Book Review Of “The Other Girl” By Erica Spindler
A horrific crime. One witness―a fifteen year old girl from the wrong side of the tracks, one known for lying and her own brushes with the law.
Is it any surprise no one believed her?
Officer Miranda Rader of the Harmony, Louisiana PD is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis―but that wasn’t always so. Miranda comes from the town of Jasper, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She’s worked hard to earn the respect of her coworkers and the community.
When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town’s most beloved college professors, they’re unprepared for the brutality of the scene. This murder is unlike any they’ve ever investigated, and just when Miranda thinks she’s seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about that terrible night fifteen years ago. The night she’d buried, along with her past and the girl she’d been back then. Until now that grave had stayed sealed…except for those times, in the deepest part of the night, when the nightmares came: of a crime no one believed happened and the screams of the girl they believed didn’t exist.
Then another man turns up dead, this one a retired cop. Not just any cop―the one who took her statement that night. Two murders, two very different men, two killings that on the surface had nothing in common―except Miranda. (From Amazon)
I rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
This is the kind of book, that I thought I had figured out from the get-go, and I thought to myself, “Hmm, well let’s see how predictable it turns out to be”. I am happy to say, this book was not at all like that! I had thought I figured it out, but I was entirely wrong.
I love Miranda, and her partner Jake. They made this book addicting, and engaging. You wanted to know about them, and their back story, and how they would fit in this wonderful twisty puzzle of a book! The premise of this book drew me in, before I even read the first page. I felt a connection to Miranda, I came from a town of 500 people, where things happened and just got swept under the rug. So I felt this book was relate-able in that aspect.
This was my first Erica Spindler book, and thanks to St. Martins Press for sending it to me to read and give this honest review. I will now be on the lookout for anything Erica Spindler, because this book was stellar, and I bet the rest of them are too. This book is one that will stick with me, and one I hope that many of you will read. It was gripping, engaging, and overall just fantastically done.
It’s out on August 22nd Guys! Click the link below to Pre-Order on Amazon. (or any of your favorite book stores.
**TRIGGER WARNING, Maybe a bit spoiler-ish too**
I was pleasantly surprised at this book, while there is a lot of talk about rape, (which is a trigger warning for some). There is nothing graphic about it, there are not any details. Just mentions of it occurring. Which was perfect for me, because I do not like reading about those situations.