Today I am so thrilled to be sharing my review on its publication day for Girl Lost by Vikki Patis, published by Bloodhound Books. Happy publication day Vikki.
Girl Lost by Vikki Patis
Release Date: 18th of May 2020
Print Length: 268 pages
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
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On a bright summer’s day in 2013, Freya Rivers disappears, leaving twin sister Imogen behind. Did Freya leave to travel alone without telling anyone?
When friend Emily also disappears three days later, Imogen knows there’s something dark lurking beneath the surface.
Five years later, Imogen is living in Australia, having searched the world for her sister. So, when her mother calls, she knows it’s time to return home.
Because Emily is back. And she has a child with her.
Where has Emily been and why did she disappear?
Does she know Freya’s whereabouts?
Imogen is desperate to uncover the truth about her twin and the truth is closer to home than she ever imagined…
A gripping and suspenseful psychological thriller by bestselling author Vikki Patis. Girl, Lost will appeal to fans of domestic noir, as well as to readers of authors like C.L. Taylor, Claire McGowan and B A Paris.
There are not too many books that get under my skin as I live and breathe the story and its the characters whilst I am reading it, but Girl Lost is one of those books. I was actually quite emotional when I finished it and it has stayed in my mind ever since. I also did shed some tears, so maybe have the tissues handy when reading it.
Girl Lost is a book that I don’t want to rehash the plot on when writing this review, as I think you need to experience it and just read what has been given in the blurb. What I will say is, make sure you have nothing else to do before you start, as you will not be able to tear yourself away from it. It is highly addictive and with its shorter chapters, makes it almost impossible to put it down when at the end of each chapter leaves you wanting more!
When reading this story I had the sense throughout that the characters of Imogen, Freya and Emily were special to Vikki. I could be completely wrong, but though her writing, they are all brought to life beautifully and are so real that it made me feel that I was also part of their story seeing it unfold on the sidelines. I could resonate with them all which just enhanced my experience while reading it all the more. If I am wrong, Vikki, you did an amazing job convincing me otherwise.
I absolutely love Vikki’s writing. She is able to draw me in immediately and hold my attention as she builds up the tension and suspense. I was on the edge of my seat a number of times while reading this book and I enjoyed just letting myself be carried along with the prose and not trying to work out where it was all headed, which is a bad habit of mine. I was completely under Vikki’s spell and even if I had tried to figure it out, I would have been wrong. It is an outcome I wasn’t expecting but, is a satisfying one all the same.
When I started my blog in February last year, Vikki’s book The Girl Across the Street, was one of the first books to be featured on it. I had an instant connection to her writing and had been impatiently awaiting her next one. I can honestly say that Girl Lost was definitely worth the wait, although I am so pleased to read that I only have to wait until October this year for her next one.
Girl Lost is a gripping psychological suspense that completely took me over and held me hostage until the end. It is a stunning piece of work that is compelling, heartbreaking, emotional, intense and is one of my best books for 2020! I can not recommend this book highly enough.
Thank you to Vikki Patis for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Girl Lost which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Vikki
Vikki Patis is the bestselling author of psychological thrillers The Diary and The Girl Across the Street, published by Bookouture. Girl, Lost was published by Bloodhound Books in May 2020 with another to follow in October.
She is also the author of Weltanschauung, a self-published short story collection, and her BSc dissertation, I Ink, Therefore I Am, was published by Lambert Publishing in 2016.
When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with her head in a book, baking gluten free cakes, or walking in the Hertfordshire countryside. She lives with her partner, two cats, and a wild golden retriever puppy.
Vikki also writes for various websites, including Lovereading, Elephant Journal, and The Mighty. She covers topics from living with a chronic illness to body positivity to feminism.
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