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Not Everything is What it Seems
Dirty Laundry tells the story of Samantha, a suburban housewife who goes into extremes to keep her secrets private. What is Samantha willing to do to keep the life that she’s always dreamed of?
Samantha had grown accustomed to high expectations; a clean house, nice meals, and a fit and nicely presented wife, just to name a few. A move brings them to a new home in a perfect neighbourhood where she meets a friend she can finally confide in… but can she?
Will sharing secrets with this newfound friend put them both in danger from Samantha's very private and controlling husband?
Dirty Laundry gives us a fast-moving and suspenseful look into the mind of a mom on the edge, but not everything is what it seems.
“A great read if you like a thrilling, unpredictable plot and a story that sticks with you even after you close the book.” —Starred Review 5/5
“A good portrayal of what goes on behind closed doors… fast-paced and gets to the action quickly. Samantha wears a mask to the world but her journal reflects her inner pain and torment. A compelling story with an interesting climax I'm sure the majority of readers won't see it coming.” —M.A. Quigley, author of The Complexities of Love
“A tale so realistic, it’s frightening! Outstanding!” —Sara Bushway, author of Honey Beaumont.
“A fast-paced, quick-witted, thought-provoking, psychological thriller with incredibly suspenseful and exhilarative turns that will keep you guessing all the way to the end. Read it in one sitting. Couldn't put it down!” — David Rountree, Award-Winning Director
“Nevruz did a great job bringing to light how toxic the pressures to be perfect can be. As the plot thickens, the twists and turns takes you on a journey you could never have imagined.” —Starred Review 5/5
“Had me on the edge of my seat. I devoured this clever and captivating book in one sitting.” —Ana C. Sales, author of A Love for Doctor Mary Taylor
“Fast-paced and compelling, Nevruz's story builds and builds, culminating in a tense ending that feels inevitable yet surprising. An entertaining, engrossing read!” —Starred Review 5/5
“Devoured this book in a day!” —Starred Review 5/5
“A great book with an ending I didn’t see coming. It was really easy to get into the story and the writing style was perfect for this kind of book.” —Starred Review 5/5
"I empathize with Samantha. I laughed, cried, and then gasped. Very dramatic! 100% recommend, pretty much all I look for in a thriller: easy to read with a slow build, emotional, and great characters. Couldn't ask for anything more." —Starred Review 5/5
“A compelling story that engrossingly and heartbreakingly builds towards (and more than earns) it's dramatic climax! Highly recommended.” —Starred Review 5/5
“Sunk its teeth in and had me recommending it to friends in the first few chapters and kept me hanging on to see what was going to happen next.” —Darren Finney, author
“A tale of suburbia with twists and turns that will keep you guessing right to the very end.” —Starred Review 5/5
“A brilliant read! Well-written plot and storyline, kept me engaged from the start.” —Starred Review 5/5
“Part murder mystery and part psychological thriller, you won’t be disappointed! A twist ending I never saw coming. I highly recommend this book.” —Starred Review 5/5
“Outstanding!” —Starred Review 5/5
“Excellent read! Quick and couldn't put it down! This book will keep you guessing the whole time, then shock you at the end! Awesome book!” —Starred Review 5/5
“What a read! This is a psychological thriller that will bring you deep into the main character’s life. Scratch the surface of the someone’s perfect life and it won’t take long to find the dirty laundry—is that a bloodstain?” —Starred Review 5/5
“This is a fun, easy read that is impossible to put down. I loved the main character, Samantha, because I could relate to her so well being a stay home mom in suburban America, myself. Her motherhood humor made me laugh out loud several times! The relationship she has with her husband is jaw dropping disturbing. I loved this book!” —Starred Review 5/5
About the Author
Cori Nevruz is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, and now resides in Wilmington, North Carolina with her husband and three sons. Cori is a graduate of the NCSU and works from home as a website designer.
She has previously written 11 children’s books that feature student illustration giving over 100 children published illustrator credit. She is an active volunteer at her boy’s schools, is an avid reader, potty humour enthusiast, and strong believer in the power of kindness.
Cori likes to write emotionally-invested suspense that readers can connect with. Her debut thriller is "Dirty Laundry: Not everything is what it seems."