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THE QUIET GIRL – S.F. Kosa (Released August 11th, 2020)
Good girls keep quiet. Quiet girls won’t stay silent forever.
When Alex arrives in Provincetown to patch things up with his new wife, he finds an empty wine glass in the sink, her wedding ring on the desk, and a string of questions in her wake. The police believe that Alex’s wife simply left, his marriage crumbling before it truly began. But what Alex finds in their empty cottage points him toward a different reality:
His wife has always carried a secret. And now she’s disappeared.
In his hunt for the truth, Alex comes across Layla, a young woman with information to share, who may hold the key to everything his wife has kept hidden. A girl without a clear recollection of her own past. A strange, quiet girl whose memories may break them all.
To find his wife, Alex must face what Layla has forgotten. And the consequences are anything but quiet.
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars
After a couple lack-luster thrillers and DNF thrillers, this is exactly what I needed in the genre! SF Kosa brings us a fast-paced and addictive read in THE QUIET GIRL. I found myself instantly sucked in and didn’t want to put it down. It’s pretty hard to say much without spoiling it, but I’ll get down to the basics.
Alex is trying to patch things up with his wife – however, when he arrives in Provincetown there are more questions than answers. In their cottage all he finds is a wine glass, her wedding ring, and his wife nowhere to be found. Did she simply leave to run away from their marriage that was slowly coming apart? Or is there something more sinister at play? In his quest to find the truth about where his wife has gone, he crosses paths with Layla. A girl that may have the answers he’s looking for, but there’s one problem, she has little to no recollection of her past. Will Alex be able to help crack open those memories and find his wife?
There were twists and turns throughout this one and the author really knows how to keep you on your toes from start to finish. The only reason that I didn’t give this the full 5 stars was because at first it got a little muddled when distinguishing between the two timelines/POVs, but that was soon fixed! This was a complex thriller with plenty of secrets and lies that need to be uncovered. I highly recommend this to those wanting a great thriller that they can get completely lost in and I will be picking up more from Kosa in the future.
About the Author:
S.F. Kosa is a clinical psychologist with a fascination for the seedy underbelly of the human psyche. Though The Quiet Girl is her debut psychological suspense novel, writing as Sarah Fine, she is the author of over two dozen fantasy, urban fantasy, sci-fi, and romance novels, several of which have been translated into multiple languages. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and their (blended) brood of five young humans.
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