Around the Bend: A Novel - Britney King

Around the Bend: A Novel

Artist Britney King

  • Release Date: 2014-12-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 219 Ratings


In the tradition of Behind Closed Doors and The Girl on the Train comes an unsettling story about the lengths some are willing to go to hide the truth. Fans of domestic thrillers and psychological suspense will find Around The Bend addictive and unrelenting. 

Secrets can be deadly... 

If you were to pass me on the street, you probably wouldn't even look twice. I'm that normal. I'm just like you, only wealthier. I have it all. The kids, the family, the dog, a house on the hill. Hell--I'm so cliché, I even have a white picket fence. I guess you could say that I've dotted my I's and crossed my T's. But what I also have--what no one sees in yoga, or at Nieman Marcus, or during the dreadful Ladies Who Lunch charity events I attend (because only God knows why), and perhaps most importantly, in the school pick up line--are secrets.

Deep, dark, deadly secrets. 

We all keep secrets, don't we? We all have thoughts in our heads, things we do, things about us that if people knew, they'd be shocked...right? Well, what if one day we just decided to let the cat out of the bag, so to speak.

What if we decided to let the whole world in on our dirty little secrets? And what if along the way, as we were spilling those secrets, we realized that things aren't always what they seem and with that knowledge, it changed the whole story?

In this book, I'm laying it all out there. The unraveling of my life. My coming undone. What one might've seen had they been paying attention.

What I've found in life is people often believe lies before they'll believe the truth. Well, here it is, in a nutshell. I'll let you decide which is which...

If you enjoy dark reads, mystery and suspense, you'll love Britney King's bestselling psychological thrillers. More than 100K copies downloaded. Available in digital and print.

More Praise 

"Intense and cunning." 

"A wonderfully intense read."

"A compelling read for fans of thrillers/suspense with romantic elements." 

"Domestic suspense at its finest." 

"A fascinating storyline and absolutely exquisite prose."

"Addictive and fast-paced."

"A stunning page-turner. The perfect psychological thriller." 

"Domestic suspense at its finest." 

"I devoured this standalone. With no shortage of surprises, it made for captivating psychological fiction"

"An incredible page turner with realistic characters and chockful of suspense."



    By Nora "Not the Singer" Jones
    Beautifully written! She really made me envision every word that I read as if I was a character in her story myself! I will definitely purchase more of her writings in the future ☺️
  • SO worth the read!

    By Westerread
    Surprisingly insightful. Real without being preachy. Characters I loved and ached with. I’m now longing for more free time because I want to read everything this author has created.
  • Inspring

    By Aedriftboy
    Loved the characters and this beautiful story. Story about Strength, discipline, love for one self, love and one of the best line ever on how you know its love! Read the book to find out that awesome quote. Will be reading more from this author,
  • Amazing!!!!

    By Sammyjo0825
    I couldn’t put this book down!!! Absolutely amazing!!! I laughed, I smiled, I cried my eyes out. I felt the love that was shared along with the heartaches in this book!!! I would recommend this great read to anyone :) and such true life events that people can relate to as well. No sleep up reading through the night and have no regrets! Loved it 💜
  • Good reads

    By lady bird 10
    Good reads
  • Great book!

    By wersix6
    I really enjoyed reading this book. I would read a little at night and then the next day, I couldn’t wait to get back to the story. A good main female character who learns to stand on her own two feet. I was sad that she endured one final tragedy but I could also see it coming for a while so it wasn’t a surprise. I was disappointed about two things. She comes out of a horrible experience and the best way to help her is to use sex and pain to pull her through? Really? Also, the book kind of rushes at the end almost like you visited too long and you are being rushed out. IMHO
  • Super page turner!!!

    By TheKoolKitch
    I have to say I’ve read a ton of books in my life.... in the thousands... and Brittany King really hit this one on the head. I stayed up reading many nights when I should of been asleep. I just couldn’t put it down. I look forward to reading the rest of her books. Thanks Brittany and keep ‘me coming, Girl!!!
  • Around the Bend

    By kimberly0816
    I thought was very well written in a timely manner so as to keep me interested to turn page after page. I appreciated the very realistic way some situations were written, showing the author put time into finding out the real toll that addiction takes and how hard it is to quit. Looking forward to more from Britney King!
  • Britney King - Jessica and Myles

    By Steph.Camp
    Great read! Impressed with the role addiction played in the story line - authentic relationships that pulled you right in! Read this over the weekend and would definitely recommend and read again.
  • Draws you in...

    By becayn
    This was a fantastic read!! Romantic novels are not usually my favorite but this one held me captive the entire time! I would definitely recommend!