In Too Deep (Samantha Hayes)

28245576.jpgFour months ago, Rick went out to buy a newspaper. He never came back. His wife, Gina, is struggling to deal with her loss, and her daughter’s mood swings are getting worse. Then she receives a phone call from a woman at a country hotel, confirming details of a booking Rick made before he vanished. Desperate to find out more about his disappearance, Gina and her daughter take the trip. But there is something very strange about the hotel, and the family that run it.

Whenever I want to escape reality for a while, I’ll most likely choose a psychological thriller by Samantha Hayes or Joy Fielding. They always manage to keep me addicted and their books are so fun to read. You can devour them in practically a day and I love how comfy and entertaining they are. I love making up crazy theories and I know I can always count on them for a fast and quick read.

This last novel by Samantha Hayes was no exception. I read it in practically one sitting and I kept turning the pages like there was no tomorrow, always on the edge of my seat. However, even though I enjoyed it a lot and would totally recommend it to other psychological thriller fans like me, I thought In Too Deep was a bit predictable. And I wanted to be surprised.

Gina is a forty-something woman whose husband disappeared four months ago. They were the perfect couple, so she doesn’t understand what happened: Did she leave her? Is he dead? Is he alive but in danger? Everything changes when she receives a call from a luxurious hotel: Rick booked a vacation for the two of them, so this must mean he didn’t want to leave, right? Gina decides to go to the hotel with her daughter, who is clearly hiding something. And then, weird things start to happen…

I won’t spoil anything, but if you know Samantha Hayes and her writing, you can easily figure out most of the plot here. While I was reading it, it was the first thing that came to my mind, so it was a bit of a let down when it turned out to be true. Still, I love her books and her thrilling storylines, so I will most definitely read the next and all the others after that.

A novel for lovers of fast-paced and twisty psychological thrillers. Not my favorite by her, but a worthy read nevertheless.

Century, 2016

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I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

17 thoughts on “In Too Deep (Samantha Hayes)

  1. Inge | The Belgian Reviewer says:

    My favorite was Until You’re Mine I think, but I quite liked this one too. I didn’t see it coming, but I’m not the biggest fan of these kind of twists so that’s why I gave it 4 stars this time. I’m convinced too she’s a great writer though and also want to read her other books.


  2. Donna says:

    I’m adding those two authors to my list to check! You know I can’t resist a good psychological thriller 😀 Too bad this one was a tiny bit predictable so you missed on the element of surprise. I find that I can forgive my favorite authors when it happens 🙂


  3. Anne says:

    Aarr, I hate it when the ending turns out exactly the way you thought it would. But I’m glad to see it didn’t ruin the entire book for you. Great and honest review! 🙂


  4. Lectito says:

    I do love a quick thrill-ride of a book. I haven’t read Hayes. Another author to check out! I like the premise here. If I haven’t read her before, do you think I’d still find this one predictable?


    • Annie says:

      Try it out and tell me! Although I’d say Until you’re mine is her best book… it’s my favorite but there’s a lot of people who hate it haha Polemic book 😛 This one is OK, I just needed a few more twists!

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