The Invite: A completely addictive psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist

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Kaitlin has been looking forward to her engagement party for weeks. She’s finally introducing her fiancé Greg to her best friend Zoe, but as the champagne corks pop, her dream party soon becomes her worst nightmare…


Staring at the stunning diamond solitaire on her finger, Kaitlin knows her relationship has been a whirlwind… but Greg looks after her, and he loves playing dad to her young daughter. How could she refuse when he’s already planned their romantic elopement?


As the guests arrive, Kaitlin wonders why Greg is suddenly acting so shifty. Is that a flicker of recognition on Zoe’s face? And why does she look terrified every time her phone rings?


Kaitlin watches as Zoe knocks back her white wine and makes a beeline for Greg. Then, after a heated conversation, her best friend stumbles outside without looking back.


Days later, the police knock at Kaitlin’s door – Zoe is missing.


When the police question Greg about the night of the party, Kaitlin knows he’s telling lies. But why would he? Can she really trust the man she’s marrying? And could her precious daughter’s life now be in danger too?


The Invite is an absolutely unmissable psychological thriller, perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl and The Wife. You’ll be hooked from the first page!


What readers are saying about The Invite:

OMG! Once I started, I didn’t want to put it down… Wow!… A real page-turner… Kept me enthralled.’ Nicki’s Book Blog, 5 stars


‘I absolutely loved this book. I didn’t know where it was going, it kept my intrigued right up to the last page.’ @LawOfIllustion90, 5 stars


Had my heart racing Totally addictive.’ Karen King, 5 stars


‘I was hooked from the first page right until the end. I just couldn’t put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


Captivated… I was compelled to read the whole book in one sitting.’ Nicki’s Life of Crime, 5 stars


Unputdownable.’ Celtic Connexions, 5 stars


‘A thrilling, gripping rollercoaster of a story!’ Carla Kovach, 5 stars


‘A definite page-turner. I read it in 2 days!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars


‘A thrilling story that keeps you turning the pages.’ Goodreads reviewer


‘You won’t want to put this one down. It’s thrills and chills from beginning to end.’ Goodreads reviewer

Ratings and reviews

31 reviews
Marnie Harrison
February 23, 2022
“One minute she was there…the next she was gone…” Once again one of my all time favourite authors has delivered another outstanding read! Every time I read one of Sheryl Browne’s books I always know that I am going to get a story that completely consumes me from beginning to end, with a thrilling twist to end all twists and I got that and so much more with The Invite! A well executed plot where no time is wasted in getting things going, it explores love, friendship and jealously. The multiple points of view add extra layers and keeps things interesting, a good mix of characters good and bad bring it all to life and it wouldn’t be a Sheryl Browne book if she didn’t hoodwink the reader and throw in some curve balls, which she does here in spectacular fashion! The Invite embodies everything I love in a psychological thriller and is why I consider Browne one of the best authors in the genre. I absolutely loved this book and could not get enough. I fondly refer to her as the “wicked one” and again she definitely lives up to that name with this book!
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Roslyn Holman
June 5, 2022
Interesting psychological thriller, which had lots of twists and turns and took me a while to work out who the actual killer was. Well written, though I found the two mains characters, Kaitlin and Zoe, somewhat annoying - are people that stupid in falling for the wrong men and not picking up on clues. I have rated it three stars as there is no ability for three and a half stars, which would be my actual rating. Kept me entertained for most of the story, though the ending was a bit of a let down.
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Gibbo thegreat
February 22, 2022
After reading the blurb I thought it was a tried and tested theme of a couple getting engaged, fiancée, acting weird and missing a friend, but once you start reading it, you’ll find an intricate web of lies, deceit and jealousy. I was hooked from the start and every chapter left me wanting more, those twists were so intricate and left me thinking one direction but, in the end, went the other way!! You need to pay attention to a few plots, but hang in there as it all comes to a great ending. I felt for Kaitlin, how much can she take or anyone under those circumstances. The way the author describes the characters emotions and points of view draw you in. I loved the character's past stories, which ties in perfectly with the main story. A roller coaster of emotions which I gladly give 5 * plus if I could.
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