• The mastermind behind last year's Darling Rose Gold returns with a second, equally sinister feat.

  • It’s hard not to fall under the spell of Wisewood, or Wrobel’s mesmerizing, edge-of-your-seat storytelling. A deep dive into psychological abuse and manipulation and their long-lasting emotional and mental tolls; will certainly leave a mark.

    Library Journal (starred review)
  • Wrobel has honed her writing style even more sharply... and is again delivering her readers a 'ripped from the headlines' story... [that] will leave readers guessing until the very end.

    Booklist (starred review)
  • A creepy tale you won’t be able to put down. Wrobel once again proves to be a master at crafting thrillers.

  • Outstanding... Fans of Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers will want to check this out.

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • A taut thriller that examines the twin legacies of trauma and grief.

    Kirkus Reviews
  • Wrobel explores themes of grief and guilt, and proves a deft chronicler of the language of trauma and recovery. With shades of Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half and Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers, This Might Hurt is a tense psychological thriller with an eye towards larger themes.

  • A virtuoso writer about the disturbed.

  • Gripping.

    USA Today
  • Outstanding.

    Daily Hive
  • A gut wrenching, propulsive story about vulnerability and power. It was impossible to put down.

    Tarryn Fisher, New York Times bestselling author of The Wives
  • This Might Hurt is a mesmerizing and original ride! Expertly paced, hugely unsettling, and perfectly dark, you’ll be gripped in this clever exploration of fear and vulnerability right until the flawless ending—one you’ll most certainly want to talk about.

    Ashley Audrain, New York Times bestselling author of The Push
  • A sharp and intriguing look at reinvention and self-empowerment. This Might Hurt follows three women, each confronting her own set of fears, with revelations and consequences that are unexpected and chilling, right up to the jaw-dropping finale. Dark and twisted in all the right places, I did not want to stop reading this book.

    Margarita Montimore, USA Today bestselling author of Oona Out of Order
  • A genius, ripped-from-the-headlines masterpiece with a cult at its center. Inventive, disturbing, and tense, This Might Hurt hypnotizes the reader, until we realize, too late, what is truly happening. The very definition of suspense, this extraordinary novel will steal your breath away.

    Samantha M. Bailey, USA Today and #1 national bestselling author of Woman on the Edge
  • This Might Hurt has all the ingredients of a great mystery: a remote island, estranged sisters, some whopping secrets and a cult to boot. In the deft hands of sophomore author Stephanie Wrobel, these ingredients mix together to give us a novel that’s fun, creepy and incredibly fast-paced. Wrobel is such an observant and clever writer; it’s quite the trick to execute plot twists so perfectly that the reader at once doesn’t see them coming but then can’t believe they didn’t catch on. A ridiculously wry and absorbing thriller.

    Amy Stuart, bestselling author of Still Here
  • I don’t know if blood is thicker than water, but I know that my blood ran cold at several points reading this book. Filled with menace, this was a gripping and compulsive read from first page to last. I thought I’d never get off that island!

    Liz Nugent, bestselling author of Little Cruelties
  • An immersive novel about our capacity to both love and destroy, This Might Hurt is genuinely shocking, laced with dark humor, moments of surprising tenderness, and nightmare fodder galore. I read it in 24 hours, but will be thinking about it for much longer.

    Laura Hankin, author of Happy & You Know It
  • Dark, hypnotic, and mesmerizing, This Might Hurt is a masterwork in family dynamics and the ties that bind--along with the ones that tear us apart. Prepare to be unsettled in the best possible way.

    Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, bestselling author of The Girls Are All So Nice Here
  • Stephanie Wrobel’s latest thriller is a riveting exploration of sisterhood, suffering, and secrecy. With its unforgettable characters, spectacular setting, and intricate plot, This Might Hurt will take you on a journey to the heart of fear.

    Rose Carlyle, author of The Girl in the Mirror
  • Deliciously dark and so very clever, This Might Hurt is a tense, unsettling and twisty read. I was gripped from beginning to end. I felt like I was on the island with them! A brilliant, heart-thumping and compulsive thriller.

    Claire Douglas, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Couple at No. 9
  • I loved THIS MIGHT HURT!! I adore novels set within cults, and the inclusion of the magician element was completely engaging. Stephanie has woven a complex, fascinating novel exploring such an intriguing world. I was hooked from page 1.

    Melanie Golding, author of Little Darlings
  • Sophisticated, tantalising and chilling, This Might Hurt is a masterful exploration of manipulation and deceit. Wrobel has a knack for conjuring worlds and characters that stay with you long after the final page.

    Robin Morgan-Bentley, author of The Wreckage
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