Wednesday 1 July 2020

The Girl From Widow Hills - Megan Miranda || Blog Tour

Everyone knows the story of the girl from Widow Hills.

When Arden Maynor was six years old, she was swept away in terrifying storm and went missing for days. Against all odds, she was found alive, clinging to a storm drain. A living miracle. Arden's mother wrote a book, and fame followed. But so did fans, creeps and stalkers. It was all too much, and as soon as she was old enough, Arden changed her name and left Widow Hills behind.

Now, a young woman living hundreds of miles away, Arden is known as Olivia. With the twentieth anniversary of her rescue looming, media interest in the girl who survived is increasing. Where is she now? The stress brings back the night terrors of Olivia's youth. Often, she finds herself out of bed in the middle of the night, sometimes outside her home, even streets away. Then one evening she jolts awake in her yard, with the corpse of a man at her feet.

The girl from Widow Hills is about to become the centre of the story, once again.

Wow, this was fantastic! I was so intrigued by the concept and it felt so real to me, i was reading parts and i wanted to google it because i was like, i need more and then remembered, this wasnt actually real.

Arden Maynor was the girl from Widow Hills, everyone knew who she was, when she just six years old she washed away after sleep walking and found luckily alive three days later, Widow Hills prayed for her and and the community was so invested in her rescue. However with that, came the media attention, the pressure and Arden eventually changed her name to Olivia Meyer and moved away to start her life.

Now - things are going to come out once more when sleepwalking again she stumbles over (literally) a dead body in the middle of the night, she has no clue how she got there, why she has blood on her hand and what she is going to do - but something isn't right.

Well, this was such a gripping read, interlaced with transcripts from the original incident we discover bits about Olivias past as we are also in the present day following what is unfolding. I was intrigued by Olvia and her past and how that is currently impacting her life. I felt for her - thrust into the media after such a traumatic time it was no wonder it had impacted her.

Like i said, it all felt so real - like this would be a documentary i would watch.I could feel it in as i read it that it was so realistic, i felt the tragedy, i felt for Olivia as she tried to move on and get her life her own. It was such a good read that i absolutely flew through it and would recommend this to anyone looking for something to sink their teeth into. Its a thriller with such depth and honestly, go into it knowing very little because that will make it worth it even more!

I was gifted the hardback for the blog tour - it has not impacted my review.

Megan Miranda is the author of All The Missing Girls, The Perfect Stranger, and The Last House Guest, which was the August 2019 Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine pick. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children. Follow @MeganLMiranda on Twitter and Instagram, or @AuthorMeganMiranda on Facebook.

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