Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Review - Do Not Open

Do Not Open
Author Kiersten Modglin 
Genre:   Psychological Thriller 
Format:  Kindle ARC
Date of Publication:  October 31, 2023
My Rating:   5 Stars 

On the day author Mari Montgomery receives the email, she has little left to live for.

The message—simple yet utterly life-changing—offers a glimmer of hope to her dismal existence. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, and if she takes it, it could change everything.

Mari’s immediate sense of unease is eclipsed only by her curiosity—elicited from the supposed fan on the other end of the email. Unsatisfied despite doing her due diligence, and with no way to discern the legitimacy of the sender, Mari takes a leap of faith and replies.

What harm could come from one innocent message?

Soon, as she comes face to face with her ‘number one fan,’ it’s all too clear things are not what they first appeared. Now trapped by a villain far more sinister than she could’ve crafted herself, the fate awaiting her is inspired by the darkest depths of the monsters in her own novels. 

In order to escape and survive, Mari must use the strength of the heroines she’s spent years writing about. But this villain has spent years inside her worlds, too. 

How will she defeat an evil who has learned from the best?

For fans of Misery, YOU, and Behind Closed Doors, million-copy bestselling author Kiersten Modglin brings us a haunting tale of obsession and survival in the form of a writer’s worst nightmare come to life.


He is her favorite fan. What could possibly go wrong? Does Misery by Stephen King come to mind? In breakneck fashion Kiersten Modglin treats her readers to a wild ride in her latest book. While you think you might be reading the same story, you just might find yourself surprised at the depth in this book.  

In this thrilling read, Mari is in fact a thriller writer. Due to a tragic event, Mari lost her family and also her ability to write. Well, one fan is not accepting that. He has a plan to get Mari writing again, and will go to any lengths to make it happen. This leads to Mari deciding to open a questionable email. She soon finds that it could’ve been one of the worst decisions of her life.

With fast pacing, well timed twists and a few shocking surprises, Kiersten Modglin has proved to be more than excellent at her craft. So, if you want a dark story for a dark holiday season, you cannot go wrong with Do Not Open. 

Many thanks to Kiersten Modglin for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


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 super-fan, psychology fanatic, and indoor enthusiast, Kiersten enjoys rainy days spent with her nose in a book.

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