The Paper Year by Avery Aster Release Reviews + Giveaway

Posted March 20, 2017 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Reviews / 0 Comments

by Avery Aster
Published by Self-published Genres: Psychological Thriller
Format: eARC

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Book Title: The Paper Year: A Psychological Thriller With An Ending You’ll Never See Coming (Piper Adler Book 1)
Author: Avery Aster
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: March 16, 2017
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

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book blurb

For fans of The Girl on the Train, Before I Go to Sleep, and The Silent Wife, the new psychological thriller from New York Times bestselling author Avery Aster warns readers: the first year of marriage is killer.

Barclay is Manhattan’s premiere cooperative—the kind of place everyone who’s anyone desires to reside in. That’s what psychotherapist Piper Adler believes as she moves into the garden apartment with her new husband, but then she wakes up in a hospital accused of trying to take her own life. Her dreams of being a wife and mother destroyed along with her career as a mental health professional, she sets off on a mind-bending course to discover the truth.

Unraveling a web of deceit forces Piper to second-guess her family, her friends, and even herself. With each terrifying revelation, she must come to terms with the fact that those she thought she knew aren’t who they seem, and someone trusted very close to her wants her gone. Will she beat them at their own game or die trying?

Fusing nail-biting suspense with potent storytelling, THE PAPER YEAR will keep you on the edge of your seat with an unforgettable cast of characters who are compelled to do the unthinkable to survive.

 

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie’s Book Reports.

**Carla’s 5 Star” Nail Biting” Review

Piper Alder is a renowned psychotherapist. Along with her husband, Bo, and beloved dog, Orlane, she lives in the Barclay which is one of the most coveted buildings in Manhattan. One day she is happy and on top of the world, and the next day her world comes crashing down around her. Forced to unravel a web of deceit, Piper must face the fact that all those she holds dear are not who they seem to be. With her life hanging in the balance, can she discover the truth and prove to everyone that she is not insane?

What a great start to a new series! Avery Aster has crafted a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. The characters are great! I can’t wait to read more about them! If you love psychological thrillers filled with mystery and suspense, this is the book for you!

Renee’s Five Star Review

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie’s Book Reports.
Sutton Place is the be all end all as far as places to live goes. Everyone who is anyone lives there and now Piper Adler, a psychotherapist,  is moving into a garden apartment with her new husband. Life to Piper couldn’t be any better or so she thinks until she wakes up in a hospital accused of trying to take her own life. Every dream she has ever had of being a wife and mother and her carer as a mental health professional are destroyed that day.
 Now Piper is off on a mind-bending course to discover the truth. Unraveling a web of deceit forces Piper to second-guess her family, friends and even herself. Around every corner she learns that those she thought she knew and could trust aren’t who they seem. Someone trusted and close to her wants her gone. Will she beat them at their own game or die trying??
The Paper Year is a psychological thriller that will have you reading to the very end in one sitting. I swear I tried so hard to guess a million times and never did get it right. That, however is what makes it so much fun to read books like this. The guessing, edge of your seat sitting, and possible a nervous breakdown when your really into the book. I don’t want to say much about the story for fear of giving something away. I will say that I loved all the characters and can not wait to read more in this series.
 If you like psychological thrillers you do not want to miss The Paper Year.

 

excerpt

I shout for help, hoping someone, anyone, hears me.

Everyone is gone. They heeded the warning and left hours ago.

Glancing down at the watch my husband gave me when we first married, I notice the time: ten minutes to eight. I’m fucked.

Any minute now the demolition crew will blow this basement into a gazillion pieces. I imagine my body combusting like an overcooked dinner that had been left in the microwave for far too long on the highest power. My arms would be found somewhere on FDR Drive. My legs would smack the roof of a nearby cab. I thought about my dentist, Dr. Sabbagh, having to identify my skull using dental records. And my mother in Westchester; I can already hear her saying, “I told Piper she should’ve never gotten married to someone as good-looking as Boden Adler.”

My hands, cut and bloody from fighting while trying to defend myself, start to shake uncontrollably. Reaching for the edge of the cage that I’m locked into, I throw myself onto the mesh metal with every ounce of energy left inside me, praying the door comes loose.

Locked from the other side, it doesn’t budge.

Fear pounds in my heart, blood thumps through my ears. The florescent lights that have given me hope like a warm blanket for the last hour fade to darkness.

Exhausted, I surrender, collapsing onto the cold cement floor.

“You got your chance. You should’ve left when I told you,” the voice yells from the top of the stairs. “Goodbye.”

Never in a million years did I think I’d die like this.

 

meet the author

New York Times bestselling author Avery Aster pens The Manhattanites, a contemporary erotic romance series of full-length, stand-alone novels, and the naughty new adult prequel companion series The Undergrad Years. Join Avery’s newsletter eepurl.com/CQ665 and get a FREE ebook!

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