Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough

Cross Her Heart

The explosive follow-up from Sarah Pinborough, author of the number one Sunday Times bestseller Behind Her Eyes.‘Original and compelling, the very definition of a page-turner’ Sun‘This year’s biggest new thriller’ Metro‘Cross my heart and hope to die…’Promises only last if you trust each other, but what if one of you is hiding something?A secret no one could ever guess.Someone is living a lie.Is it Lisa?Maybe it’s her daughter, ...

Details Cross Her Heart

TitleCross Her Heart
Release DateMay 17th, 2018
GenreThriller, Mystery, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Cross Her Heart

  • Paromjit
    Sarah Pinborough has huge numbers of fans of her twisted psychological thrillers and I am sure most of them will love her latest book too. I have to admit to being less than enamoured with Behind Her Eyes and I hoped that was just a blip and that I would like this more. I cannot deny the author provides us with well written, skilful and intricately plotted storylines, with unexpected twists. Her characters are suitably unreliable and flawed, ofte...
  • Debra
    3.5 starsLisa is a single mother raising her sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, without any help. She mainly keeps to herself but does have a friend from work named Marilyn. Both women like to keep to themselves and both have secrets. Ava also has secrets. She is a member of the swim team and is trying to be more independent. She has friends, a boyfriend and someone she has been chatting to through Facebook. Someone no one knows about.....Lisa has l...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Genuinely brilliant on way too many levels to mention them all.But - Characters. Depth. Relevance. Emotionally stunning. Creatively insightful. Heart stopping at times and beautiful in all the right places - kind of sums it up.Basically read this today because it was so engaging it was impossible to do anything else except devour in short order. All of which I'll say in a slightly longer but still short teaser review soon. But not one plot detail...
  • Karen
    Having read and enjoyed Behind Her Eyes I was very much looking forward to reading Cross Her Heart and was absolutely delighted to receive a proof copy from Harper Collins.The chilling prologue sets the scene and I had expectations of what was to come. With a timeline moving between Now, Before, and After and comprising of a multiple narrative, the story has those short chapters which I love and it didn’t take long to be completely immersed in ...
  • The Book Review Café
    I must admit I picked up Cross Her Heart with trepidation, I absolutely loved Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, you know the one I mean, it’s the one you probably saw all over social media with the #WTF hash tag. This one comes with the tag Don’t Trust Her Books, and never a truer word was written! I thought I pretty much had this book all worked by the first half, but then wham bam the author very deviously pulled the rug out from under m...
  • Jessica (Jess Hearts Books)
    It's been a long time since I read a book in 24 hours but I could not put Sarah Pinborough's latest twisty offering down! As a seasoned thriller reader it's not often that a plot twist catches me completely off guard but Sarah managed it several times in one book. The plot is expertly crafted as we get to know Lisa, Ava and Marilyn and the secrets they're keeping from one another. This book has layers upon layers and it's best to go into it knowi...
  • Blair
    The more thrillers and crime novels I read, the more appreciation I have for writers who can take an existing formula and make it work, fill it with anticipation and uncertainty, get you obsessively curious about what is or isn't going to happen. Being able to do that is like a magic trick – it looks effortless but takes tremendous skill, and a hell of a lot of people try and fail at it. With Cross Her Heart, Sarah Pinborough had me hooked inst...
  • Tracy Fenton
    My Review: I am a huge fan of Sarah Pinborough’s last book Behind Her Eyes and it went straight into my Top Ten books of 2016 even though it hadn’t been officially released until 2017. I am also a huge fan of psychological thrillers and therefore when I was given an Advanced Copy of Cross Your Heart I was a tad excited (actually I think I may have jumped up and down several times and punched the air in glee).When I started this book I was in ...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    4.5 stars! Review to come!
  • Julia
    Sarah Pinborough has done it again: Cross Her Heart is a masterpiece; an incredible journey that’s more twisty and turny than the Tasmanian Devil doing The Twist on the Waltzers during an earthquake.Initially though I admit I was unsure – the early part of the book felt similar to several others I’ve read recently and I thought I knew where it was going so I was a little disappointed, but – give it a few chapters and then BAM! Pinborough ...
  • Sophie Eminson
    Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough is an incredibly emotional and captivating read. As a mother or daughter, female readers will love this narrative, being able to feel the characters’ emotions and understand their actions entirely. This book is an emotional rollercoaster, combining themes of friendship, family and privacy to encompass Lisa’s character and the way we all lead double lives to some extent. Trigger warning for scenes of sexual ...
  • Kate
    Sarah Pinborough is an extraordinary writer, constantly surprising, and enchanting and shocking by turn. This is both clever and extremely harrowing. The skill is immense although at times Cross Her Heart is too tenderly painful for this reader. Nevertheless, excellent. A review to follow closer to publication.
  • gem
    3.5I raced through this as I was desperate to find out what was really going on! The whole premise of this book is secrets and lies and that no one is really what they appear to be on the surface, and that makes everyone untrustworthy... its a very twisty Book, and the pace is very fast as it switches between narrators. I did become invested in the characters I wanted Lisa to get to the bottom of what the heck was happening!The ending was dramati...
  • Lady Delacour
    Story was ok.I was just expecting more.Listened with text to speech app.Glad I have changed the foul wordsin pronunciation to tame words.Not Clean. Overusage of Foul Language.
  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    This novel, ticks all the boxes of an ‘award winner’.So, straight off the bat, I am calling that one (on 21st January!).After I finished the novel, I just sat there thinking‘how do you even learn to write like that?’.The novel is jam packed full of twists and turns. You never really know if you’re coming or going, making the novel unpredictable and insanely gripping. The twists are planted early on, literally from page 30 onwards.When I...
  • Julie Lacey
    This is a brilliant, twisty story that will have you hooked from the first few chapters. There are a few shocks in store as you go through the book but this is what I expected from Sarah Pinborough. It’s hard to write a review without giving away any key parts of the story but I can say this is a gripping story about friendships, relationships and secrets. We all know the saying “Cross your heart and hope to die,” well this is very apt for ...
  • Nic
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars!I loved Behind Her Eyes, one of the best books of last year in my opinion, so I couldn’t wait to read this book.It was another great read. Hooks you in, fast paced, no slow parts, no overly descriptive parts and it really has you trying to guess what happens next and who did what to who and why.I whizzed through this in a day. Recommended! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 stars!I loved Behind Her Eyes, one of the best ...
  • Teresa
    This story is told by three people; Lisa, her teenage daughter Ava and Lisa's best friend and work colleague Marilyn, someone has something to hide but which of them is it and how will it affect their lives if that secret is revealed?I loved Sarah's previous book, Behind her Eyes, so when I saw this one I was very excited to read it.  Right from the first page I was sucked into the story and didn't want to put it down till I'd finished it and I ...
  • Laurel
    I was given an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest and independent review. Very well constructed, great pace, well developed and interesting characters. This book had me hooked from the first page. I thought it was an exciting read. Highly recommend.
  • El (book.monkey)
    3.75 stars - it's odd I couldn't quite get myself to give 4 stars but thought it was worth more than 3.5, this will probably be the only time I'll use .25 or .75 in a review, I'm not keen.Everyone has secrets, Lisa, Marilyn, Ava but who is living the biggest lie of all? I'm not really sure what more I can say... Well as description, there's still the rest of the review to come.Firstly - Isn't the cover brilliant?! Secondly - Review.I found this b...
  • Noemi Proietti
    I read this book in two seats. It starts slow, but I found myself quickly immersed in this novel full of surprises and revelations.CROSS HER HEART is about three women, three strong, determined, and brave women, all of them hiding secrets. Lisa is forty years old, she has a sixteen-year-old daughter, Ava, a good job, and a great best friend, Marylin. But Lisa is also afraid, afraid of a past that still terrifies her and that it’s now catching u...
  • NZLisaM
    Her Best Book to DateLet me start off by saying that thankfully this one was more like ‘Thirteen Minutes’ than ‘Behind Her Eyes’ as I don’t think I could have coped with another impossible, outside-the-realm-of-possibility ending. Once was clever, albeit weird, but twice would’ve been over-the-top. This isn’t very eloquent, but I loved, loved, loved this one. There I was thinking I was so clever – that I’d guessed at least some ...
  • Kirsty
    Another cracking read from Sarah Pinborough. Kept me guessing all the way through.
  • Claire Reeder
    Cross Her Heart is a compelling thriller that will draw you in. There are a number of different layers to this book and as the plot unfolds you are fed more and more information from past and present.The characters are fantastic and the plot line is creative. A genuinely great read.Thank you to NetGalley, Harper Collins UK, Harper Fiction and the author for the chance to review.
  • Deborah
    Utterly brilliant. Read this in a day, couldn’t put it down. So many layers, fantastic characters and so much suspense. Sarah Pinborough is easily becoming my favourite thriller author
  • Lynne
    Lisa, a single mother, is living with 16-year-old daughter Ava. Ava is at that rebellious age and feels smothered by her mother. She longs for more independence and to be treated as an adult. But Lisa has good reason to keep a watchful eye over her daughter - Lisa has a secret past; a past that needs to remain buried. When strange coincidences begin to occur, Lisa is terrified her past is catching up. Someone knows the truth and is going to make ...
  • Ronnie Turner
    Lisa is a supportive friend. A hard worker. A woman with a burgeoning romance on the cards. She is also a loving mother to sixteen-year-old Ava and even the fear and guilt that blanket her days can’t parallel what she feels for her daughter. She has worked everyday since the moment she was born to protect her. And nothing and no one will harm her. Except, perhaps the past. Because Lisa’s secret is still very much a part of her. And it could s...