Friday, February 9, 2018

Girl Unknown by Karen Perry

It's Friday already. This week really flew by!

Today I'm a stop on the TLC blog tour for Karen Perry's Girl Unknown.

David and Caroline have gotten through something of a rough patch lately. A big renovation on their house that came with no small amount of stress and the fact that Caroline was having an affair (a flirtation, she calls it), pushed their relationship and greatly affected their trust for one another. And only time will heal this further. 

But one morning a student arrives in David's office claiming he's her father. And it seems likely it's true. If they trust her, how will allowing this new girl into their lives affect everything they've struggled to hold on to?

So first, this isn't the kind of secret child story you might think it is. David was in college when he met Linda, he and Caroline were split up. So the revelation of a daughter by this woman isn't a threat to their marriage in THAT way. And I don't think it's spoilers to reveal that, considering we find out within the first 50 pages.

Though, Girl Unknown is something of a short read!

It's a dense read, though. A psychological suspense rather than a rip roaring thriller. And the tension builds slowly.

Caroline and David are an average couple when we meet them. They've struggled and they've come out the other side. David is a professor and Caroline is back at work after years away. Their main point of stress at this stage - normal, everyday stuff aside - is David's mother's health.

But then this girl arrives. Claiming she just wanted David to know. Claiming it was easy and logical because she had to go to college anyway and there he was. And well, of course things aren't that easy at all!

Girl Unknown is a slow build, but it so worth it. Bonus tip: if you're a fan of Tana French, you'll want to check this one out. Karen Perry - is actually a pseudonym for writing team Karen Gillece and Paul Perry - earned a blurb from the genre favorite and thank her in the acknowledgements too!

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official tour page here. And for more on Karen Perry and their work you can like them on Facebook.

Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Tana French has been on my TBR list for a long time. Looks like this book should go on my list as well!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.