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Packed with the electrifying pacing and pulse-pounding suspense of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner, a thrilling debut about a mother desperate to find the connections between her missing husband and a deadly stalker who knows too much about her own dark family history.

Driving home one rainy night, Cassie Larkin sees a man and woman fighting on the side of the road. After
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ebook, 320 pages
Published February 18th 2020 by William Morrow
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Nilufer Ozmekik
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW! I need a minute! And please somebody get this Sauvignon Blanc bottle and bring me Jameson and cannoli platters! ( Jameson for me, cannoli for my mother in law because during my reading I bit my nails and my arms and guess I didn’t feel any pain! When I think this book gave me higher pain tolerance, I realized I was biting my mother in law’s arm during my reading who was really worried about my non-stop screaming! So yes, cannoli is my bribe. And also I gave her free pass for my freezer ...more
Chelsea Humphrey
I'm giving this one 5 stars, if not solely for the fact that a book hasn't compelled me to finish so quickly in ages, then because it is a twisty, unpredictable thriller. It might be too wild for some folks, but for this little lady who was in a slight reading slump, it was just the prescription I needed. The less that you know going in, the better, but there's no spoiling anything by informing you that the chapters are short and gripping, the action and pacing is relentless, and that the ...more
Michelle
Jan 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: edelweiss-arc-s
This was a fun, fast paced thriller.

Until it wasn't. Sigh.

Cassie Larkin is driving home one night when she witnesses a man and woman fighting on the side of the road. When the man pushes the woman over the embankment Cassie decides to intervene. The man is obviously not thrilled with having witnesses and leaves her with this ominous message: “Let her die, and I’ll let you live.”

The next day, Halloween, Cassie's husband has decided to take their daughter Audrey trick or treating because
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Katie B
If you are looking for a solid, fast-paced thriller, you might want to check this one out. It's one of those books that is fun to read because you aren't entirely sure what's going to happen next and so you just sit back and enjoy the show. My only real criticism is it gets a tad bit confusing near the end but overall this was a good read.

Driving home one night, veterinarian Cassie Larkin sees a woman and man fighting on the side of the road. She calls 911, but against better judgment, she gets
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megs_bookrack
Me reading the synopsis:



This. Sounds. Incredible.

Thank you, William Morrow, for my ARC copy.
I am super stoked to get to this!

Aga Durka
4.5 thrilling stars!!

I am very impressed with No Bad Deed as being a debut suspense/thriller book. This was a fast-paced, heart pounding and an addictive reading experience for me. The story was so cleverly plotted that I could never figure out what was really going on and how the author will resolve the twisted line of events that she has weaved throughout the book. There was a lot of characters to follow and many events to keep track of, however in the end it was all worth it. I loved the
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Amy Imogene Reads
5 too-good-to-stop stars

This is one of those twisty adrenaline-filled thrillers that once you start you literally can't stop. What an impressive debut.

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No Bad Deed comes out on February 18, 2020!

If you witnessed a violent moment between a man and woman at the side of the road while in your car, what would you do? Would you get out? Would you call the police?

Cassie Larkin gets out of her car. She's coming home late from her shift at the vet office
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Samantha Bailey
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
NO BAD DEED is Heather Chavez's debut, and what a sensational debut it is! Gripping from the first line, this explosive, breathless suspense is one of my favorite books of 2019. It is intricately, expertly plotted, fast-paced, and kept me on the edge of my seat through every stunning word. I highly, highly recommend it.
Christy
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was going to give this book 3 pages to interest me and then I was planning on moving on to another book. NOPE. I was hooked on the first page, best thing I have read in a very long time. Very fast paced, I just could not stop reading it. Stayed up way, way too late the first night reading. When I woke up the next morning my first thought was "where is my book". There was no mid-book lull, just excellent start to finish.

Thank you, thank you to Goodreads Giveaways for a copy of this book. Best
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Shannon
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heather Chavez’s debut is a stunning thriller. Well developed characters and a surprising storyline. The main character discusses hindsight and who knows what the best choice is? To stop and help or to just keep on going? Highly recommend!
Jamie
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
This debut novel by Heather Chavez does not disappoint! Reminiscent of Gone Girl for me....many twists and turns that kept me guessing until the very end. Can’t wait to see what she writes next! *I received an Advanced Readers copy of this through a Goodreads Giveaway.
Carol
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I usually don’t like to describe books with a line of adjectives but I have to say that [No Bad Deed] is compelling…hypnotic… suspenseful and down right menacing. I don’t want to give anything away, but there a few times that the reader will have suspend their disbelief as sometimes Cassie’s reactions seem a bit off. What it will succeed in doing is to make the “Good Samaritan” in most all of us think that maybe next time you should let the next guy help. Overall it is a thriller that will ...more
Paromjit
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Heather Chavez's psychological thriller has the kind of twists that stray so much into far fetched territory for this reader but here's the thing, it was a totally compulsive read that had me turning the pages as fast as I could. Cassie Larkin is a veterinarian, happily married to teacher Sam, although their ability to connect with each other has been strained with their chaotic family and work lives, what with having two children, son Leo and young daughter, Audrey, keeping them busy. On one ...more
Debra
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Twists and turns, reveals and an out of left field reveal (which I normally do not care for- but it worked in this book), kept me turning the pages to determine just what the heck was going on, going down, who is telling the truth, who is the bad guy and well.......read this for yourself! Whew!

This is a fast-paced thriller in which Veterinarian Cassie Larkin sees a man and woman arguing by the side of the road. After calling 911 to report the dispute, she makes the very bad decision - one that
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Dan
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Veterinarian Cassy Larkin is coming home late one rainy night when she sees a man and woman fighting on the side of the road. She makes the quick decision to intervene and her actions has consequences one could never expect in this surprising debut novel. Cassy ends up having to make decisions she never would have expected and will do anything to save her family. It is filled with so many twists and turns, it had my guessing and stirred my emotions that I couldn’t put the book down!
Books Just 4 Me
It was immediately engaging from the first chapter! Cassie saves a woman from a violent attacker and suddenly her life starts falling apart. Coincidence or has she become a target. All the characters seem to be unreliable and I wasn’t sure who was legit and who could be trusted.
The book was fast paced and full of red herrings. It was suspenseful and had me completely engrossed. All my theories were blown and I was surprised at the final reveal. I love thrillers that can completely puzzle me!
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Molly Madonia
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was phenomenal. From the very first paragraph to the last, the reader is swept up in a wild, twisting narrative, formed by one woman's trust and resolve in family and in herself. This is one of those fabulously enticing thrillers that ties into itself and details from the beginning make their way through to the end, showcasing the authors foresight and completeness of thought in the writing. The reader will find themselves trying to connect the dots of the story through past clues of ...more
Amanda
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book kept me guessing!! Definitely recommend it, and will pass it on!!
Sarah
3.5 stars. If you are looking for something fast-paced that you will be glued to all night, this is a perfect choice. It's a thriller in the vein of Harlan Coben or Linwood Barclay, where a bad thing happens to an ordinary, decent suburban person and from there it speeds along as the protagonist is sucked into a crazy plot and probably has to rescue their perfect All-American family. This suburban person may or may not be someone who would bore you to death in a book focused on character ...more
Cynthia
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“You were supposed to let her die. Eventually, you’ll realize how much that decision cost you.”

One night while driving home, Cassie Larkin, a dedicated veterinarian, spots a man attacking a woman and makes a split second decision to intervene. As she tries to save the life of this stranger, the man makes it clear to her that her own life is over before he flees the scene. The next evening, Cassie’s husband goes missing. Although they have been experiencing marital problems, Cassie does not
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Catherine / readingmypages
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What.just.happened? THIS BOOK WAS INCREDIBLE. True story, at one point I locked myself in my bedroom and told my husband and kids not to talk to me until I was done!
This is Heather Chavez’s debut novel and she knocked it out of the park! A couple of parts are a little bit far fetched but hang on and keep reading because this is a gripping, epic, edge of your seat suspenseful thriller and you don’t want to miss out!
The only part that slightly bothered me is that towards the end it gets a little
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Ashley
Feb 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2020
Reviewed on: Ashes Books & Bobs.

Many thanks to William Morrow Publishing and Netgalley for the chance to read this novel.

Whew! The blurb made me desperate to pick up No Bad Deed, a quick-paced debut from Heather Chavez. The first half of this book was exactly as the blurb suggested - my heart was definitely pounding as the details of the characters' lives unraveled. The story started in the way I love for my thrillers to, it captured my attention from the get-go and I couldn't wait to find
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Thelma Fountain
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received this book in a goodreads giveaway. Wow! This was an intense thrill ride. There were twists that I never saw coming. This is one of those books that you just can't put down and stay up late in the night reading. It's fast paced Hard to believe it's a debut novel. Highly recommend.
Beth
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
I received this book from a Goodreads Giveaway. This book went a different direction then I expected, and that’s a good thing. It has unexpected plot turns that keep you guessing. I thoroughly enjoyed No Bad Deed.
Evelyn
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Veterinarian Cassie Larkin is hurrying home—she’s late again. But she still stops when she sees a man assaulting a woman by the side of the road. After calling 911, she foolishly tries to stop him. He threatens Cassie saying, “let her die and I’ll let you live.” He steals her car and gets away before the police arrive.

The victim does survive but Cassie will never forget his menacing face. He has her purse and phone so she’s afraid she’s put her family in danger. Then she learns her husband knew
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Stephanie
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.

This is a hard one to review without giving too much away, so I’m going to keep it short. I did like that it was pretty fast paced and even when the plot seemed to drag a bit, the pace kept me reading. Small reveals came quickly and frequently and that also helped move the story along. That’s kind of the end of the good things I can say about No Bad Deed, though. Cassie was a confusing character. Nothing she did really
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Cari
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whew, this was a thrill ride. I loved this fresh, unique thriller. Danger is following Cassie Larkin. The night she witnesses an altercation between a man and a woman on the side of the road, she gets out of the car and tries to stop it. But the bad guy steals her car, and soon after, her husband disappears. Slowly, Cassie begins to unearth secrets about her life that seem to have been hiding in plain sight. Now she has to contend with a stalker--but what else does she stand to lose? I can't ...more
Leah
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult-fiction
Oh my goodness. This was so good. I was five chapters in before I realized I'd even turned a page. And then, of course, I couldn't put it down. This is one to pass around to anyone looking for a gripping story.

I received a Goodreads giveaway copy and this is my honest review.
Sea Caummisar
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is pretty good. It starts off solid, making you curious as to what is gonna happen next. And every time you think you've got it figured out, you're wrong. Pretty enjoyable. Anyways, a woman stops a guy from killing his victim on the side of the road. And he threatens her.. soon her and her family are in danger.
Bridgett
Feb 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
"What? Oh, hell no! Hold up. Huh? Oh, okay."

Any Impractical Jokers fans here in Goodreads land? Because this infamous little quote from the show sums up exactly how I felt while reading this book.

It started off with a bang, and I was totally in it, thinking to myself, "Whaaat? That's crazy!"

Then it slowed down and I got really frustrated with our protagonist, Cassie. She was blindly running around, impeding the police investigation, and generally being all-around annoying. At one point, she did
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