Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
Utterly Engrossing Mystery
💛 The cover made me think thriller, but this is definitely more mystery. It’s about the discrepancy between perception and reality and the pitfalls in judging people. And I am HERE for it.
💚 The central characters, Suzie and Emily, are complicated and nuanced and thoroughly likable. Both start off as simple stereotypes based on the cursory opinions they had of each other. But after Emily goes missing, the missing details unfurl bit by bit to reveal so much more, all in time with the pace of Suzie’s search for her.
💙 This is a “The Girl” book by title, but genre-wise it doesn’t sit with the one “on the train” or the one “before”. I’d agree with the publisher’s comparison to Lisa Jewell, especially to her books The Girls and The House We Grew Up In in terms of tone.
Big thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK Audio for providing me with an ALC in return for an honest review.