suspense · thriller

Girl A – Abigail Dean ★★★★

Blurb; Lex Gracie doesn’t want to think about her family. She doesn’t want to think about growing up in her parents’ House of Horrors. And she doesn’t want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped, the eldest sister who freed her older brother and four younger siblings. It’s been easy enough to avoid her parents–her father never made it out of the House of Horrors he created, and her mother spent the rest of her life behind bars. But when her mother dies in prison and leaves Lex and her siblings the family home, she can’t run from her past any longer. Together with her sister, Evie, Lex intends to turn the House of Horrors into a force for good. But first she must come to terms with her siblings – and with the childhood they shared.

My Review; This has been on my tbr for ages, and I finally got around to it. It’s about a house of horrors in the UK. A large family, mum, dad, and seven siblings. It’s disturbing and descriptive in parts. Neglect. Power. Abuse. Religion has gone too far, some would say. What those poor children went through. It is fiction, but even as you read it, you know it is probably based on a true story and currently happening somewhere in the world right now. The chapters for my personal liking were a bit long. But we get an insight into each sibling and how they carried on with their life after their childhood/abuse and if they ever really got over how they were treated. This is a fantastic debut though. Gripping. I award four out of five stars.

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