What’s it about?
Paige Dawson: the mother of a murdered child and wife to a dead man.
She has nothing left to live for… until she finds her husband’s handgun hidden in their house.
Why did Ryan need a gun? What did he know about their daughter’s death?
Desperate for the truth, Paige begins to unearth her husband’s secrets.
But she has no idea who she is up against, or that her life isn’t hers to gamble – she belongs to me.
From the bestselling author of Anything for Her, Jack Jordan’s My Girl is the new chilling thriller that you won’t want to miss.
It’s been 2 days since I finished reading My Girl by Jack Jordan and I can still feel this novel weighing on me. The story plays on repeat in my mind and I’m afraid it will be difficult to get into a next book immediately. To say that I loved the story sounds ‘wrong’ in some way, as it was a very disturbing and heavy story, but it really was magnificent. There is nothing too graphic in it but it’s not necessary either to get the picture and imagine the threat so a fair warning, it does touch different levels of abuse and may not be a story for everyone.
The story is that of Paige who lost her daughter 10 years ago, and her husband, very recently, to suicide. With her husband gone she has lost the pedals completely, drinking herself into oblivion each day.Then strange things happen in her house. Is it her late husband’s mother Greta doing this or is she doing it herself and can’t remember? Everybody seems to think so. If you were thinking, like me, oh no not another The Girl On The Train scenario with the drinking and all that, rest assured, it couldn’t be farther from it.
The first half of the novel lets us follow Paige around, letting us feel how lost she is, how alone she feels. The second part of this novel is much darker and deeper and it almost seems to make a clear cut with the first part. It shows what happened to her daughter Chloe on the day she disappeared, told from her daughter’s point of view. One of the scenes described some time after was particularly heard-breaking to me and I could really feel Chloe’s (emotional) pain and her helplessness to do something.
It’s not often I come across such a novel, what a story! I fell from one surprise into another, there were several unbelievable good twists that came at me and made this an amazing read. I never thought when turning those first pages that the story would turn out to be like this. The story was told so well that I can still feel it, the characters are still alive in my mind and although it had a satisfying ending, I still can’t shake this unsettling feeling.
I definitely want to read more books by Jack Jordan and I can recommend this novel to readers who are not afraid to go somewhere dark and deep.
I received a free copy of this novel from the publicist via Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.