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  • Title: The Stepmother
  • Author: Claire Seeber
  • ISBN: 9781786810496
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • The perfect wife A fairytale family Don t believe your eyes Jeanie and Matthew are a happily married couple who both have teenage children from previous relationships.No one said it would be easy to raise a blended family under one roof but Jeanie and Matthew are strong They will make it work.And whilst Jeanie s step daughter Scarlett rejects her, Jeanie will just haveThe perfect wife A fairytale family Don t believe your eyes Jeanie and Matthew are a happily married couple who both have teenage children from previous relationships.No one said it would be easy to raise a blended family under one roof but Jeanie and Matthew are strong They will make it work.And whilst Jeanie s step daughter Scarlett rejects her, Jeanie will just have to try harder to win her over.But Jeanie has a past A terrible secret she thought she d buried a long time ago And now, it s coming to the surface, threatening to destroy her new marriage.Someone is playing a terrifying game on Jeanie and she must put a stop to it once and for all.After all, a fairytale needs a happy ending doesn t it A compelling, dark and twisty psychological thriller that will grip fans of Behind Closed Doors, Between You and Me and The Teacher.
    The Stepmother The perfect wife A fairytale family Don t believe your eyes Jeanie and Matthew are a happily married couple who both have teenage children from previous relationships No one said it would be easy to r

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    1. I finished this book as of writing this three days ago and I m still trying to catch my breath This, my friends, is how you write a psychological thriller I had seen the fantastic reviews pouring in, so I was hopeful that it would be a great read, but I ve read so many great books lately that I figured I would enjoy it and move on easily enough I was wrong I am STILL thinking about this book constantly the characters, the setting, the tension is still knotted up deep in my brain somewhere and re [...]

    2. My reviews can also be seen at deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr3.5 StarsJeannie and Matthew have had a fairy tale courtship After years of being let down by so many people, Jeannie has finally found her Prince CharmingOr has she As the book begins we meet Jeannie s sister, Marlena She is extremely upset, and is urgently trying to find a taxi She tells us she will not let this wickedness hide, that she will find out the truthJeannie and Matthew are newlyweds They both have children from previous par [...]

    3. Wow What an absolutely brilliant journey I ve been on with this new novel from Claire Seeber I started it at midnight and lost lots of sleep as I could not stop reading, it was that good Devoured it over a few enjoyable hours.A very modern and creative version of the telling of the tale of Snow White.The Stepmother tells the story of Jeanie who marries Matthew and begins the journey of blending Matthew s two children with her own teenage son Scarlett and Luke, her newly acquired stepchildren are [...]

    4. I received a copy of The Stepmother by Claire Seeber through NetGalley for an honest review My thanks to Bookouture and to Claire Seeber for the opportunity Something wicked this way comes And a wicked good read is presented by Claire Seeber While the fairytale character of Snow White trails across many of these pages, I prefer to see the likes of Hansel and Gretel Seeber drops the breadcrumbs along the storyline like these two little darlings did And we like the birds, peck away greedily at the [...]

    5. THE STEPMOTHER by Claire Seeber is a dark twisted psychological thriller based on the story of Snow White and the wicked stepmother who married the handsome prince and was so envious of her stepdaughter, had her killed New beginnings, and a second chance at happiness Jeanie and her younger sister Marlene had come from a broken home and looked after each other Jeanie, a teacher and her sister a journalist, learned to make their own path Jeanie Randall marries her prince charming Matthew King, and [...]

    6. I love love loved this story of family drama, loosely based on Snow White There are so many secrets and shady characters and twists and turns I love when a book can keep you guessing, and change your guess multiple times throughout And can we talk for one second about the amazing female thriller writers that come out of the UK Another author to add to my list of books to look out for Trigger alert there is some violence toward animals Thank you, Netgalley, for a copy of his book in exchange for [...]

    7. But what is nice anyway Nice is so often only on the surface in my experience The debris usually lies beneath 2.5 3 starsWhile The Stepmother had some plusses going for it, it failed to fully bewitch me.It s touted as a fairy tale retelling but it only barely reaches that mark in that it takes the idea of a stepmother struggling in a new family and gives it a few in between chapter musings about Snow White and age old stories The writing style and melodramatic struggles of the heroine remind me [...]

    8. We all know the story of Snow White, don t we The wicked stepmother who marries the handsome king and jealous of the her lovely stepdaughter orders her huntsman to take her out in the woods and kill her This is a tale about a stepmother, but maybe she s not the wicked one in this version and maybe she s the one who should be fleeing for her life.This is a cracker of a pyschological thriller Jeanie Randall is the stepmother in question, marrying a wealthy handsome businessman, convinced his teena [...]

    9. This is one of those books that has short chapters and moves a long at a lightening speed Jeanie and Matthew get married and both have children from previous relationships so are trying to adapt to a new blended family Soon strange things begin to happen and they are all directed at Jeanie, blood appearing, a ghost in the mirror, dead animals and very strange noises What secrets does Jeanie hold and why are these events happening I really enjoyed this book, the characters felt very real and beli [...]

    10. I had previously read Claire Seeber s novel 24 hours which I thoroughly enjoyed so I was looking forward to reading her latest book which I had heard good things about.This is a very good read, a psychological thriller that had me guessing and guessing again I found it to be a novel that keeps you wanting to read just one chapter so much so that I read it two sittings.The novel focuses on Jeanie who becomes a Stepmother when she marries Matthew and his two children Scarlett and Luke She is alre [...]

    11. I really wanted to like The Stepmother I had seen a fair few reviews raving about this book but for me this one fell short.The book is pretty much a modern take on a fairy story, namely Snow White Jeanie, a school teacher meets the man of her dreams and embarks on a whirlwind romance that culminates in a marriage all wrapped up in the space of six months We meet her husband and step children and the narrative moves through Jeanie s story and her sister s point of view which are clearly defined i [...]

    12. Jeanie knows that when she and Matthew marry it won t be easy blending their two families together Jeanie has a teenage son and Matthew a son and daughter Matthew s daughter is somewhat resentful of her new stepmother but Jeanie is determined to make things work between the families However, Jeanie also has a secret that in the rush of her and Matthew s relationship she never actually told Matthew the truth of her past Now that secret is coming back to haunt her as someone is determined to let t [...]

    13. After enduring a disastrous relationship and a career ending scandal, Jeanie is ready for her Prince Charming to sweep her off her feet and whisk her away to his castle Enter Matthew King, Jeanie s new husband He s wealthy, successful, handsome, and head over heels in love with Jeanie It seems like a fairy tale come true, but there are problems from the start Matthew s twin teenaged children are slow to warm to her, with daughter Scarlett acting openly hostile Matthew isn t keen on Jeanie s son, [...]

    14. Really enjoyed The Stepmother one of those books you read fast so you can find out what the heck is going on, with lots of lovely little twists and turns and some pretty creepy moments too birds shiver really hits the spot for an afternoons reading in the sun Or as we are in the UK the rain Either way So Claire Seeber takes on the cliche of the Evil Stepmother and turns it a little on its head with what is basically a modern day reimagining of Snow White if Snow White was likely slightly tainted [...]

    15. Dark and disturbing read that I couldn t put down The Stepmother opens with a passage from Snow White, reminding the reader about the Evil Queen s jealousy of her step daughter, Snow White The narrative then shifts to Jeanie, a 43 year old single mother, who just married her prince, Matthew Matthew has two children of his own, Luke and Scarlett Jeanie naively believes that their families are going to seamlessly merge together, like the Brady Bunch However, Jeanie s relationship with Scarlett is [...]

    16. This is the first book I ve read by Claire Seeber, so I wasn t sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed this.If you like psychological thrillers and fairy tales, then this may be the book for you Although, mostly a psychological thriller, there is a hint of fairy tale throughout, as it is loosely based on the story of Snow White, which I love.At first I was intrigued by this story, then I began to feel uneasy, and by half way I started to feel paranoid This story definitely gave me an uneasy fe [...]

    17. There are few of us who don t know the story of Snow White and the wicked stepmother who married the handsome prince and was so jealous of her stepdaughter, ordered her killed.In this story Jeanie King marries her prince Matthew King Jeanie has a son from a prior relationship and Matthew has two children from a former marriage Jeanie is hopeful that she can win over the stepchildren and blend the family into one.Jeanie already feels out of her depth, but then things begin to happen Someone knows [...]

    18. This book i have been longing for as I love the last book I read by this author.This is a snappy fast past short chapters book that just leads you to one chapter, then another then another because its definitely going to keep you awake at night, its going to make you put aside any chores in the day if you read in the day time, you just have to read, noedto read this in one sitting.Step families are hard at the best of times This is of no exception in this book Jeannie and Matthew are trying to b [...]

    19. A special thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review Nice cover 4.5 StarsClaire Seeberdelivers a nightmare of a fairy tale,THE STEPMOTHER A gripping domestic and twisty psychological suspense, with red herrings than you can imagine A perfect read for Halloween.Is the stepmother as bad as you think, or is someone making her appear to be With a devilish twist of Snow White, Cinderella, old houses and creepy join the disturbing stepfamily to learn which one i [...]

    20. After a whirlwind romance, Jeanie marries handsome, charming and well off Matthew She is determined to be a good stepmother to teenage twins Luke and Scarlett and wants her son Frankie to feel secure and happy in their new patchwork family But it soon becomes apparent that Jeanie and Matthew don t know each other well enough, and then there s the ex wife, Kaye, of course, who still seems to have a significant presence in their lives When everybody has secrets, when manipulations and lies are dai [...]

    21. Bookouture are just so darn reliable I have enjoyed pretty much every book that they have published This was a great psychological thriller that I just gobbled up like chocolate Jeanie moves to her new home, with her new husband and new step children Things moved quite quickly when she met Matthew, and settling into the role of step mother is proving a bit difficult than anticipated Add to that the seemingly haunted house, strange happenings, and the fact that Jeanie has a few secrets that she [...]

    22. The perfect wife a fairytale family DON T BELIEVE YOUR EYES Jeanie Matthew are couple who both have teenage children from previous relationships no one said it would be easy to raise a family of stepchildren but Jeanie Matthew are strong want to make it work while Jeannie s daughter Scarlett rejects her Jeanie tries hard to win her over, but Jeanie has a past she wants to keep secret she wants buried now its coming to the surface she receives a box with the words RIP inside she panics does not k [...]

    23. What a painful and dreadful book It was just one big hot mess Please do not bother, in all seriousness, The Stepmother is one of the worst books I ve finished Save yourselves and find another book, I wish I had.

    24. This book caught my eye because I am a stepmother and know how difficult blended families can be This book was about so much It s about families keeping secrets and how they can rise up to destroy you at a moment s notice Na ve Jeanie meets her Prince Charming, Matthew, and after a whirlwind romance of 6 months they get married Jeanie brings her young adult son, Frankie, with her and Matthew has teen age twins, Luke and Scarlett, who live with their mother but visit often They move into Matthew [...]

    25. 4 starsFast paced, dark, intense, and suspenseful This is a psychological roller coaster ride of manipulation, lies, secrets, jealousy, and revenge.The main character, Jeanie, is kind hearted, confused, and naive And the supporting characters are selfish, troubled, unscrupulous and in most cases loathsome.The writing is clear and impactful And the plot is filled with lots of tension, mysterious incidents, and numerous twists and turns.This is definitely not your usual fairy tale and you won t be [...]

    26. DNF 40% What kind of bullshit thriller is this I ve never been this bored in my life The main character was so annoying

    27. This is the first book I read by Claire Seeber and I thoroughly enjoyed it Loosely based on the fairy tale of Snow White it has a lots of twists and turns to keep you completely engrossed.Jeanie has had a rough childhood and after being in a disastrous relationship and a terrible scandal that ended a career, she meets Prince Charming Mathew King He is rich, handsome and sweeps Jeanie off her feet They get married and Jeanie is determined to be a good stepmother to his teenage twins Luke and Scar [...]

    28. I think this book has made my blood pressure rise than any other book that I have read this year Honestly, I am quite a patient person normally but by about 70% into this book I was on high level anxiety and screaming PLEASE PLEASE TELL ME WHATS GOING ON I absolutely hate it when I have no idea where the story is going as I am normally Mrs I KNEW that was going to happen and so this book is definitely going to be one of my 5 reads for 2016 I just loved it I m a big fan of the adult fairy tale, [...]

    29. The Stepmother by Claire SeeberThis was about a woman named Jeanie who gets married to Mathew, both of them trying to have a blended family with their children Only someone is trying to scare Jeanie to death Jeanie is keeping a big secret from her newly married husband What is it with these psychological thrillers lately, everyone is keeping a secret of their past, that if they only came forward and told the truth they wouldn t have such complicated lives This has some parallels to the fairy tal [...]

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