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Don't You Dare

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For fans of Riley Sager and Wendy Walker, Jessica Hamilton’s Don’t You Dare is a searing look at the things we are willing to do in the name of friendship; a spine-tingling suspense filled with secrets and lies.

When best friends Hannah and Scarlett meet Thomas in college—the chemistry is instantaneous. They grow closer while playing the Daring Game, where each dare is riskier than the last. As the trio's friendship begins to cross boundaries between the platonic and the illicit, jealousy and secrets quickly develop. As tensions between the three grow, so do the stakes in the Daring Game, resulting in tragedy with Scarlett’s final dare to Thomas. When Thomas gets expelled from school and leaves without a trace, it seems like the Daring Game has finally ended.

Sixteen years later, Hannah is unhappy in marriage and in life. That is, of course, until she gets a mysterious letter about the Daring Game from none other than Thomas himself. With Scarlett out of the picture, and a renewal of the dangerous game, the sparks begin to fly between them once more. Until the day Hannah and Thomas are called to the secret meeting place of the Daring Game, where they’re welcomed by a single dare—“to tell the truth.”

 Someone else has joined the game and knows about their affair, going as far as leaving a cryptic message in Hannah’s house:
Don’t You Dare. Hannah’s list of suspects is long: Could it be her nosy neighbor, Libby, who has a few secrets of her own? Or did her husband plan this as revenge for the torrid affair? Is Scarlett back and ready to play again?

The truth may set Hannah free—but only if she dares to risk everything she knows and loves.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Gripping, racy, and bone chilling, Don't You Dare is a beautifully written domestic suspense with a brilliant balance of emotion and fear. Jessica Hamilton has created a raw, heart shattering, tense story of lust and revenge in a game that spins out of control. The build-up kept me on tenterhooks and the climax left me reeling. This is a stupendous, sinister book you won't want to miss!" - Samantha M Bailey

"A sexy, thrilling, addictive story that will have readers frantically turning pages, desperate to find out what's going on. Darkly romantic, with a twisty mystery--and a dangerous game--at its core, Don't You Dare is the kind of juicy, seductive read that needs to be in everyone's beach bag this summer. I dare you to put this book down--I couldn't!" - Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

"I gobbled this novel up in one sitting and loved every minute of it. It's sexy, surprising, and full of suspense. The characters are vivid and compelling; the tension ratchets up a little more with each page. Hamilton's masterful storytelling will no doubt hold you hostage." - Jody Gehrman

"Don't You Dare is a sexy, twisted tale of friendship, obsession, and the kind of secrets that won't stay buried. With a complex but relatable protagonist, an intriguing dual storyline, and sharp insights on marriage, motherhood, and community, Jessica Hamilton's latest is a spicy page turner!" - Robyn Harding

"Don't You Dare is a captivating, propulsive thriller that I literally couldn't put down. Don't try to guess what will happen in this taut and poignant novel." - R J Jacobs

"Steamy and devious, Don't You Dare is a compelling story of college friendships, secrets, and risks that circle back ever more dangerously. There's no escape when the game goes too far . . ." - Roz Nay

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