The Good Girl

OH MY GOSH.

Now, I’m going to recommend that you finish reading this review before you get up, but you should leave for your nearest bookstore as soon as possible. It’s been a minute since a book sucked me in like The Good Girl. If you follow me on Instagram, I started the book about a week ago. It’s the fastest I’ve read a book in a while. Normally, my reviews are only the third Thursday of the month, but I just had to share my love for The Good Girl.

Now, critics have compared this book to Gone Girl. While it was gripping and interesting, Gone Girl is still the penultimate suspenseful novel. The Good Girl switches between different points of view as well as different times. They’re referred to as “Before” and “After” in regards to when Mia, our lead character, is returned home after being kidnapped. You get the experience of her relationship with her captor as well as that of those trying to find her.

One interesting thing is that you don’t get Mia’s perspective until the epilogue of the book. I almost always read the last page of a book when I start reading it. Boy, am I glad that I didn’t this time.

DO NOT READ THE LAST PAGE OF THIS BOOK.

I tend to skip around a book to try and figure it out if I have trouble. I don’t like not knowing what’s going to happen, or why something happened the way it did. I did skip around just a tad. A lot of the “After” of the book revolve around Mia trying to remember what happened to her during her kidnapping. The “Before” portions detail her kidnapping situation, and certain reasoning behind it.

I really don’t want to give too much away. If you’re looking for a good read, I would recommend it. You’re getting close to the end of this review, so be prepared to run out of your house and buy it at your closest bookstore. If you live near me, you can even borrow it! Read this book, and tell me what you think.

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