Almost twenty years ago, six year old Arden Maynor went missing while sleepwalking during a rainstorm. The entire community of Widow Hills searched for her. It was a miracle when she was found days later in a storm drain. The story became a media sensation. (This is reminiscent of when “Baby Jessica” McClure was rescued from a well in 1987.) A book deal for her mother and more followed. But this was all too much for Arden so once she was old enough, she moved, changed her name to Olivia Meyer and started a new life. As the 20th anniversary of her rescue approaches, Olivia expects it will get lots of media coverage and fears that her identify will be uncovered. Once a man from Widow Hills appears in her new town looking for her, she knows there is trouble ahead. When he is found dead outside her home, trouble has found her.
The Girl from Widow Hills is a well-done, quick moving psychological thriller with enough twists and “I didn’t see that one coming” turns to satisfy. The characters are all interesting and the reader is not sure through most of the book if Arden/Olivia is a reliable narrator and someone to root for or someone to doubt.
Many thanks to NetGalley, Simon & Schuster and Megan Miranda for an advance copy of this enjoyable page-turner.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars.
Thriller / Mystery.
Publication Date: June 23, 2020.
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