Paige Dawson: the mother of a murdered child and wife to a dead man. She has nothing left to live for… until she finds her husband’s handgun hidden in their house. Why did Ryan need a gun? What did he know about their daughter’s death? Desperate for the truth, Paige begins to unearth her husband’s secrets. But she has no idea who she is up against, or that her life isn’t hers to gamble – she belongs to me.
I hate it when everyone seems to love a book and I can’t seem to like it. I’m afraid this is one of these cases. I read My Girl today, I started it in the morning while I was going to work and I finished it about half an hour ago. It was a quick read. It was short. But way too short for me.
The beginning of the story, or at least, the main character, reminded me of The Girl on the train. I have to admit that I find it really difficult to read stories where the main character is an alcoholic or a drug addict and Paige got me on my nerves from the very first chapter. Still, I didn’t really mind because the plot was pretty interesting and I wanted to find out what happened.
Then, I reached the second part of the book and, suddenly, I didn’t like it anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I usually like these kind of stories and I have no problem with plots being too graphic or crude, I actually don’t mind that. I just didn’t think this one made much sense.
I believe there was potential here for a great story and it could’ve been if the book had been much longer. I felt too many things happened that we needed much more information about. But there were only 240 pages and this story, these characters, needed more depth. I couldn’t feel for them, despite everything that had happened. I didn’t know them well. I didn’t know their motivations, didn’t understand them.
It all happened too fast and it’s a pity, because I really think this deserved a longer and more detailed plot. Despite my review, I have to say I liked the author’s writing: after all, I devoured the book in just one day.
I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.