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‘Wow, what a fantastic read! I was hooked right from the start… it really kept me guessing all the way through… I didn’t see the twist coming. It was fast paced and twisty and I wanted to keep reading.’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘Help me! Help me, please!’

When Jenna hears the cry in the park one night, she feels she has no choice but to run and help. Cradling the injured woman in her arms, the attacker nowhere to be seen, all Jenna wants is to keep her alive until the ambulance arrives and for the ordeal to be over.

But the nightmare begins when the victim wakes up…

Jenna’s relief turns to horror when the finger is pointed at her. There must be some mistake: she’s never seen the woman before in her life, and Jenna tried to save her life. Why would she accuse Jenna of a crime she didn’t commit?

As the case against Jenna grows, her world starts to fall apart. Her teenage daughter is keeping secrets and her husband is growing more distant every day. To save her family and clear her name, Jenna has to prove she didn’t do it.

But someone knows something Jenna did do. And they want to make her pay…

The Accusation is an addictive psychological thriller that asks how far you would go for justice. Perfect for fans of He Said/She Said, The Silent Patient and The Woman in the Window.

Readers are loving The Accusation:

Gripping, suspenseful and downright addictive… There was no way I could stop myself as I furiously flicked the pages… will keep you on the edge of your seat and will have your heart racing on multiple occasions.Once Upon a Time Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Gripping and unputdownable. This has been a great read which has kept me guessing and I have found really difficult to put down… a highly talented author.’ Little Miss Book Lover 87, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An absolutely riveting and addictive read… so unexpected and completely shocking yet satisfying that I sat and went over it in my head to attempt to come to terms with it… a thoroughly enjoyable page-turner that I read in one nail-biting sitting.’ Goodreads Reviewer

This is one of the top reads I have read so far this year. Didn't see any of the twists coming. Really blew my mind.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow, wow, wow another roller coaster of a book… like opening Christmas presents but early… Victoria Jenkins is the Queen of twists. I never see them coming. I would definitely recommend it.’ Blue Moon Blogger, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Knows how to blow your mind with a twist!... I couldn’t put it down!! Excellent thriller!!!!Passion Reading Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I literally could not put this book down. It is so addictive and twisty and dark I just had to know more and more.' Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book does not miss a beat…  a thrilling ride from start to finish, and was impossible to put down. Robin Loves Reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A fast-paced psychological thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, frantically turning the pages to see what happens next… A fantastic read.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Once you’ve picked it up, you won’t put down till you have read the final page… Lots of twists and things you’ll never see coming.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A fast-paced and addictive thriller that had me engrossed from the very first page into the small wee hours!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

This book had my heart racing… it took me a while to calm down and go to sleep!... an excellent book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mysteries & Thrillers
June 9
StoryFire Ltd

Customer Reviews

mammadi8 ,

Good read

Full of twists and turns you don’t see coming. Accused will keep you hooked from page one. Fast paced and energetic, this is a great beach read!

Central Fl
United States

detoxes ,

The Accusation

Seemed more like a soap opera than a mystery.

sutterfly geek ,

Unique plot with unexpected twists!

I think readers would enjoy this book because the idea/plot is so unique. What if you witnessed something terrible happen to someone, and rushed to help the injured person - only for her to accuse you of being the attacker? That idea is a whole new approach to the “what if” and “who did it” type of books. It was a very intriguing book that kept me guessing “who” and “why” from beginning to end. I think other readers would enjoy it as well because the author did a superb job of weaving details in and out of their story at just the right times. As soon as you think you’ve gotten it all figured out, a new piece of information will come up that you most likely wouldn’t have considered.
Plot: Jenna is out at night with her friends to celebrate a birthday. It was a calm, laughable, and fun evening. Jenna left the party earlier than her friends, so she left alone. On her walk home, she sees someone stab a woman and she rushes over to help her. At least, that’s what Jenna claims happened. By the time the paramedics got there and took over, Jenna was covered in the woman’s blood because she tried to stop her from bleeding to death. From that moment on, her life will never be the same. Prior to that night, her family life had been far from perfect. She was suspicious about her husband and the possibility that he was having an affair. He was suspicious of her for his own reasons - some secrets will come out whether you want them to or not, so he was questioning the secrets his wife was keeping too. The oldest daughter, at 17, was being rebellious, secretive, and proving to be untrustworthy by hiding and denying a relationship with a man significantly older than her. Everyone involved had a secret, so at what length would they go to cover it up? Was it a coincidence that the woman accused Jenna of the attack? If not, who framed Jenna by further making it look like she was involved? Jenna’s marriage was already strained as it was, so did she attack Charlotte, the victim, because she thought her husband was cheating with her? Her teenage daughter was unruly and was seeing a man much older than her, so did she find out that he was seeing Charlotte and go after her? Was Jenna’s husband having an affair with Charlotte, and then attacked her because she was threatening to tell Jenna? Did the attack victim Charlotte have Jenna confused with someone else? There are so many “what ifs” and “whys” in this book that those are only a few of the obvious possible scenarios. The truths are much deeper and bigger though, with a shocking ending that will blow you away! The more secrets you try to hide, the bigger the fallout is when they are exposed...and the characters definitely all had a lot of secrets they tried to keep buried.
Thank you Bookouture, Victoria Jenkins, and Netgalley for allowing me the opportunity to preview this book! My review is voluntary, and is my honest opinion. I definitely recommend it and will be looking into others by Victoria Jenkins as well.

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