Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Review of 'The Girl With No Past' by Kathryn Croft

I've mentioned before that thrillers were became my favourite genre in the second half of 2015, and this seems to have seeped in to 2016 more than a little bit! This creepy novel got me thinking about all the mistakes I've made in life, and whether I should be held accountable, just like the protagonist of The Girl With No Past is. This isn't a spoiler in case you were concerned, you know this from the offset! It made me wonder whether people can forgive and forget, and whether perpetrators are aware of just how negative an impact they can have on someone's entire existence if they aren't punished in the long term.

All Leah wants is to be normal, but with a past like hers that feels as though it's off the cards. Moving away from her old town and old life have helped her feel a little distanced from what happened, but Leah knows that any happiness she feels with her one friend or at her job at the library is undeserved because of her past. Ever threatened by the fear of what might happen if people find out what she did, Leah eventually joins a dating site and hopes that the memories of her and Adam don't come on too strong. Finally Julian comes along and Leah's found someone she's actually willing to put a limb out for and meet, but what will happen when her past starts creeping up on her? And who is making it happen?

Have you read it? What did you think?

Steph x

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