The Surviving Girls
A fierce survivor and a fearless FBI agent battle a copycat serial killer in a gripping thriller from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert.
Twelve years ago, Lei Zhang and her friend Emma Nilsson miraculously lived through the notorious Sorority Row Murders that left twenty-one of their sisters dead. Still wrestling with the trauma but finally out...more
The Surviving Girls was gruesome and thrilling, but very implausible in parts.
The romance was sudden and underwhelming but didn’t take up a large part of the story. The fact that Dante was so unfocused because of his attraction was a little disappointing.
I will say the story kept my interest, kept me turning pages even if parts were unbelievable to me.
A copy was kindly provided by Montlake Romance in exchange for an honest review.
Rating 3.5/5 rounded up
Firstly, this cover is beautiful, but it's missing something very, very important. I'm choosing to believe there's sexy, topless FBI agent in that house. ;)
I might have a bad track record with men but my goodness, reading about poor Lei and her ex-boyfriend made me feel like my mistakes weren't so bad.
This was a good story. There was drama and action and angst. At the beginning of the book, we're introduced to Lei and Emma who survived a ...more
Goes off to find info on serial killers.
There are 25-50 active serial killers in the US at any given moment. Right now.
Phew, good I don’t live in the US.
Currently in Germany there are 8 active serial killers. Alright so I know I’m not exactly doomed and I am more likely to get run over by a bus. Yet with that I am repelled and fascinated all at the same time. My paranoia is currently on high speed.
The Surviving Girls is exactly what I needed to give me some exci ...more
WOW!! This story is packed with intrigue, deception, puzzles, danger, threats and, of course, murders. It is twelve years since Lei Zhang and Emma Nilsson were the only survivors from the Sorority Row murders that resulted in twenty one other people in the same sorority being killed. They have both obviously been affected by the experience and are a mutual support team. Now Emma is a skilled computer hacker and researcher working with Lei to help find the bodies of people who are mi ...more
This book! I finished reading The Surviving Girls last night, and my heart is still racing.
Lei and Emma's story is one that will have you looking over your shoulder, wondering at every bump in the night and give you hyper-alert senses.
Their story is not a fun one - the past decade has been a world of horrors, but as a reader you can't help but cheer that they are finally starting to move on in life - as much as they can.
But boy, Ms Robert really has ratcheted u ...more
Could you image – your whole sorority, except for your best friend who had a front row seat to the massacre, all raped and killed while you were trapped in a room able to hear them all dying.. And if that wasn't enough to send you over the edge to loonyville – they were all murdered by your boyfriend at the time.
Twelve years ago Lei Zhang and Emma Nilsson were the only survivors of the Sorority Row Murders that left twenty-one girls dead. While Lei and Emma made it out with their lives, the trauma of that night has never left them. Now Lei and Emma run a search and rescue group that aims to find other victims and give their families closure. When a new set of murders occur with startling simil ...more
The Surviving Girls was an edge of the seat, nail biting type of read. I enjoyed it very much especially the way it all unfolded. Although the romance took a back seat to the suspense I still enjoyed that aspect of the story. I think the author did a great job crafting this story. I definitely recommend it suspense and thriller fans.
ARC provided by publisher through Net Galley in exchange for a honest review
Can we say that my anxiety level was raised a few notches while reading this one?
I mean, I’m good at being aware of my surroundings and all that, but the need to ensure that everything was on lockdown in my home and considering taking some self defense classes and possibly buying a taser were all things that were on a loop in my head with this one because the creeped out feelings were oh so real.
Lei was a pretty kickass woman. I had to admire her determination to live, even as she ...more
The surviving girls of the title are Lei and Emma, the only survivors of a sorority house massacre twelve years before the story is set. Best friends, they live a pretty co-dependent life, sharing a fortresslike house where agoraphobic Emma h ...more
The Surviving Girls is the third book in the Hidden Sins series and it’s the weakest of the stories. The reason being the plot for me had too many holes in it. The first being that a woman locked in her room while her friends were being killed, her twenty friends, doesn’t jump out the window to escape or get help with the first scream. Wow! Then you have twenty one sorority sisters who make to attempt to rush the killer and allow themselves to be slaughtered one by one. Yes herd m ...more
Katee Robert has the ability to bring readers to their knees with the action back thriller The Surviving Girls. I couldn't put this book down the story is perfectly placed so that readers will not be able to put the book down. The twist and turns are easy enough to figure out but the adventure is and story telling will keep reads from putting down the story.
The author Katee Roberts is able to have readers sympathize with the women as the try hard to more on from ...more
If this book focused exclusively on the mystery aspect of the story, this would be a four star book. As it is, the implausibility of the relationship between Dante, the FBI agent, and the key witness in an investigation, Lei, is almost distracting. It is a shame because the suspense parts has lots of great twists and turns. I would say, just ignore the romance, but the author spends a considerable amount of time trying to justify the warp speed insta-love. Now, I'm not a huge ...more
This book was so twisted and a little different than the two previous suspense books.
Lei and her friend Emma are the sole survivors of a mass murder in a sorority house backing California while they were in college. The killer who was a privileged, all around good guy and surely his families money would get ...more
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 29,2018
Twelve years ago, Lei Zhang and her friend Emma Nilsson miraculously lived through the notorious Sorority Row Murders that left twenty-one of their sisters dead. Still wrestling with the trauma but finally out of the limelight, Lei and Emma are now devoted to helping other victims find closure. But most disturbing for Lei—beyond the gut-wrenching survivor guilt—is that the killer was her boyfriend. He’s behind bars, but she’ll never lower her g ...more
The Surviving Girls gave me chills at so many points in this book - it was written that damn good. I got this sense that I was right there with these characters as this unwound this twisted path they were thrown onto.
I won't give any details because you need to read this one blind (as ...more
Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team
Sarah – ☆☆☆☆
This is not a book to read while home alone! Twelve years after surviving a serial killer’s rampage that took the lives of twenty-one sorority sisters, Lei and Emma live in a self-made fortress in the Washington woods. The women’s world is shaken for a second time when the original murders are recreated and the killer starts playing twisted games with their minds.
The investigation is led ...more
For starters, it makes you think about what happens to survivors of mass tragedies. Especially in light of all the school shootings and attacks going on in the world today. This book gives us a look at what happens to those who do survive. How do you move past watching 21 of your sorority sisters die? How do you move past the guilt that you were the one who let the killer into the house that night.
Lei and Emma are....broken after surviv ...more
This is not a book to read while home alone! Twelve years after surviving a serial killer rampage that took the lives of twenty-one sorority sisters, Lei and Emma live in a self-made fortress in the Washington woods. The women’s world is shaken for a second time when the original murders are recreated and the killer starts playing twisted games with their minds.
The investigation is led by FBI BAU agents Dante and Clarke. I liked ...more
A new round of killings, eerily similar to those of the Sorority Row Murders propels the girls into the limelight and their much sought after anonymity is destroyed.
The FBi agent ...more
A excellent thriller that kept me on the edge. My review is based on what little I know about the thriller genre. I’ve read some but not a lot.
I found the plot interesting and the storyline is good because it had a pace that was easy enough to follow but with a twist. That twist made it a 5 star read for me.
Characters building was good and they all felt familiar in the end.
There’s no unneces ...more
Describing a thriller or suspense mystery as gripping, unputdownable, won't let you sleep, twist you couldn't predict, is not uncommon. Sometimes it's all true. With THE SURVIVING GIRLS (HIDDEN SINS Book 3), all of these are true. Immediately thus novel wrapped me in, stopped breath, made the outside world fall away, then shocked with an immense unpredictable twist that blew me away. Wow! What a roller coaster! Leavened with deeply held emotions, friend ...more