The Swap by Robyn Harding Review

The Swap | Robyn Harding | Simon & Schuster | Pub: June 23, 2020 | Pages: 334

I’ve heard great things about Robyn Harding but had never picked up any of her books, until this one! My friend read The Arrangement and told me it was a very easy read and this one follows that principle. It’s a very quick and easy read, perfect for a rainy day or day at the beach!

This story was definitely mysterious and included many secrets and surprises throughout, it captured my attention from page 1.

However, the reason why this isn’t a five-star is because I despised every character! Robyn did a great job of picturing the characters as completely despicable that my hatred increased exponentially as the story progressed! Plus, I really get annoyed by characters that have an obsession with other characters, and that this obsession grows as the story progresses. Maybe I don’t understand how someone could be that obsessed with something, but I get really annoyed at that narrative in stories, and this storyline was certainly included in this book.

The one redeeming quality was the ending! Such a good ending! If you want a quick and easy thriller, I recommend picking up this one!

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions


Low Morrison is not your average teen. You could blame her hippie parents or her looming height or her dreary, isolated hometown on an island in the Pacific Northwest. But whatever the reason, Low just doesn’t fit in—and neither does Freya, an ethereal beauty and once-famous social media influencer who now owns the local pottery studio.

After signing up for a class, Low quickly falls under Freya’s spell. And Freya, buoyed by Low’s adoration, is compelled to share her darkest secrets and deepest desires. Finally, both feel a sense of belonging...that is, until Jamie walks through the studio door. Desperate for a baby, she and her husband have moved to the island hoping that the healthy environment will result in a pregnancy. Freya and Jamie become fast friends, as do their husbands, leaving Low alone once again.

Then one night, after a boozy dinner party, Freya suggests swapping partners. It should have been a harmless fling between consenting adults, one night of debauchery that they would put behind them, but instead, it upends their lives. And provides Low the perfect opportunity to unleash her growing resentment.


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