I had a few books on the shelf that would fit this prompt; some of them doubled up for other prompts. So, for this prompt I picked The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda
What it’s about?
Everyone knows the story of “the girl from Widow Hills.”
Arden Maynor was just a child when she was swept away while sleepwalking during a terrifying rainstorm and went missing for days. Strangers and friends, neighbors and rescue workers, set up search parties and held vigils, praying for her safe return. Against all odds, she was found, alive, clinging to a storm drain. The girl from Widow Hills was a living miracle. Arden’s mother wrote a book. Fame followed. Fans and fan letters, creeps, and stalkers. And every year, the anniversary. It all became too much. As soon as she was old enough, Arden changed her name and disappeared from the public eye.
Now a young woman living hundreds of miles away, Arden goes by Olivia. She’s managed to stay off the radar for the last few years. But with the twentieth anniversary of her rescue approaching, the media will inevitably renew its interest in Arden. Where is she now? Soon Olivia feels like she’s being watched and begins sleepwalking again, like she did long ago, even waking outside her home. Until late one night she jolts awake in her yard. At her feet is the corpse of a man she knows—from her previous life, as Arden Maynor.
And now, the girl from Widow Hills is about to become the center of the story, once again, in this propulsive page-turner from suspense master Megan Miranda.
What I think:
I didn’t have any expectations for this book and found it really compelling with some unexpected twists along the way.
Olivia/Arden is such an interesting and complex character. She has worked hard to establish a new life for herself and build relationships. Struggling with her mental health and sleep walking, one night, she sleep walks into the body of a man. With no recollection of what happened, she sets out to find out who he is and why he is at her house, and more importantly, is she involved in his death.
This is a slow burner that gradually reveals the truth as Olivia pieces together the past to uncover the truth about the present. The threads of the story come together and keep you guessing.
And the twists keep coming right until the end.
Thank you to Readers First for gifting me a copy of this book. It’s the first book by Megan Miranda that I have read and will definitely be adding more to my TBR