July 8, 2019 2 min to read

Review: Sweet Like a Psycho by Ivy Smoak

Category : Reviews

From Amazon bestselling author Ivy Smoak comes a heart-stopping thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end…

To most people, suburbia is synonymous with good school districts, manicured lawns, and friendly neighbors. But you can never really tell what’s hiding behind those white picket fences and smiling faces.

I mean, we all have secrets. The kid down the street steals lawn gnomes. The woman on the corner is having an affair. And me? I’m a murderer. At least…that’s what everyone thinks.

Because that’s the other thing about the suburbs. Rumors spread like wildfire. Handsome detectives start poking around. Houses explode. You know…the usual.

Yes, I have secrets. But so does everyone else. Welcome to suburbia. I’m one of the smiling faces waving from my front porch. Don’t you trust me?


★★★★★ “Whoa! What the ever lovin’ Hades did I just read?!!”
★★★★★ “Twisted and unique.”
★★★★★ “This just became my all time favorite book.”
★★★★★ “Ivy Smoak is an evil genius.”
★★★★★ “OMG! This one had me floored, literally.”
★★★★★ “5 AMAZING STARS!”
★★★★★ “I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”
★★★★★ “Too delicious to pass up.”

My Review:
Title: Sweet Like a Psycho
Author: Ivy Smoak
Format: Ebook
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Standalone: Not Really – but ends at a stopping point
Part of a Series: Yes Book 2 of the Secrets of Suburbia series
POV: Violet and Tucker
Steam Level: Slow burn to fade-to-black

Ivy Smoak knows how to write an engrossing and engaging book. I figured out one secret but the rest were unexpected. To me this is a sign of a great mystery. You really rooted for Violet and Tucker. Sweet Like a Psycho took a turn at the end that will leave you wanting more – to make you want to see what will happen. However it is also a logical stopping point. Sweet Like a Psycho is book two in the Secrets of Suburbia series but you don’t need to have read book 1 The Truth In My Lies. This book starts at the end of The Truth In My Lies but only the names of the main characters are mentioned and a brief investigation to what was happening at the end (which also stops at a turning point in the book). I generally hate cliffhangers but I feel like Ivy Smoak does it well and I hope to find out what happens.

I received an advanced copy of this book. This is my honest and voluntary review.

Favorite Quote:

  • One white lie never hurt anyone…Everyone has secrets. But a big lie?…You do not lie about big things. Big lies have big consequences.
  • He was probably analyzing whether or not I was capable of setting a house on fire. Which was stupid. Anyone was capable of that. All it took was a few matches and a gallon of gasoline. It didn’t mean that I was guilty.
  • That was the problem with lies. They stacked on top of each other until they became one big lie.
  • Normalcy is a little overrated don’t you think?
  • He was beautiful. And apparently naive, if he hadn’t learned that everyone is inherently untrustworthy yet.

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