The Blonde Bookworm: The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook -- Review

The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook -- Review

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Title: The Hanging Girl 
Author: Eileen Cook 
Pages: 320 
Publishing: October 3rd 2017 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0544829824


Skye Thorn has given tarot card readings for years, and now her psychic visions are helping the police find the town’s missing golden girl. It’s no challenge—her readings have always been faked, but this time she has some insider knowledge. The kidnapping was supposed to be easy—no one would get hurt and she’d get the money she needs to start a new life. But a seemingly harmless prank has turned dark, and Skye realizes the people she’s involved with are willing to kill to get what they want and she must discover their true identity before it’s too late.


The Hanging Girl was a quick and fun read. The novel started by getting to know a little bit more about the main character Skye. She was aching to get out of the small town life and she made the decision to help a girl fake her disappearance in order to have enough money to start over. I loved how ambitious and quick witted Skye's character was. She was constantly ahead of the game and was a quick thinker. 

Things quickly went south for Skye's plan and she was forced to search out the person who made the kidnapping plans take a dark turn. I loved how the suspense of the novel continued to build and build until the very end. I definitely did not see the ending coming and it was pretty shocking! I didn't particularly like the ending of then novel, but the other 99% was great! I would rehoming this novel to YA readers who like light suspense/thrillers. Thank you to NetGalley and HMH Books for Young Readers for sending me this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Rating 3/5


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