Sponsored Review: The Wrong Girl

The Wrong Girl by C.J. Archer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of The Wrong Girl as an arc through Netgalley.

To start with, I have to say this book has one of my new favorite opening lines.

To say I’d been kept prisoner my entire life in an attic wasn’t quite true. It was only fifteen years out of eighteen, and I was allowed to walk in the gardens for a half-hour some days.

Hannah’s story picks up quite quickly–as soon as we have a taste of what her normal life is, and calling it normal is quite a stretch and she’s immediately painted as a sympathetic character–she’s yanked away. Literally.

Although she’s been kidnapped, her circumstances have actually improved and that creates a lot of tension between who she wants to be loyal to, and what resolution she wants. Someone, and quite possibly a lot of people, are being less than honest with her and the majority of the book is centered around her finding out the truth about who she is, and why her circumstances are what they are, all while trying to keep her very big secret.

The more I read the more curious I became and I found myself flying through pages, searching for answers. A few times I found myself accidentally skimming not because it was boring, but because I just had to know what was going on.

The twists were surprising and well-crafted. I didn’t see several of them coming.

Hannah is a very likeable heroine. She’s sassy, smart, determined and loyal. There is a light undercurrent of potential romance that I expect might get picked up in other books, but there isn’t much of one in this one.

If you like paranormal, historical and suspenseful reads, you’ll probably like this one.