I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for haunting and atmospheric read The Girl From Widow Hills by Megan Miranda. Thank you to Anne Cater and Corvus Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this memorable psychological thriller.
About the book:
Everyone knows the story of the girl from Widow Hills.
When Arden Maynor was six years old, she was swept away in terrifying storm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she was found alive, clinging to a storm drain. A living
miracle. Arden’s mother wrote a book, and fame followed. But so did fans, creeps and
stalkers. It was all too much, and as soon as she was old enough, Arden changed her name and left Widow Hills behind.
Now, a young woman living hundreds of miles away, Arden is known as Olivia. With the
twentieth anniversary of her rescue looming, media interest in the girl who survived is
increasing. Where is she now? The stress brings back the night terrors of Olivia’s youth.
Often, she finds herself out of bed in the middle of the night, sometimes outside her home, even streets away. Then one evening she jolts awake in her yard, with the corpse of a man at her feet.
The girl from Widow Hills is about to become the centre of the story, once again.
About the author:
Megan Miranda is the author of All The Missing Girls, The Perfect Stranger, and The Last
House Guest, which was the August 2019 Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine pick. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children.
Follow @MeganLMiranda on Twitter and Instagram, or @AuthorMeganMiranda on Facebook.
The Girl From Widow Hills by Megan Miranda is a haunting and atmospheric psychological thriller that had me gripped from the very first page and didn’t let go until the final page had been turned. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this book, but I was taken by surprise at just how good it was. The writing is stunning, drawing you in as the intrigue and suspense builds with every word.
When Arden Maynor was six years old, she was swept away by a terrifying storm and disappeared for days. Miraculously she was found alive, clinging to a storm drain. Arden’s mother wrote a book about her ordeal, drawing the attention of not only admirers but also creeps and stalkers. It all became too much for young Arden and, as soon as she was old enough, she changed her name and left Widow Hills behind.
Now known as Olivia, and with the twentieth anniversary of her disappearance looming, media interest in ‘the girl from Widow Hills’ is reawakening. They all want to know one thing: Where is she now? As the anniversary approaches, Olivia becomes more and more stressed, the night terrors from her youth coming back with a vengeance. And then she begins sleepwalking, something she hasn’t done for many years, often finding herself out of bed or even outside. Then one evening the unthinkable happens. She jolts awake in her own backyard – with the corpse of a man at her feet. Who is he? And what Is his connection to her past?
What follows is a psychological thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat, never ceasing to surprise me from beginning to end. Olivia is an intriguing character who I was fascinated by from the outset, her past experience having a huge impact on her personality and everything she does in the present. The Girl From Widow Hills is a beautifully written and haunting story, with the tension ratcheting up to breaking point as this stylish thriller hurtled towards an ending I did not see coming.
This is the first book I’ve read by Megan Miranda, but it most definitely won’t be my last. I look forward to reading more by this talented author in the future!
The Girl From Widow Hills by Megan Miranda is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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