Title: The Girl From the Sea
Author: Shalini Boland
Publisher: Adrenalin Books
Pub. Date: 9 June 2016
Genre: Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Mystery, YA
Mia washes up on a beach. She cannot remember who she is or what happened to her. After she is identified and begins to resume her supposed life, she begins having memory flashbacks that conflict with what and who she is being told she is. Somewhere in her brain there are dark truths waiting to come to the surface, and when they do, her whole life changes.
Forget the idea that this is like any other book with ‘Girl On’ or ‘Girl In’ in the title. It stands alone for those who like it. I thought Mia was shallow and didn’t sympathize with her, but that could just be my general short attention span for vapid female protagonist/narrators who sigh and complain a lot. I took issue with some of the plot structure and fast paced inaction that replaced sophisticated suspense and character building.
Basically, this is a great book for light reading. The cover is nice. The premise is interesting enough to make a reader wish to get all the way to the final pages. The end was, though not much of a surprise, enough to satisfy. The writing was good, though some of the dialogue was really crap. The setting was well-done.
Overall, 3 ½ stars would cover it.
A copy was received by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.