A dark, hypnotic tale about the danger of becoming the stories you tell, The Girl From Widow Hills is beautiful and sinister, with a haunting, atmospheric heart. What happens to the people who find themselves at the center of those sensational news stories that capture the nation’s attention? Where do they go after the story has finished? Is it ever finished?
The Girl From Widow Hills tells the story of Arden Maynor, who was just a child when she was swept away while sleepwalking during a rainstorm. Against all odds, she was found, alive, clinging to a storm drain days later.
Now a young woman living hundreds of miles away, Arden goes by Olivia. But with the 20th anniversary of her rescue approaching, the media will inevitably renew its interest in Arden. And when she wakes up one night outside, in her yard, the corpse of a man at her feet, the girl from Widow Hills will become the center of the story, once again.
I loved the way the story is sprinkled with interviews and broadcasts from the time of the flood. The characters felt real and authentic, and there were plenty of shocking twists thrown in, too. Everything I love in a suspense book. If you’re looking for a gripping summer read, look no further. I highly recommend!
A big thank you to Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.