Rating: 3/5 stars
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Lisa Regan is an author that I never heard of before finding this title available on NetGalley’s website. Like most books, my reading it was based solely on the cover and title. I knew there were levels upon levels of mystery waiting for me and I had to have it.
The very first page grabbed my attention. There’s a kidnapped newborn, a woman almost beaten to death and people from all over the world are accidentally dying in freak accidents. What about that doesn’t make you want to read it?
I hadn’t read The Vanishing Girls, the first book in the series, but I wanted to give this one a shot anyway. In my opinion, this should not be read as a standalone. There’s an overload of detail from the first book in the series mentioned in The Girl With No Name and I feel like if I had read it beforehand I wouldn’t have been so overwhelmed with the amount of characters and plot twists mentioned in this story. I had a hard time keeping track of everyone which made reading it very difficult. The plot became a mess as everything unfolded, because too much was happening at once.
Now for the romantic in me. I was let down a bit, but I remain hopeful for future books. If a majority of the story involves kidnapping, murder and abuse, then please allow something good to happen to this woman who clearly has been through enough.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has read and enjoyed the first book in the series, The Vanishing Girls.