Book Review – What You Don’t Know by Bianca Sloane


About What You Don’t Know

• E Book 
• Publisher: SBB [Surrounded by Books Publishing] (September 23, 2020)

From the author of “Killing Me Softly” comes a terrifying thriller that will make you think twice before you open the front door…

It’s Saturday morning. April Fool’s Day to be exact. Malcolm Gilbert is on his way to play golf. His wife, Blair, is headed to the hair salon.

That’s the plan anyway.

Then the doorbell rings.

And their nightmare begins.

For the next forty-eight hours, the Gilberts are at the mercy of sadists who unleash a seemingly unending campaign of terror against them.

But the question isn’t who would attack the Gilberts.

The question is why . . .

The next time your doorbell rings, will you answer it?






“It was pure joy to read and edit What YouDon’t Know by Bianca Sloane. Alternating between the violence unfolding atthe Gilbert’s and investigative interviews with their friends and family,Sloane transports us into a terrifying, brutal home invasion while constructinga brilliant plot that reads like an episode of Dateline. I wasmesmerized and petrified through every page. Masterful and gripping, this is asuspense novel that any thriller lover will devour.”– Samantha M. Bailey, #1 bestselling author of Woman on the Edge  


“A good twisted thriller…”– Novels N Latte Book Club about What YouDon’t Know


“Sloane creates complex characters within multi-layered plots that will haveyou flipping pages to the very end.” – Cindy Reads & Writes about What You Don’t Know


“[What You Don’t Know]was a 5/5 for me . . . Brilliant.” – @momfluenster





My Thoughts 

Wow, make sure you have no plans when you sit down with this one, it will monopolize the rest of your day.

Malcolm Gilbert and his wife are going about their ordinary day when the doorbell rings. Naturally, without thinking he opens the door.  It’s right then, and for the next 48 hours the Gilbert’s horror begins and they are at the mercy of the monsters that have invaded their home. What do they want?  Why are they there?   You have to read it to find out.

This was my first Bianca Sloane book, and I keep asking myself what rock I’ve been hiding under.  This story is an immediate page turner right out of the gate. There is an overwhelming feeling of sheer terror that I’ve never experienced while reading before, it’s like witnessing a major catastrophe and not being able to look away until you reach the unexpected ending. (Except in this case you really don’t want the book to end because then what will you do with yourself?) Bianca’s writing is captivating, fast paced, and seductive, and she’s written one heck of a suspenseful crime thriller.  I now have a new auto-buy author and I am certainly going back and reading all her previous novels.  Truly deserving of a 5 star rating.  Highly recommend this read.

Thank you to @biancasloanesuspenseauthor, Surrounded by Books Publishing (SBB) and @katerocklitchick for my gifted copy of this book for my honest and unbiased opinion for review.



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About Bianca Sloane

Bianca Sloane is the author of the suspense novels, “Killing Me Softly” (previously published as “Live and Let Die”) chosen as “Thriller of the Month” (May 2013) by and a “2013 Top Read” by OOSA Online Book Club and “Sweet Little Lies.” When she’s not writing, she’s watching Bravo TV, Investigation Discovery, reading or cooking. Sloane resides in Chicago.

To keep up with Bianca, please head to her website  at .

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