What I’m Reading: The Liar’s Girl

If you’ve been following along with me this week, you know that Friday I ended up on the couch sick.  UGH.  I don’t take a lot of days off, working through colds and other little bugs, but not on Friday.  Thursday overnight my stomach started churning and I knew I was in trouble and by 5:30am I messaged parents to let them know, no childcare.

With the flu came a headache and watching television wasn’t even a very good option.  I tried to just sleep but that didn’t happen so I started listening to my audiobook hoping it would lull me to sleep.

It didn’t and that’s okay because the story was good.  Here’s the book I was listening to, The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard.

The Liar’s Girl by [Howard, Catherine Ryan]
I like reading crime books…I’m always guessing who did the crime and will they get caught.  This book was a little bit different.  They had the criminal and thought the crime was solved.  I was a little sad when it was finished as I had to find something on television to watch.

Here’s what Amazon has to say:
Will Hurley was an attractive, charming, and impressive student at Dublin’s elite St. John’s College—and Ireland’s most prolific serial killer. Having stalked his five young victims, he drowned them in the muddy waters of the Grand Canal. Sentenced to life imprisonment when he was just nineteen, Will is locked away in the city’s Central Psychiatric Hospital.

Freshman Alison Smith moved to the Big Smoke to enroll in St. John’s and soon fell hard for Will Hurley. Her world bloomed … and then imploded when Liz, her best friend, became the latest victim of the Canal Killer—and the Canal Killer turned out to be the boy who’d been sleeping in her bed. Alison fled to the Netherlands and, in ten years, has never once looked back.

When a young woman’s body is found in the Grand Canal, Garda detectives visit Will to see if he can assist them in solving what looks like a copycat killing. Instead, Will tells them he has something new to confess—but there’s only one person he’s prepared to confess it to.

The last thing Alison wants is to be pulled back into the past she’s worked so hard to leave behind. Reluctantly, she returns to the city she hasn’t set foot in for more than a decade to face the man who murdered the woman she was supposed to become.

Only to discover that, until now, Will has left out the worst part of all …”

Amazon readers give the book 4.3 stars.  I’d say I agree.  The book was slow to build bringing the anticipation that I love with crime novels…and the ending was an interesting twist.  Not the way I hoped it was going to end..but the way it did…which was actually more interesting than I anticipated.

I liked the book enough that I’m off to see what other books the author has written.  The book front says “Best Selling author of Distress Signals”….so apparently, she’s written more books.

If you’re interested, you can find the book HERE on Amazon.  I think it’s only $6.93 for the Kindle version.

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