I enjoy a good thriller. One that makes my heart pound and my pulse race. The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson is a good thriller. A really good thriller. On her 13th birthday, Faith Winters watches as her older sister Kim is brutally murdered on the porch of their family cabin. While inside the cabin, are Faith’s father, her best friend and her best friend’s mom, all dead.
After Kim tells Faith to run, Faith hides in the woods with the murderer hunting her down. Fast forward 10 years with Faith back in her hometown trying to start over. She has been in and out of mental hospitals, has become an alcoholic and often thinks about killing herself.
On her first night home, after leaving an AA meeting, Faith heads to a bar and downs several shots. While heading home she is sure the ‘Ratman’ drives by her. The same man who was sitting in a car by the cabin the night of the murders. The man she hid from under a log for four hours, the man that no one believes exists. This starts a crazy hunt by Faith to find the killers and realizing she doesn’t know who she can trust.
Is Faith having hallucinations? Is the alcohol making her paranoid? Is she just plain crazy? No one will believe Faith.
This book took me on a roller coaster of a ride, which kept me up at night trying to figure out who was behind the murders. Do you think you know who is behind the murders? You might want to rethink your choice. Pick this book up for a thrilling ride with a lot of f’d up people.
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.
Until next time…enjoy the view from your passenger seat