Sunday, December 4, 2016

Book Review: The Girl Before by Rena Olsen-Mystery/Thrillers

Hello dear Readers,

Below my book review of The Girl Before by Rena Olsen.

Title: The Girl Before 
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: Mystery/Thrillers
Author: Rena Olsen
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: August 9, 2016
Language: English
Paperback: 320 pages
Meet the Author: Rena Olsen
Buy Me: Amazon

Book Description

In this powerful psychological suspense debut, when a woman’s life is shattered, she is faced with a devastating question: What if everything she thought was normal and good and true . . . wasn’t?

Clara Lawson is torn from her life in an instant. Without warning, her home is invaded by armed men, and she finds herself separated from her beloved husband and daughters. The last thing her husband yells to her is to say nothing.

In chapters that alternate between past and present, the novel slowly unpeels the layers of Clara’s fractured life. We see her growing up, raised with her sisters by the stern Mama and Papa G, becoming a poised and educated young woman, falling desperately in love with the forbidden son of her adoptive parents. We see her now, sequestered in an institution, questioned by men and women who call her a different name—Diana—and who accuse her husband of unspeakable crimes. As recollections of her past collide with new revelations, Clara must question everything she thought she knew, to come to terms with the truth of her history and to summon the strength to navigate her future.

My Thoughts

Loved this book. Can say Clara Lawson is now one of my favorite characters ever. Another exhilarating psychological  thriller which I enjoyed from the very beginning to the end. Was very surprised to see this is a debut novel.

A great plot, the emotional roller coaster this character takes you through is what makes this book work, adding to that a fantastic writing style. Lost of action, well developed characters and twists that will surprise you. One of this books that keeps you interested the whole time. This one totally recommend it.


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