The Girl She Was
The past refuses to be forgotten in the gripping new thriller from the NY Times bestselling author of The Wife and The Better Sister
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From the bestselling author of The Ex, The Wife and The Better Sister
‘Burke’s latest propulsive thrill-ride is a suspenseful, twisty mystery about memory, friendship and secrets. A page-turner of the highest order.’ LAURA DAVE, author of The Last Thing He Told Me
HOPE CAN BE A DANGEROUS THING…
She calls herself Hope Miller, but she has no idea who she really is.
Fourteen years ago, she was found thrown from an overturned vehicle, with no clue to her identity. Hope started a new life, but never recovered her memory.
Now she’s missing. With nowhere else to turn, Hope’s best friend, Lindsay Kelly, calls NYPD detective Ellie Hatcher.
In pursuit of answers, three women search for the truth beneath long-buried secrets. And when their searches converge, what they find will upend everything they’ve ever known.
‘An exemplary thriller with a cohort of powerful characters and with pace to spare. Intelligent entertainment.’ – Crime Time
A total knockout - serpentine in structure, rich in emotional heft and deeply moving as the past comes back not just to haunt the characters but to shudder through their lives, revealing secrets big and small, dangerous and intimate. Not to be missed.
From one of our greatest contemporary mystery writers comes another superb nail-biting thriller. Burke uses an intricately layered and twisty plot to ensnare us and then pulls us in for a close examination of intimacy and community. I devoured it, from its riveting first scene to the shocking last page.
Burke once again weaves a riveting web of a story, threaded with delicious characters and hot button social issues. If you’re looking for the perfect twisty mystery, you’ve found it.
This gripping, head-spinning thriller of the first order is a perfect read: the writing is engaging, the twists are perfectly executed and the exploration of female friendships and identity offers satisfying heft to the plot.
An out-of-season resort in New England gives Alafair Burke a similarly familiar-yet-offbeat backdrop for the twisty, time-shift narrative of The Girl She Was. There is a slippery quality to the book . . . Burke keeps her plates full of memory loss, trauma and deception spinning to the end.
Scintillating . . . Appealing characters match the meticulous plotting. Burke reinforces her place in the top rank of suspense writers.
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