Four people were brutally murdered. Faith Winters was the only one who survived. Faith’s sister, best friend and best friend’s mother were apparently murdered by her father, who committed suicide the same night. Faith saw her sister’s murderer and despite sharing her story, no one believed her. 10 years later, Faith is released from the psychiatric hospital and is determined to find ‘Rat Face’, the person she believed to have committed the murders.
The Girl Who Lived is a definite page-turner. The pace started slow but it picked up really fast. Christopher Greyson masterfully leads the story 1001 directions that I began to suspect almost every damn character in the book except for the real murderer. Great job Greyson, you got me there!
As for the main character, I found Faith to be annoying. She was suffering from severe survivors guilt, had a bad alcohol addiction and made the worst decisions ever. But I guess you can’t expect someone who survived a brutal tragedy and 10 dark years in the psychiatric ward to be normal right? Faith’s character was very complex but added depth to the story. She finds herself teetering on the edge of sanity and as a reader, I too felt like I was losing my mind as the story unfolds: full of suspense and action.
Whilst I liked the plot and the way Christopher Greyson weaved the suspense in the storyline, I thought the ending was slightly disappointing. The reason behind the murders seemed a bit stretched and the closing chapter was what disappointed me the most. I enjoyed this book tremendously but couldn’t rate it more than 3/5 on Goodreads on account of how the book ended.
Would I recommend it? Yes, it’s definitely enjoyable to listen to but be warned that the ending may disappoint.