Book Review on: The Girl Before by Rena Olsen (Psychological Thriller)
The Girl Before caught me at the title; it made me curious and so I pulled the book off my friend’s bookshelf. Later my friend showed me that her copy is signed by the author because she worked with and is friends with her!
This book is psychological thriller (it gets inside your head!) The author structured the book in short, two-page sections where you alternate between the present and the past. It keeps you wondering because it does not keep you in one time period. You get pulled into the action of the book quickly because of this book structure, and I read the whole 300+ page book within 24 hours! There is a lot of twists going on as you understand what the protagonist is going through (as she discovers it herself); you discover the truth along with the main character.
The Girl Before by Rena Olsen is beautifully crafted and inspiring, but also heart-wrenching in regards to what it teaches you about the effects of human trafficking. Read this book!
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