The Girl from Widow Hills
Everyone knows the story of “the girl from Widow Hills.”
Arden Maynor was just a child when she was ...more
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I have to admit the plot of the book excited me so much. A six years old sleepwalker girl leaves her house and she’s not found for 3 days. There is threatening rainstorm starts out there. Rescue workers, neighbors and large groups of search parties look for everywhere to bring her home back.
Then she miraculously found by Sean Coleman ...more
I usually like Megan Miranda’s adult mysteries, but this one didn’t do it for me. Olivia has shed her past since becoming the infamous “girl from widow hills”. Throughout the story you are shown glimpses from her past & you’re left wondering what’s real or not. She’s always had trouble sleepwalking and one night she wakes up over a dead body. Olivia tries to piece together what happened and if it has anything to do with her past. Shady people enter her life, bringing nothing but ...more
I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to finish The Girl From Widow Hills, it was a very good book with lots of suspense.
When Olivia was a young child, she went missing and was found three days later in a storm drain. She received tons of media attention, her mother got a book deal, she was all over the place and ultimately had to move away and change her name.
Now she's grown up, working in a hospital but she's plagued ...more
OMG!! This book was superb and kept me flipping pages faster than I've ever done before!
If you are looking for a thriller with that exclusive fast paced, heart pounding, non stop action- Look no further!
Megan is a writer I've enjoyed for many years and in fact has always received high reviews from me.
This is in my opinion one of her best writings if not THE BEST!
It all begins with a young lady ARDEN who is lost for over 3 days ...more
Honestly, this book was everything I had wanted it to be. I have been a fan of Megan and her books for so many years now. Of course I had to read this newest book by ...more
I have to admit- I struggled through the first half of this book. I'm not sure what it was that made me struggle, and I was invested in the story enough to stick with it, but I just didn't get sucked into it like I normally do with her books. I did really love it once I finished it, and it was one where I ...more
Thanks to Netgalley for my advanced ebook copy.
Arden Meyer was a 6 year old girl who sleepwalked one night and after an exhaustive search was found in a drainage pipe 3 days later, alive mad with no memory of what happened to her. The media attention surrounding the story dragged on for years afterward and by the time the 5 and then 10 year anniversaries came, Arden didn’t want to be the girl from Widow Hills any longer.
A name and ...more
This book is a great thriller that kept me guessing. Just when I thought I knew what was happening things changed.
I don't like to give away anything about the book. But I will say, if you get the chance to read this book, you should.
In her latest, Miranda tells the story of a young woman with a strange past. She survived being out in the elements for several days, was rescued, and became a flavor of the week for some time. Her name is now Olivia, but she used to be Arden and for 20 years she's been running ...more
The Girl from Widow Hills is the story of Olivia Maynor - except that she's not really Olivia - she's Arden, a girl who twenty years earlier was sleepwalking one night and went missing for three days.
She was ...more
The girl from Widow hills is a psychological thriller hold the thrill. For me, Arden's story fell flat in so many ways that at several points during the book I had to almost talk myself into finishing it.
Arden was 6 years old when she was swept away ...more
The Girl From Widow Hills
This book was a good read, but.....It's not one that I just couldn't put down. It's missing a lot. It has some great twist and good plot. Unfortunately it's lacking more. I feel like the author could have put so much more into it. I kept waiting on that holy crap moment, but it never came.
Thank you to @netgalley for the arc. #bookstagrammer #bookstagram #arc #thegirlfromwidowhills #booknerd #booklover #booklife #suspense
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A young woman is plagued by night terrors and sleep walking due to a childhood trauma that scarred her significantly. Arden Maynor was just a child when she was swept away into a sewer drain during a sleep walking episode. It was three days before she was found, with absolutely no memory of ...more
What I liked: The main character was portrayed as a strong, self-aware woman who was able to survive a ...more
Arden Maynor was just a child when she was swept away while sleepwalking during a terrifying rainstorm and went missing for days. Strangers and friends, neighbors ...more
Olivia is her new name for her new life. Once known as Arden Maynor, Olivia wants to leave the past behind her. Arden disappeared into a horrible storm, while sleepwalking, and was miraculously found ...more
I find the story to develop at an extremely slow pace. Part of this ...more
I am pretty back and forth when it comes to Megan Miranda novels but I really enjoyed this one. It is 3.5 rounding up to 4 stars from me, with good twists but not too many to leave the reader feeling. I also liked that the ending was pretty reasonable overall, not stretching the imagination beyond its capacity or giving me a headache in the last 20 pages as so many thrillers often do.
This novel ...more
As a young child, Arden was swept away during a rainstorm while having a sleepwalking episode. She and her mother achieved small-town fame for the incident, fame which Arden had never felt comfortable with. Her mother decided to use her story as an opportunity, and wrote a book describing the events of that night and the ...more
This book intrigued be from the get go. Arden is a 6 year old, who's been know to sleep walk. Her mother wakes to 'feel' Arden missing. Seems Arden was sleepwalking again and walked right into a rain storm that literally swept her away. It took 3 days before she was found by Sean Coleman, her hand seen sticking up through a storm grate.
As one can image this was a story to got attention. A 6 year old ...more
There were several subplots I found a little difficult to wrap my head around-mainly that the general public would be as concerned with the story as author ...more
The story begins with an overly sensationalized (and in my opinion inflated for the sake of the story) incident where a child was washed away in a flood and found 3 days later. Sure, these things happen, but I don’t believe she’d be nationally hunted for decades to come. I bet 70% of America wouldn’t recognize even Elizabeth Smart walking down the street less than 20 years later.
There are also major gaps with characters and plot development. More than ...more
4.5 stars rounded up.
This was even more twisty than her previous work which I adored when I reviewed it last year! (The Last House Guest) Her writing and way of crafting a story just keeps getting better and better!
The threads that all wound and the questions being raised while getting answers and the speculations...oh man. What a wild ride!!!! I didn't guess until a page or two before the reveal on the whodunnit and why even ...more