⇐ SYNOPSIS ⇒
“Take her out back and finish her off.”
She doesn’t know who she is. She doesn’t know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her.
And that she must run.
In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive.
⇐ MY THOUGHTS ⇒
I read The Girl I Used to Be by April Henry and it was just alright. I expected this book to be about the same, but this one completely blew that one out of the water. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time and I literally could not put it down until I finished the book. I honestly don’t think I’ve sat down and read a book start to finish at once in a really long time, if not ever.
Cady is easily one of my favorite female characters I’ve ever read. She has no memories, no idea where she is, or why she’s there and yet she still manages to kick the guy’s ass that tries to kill her. It does crack me up that her first instinct after escaping almost being killed is to go to McDonald’s. But I guess if you’re hungry enough, food is hard to get off the mind.
Ty is super lovable. I don’t really consider book characters as “crushes,” but if I did, Ty would definitely be one of them. Seriously, how many people will rescue a girl they just met, believe that she isn’t crazy, and bring her home so she has a place to sleep and food to eat. He barely even thinks twice about helping her even if it puts him in danger too.
The ending really threw me. While I hardly ever think of the plot twists before it happens, this one definitely caught me off guard. I never expected or had even the slightest inkling of where the story went, but I am glad that it went there. The only reason I didn’t give this book 5 stars is because of how easily the mystery was to solve for the characters. Every single thing they did led them closer, gave them clues on what was going on and how they could solve it.
The very ending, as in the last couple of chapters, was a little confusing. I felt like there was something missing. The story jumped from one thing to the next without any lead-up or explanation of what was going on. It’s difficult to explain without spoiling anything, but if you’ve read this you know exactly what I’m talking about.