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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Review: The Silhouette Girl by V.C. Andrews #vcandrews #bravethebacklist

The Silhouette Girl 
by V.C. Andrews

Thank you Gallery Books for this free copy!

Publisher: Gallery Books
Publish Date: January 29, 2019
360 Pages
Genre: Mystery

Pru Dunning has everything she ever wanted: a successful boyfriend, a thriving nursing career, and a truly comfortable life. But then the strange voice mails start, left by a woman named Scarletta.

She seems to know Pru, although Pru neither knows nor knew any Scarletta, nor does she recognize the glamorous voice leaving her poisonous messages.

Is this the work of jealous revenge from someone at the hospital? An old enemy she has forgotten about? Pru first tries to ignore these lewd, threatening messages, although she is shocked hearing details about her life that no stranger could possibly know, and anyone who heard them might suspect that she is something other than an innocent victim. Each unknown woman she encounters feels like a threat. She especially wants to keep this secret from her boyfriend. But when she suddenly becomes a person of interest in a murder case, she can keep her stalker and the things her stalker says secret no longer. And that could prove fatal! 

My Review:

As a HUGE V.C. Andrews fan, I am always delighted and happy to be all grabby hands on any book with her name on it.  Yes, she's not writing them anymore (though it wouldn't surprise me if she ever found a way to do it from the grave in pure crazy style).  I'm not sure anyone could live up to her writing and unfortunately her ghost writer (Niederman) is getting slammed left and right by reviewers.  It's a tough position to be in, so kudos to him for giving it a go and still churning out books that while might not be Andrews, is still a little twisty read.

Now, take away from the fact that this isn't Andrews (because yes people, we ALL KNOW THIS) and let's just talk about the book itself.  Without any comparisons and just taking it on its own... well, I wish there were more great things to say.  It's not a terrible read but nothing really happens until around the 100 page mark and then it doesn't really capture my interest until the last few chapters.  No, I didn't see it coming until it started being laid out a bit, but by the time it got there.... eep.  I feel bad that I didn't like this more.  I love the idea behind it and it's a quick read with big spacing and large font.  I also know that these types of books typically go all twisty sideways and that's what I was waiting for.  Unfortunately, by the time it got there, it didn't make up for the other 200+ pages that was supposed to be the build up.

Not gonna lie though, if the name V.C. Andrews is on the cover, I'm probably to very likely going to read it regardless.  And a couple bad apples don't make the entire bunch so I'm thinking there are some good sweet bites still out there and I'm willing to eat a few worms to get there.


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