The Girls in the GardenThe Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Traveling Sisters Review by NORMA, BRENDA and JALINE!!

LISA JEWELL sure has a knack at keeping us totally engaged with all the red herrings and leaving so many cliffhangers throughout this book that had us all turning those pages as fast as we could.

THE GIRL IN THE GARDEN by LISA JEWELL is an engrossing, intriguing, steady-paced, and a suspenseful mystery with lots of twists and turns along the way that kept us all reading and guessing right to the very end.  We were pretty much suspicious of every character!

LISA JEWELL delivers a character-driven story here that is cleverly written in such a skillful way that allowed us to really get into the voices of our main character’s and the storyline.  With the help of a map of the communal complex on the first page of the book we were able to picture the characters homes and where the events took place within the book.

We all loved the enchanting communal garden that appears to be the perfect oasis and a parent’s dream place to let their kids play and always have friends around, however we soon learn of the danger lurking in the garden.  Two mysteries are among the bushes and thorns that had us suspecting almost everyone and Jaline even suspected a total bystander.  We came up with a few different scenarios and our thriller imaginations were running all over the place. In the end we were very happy we were wrong about many.

Although, we wouldn’t say that this was a nail-biting thriller it was the way that the story was told and the drama within that really grabbed our attention.  Would recommend!

 

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