My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
At sixteen Cady felt connected to her twin sister Savannah so when Savannah was late meeting up one afternoon Cady just knew something was wrong. She called the police but soon felt as if she couldn’t breathe and by the time help arrived she knew she had been too late. Somehow through her link to her twin she was able to direct the officers to where they found Savannah’s body, she had been strangled.
As an adult Cady and her family still have not learned to live with the pain of losing Savannah. Cady became an author writing thrillers about innocent victims being murdered as a way of dealing with the loss of her sister. With working on her latest book she finds herself again dreaming of Savannah and thinks she is being given clues to finding her murderer which leads her to the local prison where she thinks she will finally find her answers she has been searching for.
What I enjoyed most with Nowhere Girl was it was easy to get caught up in Cady’s story from the very beginning of the book and feel her pain from the loss of her sister. The writing was wonderful and had an easy flow to it as you learn about Cady in the present and also get glimpses into the past to learn about Savannah and what had happened to her. It was also interesting and unique having a bit of a psychic connection going on between the twins added into the story.
However, as much as I enjoyed reading this story there was a couple of things that kept me from giving it a five star rating. First, I found it easy for me to guess pretty much the entire outcome of the story fairly early on. I don’t think it was too easy and most should be surprised but since I did have most figured out I took a bit off my rating.
Also, I would have preferred the author didn’t continuously have Cady fat shaming herself the entire story. She wasn’t even that overweight by her descriptions and everyone kept telling her as much but she was constantly calling herself the fat twin. Just a tad irritating to be repeated quite so much as we know she has low self esteem fairly early on so I just wish the author could’ve trusted the readers to remember it and not keep repeating that fact.
Overall, 3.5 stars for Nowhere Girl. A good read that I would recommend checking out and I’d definitely pick up another book by Susan Strecker in the future.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.