The title of the latest from Erica Spindler is perfect! Read The Other Girl so you too can understand its meaning as the story brings it all together.
A horrific crime with one witness―a fifteen-year-old girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Is it any surprise no one believed her? Fast forward a few years and that girl is now Officer Miranda Rader of the Harmony, Louisiana police department. She’s worked hard to earn the respect of her coworkers and the community. When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town’s most beloved college professors, they’re unprepared for the brutality of the scene and its possible connection to that night fifteen years ago.
While some of this novel is predictable, it did not stop me from turning the pages to see how it all played out. As I mentioned in the opening of my review, I loved the title once the reason for it clicked into place.
Perhaps I’m getting picker the more I read, but it seems I’m left wanting more at the end of the books I’ve finished lately. It’s a good thing because it leaves me thinking about the book for awhile after I’ve finished it. It’s a bad thing because I’m one of those readers who wants the author to spell it out for me. Tell me exactly what the characters are doing in the end, don’t allude to it. This is nothing more than a personal preference, but it’s something I long for especially when the characters are well-written and developed, as they are here. I don’t say all that to tell you that I feel this book wasn’t finished. It was! The story is brought to a satisfying finish with no loose chords left dangling! I just wanted a bit more, an epilogue a year or two down the road.
Haven’t read a Spindler novel before? This was my first Spindler novel and it won’t be my last. Start here like I did, then add all her books to your TBR like I did 🙂
Thank you St. Martin’s Press for the advanced copy of this book.
Rating: 4 stars
Title: The Other Girl
Author: Erica Spindler
Release Date: August 22, 2017