This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel @berkleypub #psychologicalthriller #bookreview #fiction


You’ll be gripped in this clever exploration of fear and vulnerability right until the flawless ending—one you’ll most certainly want to talk about.”—ASHLEY AUDRAIN, New York Timesbestselling author of The Push

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2022 BY Newsweek∙ E! ∙Parade∙ Katie Couric Media ∙ Betches ∙ Criminal Element ∙ Shondaland ∙ Bustle ∙and more!

From the USA Today bestselling and Edgar-nominated author ofDarling Rose Gold comes a dark, thrilling novel about two sisters—one trapped in the clutches of a cult, the other in a web of her own lies.

Welcome to Wisewood. We’ll keep your secrets if you keep ours.

Natalie Collins hasn’t heard from her sister in more than half a year.

The last time they spoke, Kit was slogging from mundane workdays to obligatory happy hours to crying in the shower about their dead mother. She told Natalie she was sure there was something more out there.

And then she found Wisewood.

On a private island off the coast of Maine, Wisewood’s guests commit to six-month stays. During this time, they’re prohibited from contact with the rest of the world—no Internet, no phones, no exceptions. But the rules are for a good reason: to keep guests focused on achieving true fearlessness so they can become their Maximized Selves. Natalie thinks it’s a bad idea, but Kit has had enough of her sister’s cynicism and voluntarily disappears off the grid.

Six months later Natalie receives a menacing e-mail from a Wisewood account threatening to reveal the secret she’s been keeping from Kit. Panicked, Natalie hurries north to come clean to her sister and bring her home. But she’s about to learn that Wisewood won’t let either of them go without a fight.


Natalie is kind of estranged from her sister. She has not talked to her in several months. So, when she receives a strange email from Wisewood, Natalie knows it is time to confess her big secret.

There are lists of moving parts to this story. And I will be honest, some are hard to read, especially the part with Sir (you will have to read this to find out!) I wanted to rescue his family! Then there is Natalie and Kit. Their dynamic is not unique but it is still tragic in its own way.

Now, this story is confusing in places. It is told in several different voices and time periods. And you really don’t know why or how these are connected. You have to trust that the author is leading you somewhere. And boy is she ever! This is definitely twisted and just plain wicked!

Need a good psychological thriller…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.

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5 Responses to This Might Hurt by Stephanie Wrobel @berkleypub #psychologicalthriller #bookreview #fiction

  1. Nice review!!

    I couldn’t get into this book…..glad you liked it. I guess I should have kept going.

  2. tammysue66 says:

    Great review, Reeca! 💕 I passed on this but may give it a try after reading your review. 🙂

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