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Friday, September 9, 2016

Review: The Girl from the Sea by Shalini Boland


Print Length: 306 pages
Publisher: Adrenalin Books (June 9, 2016)

From Goodreads.com: 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?


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My Rating: 2 stars out of 5

Thankfully this story was a relatively short read, even if it was slow going (and repetitive) most of the time. I felt like overall - this story never reached its full potential which was highly disappointing.  

It was hard to like any of the characters - even Mia. While I wanted to sympathize with her the way she was portrayed was more annoying than anything else. It was also hard to like anyone around her - they all seemed suspect in one way or another. Whether by the things they withheld from her, or just the way they treated her overall. 

 I also found parts of this story-line to be completely un-believeable. For instance - how was she rescued at the end without her attempted murderer seeing/hearing anything? Why did she revert back to her old ways when she was given a chance to be a better person? So much of this story didn't make sense to me. The ending revealed a somewhat surprising twist - I just wish the rest of the book would have been as good. 

Overall, I am certain that this book will appeal to a variety of readers, it just wasn't for me. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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The Girl from the Sea  is available from Amazon.com

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