The Other Girl by Erica Spindler
The Other Girl by Erica Spindler is a mystery novel.
First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher St. Martin’s Press, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Small-town police officer Miranda Rader is called in to investigate the gruesome murder of one of the town’s most beloved professors, and the son of that school’s president. But something isn’t right. In his papers Miranda finds an old newspaper clipping, about herself. Something that she thought she had left behind. Her boss starts questioning her motives, and the victim’s father seems to be running the show. Miranda is starting to think that the victim may not be the saint that people thought. But no one is listening.
As more clues surface, and another body is found, it is obvious that Miranda is now at the center of the investigation. No one believed her 14 years ago, and it looks like no one believes her now. Even her partner questions her judgement.
Sometimes you can’t escape the past. Miranda is going to have to figure out what happened 14 years ago if she has any hope of solving these recent crimes, and of staying out of jail.
Miranda’s background is told through flashbacks, and it worked really well to tell the story. This was a really fast read. The action kept it going, and although I could predict the ending, it was very entertaining. Erica Spindler created characters with enough depth to be real, and the dialogue was spot on. I will definitely be reading more of her books.
Read: August 2017
Favorite Quotes from The Other Girl:
“The other girl would believe her. She had been real—despite the fact that nothing ever appeared in the local media, not news of a missing girl, not a reported rape or homicide. No Jane Doe.”
“I think you need to figure out why this is happening to you.”
About the Author: Erica Spindler has a BFA and MFA in visual arts, and her intention to become an artist was waylaid in 1982 by a cold and a romance novel. After reading everything she could, she took pen in hand, and the rest is history. Since that time she has published over 20 novels and they’ve been published world-wide. Originally from Louisiana, she currently lives in the New Orleans area.