Tuesday, December 13, 2016

My Girl - by Jack Jordan - Book Review



I feel like "My Girl" has been on my Kindle FOREVER! And even though the book was only actually waiting in reading purgatory for about five months- that's a long time to wait in the Kindle TBR queue to me! So it is with a great sense of accomplishment that I now tell you I have read it, and have some thoughts!



 Paige Dawson: the mother of a murdered child and wife to a dead man. She has nothing left to live for… until she finds her husband’s handgun hidden in their house.

Why did Ryan need a gun? What did he know about their daughter’s death? Desperate for the truth, Paige begins to unearth her husband’s secrets.

But she has no idea who she is up against, or that her life isn’t hers to gamble – she belongs to me.

From the bestselling author of Anything for Her, Jack Jordan's My Girl is the new chilling thriller that you won't want to miss.




One thing is for sure, "My Girl" was definitely a quick read - it took me about three hours to read this book. And the constant reminder on my Kindle that this would be a quick read, is probably what kept me reading it. The first twenty pages were really difficult for me to push through. I didn't like the main character, Paige, which was kind of the point- but it was the kind of dislike where I just didn't really care what happened to her. I also did not enjoy the writing style for the first severl chapters. Too much time was spent on small details or things that I just do not really want to read/ think about at length ( cough Paige's lewd behavior with her therapist for drugs cough)

Overall, I was just really frustrated and confused by Paige's choices. For example, both her husband and child have died and Paige is still living in the house that they all shared together, and understandably is having some emotional trouble while she is there. Because who wouldn't?!? But it felt like this obvious problem wasn't really explored even though she has an amazingly supportive family.

But I powered through, you guys! Sometimes you start a book and it takes a minute to adjust, I refused to DNF!

About half way through " My Girl" there is an insane twist that I absolutely did not see coming- in fact I do not think anyone would see it coming, because it just doesn't make a lot of sense. Unpredictable is one thing, but unbelievable is another...


The twist kept me reading a book I am sure I would've put down otherwise because of the suspense that was built. I've seen this twist before in other books, of course these books will remain unnamed so as to not reveal the twist. I was really struck by how much this twist just didn't work for me in "My Girl". It felt like something intangible but huge was definitely missing - the only thing I can really put my finger on is motive. Also, through the book the author asks you to suspend a lot of disbelief, to the point where you are asking logical questions and none of them are answered - this was a struggle for me reading this book.

As is typical of books that I didn't really enjoy, I don't have much else to say about this one. I do think I would read another book from this author, though. While I didn't enjoy "My Girl", I did think that Jack Jordan did an excellent job building suspense and I'm interested to see what his next book is like.

Have you read "My Girl"? What did you think of the book? Have you read a book recently with an unexpected twist that left you scratching your head? Let me know below! Interested in reading this book? Click here to find a copy at your local library or click the link below to view the book on Amazon.







Many thanks to JJP for providing me with an early copy of this for me to read. As a girl who is "about the library", where books are always free, know that all opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Damn! This sounded good just reading the synopsis. Too bad it wasn't as good as it looked. Thanks for your honest review!

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