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Girl in the Mist

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  33 reviews
A taut psychological thriller from S.T. Young…

Infamous for infiltration and becoming her undercover identities, Nina Hernandez disappeared without a trace. Three years later, Naval Intelligence agent Rory O’Donnell finds her in a tortuous mental hospital. He's unsure if it's really Nina, or if she's undercover and faking it. Either way, he's pretty sure something sinister
ebook, 468 pages
Published February 26th 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)
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This is a unique, very different and, for me, totally enthralling psychological thriller which had me engrossed from start to finish - I really didn’t want to put it down and think it is one of those rare stories that will stay in my memory for years to come.

Three years ago Nina Hernandez disappeared without a trace. Now Naval Intelligence Agent, Rory O’Donnell, believes he may have found her - locked up in a private mental hospital where it seems she’s being tortured rather than treated. Howeve
Naima Simone
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"What the *bleep* did I just read?" That was my exact reaction when I finished Girl in the Mist by S.T. Young. And I meant that in the best way possible. This book was a total head trip! I can honestly say I have never read another book like this. The storyline was engrossing, the characters totally unique, and the action non-stop. From the very first page, I was drawn into the story. It was absolutely compelling. Undercover agent, Nina Hernandez has been imprisoned in a mental hospital that is ...more
Cathy Skendrovich
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Action, sharp dialogue, and characters you can easily fall for. A great debut for the writing team of S.T. Young.

I started this book with some trepidation. Psychological thrillers aren't usually my thing, especially with multiple personalities. That concern was put to rest within a few pages, because I really loved the characters from the start, and the explanation for the personalities is unique and easy to believe.

Rory is a too-die-for hero that won't swerve from his mission: finding Nina
Book Lover
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. Total head game thriller.

While I liked enjoyed this book, I do not think the title does it justice. I get where it comes from, but I still think a better title is needed. And Nina is an adult not a girl.

Rory O' Donnell is an independent contractor for Navy Intelligence. He's made a living using his talent for psychoanalysis and profiling to get into people’s heads. He is called in to hunt down agents that are a threat to the country and society. He is tenacious and honorable. I really liked
Maddison Michaels
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is such a wonderful book! I was initially very interested to see how the authors would deal with a heroine with multiple personalities - because I’ve got to say I’ve not read a book before with a heroine with such an illness, but it was handled superbly. Each personality felt authentic and was really well done. I loved the action and fast pace of this story. It was so well written and the hero was so honourable and protective, he was completely believable and I loved him! This is one fantas ...more
Fairyland~book review
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
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**** I received this book through Netgalley from Entangled Publishing, LLC for a honest review***This book was a total mind ****! I can honestly say I have never read another book like this. The story line was engrossing, the characters extremely unique, and the action non-stop. Undercover agent, Nina Hernandez has been imprisoned in a mental hospital that is a torture chamber. ” Three years ago Nina Hernandez disappeared without a trace. Naval Intelligence Officer agent Rory O'Donnell finds her ...more
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
DNF @ 40%. This book and I just didn't click. I tried several times to give it a go and it was a no.
The back and forth between personalities which were enough to make my head spin. In the authors favor was the fact you also knew who happened to show up.
This wasn't my cup of tea but I'm sure there are plenty of readers who will love this one.

*advanced reader copy from NetGalley and Entangled in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions contained in my review are my own**
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really loved the mix of mystery/thriller/romance. And the multiple personalities added an interesting story line.
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Definite spoiler warning for this review! First off, I need to get this off my chest. I don’t think the title fits this book at all. I wouldn’t describe Nina as a girl, and while I think I get where the title is coming from, it doesn’t accurately describe what a kickass suspenseful joyride this book is.

“’Well, if you insist.’ She pouted, then perked up. ‘But we can hurt them a little, though.
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley and Entangled for a copy of the eARC in exchange for a fair review.

Rory has been hired to find young women that were former child soldiers. He has a lead on Nina, but isn't sure that it is her. He goes into an asylum to determine if it is her. The doctors have her heavily sedated, but once he meets her, he is fairly sure it is her and he has to get her out of there.

Nina has DID, and she herself hasn't surfaced in years, her alters are keeping her alive, but unlike most wi
Heather 123
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy crap this book was amazing!!!!!!!

It is obvious that the authors did their homework before writing about DID which I applaud them for. The personality changes and mannerisms between them all were so different yet so similar. I love how Rory was able to recognize the purpose that each alter had in helping Nina with what had happened to her.

This was an incredible story about what happens to a former child soldier when the world they knew ends. How does that person continue to survive? How do
Jill Morrissey
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked it, fast pace and I did not want to stop reading it. Some parts were obvious halfway through the book but I did not mind because I enjoyed the characters.
Christina Elle
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WHOA. That was my first reaction after reading this book. This isn't normally the type of book I would pick up and read. Not because it doesn't have a good premise or interesting storyline; only because I tend to go for fun, adventurous romance. There was definitely adventure in this one. Lots of fighting, car chases, and bad guys. But this novel is what I would classify as *LOCO*--in all the best ways.

I should say that I was offered this book from the author for a fair and honest review.

The st
Feb 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Girl in the Mist by author S. T. Young is a psychological suspense thriller with a wonderful plot and likable characters. The beginning of the book starts off intense with Nina Hernandez being subjected to a tortuous session of electrotherapy, injections, and abuse. Nina is a former child soldier with the South American Rising Sun organization of trained assassins. Later, after her rescue she was trained as an agent for the Anti-Terrorism Defense Force. She went missing and is now helpless.
Elizabeth Neal
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nina was well-known for her ability to blend and adapt, a skill that served her well as an undercover agent, but then she disappeared without a trace and wasn't seen or heard from again for three years.

Rory, with Naval Intelligence, finds Nina in a mental hospital of all places, and it doesn't seem as if the goal is to help heal and care for their patients. However, Rory doesn't know if Nina is truly a patient, or working a case, but he does know something wrong is being done.

With Rory's help, N

Nina Hernandez is a good operative able to infiltrate any place using the various identities she has, but now she's in trouble and when Agent Rory O'Donnell finds her in a mental hospital, he's determined to get her out. Yet, once he does, the pair have to go on the run to stay ahead of the trouble pursuing them. Will Rory be able to keep Nina safe so they have their shot at happy ever after, or will her torturous past keep her from ever finding happiness?

This is the second book I've read where
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Girl in the Mist is an exceptional book that tells the story of Rory and Nina/Lena/Thyra/Octavia/Joey. Nina was a child soldier and has ended up being locked away in a very dodgy mental institution where she is subjected to 'treatment' including drugging and electric shock. Due to everything she goes through, her personality splinters and become separate. Rory is trying to find these child soldiers and will do all he can to help her. Not that easy to start with, but especially not when you have ...more
The Word Nerd Reviews Blog
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This book is a complete head spin. Thrilling, dramatic, and completely addictive. It’s one of those books that is so intense that you really need to read it a second time to enjoy the full experience. I loved the writing style. Good flow and easy to follow. Dramatic bits followed with a bit (and I mean only a bit) of lightness so it’s not a constant intense clench. Having said that, this book is action from beginning to end. The intensity barely lightens and is with you until the last page.

Oct 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Really original with a heroine who has multiple personalities after being tortured, each appearing depending on what's happening. I thought the authors made an excellent job writing these different personalities and making them work well together and in the plot.

The hero has a strong sense of right and wrong for a lot of things, in part due to what happened to him before. He's also very patient, especially at the beginning when he rescues the heroine from the psy ward where she was tortured
Michelle Kidwell
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it

Girl in the Mist
by S.T. Young
Entangled Publishing, LLC

Entangled: Amara
Mystery & Thrillers , Romance
Pub Date 26 Feb 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Girl In the Midst through Entrangled Publishing, LLC and Netgalley:

Three years ago Nina Hernandez disappeared without a trace. Naval Intelligence Officer agent Rory O'Donnell finds her being tortured in a torturous mental hospital. At first he's not sure if it really is Nina or not or if she is undercover and faking it, but one thing is clear something s
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
First time in reading this author with it grabbing my attention by the story. Rory has been charged with a different assignment then what I am used to seeing with the one having been gone for awhile. Nina is found by him with by the time this happens this one already has you by the nose. Drama will escalate as you see what is going on and where they go. Something does build between them with you having to read this to see what exactly. As it grabs you it also messes with your head this one does ...more
Sean Flanagan
An entertaining and enjoyable read

I have difficulty rating 'Girl' with 3-1/2 stars (on my personal scale), yet Samaya and Taffin's collaboration is imaginative and compelling. Sadly, much of it is unreasonable and even faulty (e.g., escaping a sniper firing from an elevated position, they run toward some hedges between them and the sniper, then jump into a shallow ditch, where they can kneel and bullets cannot hit them).

Not nearly on the level of Jo Nesbo or Lee Child, or even John Sandford (Joh
Ann-Maree Howarth
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a very different book to what I normally read but I must say I was totally engrossed in every word. This is a very enthralling psychological thriller that will have you hooked to the characters and the plot to see where the author is taking us all too. I thought I might have found the book hard to read with one of the characters having a multiple personality disorder but the authors style of writing helped to not get lost with each change of personalities. I received an ARC copy of this ...more
Debi Samuels
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Can I give it six stars? This was great, everything really fitted well together. There was action, plot, and just enough chemistry between them that it was believable. I really liked how each personality was clearly separate yet part of her and how the author explained her psychosis. While I wouldn't exactly say it was the most suspenseful, and I'm thinking that if I'd read the rest of the series it might help with some background to the cult and the "killer" I think it works well as a standalon ...more
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for something truly different to read, stop right here. This book was awesome ! So different ! It's a thriller and yet it all comes down to love ! She has multiple personalities and it is his job to keep her safe. Sounds a little out there ? I thought the same but was hooked from page one til the end. The author did a great job with the DID , so authentic. I highly recommend this book! ...more
Sierra Eriksen
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely fantastic!! Girl in the Mist keeps you on the edge of your seat through all ninety chapters, yes it is long, but it is so worth the read!
Nina and Rory's love story goes up and down but in the end, they get their happily ever after.
I loved and hated the characters at times, but this book most certainly goes on my read again list!
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!! Happy reading!!!!
Oct 21, 2019 rated it liked it
A young woman is tortured to breaking point. To cope her personality splits into different characters. An agent is sent to rescue her. He succeeds but they are pursued by a ruthless killer intent on getting her back and killing the agent as well. And through it all, the agent and the young woman fall in love. It is an interesting story line, but there are many questions left unanswered. Personally, I found the love tension between the two characters rather tedious and unrealistic.
Karen Waller
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I actually really enjoyed this book
It was action packed all the way through but didn't leave you guessing about the mental issues. I would love to see this as a movie
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Mar 13, 2018 rated it liked it
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Unfortunately Girl in the Mist was a DNF for me and I wanted so much to like it. I picked this book up so many times, re-read it from the start and still struggled. The premise of the story is a great one. It really drags you in and I loved hearing about the different characters (And boy were they different) inside of the heroine. Rory (Hero) was interesting too, although not my cup of tea in looks he came across as intriguing, strong yet passionate. I felt the chemistry too. So I know you are w ...more
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