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Intriguing Psychological Thriller
Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2017
I received an advanced copy of The Girl Who Lived.
I am a huge fan of the Jack Stratton Series, by Christopher Greyson, so I was excited to receive The Girl Who Lived. I like mystery, suspense, thrillers, and psychological thrillers in general. This book definitely fits into those categories.
Although the writing style is Christopher Greyson it is a departure from the Jack Stratton Series. The Girl Who Lived is a bit darker, it deals with survivors guilt and addictions that manifest themselves after a horrendous crime and the aftermath. The main character, Faith, feels she is a broken person. She is alive, but not living. I think anyone reading this book that can relate to her anxiety, despair, and emptiness will appreciate her struggle. But you don't need to be a survivor to get wrapped up in the suspense.
I was totally surprised by the ending. I didn't see it coming. But all of the puzzle pieces start to fall into place as you look back.
I thought the first two chapters were a bit slow, but you really want to hang in there. I think those first few chapters explain where Faith is and why. Then the story starts picking up... and then I could not put down the book. I was reading from about 12:30am to 6:30am. I was going to read just until I fell asleep. But it is morning, my eyes are dry and bloodshot and it is time to feed the dog breakfast.