I Heard You Scream: A Psychological Thriller I Heard You Scream: A Psychological Thriller

I Heard You Scream: A Psychological Thriller

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Publisher Description

Packed with nerve-shredding tension, I Heard You Scream is impossible to put down. The complex characters, fast-paced plot, and shocking twists will keep you on the edge of your seat. For fans of Riley Sager, Lucy Foley, and Shari Lapena.

Five can keep a secret if four are dead.

On a cold fall night in a small Canadian town, four of Chelsea's friends are found dead, victims of a brutal stabbing—a selfish act of revenge.

The only witness, Chelsea spends the next five years struggling to bury her trauma. The victims' families call her a hero. Her fiancé calls her the love of his life. Her best friend tells her there's nothing more she could have done for her friends. She's almost convinced herself that it's true when she attends an anniversary memorial held at the scene of the crime.

But Chelsea's ability to ignore the past comes to an end that very night when she receives an intimidating message.

Tell the police the truth about what you all did that night or I will.
You have 48 hours to confess.

Is it an empty threat from someone digging for facts they don't actually possess? Or does someone else know Chelsea shared a secret with her friends? Either way, Chelsea knows the stakes are too high to ignore when the blackmailer resorts to violence—those closest to her might be the next victims if she doesn't do as they ask.

The truth can ruin her life. But the lies have her just as trapped, a pawn in a deadly game even she doesn't fully understand. She has no choice but to confess.

But Chelsea's about to discover that some things are best taken to the grave.

"... addictive, fast-paced, and decidedly tense. If you like psychological thrillers by Ruth Ware and Abigail Haas, you'll enjoy this book." -Meghan O'Flynn, bestselling author of the Mind Games series

Mysteries & Thrillers
April 21
Emerald O'Brien
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

dah._.lah ,

Worth reading!

A bit lengthy at the beginning but it gets much better later on, the plot twists are like 3.5/5 for me. Took me around 4 ish hours to read, not bad, worth the reading time 👍

Daniah A ,

“I Heard You Scream” Review *Spoiler in the second paragraph; 5th sentence*

“I Heard You Scream” by Emerald O’Brien is a captivating psychological thriller that perfectly blends mystery and tension. O’Brien’s intriguing novel created a sense of tension that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. The plot twists, uncovering dark secrets and surprising connections, was a page-turner. “I Heard You Scream,” is about four friends who died in a small Canadian town on a cold fall night, stabbed in a revenge attack. Chelsea, the only surviving witness, spends the next five years trying to cope with the trauma.

I gave it a 3 out of 5 because there were many characters appearing unexpectedly. Additionally, it wasn't clear in the book whether she was a teacher or a guidance counselor, or maybe it mentioned it, and I might have overlooked it. Chelsea's treatment of Cam, her fiancé, made me dislike her. Considering how Morgan treated Chelsea, the lack of fairness was surprising. Chelsea's own experiences should have made her more empathetic,(which she was but wasn’t). The revelation of Austin as the "biggest secret" was unexpected. I had anticipated a darker secret related to the killings, perhaps involving Chelsea herself. Turning the suspicion towards Cam being the killer when it was actually Kellan was a clever twist, especially her jealousy of Steven’s love for Morgan. I had initially thought the story would revolve around the friends keeping a dark secret, but the actual plot took a different and intriguing turn.

I'd suggest this book for those just beginning to read or individuals who enjoy a fast pace in their books.

snicole1120 ,

I Heard You Scream

This book was SO GOOD and so intense. I sometimes didn’t know where the book was going so it kept me hooked the whole time. 10/10

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