Before I start my review, I would like to thank Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and NetGalley for allowing me to review The Girl from the Sea by Shalini Boland.
**All opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone. I received The Girl from the Sea from Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) through NetGalley for free for my honest review**
Now onto my review:
Title: The Girl From the Sea
Author: Shalini Boland
Publisher: Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
Date of publication: June 9th 2016
Number of pages: 306
Part of a series: No
Where you can find this book: Amazon
For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train
A chilling suspense story of wounded hearts and dark secrets.
Washed up on the beach, she can’t remember who she is. She can’t even remember her name. Turns out, she has an idyllic life – friends and family eager to fill in the blanks.
But why are they lying to her? What don’t they want her to remember?
When you don’t even know who you are, how do you know who to trust?
Mia is found half drowned on the beach by a good Samaritan. When she is at the hospital, it is determined that she has retrograde amnesia. After the police put her face on the news with a “Do you know this woman”, her boyfriend shows up to identify her. She is released into his custody.
This is where the book gets really good. Mia starts remembering bits and pieces of what happened to her. She is also seeing the spectre of an angry, blonde woman and thinks that she is hallucinating. As she slowly regains her memories, she realizes that not everything is what it seems.
I usually don’t like stories about amnesia but this one, well with the way it was written, had me hooked. The mystery behind the accident was so skillfully written that you had no clue what happened until the end.
Mia really didn’t click with me. I don’t know why there was such a disconnect but there was.
Oh, let’s speak about the end, but I won’t be ruining anything for anyone. This had to have been the best ending in a mystery that I have EVER read. There are two twists, both that surprised me because there were no hints given during the main part of the story, were huge. And the final pages of the book, let’s just say….stalker (if you read the book, you will know why I say that).
How many stars will I give The Girl From the Sea? 4
Why? A solid mystery with an ending that will make you go “WTH”.
Will I reread? Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends? Yes
Age range: Adult
Why? Sex (not graphic) and violence