A review by kaylamoran
The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard

dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This is my third book by Catherine Ryan Howard.  I want to read them all.

One thing she's incredible at is plotting her stories in such a way that the reader knows things the characters don't.  Even when that means sometimes you've solved the case before the book is finished, it just adds to the suspense because you know something bad is about to happen but no one else knows.  She's also very good at writing the POV of very twisted people.

And yet there's still always a reveal in the last chapter, one last thing that you didn't know.

If you like mystery or thriller novels, you have to pick one of her books up.  I think she's behind only Stuart Turton as my favourite in the genre.

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