Never Have I Ever becomes a tale of moral suspense in addition to a psychological thriller. Its several plot twists are surprising and effective, and there are gripping sequences involving Amy’s work as a deep-sea diver woven logically into the narrative. Many books claim to be the perfect beach read. This one doesn’t, but it certainly fits the bill.
Jackson builds on her talent for creating imperfect, capable, and multilayered characters to write smart suspense driven by the intelligence and determination of the instigator and her prey. Amy’s work as a diving instructor adds impressive depth (who can resist?) to the character and plot. Current fans will recognize Jackson’s exquisite writing, reminiscent of Marisa de los Santos and Ann Patchett, even as her plot takes them around corners they didn’t see coming. Never Have I Ever marks a new high in Jackson’s career that will attract new readership.
... weaves a wicked tale right from its opening pages ... With excellent pacing, clever character development, fun plot twists and a palpable setting, Never Have I Ever is a binge-worthy read. Jackson brings her first thriller to the table this summer, and you don’t want to miss it.