Sunday, 19 April 2015

The Girl Who Wouldn't Die by Marnie Riches

Busy, Busy, busy that is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of this book. There is so much going on that it is probably to the detriment of the actual story.

It starts off with a strong prologue that draws the reader in hook, line and sinker, the way a beginning or prologue should.

The part of the story that features the person, who passes on information in an active case to a casual bed partner, was extremely hard to swallow. I guess Georgina has to get her clues somewhere or rather the story has to flow somehow.

George/Georgina finds it difficult to cut away the ties of her past, and also finds herself drawn towards solving crimes and seeing that justice is done. Just a shame her relatives and old friends don't feel the same way.

The storyline involving the killer was quite good, and the strongest part of the book, aside from the prologue. The author wanders off on a tangent involving a suspect and the boyfriend, which was completely superfluous and didn't add much to the creepy psycho killer storyline.

Overall it is an ambitious, but perhaps overeager piece of writing. The plot needs tightening and the characters need more depth. It does however show a lot of potential.
I received a copy of this book, courtesy of the publisher, via NetGalley.

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