The Girl Who Lived
by Christopher Greyson
My rating: 5 stars
Publisher: Greyson Media; 1 edition (November 4, 2017)
Publication Date: November 4, 2017
Genre: Suspense | Thriller
Print Length: 329 pages
Available from: Amazon
Ten years ago, four people were brutally murdered. One girl lived.
No one believes her story.
The police think she’s crazy.
Her therapist thinks she’s suicidal.
Everyone else thinks she’s a dangerous drunk.
They’re all right—but did she see the killer?
As the anniversary of the murders approaches, Faith Winters is released from the psychiatric hospital and yanked back to the last spot on earth she wants to be—her hometown where the slayings took place. Wracked by the lingering echoes of survivor’s guilt, Faith spirals into a black hole of alcoholism and wanton self-destruction. Finding no solace at the bottom of a bottle, Faith decides to track down her sister’s killer—and then discovers that she’s the one being hunted.
How can one woman uncover the truth when everyone’s a suspect—including herself?
The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson
She was just a child, but the nightmare she witnessed and survived was the end of the innocence of Faith Winters and only the beginning of ten years of living hell. Dark, mysterious and edgy, THE GIRL WHO LIVED by Christopher Greyson is a tale of guilt, deceit and borderline insanity for Faith, because as if surviving the deaths of her father, sister, best friend and best friend’s mother wasn’t horrific enough for a young teen, having her own mother profit at her expense and new found infamy could drive anyone to the edge. Ten years of institutions, doctors and drowning herself in alcohol to numb the pain, wouldn’t help, either. Faith knew she had to find who killed her family, if only to prove to herself that it wasn’t her.
It was when she moved back to her childhood town that she started seeing the Ratman, the man she saw all those years ago, the man she hid from under a log for four hours, the man no one believes exists. Hallucinations? Drunken illusions? Who can Faith trust? Who will believe in her? So far, she is alone, so far only the FBI agent says she will help, but she never does…leaving Faith lost in the vortex of the terror that resides in her mind, of the truth she knows is out there, if only someone would have her back…if only they would see her as more than THE GIRL WHO LIVED.
Christopher Greyson’s dark journey runs at breakneck speeds, so hang on for those sharp turns and beware of those who haunt the shadows, because people are dying and things are happening and they all point back to Faith and Faith has nowhere to hide when the secrets all around her start closing in...
I had to do a balancing act on the edge of my seat for this one! Wickedly twisted, terrifyingly dark, like running through a monster-filled maze alone, when the lights go out and that next turn is a dead end. Christopher Grayson has just made my “Authors to read when I want to be up all night,” list!
I received an ARC edition from Greyson Media. This is my voluntary review!