Tuesday, 18 February 2020

The Girl Who Lived: A Thrilling Suspense Novel by Christopher Greyson

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BOOK DESCRIPTION
Ten years ago, four people were brutally murdered—one girl lived.
No one believes her story. The police think she's crazy. Her therapist thinks she's suicidal. Everyone else thinks she's a dangerous drunk. They're all right—but did she see the killer?

Best Mystery-Thriller eBook of the Year — Independent Publisher Book Awards 2018
Winner Best Thriller — National Indie Excellence Awards 2018
Winner Best Thriller — Silver Falchion Award 2018
Finalist eBook Fiction — Indie Book Awards 2018
Silver Medal Suspense — Reader’s Favorite Book Awards 2018
Voted Most Loved Cover — NetGalley Readers


As the anniversary of the murders approaches, Faith Winters is released from the psychiatric hospital and yanked back to the last spot on earth she wants to be—her hometown where the slayings took place. Wracked by the lingering echoes of survivor's guilt, Faith spirals into a black hole of alcoholism and wanton self-destruction. Finding no solace at the bottom of a bottle, Faith decides to track down her sister's killer—only to discover that she's the one being hunted.

How can one woman uncover the truth when everyone's a suspect—including herself?

From the mind of Wall Street Journal bestselling author Christopher Greyson comes a story with twists and turns that take the reader to the edge of madness. The Girl Who Lived should come with a warning label: once you start reading, you won't be able to stop. Not since Girl on the Train and Gone Girl has a psychological thriller kept readers so addicted—and guessing right until the last page.

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Release date 

NOVEMBER 4, 2017



MY REVIEW

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.

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