Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Review: The Roanoke Girls

Title: The Roanoke Girls
Author: Amy Engel
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Recommended If You Like: twisted family dramas, flashbacks, stories set in small towns

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.

The Book:

Lane was a Roanoke girl, beautiful and rich, once she was sent to live with her grandparents and cousin after her mother killed herself.

But something caused Lane to flee that life, and promise herself she would never go back. But when her cousin disappears, Lane must face what happened to her all those years ago.

What I Liked:

Engel has written some very complex characters. No one is perfect, and even the characters I would consider to be the villains of this piece had shades of grey.

This is also a compelling and gripping read that I couldn't put down. The flashbacks create a lot of tension that kept me having to turn pages.

Anything I Didn't Like?

I predicted the big family secret just by reading the back cover. It's not supposed to be a secret for long, I suspect, as a main part of it is revealed a few chapters in, but I still was hoping for more mystery longer. The secret was also a difficult one to read about for sure.


Even though there didn't end up being as much of a mystery behind the family secret as I hoped for, this was a book I couldn't put down.

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