This was even more twisty than her previous work which I adored when I reviewed it last year! (See The Last House Guest review here) Her writing and way of crafting a story just keeps getting better and better!
The threads that all wound and the questions being raised while getting answers and the speculations…oh man. What a wild ride!!!! I didn’t guess until a page or two before the reveal on the whodunnit and why even though there were small threads planted early on but they didnt connect enough until later! This is brilliant story telling! This is what I want in a mystery!
I liked the transcripts and how things threaded between chapters from the then and the now. Soooooo good and kept me guessing for most of the novel.
There were some very micro cliches at play here, some overused tropes: unreliable narrator trope and drinking female…however, they were done in such a wonderful way that I actually didn’t mind it here as it was so well done!
HIGHLY recommend this one.
Everyone knows the story of “the girl from Widow Hills.”
Arden Maynor was just a child when she was swept away while sleepwalking during a terrifying rainstorm and went missing for days. Strangers and friends, neighbors and rescue workers, set up search parties and held vigils, praying for her safe return. Against all odds, she was found, alive, clinging to a storm drain. The girl from Widow Hills was a living miracle. Arden’s mother wrote a book. Fame followed. Fans and fan letters, creeps, and stalkers. And every year, the anniversary. It all became too much. As soon as she was old enough, Arden changed her name and disappeared from the public eye.
Now a young woman living hundreds of miles away, Arden goes by Olivia. She’s managed to stay off the radar for the last few years. But with the twentieth anniversary of her rescue approaching, the media will inevitably renew its interest in Arden. Where is she now? Soon Olivia feels like she’s being watched and begins sleepwalking again, like she did long ago, even waking outside her home. Until late one night she jolts awake in her yard. At her feet is the corpse of a man she knows—from her previous life, as Arden Maynor.
And now, the girl from Widow Hills is about to become the center of the story, once again, in this propulsive page-turner from suspense master Megan Miranda.
Page Count: 336
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Expected Publication Date: June 23rd, 2020