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The Girl from Widow Hills

by Megan Miranda

Books of the Month Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Girl from Widow Hills

An intriguing, pulsing, provocative mystery that really kept me on my toes. Olivia is affected by night terrors, her past comes back to haunt her when she wakes in the middle of the night to find herself standing over a body in her garden. We’ve reviewed and thoroughly enjoyed all of Megan Miranda’s novels at LoveReading. I particularly love the sharp teetering edge of the relationship that develops between the reader and the main characters. Here, my trust for Olivia felt patchy and uncertain, her past is everything. Megan Miranda cleverly evoked emotions in me that Olivia had been feeling for years. The balance of suspense and information was held on a wire as my thoughts were nudged one way and then the other. As the pace increased so did the tension. The Girl From Widow Hills really highlights the dangers of secrets and lies, and it was only when I’d finished that I was finally able to take a deep breath and relax!

Liz Robinson

The Girl from Widow Hills Synopsis

Everyone knows the story of the girl from widow hills...

When Arden Maynor was six years old, she was swept away in a terrifying storm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she was found alive, clinging to a storm drain. Fame followed, and so did fans, creeps and stalkers. As soon as she was old enough, Arden changed her name and left Widow Hills behind.

Twenty years later, Olivia, as she is now known, is plagued by night terrors. She often finds herself out of bed in the middle of the night, sometimes streets away from her home. Then one evening she jolts awake in her yard, with the corpse of a man at her feet.

The girl from Widow Hills is about to become the centre of the story, once again...

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The Girl from Widow Hills Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

A satisfying thriller. Slow to start but with an ending I did not predict. An interesting central character - Olivia - who has overcome trauma but is now forced to face her past again. Full review

Heather Howarth

The story is beautifully woven and the well-crafted and eclectic cast of characters skilfully move on the action at a cracking pace. Full review

Joan Hill

A great thriller that has you guessing until the end! A carefully woven plot reveals twists and turns for the main character Olivia. Who can she trust? Full review

Catherine Richardson

The Girl from Widow Hills Press Reviews

Sleepwalking is creepy. You're asleep, but you're walking through the night - like the living dead. I knew when I started The Girl from Widow Hills I was in for some shivers. But I had no idea the terrors that were in store. - R. L. Stine, author of Goosebumps and Fear Street

A hauntingly atmospheric and gorgeously written page-turner, The Girl from Widow Hills is a deeply thought-provoking, riveting mystery about the complex weight of history and the dangerous power of the lies we tell ourselves. - Kimberly McCreight, author of Reconstructing Amelia

With Hitchcockian flair, Megan Miranda shrewdly examines what becomes of the people at the center of those rare, sensational news stories that capture the nation's attention. The Girl from Widow Hills gave me the creeps in the best way possible. - Chandler Baker, author of Whisper Network

Sometimes you come across a thriller which stands out. This is one. This intelligent pacy read is a different take on the missing girl scenario with characters who aren't always what they seem. You might not get a good night's sleep again - especially if you're prone to go walkabout in the night. - Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife

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ISBN: 9781838951085
Publication date: 02/07/2020
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781838951085
Publication date: 2nd July 2020
Author: Megan Miranda
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About Megan Miranda

Megan Miranda is the author of the young adult novels Fracture, Hysteria, Vengeance, and Soulprint. All the Missing Girls is her debut adult novel. Megan lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two children. Find Megan on Instagram. Author photo © Christine Watley      

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