Book Review: The Other Girl – Erica Spindler

This is was one fast paced story!
I loved the flashbacks throughout the story. They helped put the story together and made this book a book I wanted to finish in one setting.
Although it got dark at some points, there was always some light at the end of the tunnel. Some bestselling mystery’s like The Girl On A Train or Gone Girl (where does this fascinations with the word ‘girl’ come from?) got way to dark for me. They made me feel depressed while reading the book. But this book got the amount of bitterness and darkness just right.
I was pleasantly surprised by the romance. It is good to finally read a mystery or a thriller where the romance isn’t all screwed up or where the partner is mentally unstable. It almost seemed like a mystery novel couldn’t be a good novel without the main character falling in love with a bad guy/girl. Thank you for restoring my faith in the mystery novels!
It is much more a mystery than a thriller. It was never scary so for me it actually isn’t a thriller. I think I would have liked this book a little bit more if it had some more tension. I don’t mean it was a boring book. On the contrary, it started right in the middle of the action. It didn’t have the first one hundred pages of pure boredom that most books in this genre have.
The characters had brains. They were good at their jobs and they never stated the obvious. Or weren’t completely surprised by the most normal things.
This book is definitely worth a place next to bestsellers like Gone Girl Or A girl on a train.

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