September 27, 2017

ARC Review: The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook

The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook (Oct. 3, 2017)
Length: 320 pages
Genre: Young Adult/Mystery/Thriller
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Source: I received a free eARC from the publisher through Edelweiss. This did NOT affect my honest review.
Purchase: Barnes & Noble | Amazon
My Rating:
Goodreads Summary: Skye Thorn has given tarot card readings for years, and now her psychic visions are helping the police find the town’s missing golden girl. It’s no challenge—her readings have always been faked, but this time she has some insider knowledge. The kidnapping was supposed to be easy—no one would get hurt and she’d get the money she needs to start a new life. But a seemingly harmless prank has turned dark, and Skye realizes the people she’s involved with are willing to kill to get what they want and she must discover their true identity before it’s too late.

My Review

The Hanging Girl in Three Words: Suspenseful. Different. Captivating.

The Hanging Girl is a strong thriller with an interesting main character. It has the twists and turns one would come to expect in this genre. It will be a sure hit for all the readers that enjoyed the author's first mystery/thriller, With Malice.

Skye Thorn pretends to be a psychic in order to help solve a fake kidnapping that will result in her earning a large amount of cash. Nothing goes as planned and Skye must make some decisions about what to do next and if the money is worth it. Skye is a delightfully unreliable narrator since lying is what she does. I liked her from page one.

The pacing of The Hanging Girl goes at a nice quip that makes it a page-turner. Although a few of the shocking moments were not so shocking for me, I can see many who would drop their jaw at every turn.

For fans of unreliable narrators, delectable twists, creepy feels, and fake psychics.

The Bottom Line: It's worth a read. The perfect choice for a cool fall night.


  1. Great review! I just finished this one as well. Definitely makes me want to try With Malice. :)

    1. I may have liked this one more than With Malice. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


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