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Just Married

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When my husband found this perfect little cabin in the woods for our honeymoon, I couldn’t wait to get away. Just us in the middle of the forest, waking up every day in the trees, ending each night in the hot tub under the stars. But now I’m not sure that I know my husband at all…

I just wish we’d gone to the police when someone left a note on the doormat saying: She’s dead
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Expected publication: July 5th 2021 by Bookouture
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Barbara Schultz
⭐⭐⭐⭐ + WOW! WOW! WOW!
My first novel by Kiersten Modglin. One reviewer described her as “the Queen of Twists”.
I call myself an avid psychological thriller fan and I have not read this author.
How have I missed her?????
I guarantee that will change!!

Story is about Grace and Ryan who are newlyweds and have been married for 6 mos. They did not go on a honeymoon as they were saving their money to do a one year anniversary honeymoon celebration.
Ryan decided that perhaps they should take their
Jun 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Have you read a book by this author before? I discovered her last year and have been making my way through her books ever since. Whenever I feel kinda slumpy or when I need a guaranteed fast paced and exciting thriller I know I can grab one of her books because that’s exactly the type she consistently writes. All of that to say, if you haven’t read her before she has an extensive backlist and she comes out with new books several times a year, I swear she’s a writing machine, but I’ve totally enj ...more
Ludwig Reads
Jun 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
“Trust me, babe. No one can see us out here.” wrong I was.

I could never have seen those massive twists at the end coming!! This is a mind-blowing domestic thriller - about a couple experiencing genuine terror on their honeymoon in a secluded cabin - that gets even more heart-pounding in the final third!!

The prologue was definitely not what I made it out to be. There are some frightening moments throughout and the anxiety you feel at the end is palpable. Everyone needs to add this to their
Brenda Feinen
Jun 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-netgalley
The twists - incredibly well done.
A short, intense read that forces you to finish in one sitting.
Ryan decides to take Grace on their late honeymoon. He finds a remote cabin within their budget.
Grace has serious anxiety issues - requiring time to adjust to plans, environments, etc.
After settling in, strange things start to happen. They are locked out after a soak in the hot tub. On a hike in the woods, they find a strange feral man living in a tent. After their windshield is cracked from a ro
Diane Merritt
May 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Devoured this book!!! Just got it and could not put it down. Crazy ending.. wow wow wow
Another more stars than I can give!!! Keep them coming i cannot get enough.

Thanks to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for an early release of this book.
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book had more twists and turns than a roller coaster! Kiersten keeps her title as the Queen of Twists. I could not put this book down. I finished it in a few hours. I highly recommend it.
Jun 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
First, thank you to the publishers at Bookouture and Netgalley for this e-ARC of Just Married.

Just Married is a fast paced thriller that will have you wondering who you can trust, if anyone at all. Grace and Ryan are newlyweds, looking to finally celebrate their honeymoon after 6 months of marriage. Renting a secluded cabin in the middle of the Tennessee forests, Ryan and Grace get to work celebrating with a nice dip in the hot tub and some wine. Then their troubles begin.

Strange things start h
Kristen Longo
Jun 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t intend to finish this book in one day but I couldn’t put it down! SO good!!! Thanks NetGalley for my advanced copy.
Danielle B
May 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021, netgalley-arc
Grace has recently married Ryan and the happy couple finally decides to take a honeymoon together. Grace is delighted by Ryan’s choice of the honeymoon location, which is a secluded cabin deep in the woods. She envisions a place where they can be alone together and they can forget about their jobs and daily life for a while.

The honeymoon takes an abrupt turn when a note is found on the cabin doormat saying, “She’s dead, you’re next.” Ryan is reluctant to get the police involved and Grace does n
Shannon Jump
Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
That first sentence! I was hooked literally from then on...

While Just Married was definitely a bit darker than Modglin’s usual psycho-thrillers, I think that darkness added a certain depth to both the characters and the story itself.

This was such a well thought out plot, and had all the necessary substance to back it up, too. Strong characters, believable dialogue, scenes a reader can easily visualize and heart-pounding drama. And, of course, that KMod twist at the end.

This is arguably the be
Kristen L
Jun 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Well, I've set a personal book-related record this year....drum roll...I've read 3 books by the same author in less than 1 month! This is my 3rd book by @kierstenmodglinauthor courtesy of @netgalley and @bookouture. And it was just as delightful, twisty, dramatic, spooky, atmospheric, and can't-put-downable as the other two! 🥳 I'm basically going to be binge reading all of Kiersten's thrillers for the next few months 🤗. Newlyweds Grace and Ryan go to a cabin in the woods for a relaxing unplugged ...more
Diane Norwood For The Love of Pimping
WOW! Another amazing book! This one was very different from any of the others I've read, but just as amazing. The twists, secrets, and overall storyline was phenomenal. This book will suck you right in, trying to figure out who has secrets, Grace or Ryan, or both? This story was intoxicating and hard to put down. Kiersten is the Queen of psychological thrillers. ...more
Lindsey Krekling
May 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021
“We were trapped. Waiting for death. Waiting for the game to end.”

WOW. Just when you think the plot can’t take any more turns, it flips again!! This was an intense thriller that had me guessing the whole time. A secluded cabin, secrets, death, and being trapped all make for the best novel. Grace and Ryan both seemed like an average couple to begin with, but how much an you really know someone?

5 stars! Highly recommend!!
KKEC Reads
May 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Published: July 5, 2021
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Kiersten Modglin is an Amazon Top 30 bestselling author of award-winning psychological suspense novels and a member of International Thriller Writers. Kiersten lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, daughter, and their two Boston Terriers: Cedric and Georgie. She is best known for her unpredictable suspense, and her readers have dubbed her 'The Queen of Twists.'

“There was no wa
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Jun 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I read another ARC from this author last month and I really wasn’t expecting to read another book from her is quick lol! I then received an ARC of this book and made it my next read! The synopsis sounded exactly like my kind of read and was very intriguing, so I couldn’t wait to read it! After reading, I can say that I loved this book a lot! The plot developed at the perfect pace and it kept me wanting to read on and find out what was going to happen next! There was also the usual insane Kierste ...more
Serena Blackter
May 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
*spoiler free*


In Just Married, A perfect loving couple finally plan to go to their honeymoon after six months of their marriage. Even though a little hesitant, Grace is excited to go to their honeymoon as they have enough money for that and don’t have to borrow from Ryan’s rich parents. They reach the place that has everything like how Grace likes. It’s secluded and quiet. Nobody to disturb them. And importantly it’s beautiful. It’s a cabin in the woods.

And also the best place to share e
Carrie Shields
May 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"𝑾𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒅𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒕, 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒕𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒐𝒓 𝒉𝒖𝒓𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖."

JUST MARRIED had that distinctive Kiersten Modglin voice, but something was different. With her books, I'm used to them being twisty page turners with gasp-worthy moments, but this story was darker; the characters more deeply flawed and complex.

Ryan and Grace are newly married and are embarking on a belated honeymoon. Soon their secluded cabin hideaway turns into a trip from hell when they encounter a strange man while on
Donna Beiderman
Jun 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley-arc

Just Married
Kiersten Modglin

Just Married is a twisted 5 star psychological thriller that you will easily devour in one sitting. Ryan and Grace are newlyweds!! They decide on a last minute getaway and their life as they know it becomes very complicated!!!!

The story unfolds in an isolated cabin in the woods. Grace and Ryan both have secrets and as the chapters progress you are left at the edge of your seat wondering where the story will take you. Filled with twists in a creepy atmosphe
Jun 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Grace and Ryan are newlyweds who go on a honeymoon retreat to a remote cabin. Then, the creepiness starts. There is a homeless man living in the woods who is stalking them and creating havoc for them, but without a cell phone signal, they are at his mercy. There are multiple points of view and the real revelations begin when a character named Janie is introduced. There are also two timelines, the past and the present. I raced through this book, much as I used to devour the books by Sir Alfred Hi ...more
Shelly Reynolds
"There was nothing left to figure out. We were going to die."

I cannot remember the last time I was on the edge of my seat like I was with this book! I made the mistake of reading this while my husband was out of town and I was alone in the house. I had all the lights on, and still every little creak freaked me out!

So, we have Grace and Ryan, newly married, and planning a delayed honeymoon. Instead of heading far away or to some tropical paradise, Ryan books a cabin in the mountains of Tennessee.
Misfits farm
May 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing

A read to put you on the edge of your seat! Grace and Ryan are taking a belated honeymoon in a cabin in the woods. A perfect getaway from it all and a chance to relax. Grace wants to talk to Ryan about a couple of things and this could be the relaxed setting they need. When they meet a hobo in the woods who doesn't say a word to them they think it odd but give him some food and money and move on. Grace then sees a shadow, an outline of a man. Is her mind playing tricks? When a chilling note is
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021
Thank you to NetGalley and Kiersten Modglin for an advanced copy in return for my honest review!

Ryan surprises his new bride, Grace, with a quaint honeymoon at a secluded cabin. Though Grace is thrilled to spend time with her husband, she knows this trip also means she has to tell him about the secret that she has been keeping. As Grace tries to find the right time to break the news, weird things start happening at the cabin - including coming across a strange man in the woods who seems to be a
Jun 10, 2021 rated it liked it
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (I liked it!)

Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for the e-arc!

Grace has bad anxiety, so when her husband plans a quiet getaway in the woods for their honeymoon, she is grateful for his thoughtfulness. Once they arrive, more and more things happen that make them think they are being watched and targeted. As the week goes on, both of their past comes back into the light and they realize that they might not know each other as well as they thought they did.

K Towle
May 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
By far a 5 star plus read! This has got to be the most twisted story I have ever read! I couldn't put it down. Grace who is so mild and set in her ways, perfectly happy to stay home, Ryan trying so hard to please her, picking what he felt was the perfect honeymoon location, a secluded log cabin where only the two of them will exist for a week, hiking, swimming and just relaxing! I started out feeling sorry for Ryan, Grace was hesitant to leave not wanting her dog to be without her, When they get ...more
Krista (A Crease In The Spine Book Reviews)
My first book by this author and I am completely dumbfounded,speechless and i cant think of anything else other than WOW. I need to read more books by her it seems.

The Marriage was filled with twists and turns that gave me chills so there was no way i could stop until i finished it.

I trusted noone from the first page. Yes, the characters felt real but they all had issues and it was hard to figure out who was the villian. Definitely characters you love to hate.

No matter how much you think you k
Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2021
Thank you to NetGalley for this e-ARC. I offer my review freely.

From the publisher: "When my husband found this perfect little cabin in the woods for our honeymoon, I couldn’t wait to get away. Just us in the middle of the forest, waking up every day in the trees, ending each night in the hot tub under the stars. But now I’m not sure that I know my husband at all…"

I could not put this book down! Not only was it captivating, but the writing had a flow that just kept me going. Great ending.

One not
Jun 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A very suspenseful psychological thriller, which will have you on the edge of your seat. Well written with good character development. Kiersten never disappoints. The twists in this book will blow your mind. Never saw them coming. After reading this book, you may have second thoughts about honeymooning at a secluded cabin in the woods. Do you really know your spouse? You may be surprised what you discover and what secrets they hide. Can you love and hate a person at the same time? Recommend. Rec ...more
May 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a crazy twisted story! I was absolutely taken away with this intense read. I just NEEDED to keep reading to figure out what in the world was going on! We all think we know the person we married or do we? Doesn't everyone have secrets to hide? Grace and Ryan, the newlyweds in the story, seemed like an ordinary couple, but both of them were hiding mind blowing secrets . As they started their honeymoon at a remote cabin in the woods disturbing things kept happening and escalated until they bot ...more
May 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book had me hooked from the beginning!!! I totally thought it was going to be about a maniac serial killer or something along those lines......there is a twist I definitely didn't see coming

Do not read this in the dark 🤣. This is my first book from Kiersten but I will be grabbing more for sure. I felt like I was the characters going through this. Like we were their experiencing what was happening. I think that's definitely what made reading this at night creepy!!

Great physiological thrill
Angie Wilson
May 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A newly married couple vacationing in a cabin in the woods. What could go wrong? Grace and Ryan are soon to find out. The fear, the secrets, the twists, you as the reader experience it all on this thrill ride. Just as you think you know what to expect Kiersten Modglin throws in yet another unexpected plot twist. This edge of your seat page turner is by far one of the best I’ve read. If there were more than five stars to give I most definitely would. Highly recommend this book!
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Kiersten Modglin is an Amazon Top 30 bestselling author of award-winning psychological thrillers and a member of International Thriller Writers. Kiersten lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and their two Boston Terriers: Cedric and Georgie. She is best known for her unpredictable suspense and her readers have dubbed her 'The Queen of Twists.' A Netflix addict, Shonda Rhimes s ...more

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