“Paige Dawson: the mother of a murdered child and wife to a dead man.
She has nothing left to live for… until she finds her husband’s handgun hidden in their house.
Why did Ryan need a gun? What did he know about their daughter’s death?
Desperate for the truth, Paige begins to unearth her husband’s secrets.
But she has no idea who she is up against, or that her life isn’t hers to gamble – she belongs to me.
From the bestselling author of Anything for Her, Jack Jordan’s My Girl is the new chilling thriller that you won’t want to miss.”
I’m delighted to be today’s stop on the My Girl blog tour. I recently reviewed Jack Jordan’s debut novel ‘Anything for Her’ which I loved (you can find that review here). Once again Jack has done himself proud with another blistering psychological thriller.
Paige Dawson is a troubled woman. Chloe, her teenage daughter is dead. Ten years later Paige’s husband unable to cope with his own grief commits suicide ensuring Paige finds the body. Understandably Paige finds it hard to cope after the death of her family so turns to alcohol and pills to get her through each day. Then strange things start to happen; her husband’s face has been cut out of all the family photographs, her husband’s things are removed from her house. She may be drunk, but she’s not mad…is she?!
The story grabs you by the throat and draws you in. You get a sense of impending doom whilst reading about Paige and her terrible life choices. But I started to feel real sympathy for the character as strange things began to happen. She’s not particularly likeable, she has moments when she is very much to blame, but you can’t help but want things to turn out OK for her. Do they? Well, you’ll have to read the book to find out.
The story is punchy with twists and turns and I found it very easy to read, devouring it in under 24 hours (that’s speed reading for me!). It is a dark story about a dark subject matter which is written brillantly by Jordan.
Would I recommend this book? Oh yes, but prepare yourself for quite a shock. I for one am very much looking forward to Jack Jordan’s next book. It’s going to be very difficult to top this one (no pressure Jack!).
Four and a half out of five stars.
Many thanks to Jack Jordan for providing me with a copy of My Girl in exchange for an honest review.
Jack Jordan lives in East Anglia, England. He is an introvert disguised as an extrovert, an intelligent person who can say very unintelligent things, and a self-confessed bibliomaniac with more books than sense. ‘Anything for Her’ is Jack Jordan’s debut novel.
Connect with Jack via Twitter @_JackJordan_