First of all I would like to apologise for mixing up my dates! I was meant to post on the 8th, but I had written down the 10th in my diary – I have no idea where I went wrong!!! And I don’t even have home-schooling to blame anymore because it’s now officially the summer holidays up here in Scotland. But, it is still the very strangest of summers because almost all our plans have been cancelled or put on hold.
Anyway. Back to the rather wonderful book at hand – The girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda. I knew I wanted to read it as soon as I saw the cover design and read the synopsis…
Everyone knows the story of the girl from widow hills…
When Arden Maynor was six years old, she was swept away in a terrifying storm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she was found alive, clinging to a storm drain. Fame followed, and so did fans, creeps and stalkers. As soon as she was old enough, Arden changed her name and left Widow Hills behind.
Twenty years later, Olivia, as she is now known, is plagued by night terrors. She often finds herself out of bed in the middle of the night, sometimes streets away from her home. Then one evening she jolts awake in her yard, with the corpse of a man at her feet.
The girl from Widow Hills is about to become the centre of the story, once again…
Sounds great, right!?!?!?
The girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda was a GREAT read. I really liked it. It was a slow burn, slow reveal, and a character driven story that grabbed my attention right from page 1. I didn’t want to put it down!
I’m not going to say much about the plot because – I’ve tried, and I can’t make it make sense without spoilers. I also think the blurb above does a fantastic job at teasing out just enough information to make you want to read it. I would like to say that I didn’t guess all the twists and turns that kept on coming in slow, but oh so interesting strides and I never quite guessed where Liv’s story was taking me. It was good. VERY GOOD. It was a solid read that didn’t disappoint and kept me entertained throughout.
The girl from Widow Hills was well written, well-paced and I loved the structure. I loved the small extracts from past interviews that shed more light on Liv’s quite tragic past as the mystery and rather sinister story unfolded in the present day. It was clever. It was smart and my only complaint was that I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.
I will be recommending The girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda to everyone and anyone who listens to me. I love a good psychological thriller and this one was spot on for me.
Have you read any of Megan Miranda’s previous books? I am planning (mood and ARCs depending) on picking up The last house guest soon.
I received a copy of the book for review from the publisher, which was all arranged by the wonderful blog tour organiser – THANK YOU! I was delighted to be invited and introduced to such a fantastic new (to me) author.