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?
Momma Says: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Girl Who Lived is a slow build in the beginning, painting a picture of a disturbed young woman who has survived something horrific. The story begins with her release from a psychiatric hospital and things steadily progress from there with Faith becoming increasingly convinced that she's being targeted even while she tries to find the killer. With the list of suspects growing, Faith doesn't know who to trust, especially when everyone seems to be somehow connected. The book is wonderfully written and the suspense builds with twists and turns that are enough to give you whiplash. The allure of any great suspense story is trying to figure out the whodunit before it's revealed, and I did quite a lot of that with this gripping psychological thriller. Of course, every time I was sure I knew who the killer was, Christopher Greyson threw another wrench into the works, making me second guess everything. I won't say more so as not to give spoilers, and this is one that should be enjoyed spoiler-free. Overall, The Girl Who Lived is a gritty psychological thriller, full of suspense, angst, and 'oh my gosh, who did that' moments.
**Advanced Reader Copy provided by NetGalley and Greyson Media Associates
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