Girl in the Dark: A Novel

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Girl in the Dark is a story about Iris, a single mother, who finds out she has an older brother. After discovering that fact, she learns he is serving time for murdering a woman and her daughter. Iris decides she is going to try to reopen his case, and prove his innocence. What she finds out is everyone has secrets and even the people closest to you aren’t who they seem to be.

The premise of this book was very interesting. I was not a very big fan of the way it was written, but I did like how the author took turns telling the story from Iris’ point of view and then her brother Ray’s. The book is fairly short, which I think made it hard to get really attached to either character. The novel spends the whole time building up to a conclusion that takes about two pages to resolve. So there is some mystery, but not a lot of thrill. Definitely not the most exciting mystery I’ve ever read. However, it was insightful seeing into the mind of someone accused of murder who is either autistic or bordering on autism. Who will stand up for them, if not us?

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Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher William Morrow
Publish Date 16-Feb-2016
ISBN 9780062424792 Buy this Book
Issue March 2016
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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