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The Rebound Effect



"There is no way in a million years that I would have guessed how this story was going to end. For that reason alone this book is worth the time to read. It is more of a psychological thriller romance than a suspense/mystery romance.

The synopsis does a really good job giving you an idea what this book is about. What it doesn't tell you is that the reader isn't left with a typical happily ever after. There is a twist that left me feeling like a pretzel with no book boyfriend to dream about. However, the story was uniquely refreshing.


The story was a well written attention-gripping page turner from beginning to end. Given the circumstances I will say that the heroine, Teresa, was really the only character that I related to with out giving away spoilers. She was the one consistent character through out the book.


I can say that this book is like no other that I've read. I'm pretty sure this is the shortest review that I've ever written but I'm limited to what I can say because I don't want to spoil anything. Just go pick up a copy and find out for yourself why this book is one of a kind."--Long and Short Reviews


"...If a romantic suspense is on anyone's wish list, The Rebound Effect should be on that list. While at times readers may feel somewhat disconnected from Teresa due to her lack of trusting herself, one can't help but relate to her on some level. Frank is a force to be reckoned with. However, his unwavering devotion to Teresa from the minute he sees her is a little on the creepy side. This side shows itself repeatedly with Frank's obsessive personality and emotional abuse as the story unfolds. This book is one that will make readers really think about trust, whether it be in oneself or those one lets into the most private parts of their life."

Alison Ellis, InD'tale Magazine July/August 2019

"This is one of the most original romantic suspense I've ever read...There were parts of the story where I gasped aloud...If you're looking for a suspenseful romantic thriller with a clear message for women everywhere, pick up The Rebound Effect today. -- N.N. Light's Book Heaven


"THE REBOUND EFFECT by Linda Griffin is an eerily frightening tale of mental abuse, instability and the bad choices we can make when one woman gets caught up in a rebound romance that she is ill-prepared to handle...It was anything but a relaxing read, and my tension was constantly on high alert for Teresa's next dangerous mistake...Ms. Griffin's writing style is personal, I was able to feel the characters were real, probably because I wanted to smack some sense into Teresa."--Dianne, Tome Tender Book Blog


"This book is...a high intensity read of a single mother on the rebound and the new man who comes into her life while women are disappearing in the area...The sense of danger and the high intensity of the emotions in this book keep you turning the pages...If you are looking for a domestic psychological suspense, this is a fast paced, high intensity read." -- The Romance Reviews

"A mysterious cop sweeps a single mother off her feet, but is this Romeo too good to be true? 


Unlucky-in-love Teresa Lansing isn't looking for romance when she meets Frank McAllister, a "disturbingly good-looking" cop who's just taken a new job in the small town of Cougar. But sparks fly immediately between the two, and before long the persistent Frank has won over Teresa. Yet the dream guy is not quite what he seems in this cautionary romance from Griffin (Seventeen Days, 2018)… Frank's gaslighting is disturbing—the author clearly has a handle on the warning signs of emotional abuse—and Teresa is sympathetically drawn. Even as it's obvious to readers that Frank's intentions are suspect, she never comes across as a fool for succumbing to his manipulations…The final confrontation between Teresa and Frank is legitimately frightening, as she discovers to what lengths he'll go to make her his. 


A love story that skillfully shows that abusers don't need to use physical violence to control their victims." -- Kirkus Reviews


"...I think it's actually a shame that it's been listed as romantic suspense as there are plenty of people who would enjoy this thriller who might be put off the idea of it being a romance...It was still a good read and once I got into it and saw where this story was going and that it was a thriller rather than a romance, I really enjoyed it.' -- Kelly-Jo Sweeney, Goodreads