Someone thinks they know who she is… and what she did.
But she insists it’s a mistake.
All Beth has ever wanted is a quiet life for her and her family. And that is what she has, until one evening a note is pushed through the door, with two words scrawled in menacing black ink; Found you.
As Beth’s neatly crafted life begins to unravel, an unseen menace torments her and those she loves. But who’s behind the threats?
Somebody is out to get Beth, but do they have the right woman?
Beth faces losing everything, and there is far more at stake than just her marriage…
Well, well well I do have to say Dan Scottow has earned a place in my top thriller author list with his newest release Girl A. Holy Moly! This is definitely my favorite thriller book so far this year!
In 1985 Wendy and her two year old son were at a fair. Wendy only took her eyes off of her son for just a few seconds and when she turned back around, Billy was gone and later found dead after being beaten, tortured and stabbed. This was a horrendous crime that shocked the community and the culprits behind the murder were never forgotten.
Beth, her husband, Charlie and their two kids, Daisy and Peter live in a remote farmhouse. Their nearest neighbors are a five minute drive away. So, who could be on their property well after dark leaving a mysterious note “Found You” under their door. Why is Beth being targeted and is she as innocent as she claims she is? Beth will do anything to protect her family and wants to get to the truth before it is too late.
Did Scottow give us a credible narrator or is Beth in fact an unreliable one? I kept wavering between the two and often found myself caught right in the middle going back and forth saying “is she psycho or an innocent bystander in all of this?” Yikes!
I say this all the time “I probably should not read thriller stories late at night” because let’s face it, I get scared very easily and when Beth is being watched and someone is apparently in her home, I would have been running for the hills screaming like a lunatic. Beth definitely had some kind of courage to stay in an empty house with a looney running around outside while being in the middle of nowhere with no nearby neighbors. I would have been crying in a closet. You know I would be the first person killed in any horror movie!
The story moves at a pretty good pace dropping hints little by little along the way until all of the missing pieces of the puzzle are finally revealed. I read this in one sitting because I just could not put it down and just kept flipping through the pages needing to find out the truth. Oh boy those twists! They are a doozy!
If you love stories with characters who may be unreliable narrators, twists that will bogle the mind and a story pretty much ripped from the headlines then you do not want to miss Girl A by Dan Scottow.
Author Bio – Dan grew up in Hertfordshire before moving to London in his early twenties. After more than ten years living there, he decided enough was enough, and packed his bags for Scotland in search of a more peaceful life.
Dan works as a graphic designer, but dreams of the day he can give it up and write full time.
Besides writing, he enjoys painting, watching a good scary film, travelling the world (at least, he used to!), good food, a gin and tonic or two, long walks on the beach with his dogs, and of course, reading a great book.
Dan’s debut novel ‘Damaged’ was released in January 2020, published by Bloodhound books.
Social Media Links – Twitter: @DanScottow
Facbook page: @danscottowauthor