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3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,378 ratings  ·  431 reviews
I'd once believed that nothing would equal the pain of losing my parents.
I was wrong.
I had barely even begun to process their deaths when it started.
The love notes, flowers, gifts … all anonymously left on my porch.
Then, I opened my door to a dead bird.
At first, I thought it had died naturally.
I knew that wasn’t the case when I found my neighbor’s cat the next day.
Then, t
Published June 26th 2020 (first published June 23rd 2020)
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Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger
Dead Pretty is LIVE early!

24-year-old Audrey moved to Jackson from Chicago six months ago to start a new life. 🙏

She went through an horrific event in Chicago that changed her world and she's still very scared and wary of everything - she doesn't connect with people, she checks her apartment several times, always locks her door with all the locks and doesn't leave her house without her rape alarm. 💥
She believes that death haunts her - and could endanger all the people around her... 💔
The only
Samantha Towle
Feb 20, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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'DEAD PRETTY' Is a full length standalone, psychological thriller by Samantha Towle. Spoken in Audrey’s POV

This book was one of those gems which you rarely come across, it carries you on one path where your all caught up in the feels of a new relationship when out of nowhere it veers off that path right into a wtf did I just read situation and that moment changed the whole story!! This book will k
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”DEAD PRETTY” is a steamy & suspenseful thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seats. This is a break from Samantha Towle’s other book of work and she has proven she can’t be tied down to one genre. I was instantly intrigued by Audrey and there isn’t a doubt in my mind that readers are going to swoon hard over Jack Canti. You’ll be trying to put all the pieces of the puzzle together in order to solve the big mystery, but don’t be fo
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
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4 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)


Audrey Hayes has lived in Jackson, Wyoming for the past six months after a stranger terrorized her and forever changed her life. After surviving a stalker she changed her name and moved far away from the only home she's ever known. She wants a fresh start where nobody knows her or her past. She's alone, with no friends, and avoiding people is her specialty. She's become a pro at hiding her emotions, and she's suspicious of everyone, and tortured by memories. S
♛ Mademoiselle Smut ♛

I will keep this review short.

First of all, I saw a lot of beautiful edits on Instagram of this book by Lisa, and I felt compelled to pick it up. And oh my god, what a fucking book!

I was advised not to read any reviews or spoilers of this book, and if you know me, I always read reviews and/or spoilers before going into a book because I'm weak, and I need to know what I'm getting into. However, I'm glad I only read the blurb before starting this book because the 'not knowing' was excellent.
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 “Thrilling” Stars

I love when an author surprises me by changing up their normal writing genre and tries something new. A psychological thriller, infused with intrigue, danger, murder, and sexy moments, combined with many twists and turns that has you thinking, “I know it’s coming, I know it’s coming” and when it comes, it spins you on your top.

Beside the psychological aspect, I will say that I loved that this author still had a romance element to this story. Audrey and Jack meet and have a co
Aisling Zena
3.5 stars

So this is more of a warning than a review.

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Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Spoiler free review

The most important thing I can say about this story is please go in completely blind. Don’t read all the reviews as they may contain spoilers and you really need to go into this read oblivious, trust me - it will make the experience worth it. To be honest I didn’t even read the synopsis because Sam is an author I completely trust and that is enough for me.

Audrey has recently moved to Jackson and works at the local library. It is evident that she has been through something trau
Argh!!!! That ending ....was just way too much for me.

2.5 stars. ⭐⭐
Well...Samantha Towle what a totally surprising read this was..... indeed.
I had really hoped for a happy ending here...but what I got was a "majorly" shocking one was definitely very unexpected and even though I did think it was somewhat well done ....I didn't necessarily enjoy it either... so hence the lower star rating.

Madam Secretary GIF by CBS

Well written just not my cup of tea....I probably should have passed on this one.
I still do...
3.5 stars

“I don’t believe in coincidences.
There are just more evil people in this world than I thought.”
- Audrey Hayes (Irwin)

“Doing something for others leaves you with a sense of worth.”
- Audrey Hayes ( Irwin )

“We’re not so different, you and me.”
- Jack Canti

“To me, there is nothing prettier than death.
And tonight … his death is going to look as pretty as hell.”
- Cole
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

I like it when authors step out of their comfort zones and write something completely different from what they have in the past.

It can be hit or miss with the results, however with Dead Pretty, Samantha Towle has a hit with me. I know she was worried about how people would take to Dead Pretty, but she need not have worried. She had a story to tell, and she told it well.

It's a mystery/thriller/omg kind of book. I was so involved with this story as I was reading. I
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰



We're in Jackson, Wyoming.

24 year old Audrey came here six months ago to start a new life.

A life she was almost too dead to start.

She's been through a lot back in Chicago. And she's still über-scared and careful with everything.

That's why she's so weird with this new hot guy in her apartment building. Plus he's always showing up at the library where she works too.

Is Jack just a great guy who is interested in her? Or has her past caught up with her?

What will happen with Audrey & Jack?
Will there b
A- MAZ- ING !!!

Omg what have I just read. This book is just amazing the story sucked me in I couldn't put it down. I've not read anything like this book in a long time. It's very different to what this authors normally does and I know it was hard for her but you wouldn't think it was. This just shows that she can do anything and do it damn well. The story flowed so well it kept me on the edge of my seat from the start to the end. You can't help but want to know more about Audrey and what she ha
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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What did I just read?

Seriously? I was plodding along thinking to myself 'this isn't so bad, what was I so worried about?' and them BAM! Oh, there's the twist....*catches flies for the rest of the book* << no lie.

Any Samantha Towle reader will know that her writing is phenomenal and unwavering in its ability to draw you in as a reader and what Dead Pretty proves is that this statement covers all genres. While probably on the tam
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thought I had this all worked out but those last few chapters - WOW - I did not see that coming !!
Jamie Rhodes
Jun 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a very difficult review for me to write. There is no way to do this without spoilers. So, I'll say this: 1. It's a thriller, 2. It's full of what the crap is going on and who the crap is responsible. 3. Then you go back and you're like huh, I thought it was going to go this way, but oh my it went that way? 4. Hot sex scenes. I don't think it's a book that will leave me for a while. Usually thrillers just really aren't my thing in the reading world. I am nervous when I read them because o ...more
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: thriller, dark, suspense

I really don't know what to say..
if you decide to read this go in blind, it is the best way..
a solid idea for a book but it is cheap in the executions..
it is definitely a shocking twist but overall I didn't like this book..
Helen Power
I’ve only ever read one other Samantha Towle book, and I went into this one knowing that it’s classified more as a “mystery/thriller” than a “romance”. That said, for the majority of the book, it reads like a dark romance, where the protagonist is traumatized by her past and pushing away the love interest for his sake (and hers). This novel is definitely a page turner, but I wasn’t quite satisfied with the conclusion. (No spoilers!) I think the way the book ended actually dropped my rating from ...more
Jun 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a very short and brutal suspense story. I thought I had it figured out toward the end, but my mind was completely blown by the twist.


And the end?

No, actually, I'm still stewing because I wanted (view spoiler)not the ending Ms. Towle provided. Though I am still thinking about it SOOOOOO

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Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
OMFG 😳😳😲😲😲
I'm totally shocked !!!
I never expect that end!!!
I don't even know what i'm feeling right now....
I'm just here with my mouth still open because i can't believe what i've just read ....
Honestly the first part was a bit slow, but i needed to know what was the big secret and gosh 🙈🙈🙈 Samantha Towle has a little evil mind and surprisilingly i really like it even if thriller is not my favorite genre.....
I'm gonna need days to recover from this mindblowing end. *Jack* 😭😭😭
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
I think this is the first thriller/mistery by Samantha Towle. And honestly? She did very well. Maybe the pace of the story was a bit slow, and nothing really scary happens until the ending (I hope that isn't a spoiler), but the way the mystery is solved... well, I wasn't expecting that, and for that fact only, it deserves the 4 ⭐️ ...more
Jun 19, 2020 rated it liked it
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Donna ~ The Romance Cover
I desperately wanted to love this one, but unfortunately for me, it just fell flat. This plot has been done to death and only comes off if it is done really well, but I saw it coming a mile away. Maybe it is because I have read so many of these now, I can read between the lines, but for a first stab at a romantic suspense, Samantha Towle certainly nailed the romance side, it was just the suspense that wasn't up to muster. Still a good read though. ...more
Irma *Irma The Book Whisperer*
... A shadow. I jump out of sleep. Bolting upright. Heart beating like crazy in my chest. I hate it when I have those nightmares. He's always there. I just can't ever see his face. Always a shadow...

Brilliant! I usually got it all figured out withing a couple of chapters. But not this time.

Audrey is living a lonely life, but by choice. She was once stalked by a murderer and she only escaped because he let her. She is haunted by her past, even today.

Jack is an author, he writes crime books. And h
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Absolutely Brilliant! A mystery man shows up in town. Librarian, Audrey, notices this stunning stranger, Jack, as soon as he walks into the library. She is hiding from her past so who is this man that just popped into town? What is she so scared of? This is one wild ride you will not be able to put down! A clever psychological thriller that will have you reading until the very end! I really cannot say much more otherwise I would spoil the book for you and if you li
Michelle Claypot_Reads
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Okay Wow! This was nothing like any Samantha Towle book I have read. It’s actually not like any book I would normally read. I went in blind because Samantha is a one click author for me and holy Shitballs was it a ride!

It’s a psychological thriller. It’s brutally painful gut wrenching read in parts. And it has plot twists that had me gasping out loud.

Do yourself a favour. Buy the book. Read it and then message me so we can share our favourite “what the hell happened” moments. It’s just brillia
* A review copy was provided by the author *

~ 5 Twisted Stars ~

Dead Pretty was an intriguing story. Totally different from what we have come to expect from Samantha Towle. I think Samantha is going to take the psychological thriller genre by storm.

The writing was exactly what we expect from one of Samantha’s books. Well written and a storyline that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. But if you go into this expecting a romance like she usually writes then don’t read this. The romance ac
Sarah  - Kindle and Koffee Book Blog
This author delivers something totally different to her usual style and gives us a psychological thriller! My favourite of all because you never know how the story is going to pan out. You think you have it all figured out until you don’t . This book was exactly that... so many WTAH moments my head was left scrambled!!

This book will not disappoint, It will have you hooked from the beginning. I think this is the fastest I have read a book in a long time because I needed answers stat!

I finished t
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Samantha Towle is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

A native of Hull, she lives in East Yorkshire with her husband, their son and daughter, and three large furbabies.

She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series, The Revved Series, The Wardrobe Series, The Gods Series, and standalones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable, U

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