of the murder/suicide of one of her former best friends at the hand of h [...]

    11. Joseph - Relax And Read Reviews on said:

      OMG!! What a thrilling ride!! I've loved all this author's previous books, however this must be her best to date. It had me hooked from start to finish."I often wonder what would happen if everything we hid under the surface showed on the outside."That's how this brilliant chilling thriller by one of my favourite authors, Sibel Hodge, starts. Makes you think, eh? With this sentence the author drew me into the story straight away and I found myself unable to stop reading till I reached the very l [...]

    12. Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books) on said:

      Holly is horrified when she learns that her best friends teenage son Hudson murdered both of his parents before taking her own life. Holly can’t help but investigate. It’s been years since she’s seen her friend, but the events don’t at all match up with how she remembers Hudson.Shortly after Hudson’s murders and death, another teenager commits suicide, and Holly can’t help but wonder if the two incidents are related. The more she digs, the more she uncovers a link between the deaths [...]

    13. Eva on said:

      Golly, this is quite the disturbing storyline and sometimes made for some incredibly uncomfortable reading.When the son of Holly’s childhood friend kills his parents and then himself, Holly can’t quite wrap her head around these events. Dean wasn’t an evil child so what would make him do something so ghastly? When Holly realises another young person has taken their own life, she sets out to investigate but she quickly puts herself and her family in danger as someone is desperate to hide th [...]

    14. Chloe on said:

      Beneath the Surface by Sibel Hodge is an interesting edge of seat medical thriller.Holly is a struggling reporter who returns to her hometown after having a disastrous relationship that almost destroyed her career. Back at home she has a tenuous relationship with her mom and brother Miles but her sister offers her love and support. Working at her local office she hears about her best friend Jess and her husband’s murder by their son Dean who later commits suicide. Ridden with guilt about not k [...]

    15. Liz Barnsley on said:

      I always enjoy Sibel Hodge novels and I enjoyed this one - a mash up of psychological and medical thriller which finds our main protagonist, Holly Gold, caught up in pharmaceutical cover ups.Beneath the Surface is one of those page turners that you read fast - the characters were decently drawn, the author throws in some little twists, it shows the underbelly of the industry very clearly, some of the scientific aspects were both fascinating and horrifying.Whilst it did lose cohesion midway and b [...]

    16. Pamela Crane on said:

      I'm new to Hodge's books, but I became an instant fan with Beneath the Surface. When Holly hears about a long-lost friend dying in a murder-suicide that police claim was done by the son Dean, Holly can't believe it. What would make the sweet little boy she once knew snap and kill his family? And perhaps seeking out answers will reboot her lost career as a journalist, something that she's been missing since her ex and former boss fired her. Though with pure motives she wants to find answers for t [...]

    17. Ann Girdharry on said:

      This is my first Hodge book and I had high expectations. There is a great story line - unusual, interesting and it grabbed my attention and the second part of the book was excellent with a lot of suspense and events which kept coming and getting steadily worse and worse. There is murder, there's intrigue, there's plenty of danger and there's a conspiracy that journalist Holly is determined to get to the bottom of. For me, there was a bit too much space given to the main character, Holly, rehashi [...]

    18. Mandy White on said:

      i have recently discovered the books of Sibel Hodge and I am a big fan. this book was fantastic! thanks to netgalley, the publisher and Sibel for an advance copy of this book. the book deals with mental health and the drugs used to help people.d how the drug companies get rich. so many twists and omg moments. do yourself a favour and read this book!!

    19. Joanne Robertson on said:

      I always look forward to a new Sibel Hodge book-she has the ability to make me totally unaware of my surroundings whilst I’m reading! I usually try to save her latest release for my Summer holidays so I can indulge myself fully in her intricately detailed psychological thrillers but this one intrigued me more than usual so I just had to bump it up the TBR pile!The detailed plot, which had been extensively researched, really made this one standout for me! Whilst predominantly a thriller with a [...]

    20. Sue McQuaide Kitt on said:

      Another fantastic and thrilling story from Sibel Hodge, an author I get excited about and look forward to.The teenage son of Holly Gold’s school friend brutally murders his parents before killing himself. Holly Gold, a journalist, refuses to believe that the sweet boy she knew could turn into a psychopathic killer and decides to investigate. What she uncovers is frightening and deadly.I loved Holly and her courageous character even though her investigation put her life at risk. She soon discov [...]

    21. Rachel Gilbey on said:

      From a slow start where I was unsure exactly why I was continuing to read, as I wasn't really liking Holly or her brother Miles, it suddenly became really good, and interesting at the same time, to the extent where I needed to know what would happen next. The story starts with an awful situation when a teenager kills his parents and then commits suicide, and Holly used to know the family and couldn't believe the son would do such a thing. She promises the surviving family member that she would t [...]

    22. Donna Irwin on said:

      Reporter Holly Gold is stuck in a rut covering local news stories when an old friend is murdered alongside her husband by her son who then commits suicide. Holly cannot understand why an apparently normal teenager would do such a thing and promises to help her friends mother uncover the truth. Holly soon discovers a number of teenage suicides in the area and is convinced they are linked. But Holly is seen by family and friends as a drunk who is going off the rails and it seems no one will believ [...]

    23. Shalini on said:

      I have read books by Sibel Hodge before and this falls short by far. Holly's best friend Jesse and her husband are apparently killed by their son, Dean before he kills himself. Holly is asked to investigate the truth by Jesse's mother. And she finds a deeper, darker conspiracy involving the pharmaceutical companies with their drug testing. A grim truth surfaces which is shocking The whole story sounds intriguing as a gist, but sometimes it goes into such details that the suspense derails.On the [...]

    24. Tracy Fenton on said:

      I have recently lost my reading mojo and this book was highly recommended by members of THE Book Club as one to rekindle my kindle. I have mixed feelings about this book, initially I was intrigued by the story line, a failed and troubled journalist returns home with her tail between her legs to her small town and starts to investigate the murder/suicide of her childhood friend and son and a spate of teenage suicides.It didn’t take me long to work out where this book was going and what was behi [...]

    25. Jo on said:

      I found the content interesting, but the info dump and the way it was presented in huge lumps of info was not engaging. The first part of the book was definitely better than the last 50%. Too much happened and too many assumptions made to connect the dots for my liking. However, the message of the book is important. We do take on faith that what the pharmaceutical companies tell us is truth. Their job is not to make us better, but to make a profit so we need to keep that in mind when looking at [...]

    26. The Book Review Café on said:

      All my reviews can be found at thebookreviewcafeReview to follow soon

    27. Teresa on said:

      Sibel Hodge has done it again! She has this way of drawing you into a story and not letting go till you read those two words - THE END.The story begins with Holly who has recently returned to her home town of Ashfield after a failed relationship and career in London and is working as a journalist for a local rag when she finds out that her best friend Jess and Jess's husband have both been murdered and her son Dean is the one that killed them, before hanging himself. What made this good natured [...]

    28. Katie on said:

      I am a huge Sibel Hodge fan so when the opportunity arose on The Book Club group on Facebook to read and review her new book I of course had to jump at the chance. Beneath the Surface did not disappoint, it was dark and twisty which is all things that I love. I'd even put it out there and say this is in my own opinion her best work. Holly Gold has returned home to Ashfield after a failed relationship with her boss in London. She is shocked to learn that Dean, her old childhood friend's son has m [...]

    29. Jan on said:

      Sibel Hodge is one of the best authors out there. I found her by recommendation and I am so glad I did. This book is due for release in July, I urge anyone who loves a good book, a book that grips, one that makes you stay up until 'daft o'clock' to buy this novel.Holly returns to the place she grew up to find her friend Jess and her husband Stephen have been murdered, the really horrible thing about the atrocity is that their son Dean did it and then killed himself.Why would such a lovely young [...]

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