Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The Girl From The Sea - Shalini Boland

I was very lucky to receive an e-book copy of The Girl From The Sea direct from the author Shalini Boland in exchange for an honest review.

The book starts with a young woman waking up on a beach, barely conscious before being found by a dog walker. We then follow her journey from the hospital where it is discovered that she has retrograde amnesia and so can't remember who she is or her life before waking up on the beach. Her boyfriend comes forward with her identity and he slowly drip feeds her information when he feels like she's ready to hear certain things. The woman - Mia - also discovers she has a mother and sister so she goes to visit them too to help the healing process.

During Mia's process of trying to activate her memories she discovers more and more about herself that she just doesn't like and yet nothing seems to trigger anything coming back to her, the only thing that eventually comes through is something she's not sure if it is a dream or a real memory.

It was really interesting watching someone who has no memory try to deal with going back into a life she has no memory of and the frustration and fear that comes along with that process. I think it was done extremely well and I liked learning things at the same time as Mia did.

The story becomes more and more sinister as time goes by and it becomes more apparent that there's much more to what happened to Mia than just an accident, but what? Nothing is as it seems and everyone she meets seems to be keeping things from her, but why?

This book....this book is so good! I could not put it down as I just needed to know what happened and I stayed up till nearly 2AM to finish it as I couldn't sleep without finding out how it all ended. Without spoiling the story I really can't tell you anything more, except that you really need to go out and read this!

I started this book on the 6th of July 2016 and I finished it on the 9th of July 2016.
I rated this 5 stars on Goodreads.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing. I'm thrilled you enjoyed it :)