- Taschenbuch: 248 Seiten
- Verlag: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (3. Juli 2016)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1532815387
- ISBN-13: 978-1532815386
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 12,7 x 1,4 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
My Girl (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 3. Juli 2016
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Jack Jordan is the bestselling author of Anything for Her and My Girl. He describes himself as an introvert disguised as an extrovert, an intelligent person who can say very unintelligent things, and a self-confessed bibliomaniac with more books than sense. Jack Jordan lives in East Anglia, England.
"My Girl" ist im Bereich der Psychodramen/Psychothriller anzusiedeln und auch wenn die Kurzbeschreibung nicht zuletzt aufgrund des letzten Satzes, der offensichtlich vom "Bösen" geäußert wird, so klingt, als sei der Roman in der 1. Person Singular erzählt (dazu noch der Romantitel: "My Girl"), ist es doch so, dass die Geschichte von außen, von einem Erzähler, der sich dicht an der Protagonistin Paige bewegt, wiedergegeben wird, also: keine Ich-Form.
Paige ist eine gebrochene Frau: Vor Jahren wurde die damals 14jährige Tochter Chloe entführt; jenes Verbrechen wurde nie aufgeklärt, später tauchte lediglich ein Arm Chloes auf, der ihr bei noch lebendigem Leib "amputiert" worden war. Kürzlich hat sich Paiges Ehemann, Chloes Vater, das Leben genommen und seither ist Paige nur noch mehr in ihrer Verzweiflung und Trauer versunken. Sie betäubt sich stetig mit Alkohol und Tabletten, wobei ihr verbliebenes Umfeld ihr in erster Linie zuschaut.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
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murdered 10 years ago. The only thing they found of her was an arm. Paige has
been grieving ever since. And now her husband has committed suicide.
Paige's life is spinning out of control. She drinks to the point of having
blackouts ... and the things she does with her doctor to get narcotics is
shameful and disgusting. She's existing ... but she's not living.
Her father and brother, as well as mother-in-law and father-in-law are desperate
to get her help ... they are all afraid that Paige is going to wind up dead at
And then strange things begin to happen. Her husband's belongings .. all of them
... disappear. Every album with her husband's picture is destroyed. There's no
problem in understanding that she's angry ... but did she do these things ... or
is it a result to too many pills mixed with alcohol?
She finds a gun hidden away in his desk .. as well as phone she's never seen.
What was he doing with a gun? Did this have something to do with the death of
their daughter? Desperate for the truth, Paige begins to unearth her husband’s
WOW! This was such an intense read. I had so many mixed emotions about Paige.
I felt sympathy for her, but at the same time, I wanted to tell her to get her
Then about half way through the book, there is a HUGE twist that jumped off the
page and slapped me in the face. From there the action moved at the pace of a
This was not the first I've read of Jack Jordan ... and it certainly won't be
Many thanks to the author / JJP / NetGalley who provided a digital copy in
exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
Strange things begin to happen in Paige's home and she wonders if she is responsible for these things but she swears it can't be her.
Just as your reading along, out of the blue, middle of the book, BAM! Something happens and it just shocks you! I never seen this coming and couldn't believe it. I love when an author can do this.
I don't want to go on as I'm afraid I will reveal too much and this is something I don't want to ruin. I cried! It was a fast paced book that will keep you interested all the way through. A great read.
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.
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