Blog Tour: Girl Unknown by Karen Perry

What’s this?? My first blog tour? Woop woop! Thank you so much to Henry Holt for asking me to be a part of the blog tour for their exciting new suspense novel, Girl Unknown by Karen Perry!

Girl Unknown will be published very soon (this upcoming Tuesday, February 6, 2018) and so many people are already excited about it! Wanna know what it’s about? Read the description from Amazon:

“David and Caroline Connolly are swimming successfully through their marriage’s middle years―raising two children; overseeing care for David’s ailing mother; leaning into their careers, both at David’s university teaching job, where he’s up for an important promotion, and at the ad agency where Caroline has recently returned to work after years away while the children were little. The recent stresses of home renovation and of a brief romantic betrayal (Caroline’s) are behind them. The Connollys know and care for each other deeply.

Then one early fall afternoon, a student of sublime, waiflike beauty appears in David’s university office and says, “I think you might be my father.” And the fact of a youthful passion that David had tried to forget comes rushing back. In the person of this intriguing young woman, the Connollys may have a chance to expand who they are and how much they can love, or they may be making themselves vulnerable to menace. They face either an opportunity or a threat―but which is which? What happens when their hard-won family happiness meets a hard-luck beautiful girl?”

Intriguing right?! Is she really his daughter? And why has she decided to show up unannounced after all this time? Seem a little fishy to you?

For a book about family dynamics, you would think that there would be at least a little bit of warmth in this novel, but the dark and twisted turns of this novel will have you guessing each character’s motives and if they are even safe being around one another. One thing that the author(s) of this novel did really well was provide a sense of tension for the reader and that is something that I always really enjoy in thrillers!

Overall, this book was a super fast read for me. I was compulsively flipping pages, dying to find out the ending and what was going to happen. If you are looking for your next page turner, you have come to the right place!

Overall, I give this book 3/5 stars. The only reason why I didn’t give it a higher rating is because I would have really liked to have seen a chapter from Zoe’s perspective. I feel that including that would have rounded out the story and given us insight into her mind.

Thank you again to Henry Holt for including me in this fun blog tour and sending me a finished copy of the book!

Want to keep an eye out for when I will be doing a giveaway of my finished copy? Follow me at @worldswithinpages on instagram!

Thanks for stopping by!

-Alisa

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