by April Henry
Review By: Alise
Publisher: Henry Holt
Source: Netgalley – Thank you!
Pages: 224 (eBook)
Genre: Mystery Thriller
“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.
Cady wakes up with all her personal memories gone, she doesn’t remember who she is or anything about her family. Her own appearance is so unfamiliar to her she thinks it is someone else. But she does know one thing-the men who are holding her are going to kill her. She must escape.
While making her grand escape at the very last minute, Cady finds out she was trained for this. That fact only makes her question everything more. As she is continued to be painted in the media as a teenage murdering psychopath, Cady is racing to regain her memories and find out what the truth is surrounding her kidnapping and her family’s disappearance.
Although it began fantastically, it went downhill soon after. Things became less believable and some things were pointed out to you so obviously it wasn’t even fun to read the book to find out what happens.
Cady’s relationship with Ty, an employee at Burger King she meets while hiding, is also somewhat far-fetched considering, I don’t know, reality? I did like how their relationship did not progress romantically right away though.
A short story that is fairly entertaining, THE GIRL WHO SUPPOSED TO DIE is a YA thriller that could have been a bit more thrilling, but was overall a nice read. I like April Henry’s GIRL, STOLEN, better.