ARC Review: The Other Girl by Erica Spindler

Posted August 23, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: The Other Girl by Erica Spindler
The Other Girl
by Erica Spindler

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: August 22 2017
Published by St. Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback
 

“Was this the best thriller I’ve read recently?  Not by far.  But it was a very quick read and it had that small town secrets feel that I love, so it was still an enjoyable read.”
~ Under the Covers

When this book first came on my radar, I admit, I was excited to dive in.  The premise just sounded right up my alley and I couldn’t pick it up fast enough.  And there were some things about this book that I really enjoyed.  But others fell a flat.

Officer Miranda Rader wasn’t always the clean cut, law abiding citizen she is now.  She was a wild teenager from the wrong side of the tracks once, and trouble might’ve been her middle name.  One night, after drinking with and being left stranded on the side of a back road by one of her brother’s friends, Randi hitches a ride with a college guy and another young woman.  That night changes the course of Randi’s life forever after no one believes what she has to say about it.  Now, 14 years later and thinking she had put all that behind her, people start turning up dead and the only link between them is that night.

I thought the story here was really well done.  It was interesting and kept me guessing.  Even though I knew who was responsible, I really didn’t know.  Yeah, that doesn’t make sense, but you’ll see.  But there were also some things about it that kept throwing me out of the flow of the story.

For one, the writing.  I thought this was all a bit too choppy for my liking.  I didn’t think the scenes flowed seamlessly and it was a bit of a jerky ride even when I was interesting in what was happening.

Second, the romance.  I found the romance completely unnecessary and wish there wouldn’t have been any because the characters didn’t make sense together, didn’t connect, and I had a hard time believing there could be anything there.  From feelings to even a physical connection, it just didn’t work for me.  And with it not adding anything extra to the plot, I found it would’ve been better off without it.

Other than that, I continued being interested in the story and I was happy with the resolution in the end.  All a little too convenient and maybe there’s one thing I had a hard time believing when it came to the killer’s identity and Miranda’s memory, but still interesting and satisfying in the end.

Was this the best thriller I’ve read recently?  Not by far.  But it was a very quick read and it had that small town secrets feel that I love, so it was still an enjoyable read.

spacer

spacer

 

spacer

About Erica Spindler

A New York Times and International bestselling author, Erica Spindler's skill for crafting engrossing plots and compelling characters has earned both critical praise and legions of fans. Published in 25 countries, her stories have been lauded as “thrill-packed page turners, white- knuckle rides and edge-of-your-seat whodunits.”

spacer

What did you think of our review?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below!

spacer

 ♡ Don’t want to miss any of our posts? ♡ 
Follow Under the Covers: Facebook | Twitter | Tsu | GoodReads | Email 

Francesca
Follow me

Francesca

Blogger/Reviewer at Under the Covers Book Blog
I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
Francesca
Follow me

Related Posts

Tags: , , , , , ,

releasecalendarbanner

Under the Covers Book Blog Comment Policy
Please read our comment policy here.

4
Leave a Reply

avatar
4 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
4 Comment authors
Amy RDarynda JonesKathy ValentineElizabeth Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Elizabeth
Guest
Elizabeth

Hmm thanks for sharing your thoughts. Maybe next time I’m in a slump I’ll check this out since the mystery does sound interesting.

Kathy Valentine
Guest
Kathy Valentine

Shared on my socials thanks for the review!

Darynda Jones
Guest
Darynda Jones

This intrigues me. I adore small-town secrets. Thanks for the review!

Amy R
Guest
Amy R

Thanks for the review.