I’m trying to get back into a steady routine, which means revisiting this blog and posting on here more consistently. 

To kick of the New Year- I thought it would be best to start with a book blog, especially since days after reading the final chapter of it, I am still questioning SO MUCH about the story.

I have so many thoughts about…well… EVERYTHING in it.

(Not that I will tell you the dirty details about what happens! I refuse to spoil this novel for you… You will have to read it for yourself!) 

If you are a fan of Psychological Thrillers, Horror and Gothic Reads, then ‘Watch The Girls’ by Jennifer Wolfe may be the book that you didn’t know you were looking for.

Synopsis:

SOMEONE IS WATCHING

Washed up teen star Liv Hendricks quit acting after her beloved younger sister inexplicably disappeared following a Hollywood party gone wrong. Liv barely escaped with her life, and her sister was never heard from again. But all this time, someone’s been waiting patiently to finish what was started…

FOUR MISSING GIRLS

Now fifteen years later, broke and desperate, Liv is forced to return to the spotlight. She crowdfunds a webseries in which she’ll pose as a real-life private detective; a nod to the show she starred on as a teen. When a mysterious donor challenges her to investigate a series of disappearances outside a town made famous by the horror movies filmed there, Liv has no choice but to accept.

FOLLOW THE WHITE WOLF

Liv is given a cryptic first clue: Follow the white wolf. And now a darker game is about to begin. Through social media, someone is leaving breadcrumbs to follow. As Liv makes increasingly disturbing discoveries, her show explodes in popularity. A rapt internet audience is eager to watch it all; perhaps even at the cost of Liv’s own life…

 

My Take:

This is an extremely dark and completely twisted read. The story jumps back and forth between the past and present, and as you read- you attempt to figure out what the link is between the two, and there are a lot of questions that you will find yourself asking as you turn the pages.

Liv Hendricks is an extremely complicated character. She’s a bit shallow, a bit desperate, but definitely independent and stubborn, curious…

We learn a lot through her eyes, as she unravels the mystery of the missing girls on what is known as “The Dark Road”.

(Much like the area she is investigating, the metaphor for her life is ‘The Dark Road’)

I couldn’t put this book down.

Page after page, I turned wondering what the hell was going on. The mood off the book was constantly shifting and there were some eye opening twists and drastic turns peppered in-between mellower chapters and scenarios.

(I liked the mix of social media, texts and stats that appear through-out the book- it helps draw the story together) 

Some of the imagery presented in the book reminded me of the Netflix Series “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” mixed with Scooby- Doo all rolled up into a Reality Show. (Which is a bizarre combination- but for this book- it worked) 

I was physically shaking as I completed the last chapter.

I want to discuss parts of the plot SO BAD with you, but as I keep everything spoiler free… No such luck. I will just have to wait and see if any of you read it.

Trigger Warning: Everyone has different levels of what they find disturbing, and I will say that after reading this novel, I know that some may be extremely bothered by the content in this novel.

I only recommend this book to people who enjoy darker subject matter.

Happy Reading!

You can find out more about author Jennifer Wolfe by visiting her website: https://jwolfewriter.com/

 

As always- I try to maintain a spoiler free environment, so if you have read the book and would like to leave a comment- please refrain from posting any potential spoilers! I will be monitoring for this.