Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson ~ My Thoughts


The Girl Who Lived

The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson
Paperback and e-book, 296 pages
Published November 2nd 2017 by Greyson Media Associates

Ten years ago, four people were brutally murdered. One girl lived.

No one believes her story.
The police think she’s crazy.
Her therapist thinks she’s suicidal.
Everyone else thinks she’s a dangerous drunk.
They’re all right—but did she see the killer?

As the anniversary of the murders approaches, Faith Winters is released from the psychiatric hospital and yanked back to the last spot on earth she wants to be—her hometown where the slayings took place. Wracked by the lingering echoes of survivor’s guilt, Faith spirals into a black hole of alcoholism and wanton self-destruction. Finding no solace at the bottom of a bottle, Faith decides to track down her sister’s killer—and then discovers that she’s the one being hunted.

How can one woman uncover the truth when everyone’s a suspect—including herself?

From the mind of Wall Street Journal bestselling author Christopher Greyson comes a story with twists and turns that take the reader on a journey of light and dark, good and evil, to the edge of madness. The Girl Who Lived should come with a warning label: Once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop. Not since Girl on the Train and Gone Girl has a psychological thriller kept readers so addicted—and guessing right until the last page. 


My thoughts about The Girl Who Lived ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first line.)

First lines—"Wednesday, April 12 Brookdale They were coming for her, but Faith wasn't in the mood to go anywhere. Not today."

What an amazing ride this book was! There were twists and turns, ups and downs, people to trust and people you thought you could trust, and then gasps at some of the things that happened. This book held me hostage until the end.

Faith is the lone survivor of a horrible weekend at the lake house. Her father and sister were killed along with a friend and her daughter. Faith manages to escape. Years later she is released from yet another mental hospital, intent on finding the man responsible. That's when the intensity of the story escalates.

"How could anything happy happen on Death Day?"

I found myself constantly on edge, right along with Faith, not knowing who to trust or what the truth was. And the end totally got me! What a great story. I'll be checking out this author's other books.  

I received a copy of The Girl Who Lived from NetGalley and this is my honest opinion.

About the author

Christopher Greyson

Christopher Greyson is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author of mystery, action, and thriller novels. His acclaimed Detective Jack Stratton Series has been read by over a million readers and counting. This action-packed series has a broad appeal, finding favor with mystery, thriller, and romance readers alike. The series includes And Then She Was Gone, Girl Jacked, Jack Knifed, Jacks Are Wild, Jack and the Giant Killer, Data Jack, and Jack of Hearts. Christopher Greyson has also penned the successful epic fantasy Pure of Heart. His latest novel is the psychological thriller, The Girl Who Lived.

Greyson's love of mystery and adventure began with his grandfather, a World War I decorated hero. He will never forget being introduced to his grandfather's friend, a WWI pilot who flew across the skies at the same time as the feared legendary Red Baron. Since he was a little boy, Christopher Greyson dreamt of what mystery was around the next corner, or quest lay over the hill. If he couldn't find an adventure, one usually found him! Now he weaves those tales into his stories.

Christopher Greyson's educational background is an eclectic mix of degrees in Computer Science, Theatre and Communications. He resides in Massachusetts with his lovely wife, Katherine Greyson, author of the bestselling romance-mystery series Everyone Keeps Secrets and their two wonderful children, Laura and Christopher. 

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