Girl, Lost By Vikki Patis • @VikkiPatis #BookReview #GirlLost @Bloodhoundbook #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreviewer

May 18, 2020     Ami-May     Book Reviews, Reading 2020, Reading Challenges

Today, I have a fantastic Book Review for Girl, Lost by Vikki Patis. Published By Bloodhound Books on 18th May 2020.

Girl, LostGirl, Lost by Vikki Patis
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Publication Date: May 18, 2020
Pages: 268
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Source: Publisher
Genre: Psychological Fiction, Serial Killers, Women's Psychological Fiction
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Rating: 4 Stars

I was never missing. I just didn't want to be found.

On a bright summer's day in 2013, Freya Rivers disappears, leaving twin sister Imogen behind. Did Freya leave to travel alone without telling anyone?

When friend Emily also disappears three days later, Imogen knows there's something dark lurking beneath the surface.

Five years later, Imogen is living in Australia, having searched the world for her sister. So, when her mother calls, she knows it's time to return home.

Because Emily is back. And she has a child with her.

Where has Emily been and why did she disappear?

Does she know Freya’s whereabouts?

Imogen is desperate to uncover the truth about her twin and the truth is closer to home than she ever imagined…

A gripping and suspenseful psychological thriller by bestselling author Vikki Patis. Girl, Lost will appeal to fans of domestic noir, as well as to readers of authors like C.L. Taylor, Claire McGowan and B A Paris

Rating Report
Plot/Narrative

Freya, Imogen and Emily are all best friends from childhood. They had a plan to travel the world together. But Freya disappears and soon after Emily going missing too.

Imogen goes ahead with their planned travelling searching for her sister. She is now living in Australia when she gets a call to let her know Emily has come back with a little girl in tow.

This story was Rivetingly dark, thrilling and intense while also igniting heart-wrenching emotions.

I read this book in a day, the opening is bloody unbelievable with an absolute corker of an epilogue.

9 stars
Characters

Vikki has written some brilliant, deep and well-developed characters.

Emily was flawed and damaged in little ways but she is resilient and brave despite growing up in a home full of abuse.

Imogen was lost, raw and realistic without her sister and her character evoked so many emotions due to the past and present circumstances.

The way the author has written the characters made me deeply care and more invested in the overall plot/narrative.

10 stars
Writing Style/Pacing

This narrative is told in the point of view of Freya, Imogen and Emily which flicks back and forth between all the past and present. I love this type of writing and structure because we can see it all from every side and becomes addicting, gripping in which you can not put down. Male sure you put some time aside when you start this book.

This is a fast-paced with short chapters.

10 stars
Themes/Settings

The themes in this book are abuse, cancer, missing persons, loss, friendship, deceit and lies etc.

They are all though-provoking, terrifying, emotional, and dark and well written.

9 stars
Cover
8 stars
Overall Thoughts

This story was Rivetingly dark, thrilling and intense while also igniting heart-wrenching emotions. Fast paced with short chapters.

I read this book in a day, the opening is bloody unbelievable with an absolute corker of an epilogue.

The way the author has written the characters made me deeply care and more invested in the overall plot/narrative.

10 stars
Final Rating 9.33 stars

About Vikki Patis

Vikki Patis is the bestselling author of psychological thrillers The Diary and The Girl Across the Street, published by Bookouture. Girl, Lost was published by Bloodhound Books in May 2020 with another to follow in October.

She is also the author of Weltanschauung, a self-published short story collection, and her BSc dissertation, I Ink, Therefore I Am, was published by Lambert Publishing in 2016.

When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with her head in a book, baking gluten free cakes, or walking in the Hertfordshire countryside. She lives with her partner, two cats, and a wild golden retriever puppy.

Vikki also writes for various websites, including Lovereading, Elephant Journal, and The Mighty. She covers topics from living with a chronic illness, to body positivity, to feminism.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Reading 2020
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