Monday, 5 February 2018

Girl unknown - Karen Perry

When first-year student Zoë Barry walks into Professor David Connolly's office and tentatively says these words, he is left reeling. But it is the lives of his family - particularly his wife Caroline - which are turned upside down by the arrival of this stranger.

A daughter, a sister, a friend . . . an enemy?

Though no one knows quite who Zoë is, she is soon entangled in their lives. Yet her stories don't ring true and Caroline is determined to learn if the girl is the unlucky innocent she claims to be or someone with a far darker agenda.

A deadly cuckoo in the nest . . .Because by letting Zoë in, David and Caroline aren't just leaving themselves vulnerable. They're risking the most precious thing in the world - the lives of their children . . .

Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: February 6th 2018 by Henry Holt and Co. (first published January 16th 2016)
Fiction
My thoughts:
There was this calm and chilling feeling to this book. I really felt for Caroline.

Caroline and David are married and have two kids. Yes they have had their issues and worked through them. Now they are both focused on their careers and then things start to unravel.

Zoe shows up. Hey you're my dad! But who is she really? Yes she has the perfect story, but what does she want. I sure did not trust her, and neither did Caroline. While David was all "It will all work out". And the two kids, one trusted her, one did not. And Zoe was just so messed up, did she herself know what she even wanted?

Suddenly she is everywhere and their lives will never be the same.

The ending threw in a good twist. I can not say more.

A good book that had me wondering what would happen. Because secrets come out, and still there is trust.... A psychological family drama.


42 comments:

  1. Ooh! I'm very intrigued by this. I can just imagine all the havoc the new girl wreaks. I need to know the twist too now!

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  2. I think I'd like this one - thanks for the review.

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  3. Ooooh secrets! Not a huge fan of kids showing up but it sounds like the author did a good job.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Well she was 19 so more like an adult showing up

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  4. OMG... I just can't do books like this. But it sounds creepily good.

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  5. Ooh, I've been wondering about this one. I've had it on my 'to try' list for a while. I think I need to finally give this one a go.

    Simply Angela

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  6. This one sounds really good. I'm a fan of twists at the end that keep me thinking.

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  7. I think I am going to try this one.

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  8. never heard of this but damn the plot sounds interesting

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  9. I do love books that give you a good twist in the end!!!

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    1. In a way the twist is so small, and still so big

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  10. This sounds really good. I'm going to add it to my wishlist.

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  11. I love a book with twists and turns. This sounds like a great story.

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    1. I do need these books, cos so many others are so predictable even though I love them

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  12. "Calm and chilling" - I have read books like that. O.O

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  13. This does sound like a chilling story! Zoe gives me the creeps without even reading this.

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    1. SHe was just so darn nice you know, and not

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  14. Okay, you've got me interested!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  15. Wow, this *does* sound chilling! I'm really into thrillers lately so I think I need to pick this one up.

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