Fiction, Mystery/Thriller


Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • Genre: Thriller/Myster
  • Length: 7hrs and 29 mins
  • Buy: Amazon


“I can’t remember anything. Not even my own name.”

When Mia James is washed up on a beautiful, sun-drenched beach, she has no idea who she is or what happened to her. She doesn’t even recognize her own face–until her boyfriend, Piers, comes forward, providing her with an identity. 

Piers is handsome and attentive, Mia’s home is huge and stylish, and her friends are eager to help her fill in the blanks. As Mia steps into the perfect life she was living before her accident, she should feel lucky to be alive. But she struggles to adjust, lost for words around people she is meant to know and love, grasping for clues about who she really is. 

And as her memories slowly return, Mia realizes something is very wrong. Her neighbors are avoiding her, her emails have all been wiped, and she is haunted by the face of a woman standing by the water. Too many things just don’t seem to add up, and she begins to question those closest to her….

What if nearly drowning didn’t happen by accident? 

How does she know who to trust, when she’s not even sure she can trust herself?  

From the million-copy best-selling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this completely addictive psychological thriller will have you racing through until the final jaw-dropping twist. If you loved Gone GirlThe Girl on the Train, and The Wife Between Us, this book is for you. 

My Take:

First of all, the narrator for this audiobook is top notch. I could listen to her read all day. There were certain instances when the first person narrator had to show varying levels of emotion and this reader pulled that off like an award-winning actress.

As for the novel, it was pleasantly fast-paced while still providing the reader with plenary of character depth for the titular girl from the sea, Maya. She’s one of those characters that's easy to bond with, her lack of memory making her almost like a mirror for the reader to fall into. This bond is essential for the twist to work, and boy does that twist WORK! I’m not sure I’ve had a twist get me quite like this one did.

Overall, a great listen.

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