Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

My Girl by Jack Jordan

I received this book as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

When I received this novel from NetGalley, I had forgotten what the premise of the story was. It had been a long time since I had requested and received it. So, I went on Goodreads to get a sense of the synopsis and also see what the consensus was for this novel. Intrigued by the amount of positive reviews as well as the plot, I jumped right in, eager to get a glimpse of this psychological thriller. Here is my review:

Paige Dawson is an alcoholic and drug abuser who can’t seem to find a reason to live ever since her daughter was murdered and her husband committed suicide. Barely managing to get through the day, she discovers a handgun hidden in her husband’s study. Why did he need a gun? Was it perhaps in connection to their daughter’s death? Desperate for the truth, Paige begins to investigate further. But she has no idea who she is up against and the extent they will go to make her lose complete control.

I usually receive very good novels from NetGalley. But this was not one of them. The story had no flow and it absolutely made no sense. I despised Paige’s character. Although I could understand that she was in grief, the extent to which it was manifested and the lengths she would go to in order to stay in her condition were quite ridiculous. The story itself seemed to jump all over the place. I constantly felt like there were a few chapters or key points missing. While I could see how the first half could lead to something interesting given enough time, the second half completely threw me off. It made absolutely no sense. I have no clue how the author came up with the random storyline but it really did not work; it seemed as if the author decided to pursue that path just to try and make the story seem shocking. It definitely shocked but I wouldn’t say it was in a good way. There were a lot of unanswered questions at the end, and overall I was extremely disappointed with this novel. If you are looking for a new thriller, even a fluff one, maybe skip this one.

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