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In the tradition of Gone Girl and Behind Closed Doors comes a gripping, twisted, furiously clever read that demands your attention, and keeps you guessing until the very end. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, The Social Affair delivers us the perfect dark and provocative villain. The only question—who is it?

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Hardcover, 289 pages
Published January 18th 2018 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Chelsea Humphrey
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Chelsea by: Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
Shelves: from-publisher
I've been sitting here agonizing over what to write in my review of this book for three days now and I've come to the conclusion that I need to keep it brief for your benefit. No quotes, no plot specifics, NADA. If you're disciplined enough I would go so far as suggesting you don't even read the blurb before you dive in, just go for it. I keep circling back around to the fact that I have no words to fully describe was a breath of fresh air this experience was. There was no mainstream hype, no ov ...more
Shannon
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
So, I wonder how many likes this review will get? I hope I don’t turn into Josie anytime soon! I did a buddy read with a few girls for Social Affair by Britney King. I know some of the girls are still reading the book but I’m excited to see what they think!

This book is so relatable with social media these days. I’d be lying if I say I don’t check my numbers on “bookstagram”. (Okay, so maybe I am Josie). Anyways, this was a fast read with alternating POVs between Josie and Izzy.

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Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
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Izzy Lewis is obsessed with social media. She uses it for life and fashion advice, but mostly to stalk people she admires. When Josie and Grant Dunn walk into the coffee shop where she works, she's immediately drawn to them. It's not long before she locates Josie on Instalook, and virtual admiration becomes real life interaction.

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Josie and Grant look like the perfect couple. On the surface, Grant appears attentive and loving, but behind closed doors, he is domineering, manipulative, and viole
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Dennis
Since Goodreads LOST my review, I guess I will have to rewrite this. 2018 and we can have lambs growing in plastic bag embryos, but I lose my review... alright.

The Social Affair is a quick, engagingly dark read that I was so happy to start reading for my TBR January 2018 list! When I saw all the buzz on social media about this book, I knew that I had to get my hands on it before I was the last stooge reading it #fomo (fear of missing out). Britney King's unorthodox storytelling in this novel
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Reading.Between.Wines
⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5 CREEPY stalker stars.

The Social Affair is a binge fest for sure, I read this book all in one day and it engulfed my whole world once I started. I think this might be the fastest I have EVER finished a book. For that reason alone I couldn't really give it less than 4 stars, even though I did have a few issues with it (we'll get to that later).

I loved the short chapters in this book and the dual viewpoints between Izzy and Josie #thebestever. Izzy works at a coffee/sandwich shop and Jos
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Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Part Cult. Part Stalker. Utterly addicting.

It's always a little nerve wracking when someone you consider your friend gives you the honor of reading an early release copy of her book. However, I've read her before so I was 99.9% sure I was going to love this new standalone novel and guess what? I DO!

Izzy leads a worker's life. She barely makes rent, hardly has an appetite and still mourning the death of Jake, she makes bad decisions and just trudges through day to day. That is, until Josie and
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Kendall
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Woooo... this one is not to miss! 4.25 creepy stars. Review to come :).
Tan Markovic
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Reviews can be found at: www.booknerdtan.wordpress.com

Izzy becomes infatuated by what she deems as the perfect couple when they come into the coffee shop that she works in one day and she is determined to attain that and by any means. Immediately, she finds them on Instagram and becomes obsessed with their lavish, picture perfect lifestyle. Turns out, that it was just 'picture' perfect.
 
I went into this book solely due to the fact the cover screamed at me and I didn't even read the blurb before
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Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
When a gorgeous couple walks into the coffee shop that Izzy works in, she can't stop thinking about how perfect they seem. Thoughts of the couple consume Izzy to the point where she begins to stalk the wife, Josie, on social media in order to analyze every aspect of her life. Izzy is so captivated with Josie and Grant that she'll do anything to insert herself into their lives. 

Told in alternating perspectives between Izzy and Josie, The Social Affair is a dark, twisty, psychological thriller tha
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Nazanin
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, mystery, thriller
3.5 Stars

This story was reaaaaally obvious! I mean you can guess it right from the first, at least it was like that for me! So there wasn’t any "guessing until the very end" (as it said in the blurb). And I can’t tell you anything about the story itself, afraid of spoiling it. It didn't really thrilled me or excited me. But I should say the writing was enough good that with knowing everything it still held my interest till the end! Told in dual POV, 1st person. It's a standalone novel, well-writ
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
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descriptionSo color me surprised, but this one was way better than I expected. I'll be honest I wasn't too sure about it as it took me some time to get into it. The writing at first felt a bit clunky, and the flow wasn't great. That said, somewhere along the way I found myself enthralled with this story and I could not put it down. And that ending...wowza...DID NOT SEE THAT COMING. This was a fantastic psychological thriller for sure.

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So deets...as I mentioned above the writing in this one took some gettin
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Helga
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime, mystery
You never know what goes on behind people’s closed doors. They may seem to have a perfect marriage, a perfect family. They may post photos of a perfect happy life on social media; but all that, may be just a façade, a polished surface to hide the ugliness beneath.

This was a dark, super-fast-paced and enjoyable psychological thriller. You wouldn’t want to put it down till the end.

Amy
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook
4.5/5

Well hello Britney King, where have you been all of my life?! I love nothing more than supporting an indie author and when I find one that writes exactly the type of books I like it’s like unearthing a buried treasure. Britney King is that type of author for me now, The Social Affair was an intoxicating read, I wasn’t sure what to expect exactly having never read the author before and what I received was unexpected in the best possible way.

I’m sure you guys are getting a little tired of see
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Dita
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Creepy AF...Stepford Wives with social media. Hard to guess where this one was going until the last page!
Jessica
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours
Thanks to the author and publisher for an advanced ebook copy and blog tour spot in exchange for my honest review!

I've heard so many amazing things about Britney King floating around Bookstagram and I'm embarrassed to say that this was my first book by her. Better late than never! THE SOCIAL AFFAIR was amazing in every way for a thriller fan. Intense, stalkers, cults - what more could we ask for?

I'm always hesitant when I see that a book is being compared to GONE GIRL or BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, bec
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Sarah
This book was a fun, fast, wild ride! Recommended if you're looking for a dark, twisted psychological thriller to get lost in for a few hours.
Kourtney • kourtneysbookshelf
The reality of who someone is online and the reality of who that person is in real life are often two different things.' - Izzy, The Social Affair

Britney King's The Social Affair is so realistic it's frightening.  This is likely my favorite Britney King novel to date.  She pushes the boundaries without going too far.  We follow the lives of seemingly the perfect couple and their family, as well as an outside character who becomes obsessed with following their lives on social media.  Does the obs
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Jessica
Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Izzy Lewis is blown away when the perfect couple walks through the doors of the coffee shop where she works. Instantly she needs to know more about this couple and naturally Googles them and begins stalking the wife, Josie Dunn, on Instalook. Josie is not only one half of a perfect couple, but also lives the perfect life. Her photos show a woman who is clearly adored by her husband, glamorous outfits, exciting get togethers with friends, wonderful children, and all the things that could make an ...more
Bobbie
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-reads
I was gifted this book by the author, and I'm so glad that I was! I've read several of Britney's books now- her Bedrock Series, and her Water Under the Bridge trilogy, and I've enjoyed them all. But this book is quite possibly the most shocking and twisted psychological thriller she has written yet. Izzy is a barista at a local shop, and the perfect couple Grant and Josie comes into her shop. But things are not always as they may seem. Check this out for a thrilling, edge of your seat suspense r ...more
Liz
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
There's something about a thriller being told in 2 points of view...I get sucked in and cannot put it down!! This was just that. Josie and Izzy kept me hooked! BUT, I always cringe a bit when a writer includes harsh domestic violence circumstances (and not to *spoil* but one scene in particular is rather disturbing). This book is a good lesson in today's social media obsessed culture. There are definitely Josie's and Izzy's living among us...
Stacey Camp
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I read a quote once that said...a true mark of maturity is when someone hurts you, and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back. This seems idealistic now. I wish someone had warned me. Enough of that kind of thinking will get you killed."

Britney King's The Social Affair is a sizzling psychological thriller that oozes with tension and suspense. Izzy is a coffee shop barista unhappy with her minimum wage job. When the beautiful and charming Grant and Josie Dunn
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Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: January 18, 2018
Genre: Psychological Thriller. Domestic Thriller.

I picked up this book based on a fellow bloggers recommendation and I am really glad I did. This book is everything I crave in a psychological thriller/ domestic thriller with twists and turns that I didn't see coming. I didn't know which characters to trust, which ones to feel sorry for, or which ones were being honest within the story. It is purely mind-boggling and intense to read. Now, you may be wondering wh
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my dayz. I have read two trilogies by this author and loved them. My expectations were high for this story and Britney has exceeded my expectations with this gripping read.

I’m not going to go into the storyline. I advise you just go in blind as this story has a brilliant storyline.

This is a disturbing psychological thriller that had me gripped from start to finish. I literally inhaled this story yet I didn’t want it to end. No matter how I tried I couldn’t predict how the story was going to
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Emily
Jan 23, 2018 rated it liked it
The Social Affair is kind of like The Last Mrs. Parrish meets 50 Shades of Grey (not the BDSM stuff, but the way Ana and Christian interact). This story has a ton of interesting aspects - stalking, dramatic relationships, secrets, and a cult-like religion.

This story was confusing at times. It may have just been me, but I felt like it read like more information would be given about the past later on. This information never came - little tidbits were thrown to keep me very intrigued, and then I go
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E. H. Nathasia
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another satisfying thriller! I didn't see the twist coming really.
Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was such a fun and addictive read and I killed it in an afternoon. It was also very disturbing and psychologically manipulative - I was literally itchy during some scenes of the book because I felt so suffocated by characters' horrible actions. It kept me guessing the entire book. Highly recommended.
Samantha Wiley
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Honest to god... I’m speechless!!! This book kept me on edge through the whole story... then BAM, I was dropped was off a cliff. That wasn’t an ending I had even contemplated... and I LOVED IT!!!! Wow... just WOW.
Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Social Affair is a fast paced thriller about two women's lives who are intertwined somewhat by change and the other half by force.

I really enjoyed the shorter chapters and quick character development of this book. I feel like I had some of the characters story lines figured out and then it would quickly change when I wasn't expecting it.

I've been on a bit of a thriller binge so that may be why this didn't thrill me enough to give it 5 stars. Without giving much away it seemed very similar
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Inn Auni
SPOILER ALERT

I watched a Chinese movie recently, Another Woman, about a wife (Dan Li) who wanted her husband (Li Yao) to end an affair by hiring a young woman (Pei-xun) to seduce him. Towards the end, Pei-xun met the ex-mistress (Yu Chien) only to be told by her that she wanted to end the relationship with Li Yao but at the same time she wanted him to end it because if he did, the guilt will make him granted her anything she wanted. So, when she saw Li Yao got interested with Pei-xun, she kind o
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Jamie Rosenblit
Jan 23, 2018 rated it liked it
review to come!
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Britney King writes psychological, domestic, and romantic thrillers set in suburbia. She is currently writing three series and several standalone novels.

The Bedrock series (psychological/domestic/romantic thriller) features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn't. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a mad
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