My Girl (Jack Jordan)

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Jack Jordan
JJP
2016

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.

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I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Annie

In a past life, I was probably a tortured police detective with a dark and traumatic past. Right now, however, I'm just a twenty-something bookworm who loves listening to old songs and watching 90s movies. I enjoy mystery and crime, southern coming of age stories and historical fiction set in the last century.

14 thoughts on “My Girl (Jack Jordan)

  1. It is the first time I read a review in which the blogger says they did not like it! 🙂 It’s a bit reassuring when a book finally gets a not-so-good review, otherwise I get a little suspicious! I’m glad that despite the lack of depth you felt, you were able to appreciate the author’s writing. I have been on the fence with this book, everyone raves about it, but the blurb does not really talk to me.

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    1. I was a bit scared to write about it because I think I’m the only one, but I really had big problems with this book. Btw, you shouldn’t really decide based on the blurb this time, because I can assure you the story is completely different 😂 Let me know if you read it!

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  2. I read this book earlier this month and I gave it 4 stars…I enjoyed it for the most part but certainly understand that you needed a longer story etc. Loved reading your review.

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  3. Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it. Just because a book’s popular really shouldn’t mean everyone has to love it. Personally I didn’t really like The Girl on the Train and everyone seems to rave over it.

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  4. This is coming up on my TBR for next month. I’ve heard great things about it, I’ll let you know what I think when I finally read it. I appreciate the honest review.

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  5. Sorry that the book ended up disappointing you. That is my fear with All the Missing Girls. I just didn’t get it although everyone else seems to have loved it so much. Great review. This is on my TBR.

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    1. Rereading your review after I have read the book. We kinda had the same feelings about it although the alcoholism didn’t bug me as much as the antagonist. I liked the first section better also.

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      1. I’m still thinking that this could’ve been a great book if there was more development. But everything was so quick…

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