If You Dare was released this month and I dare say it’s the best book yet in the Deanna Madden series (read my review of the first two books in the series here). A. R. Torre ratcheted up the tension by teasing readers with an unsettling mystery for most of the book, doling out bits and pieces of the puzzle in a way that had me once again on the edge of my street as I listened to the audio version. Normally, it can take me up to two weeks to finish an audiobook, since I only listen for about an hour a night on my walk, but I knocked this baby out in just a few days. My house has never been so clean and organized as I folded clothes, washed dishes, filed receipts, and did anything else I could think of in order to keep listening.
In an interview with RT Book Reviews, A. R. Torre addressed the possibility that If You Dare would be the last book in the series by saying that, if she never wrote another Deanna Madden book, she thinks readers would be satisfied with the ending (I agree!). However, in the author’s note at the end of If You Dare, she states, “As far as whether I will write another book in this series, I think that I probably will.” (I triple-blog-dare you!) If she does, the wait for the next book in the series will be Madden-ing, so I hope she writes fast, because I really should clean out my garage…
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Purchase If You Dare from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or download the audiobook from Audible.