Review – The Wrong Girl – 3 generations of women and murder
The Wrong Girl is a quick read suspense thriller which is based around three generations of women. Janice, the well to do middle-aged woman who gave a little baby girl up for adoption in the free loving sixties. Suzie, the woman who claims to be her daughter and Molly, Suzie’s emotionally neglected ten year old little girl. It is only when their lives connect that bad things begin to happen.
Janice’s free loving hippy days as a groupie are far behind her, until her daughter, the one she gave up years ago resurfaces. Is it her Suzie? What is she doing in her brothers house? Why is her brother dead and why does her quirky little grand daughter think her name is really Phoebe?
The story was faced paced with lots of sub-plots which entwine with each other as the chapters go by. A perfect suspenseful read for a rainy Sunday afternoon.
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A solid 3 Stars from me
The Book Jacket
In 2006, three-year-old Phoebe Piper went missing on a family holiday. Despite massive publicity and a long investigation, no trace of her was ever found. Seven years later, Molly Armitage, aged ten and recently uprooted to a Norfolk village, finds her great uncle Dan dead in his bed. Molly remembers nothing of her early years, but she’s been sure for ages that she is Phoebe. Everything in her life points to it and now, finally, she has proof. Dan’s death brings his long-lost sister Janice back to Norfolk where she’s re-united with Molly’s mother Suzie, the daughter she gave up for adoption decades earlier. Janice discovers that a former lover, Joe Vincent, lives nearby. Joe was a rock star who, at the height of his fame, turned his back on celebrity and became a recluse. As she is drawn back into the past, Janice begins to wonder if Dan’s death and Joe’s reputation as a damaged acid casualty are quite what they appear…And then Molly disappears.