The Amazon page for Around The Bend by Britney King describes the novel as a novel of psychological suspense and a domestic thriller. At least the first two-thirds of the novel is psychological suspense that I liked a lot. The last third must be code for romance which is something I do not like, can appreciate, but would not choose to read. This is not to say it is a bad novel. Even the romance section had a few elements of psychological insight that interested me. I gave the novel four Amazon stars and would recommend the novel to those who like a good romance read. The psychological part, while good, was a bit thin in places. The suspense part, mostly involving a nefarious plot by husband Spencer, was obvious although Spencer did have one surprise that, unbelievable to me, shocked Jessica.