Jaclyn’s Review: The Unremembered Girl by Eliza Maxwell

The Unremembered Girl
written by Eliza Maxwell
published by Lake Union Publishing, 2017

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Did I enjoy this book? I have a serious love-hate relationship with this book. It is written well, but about halfway through this book I put it down in absolute horror. Then I picked it back up and read another couple of chapters–then put it back down again. The author wrote a great story here, and the ending is exactly what it should be. However, there was a lot of unexpected gore in this book–it really caught me off guard. This book got VERY dark, VERY fast.

Would I recommend it? ONLY if you like gore and disturbing plots. If you do, this book is for you! Well written, dark, unexpected–the works! This book was so dark that it has haunted me, and I honestly had to step away from READING for a few days. I just couldn’t bring myself to pick up ANY book until I had healed from this one. As if that weren’t enough, when I finally picked up a book to read–I had to go back and reread something I knew I liked–I couldn’t bring myself to pick up something untested again. I’m still reeling from this book. It definitely gets marks for making an impact.

 

jaclyn

 

About the book – from Goodreads: In the deep woods of East Texas, Henry supports his family by selling bootleg liquor. It’s all he can do to keep his compassionate but ailing mother and his stepfather—a fanatical grassroots minister with a bruising rhetoric—from ruin. But they have no idea they’ve become the obsession of the girl in the woods.

Abandoned and nearly feral, Eve has been watching them, seduced by the notion of family—something she’s known only in the most brutal sense. Soon she can’t resist the temptation to get close. Where Henry’s mother sees a poor girl in need, his father sees only wickedness. When Henry forges an unexpected bond with Eve, he believes he might be able to save her. He doesn’t know how wrong he is.

Eve is about to take charge of her own destiny—and that of Henry’s family. As both their worlds spin violently out of control, Henry must make an impossible choice: protect the broken young woman who’s claimed a piece of his soul, or put everyone he loves at risk in order to do the right thing.

 

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