The American Girl: A Novel

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Can you imagine being a teenage foreign exchange student one moment, with a foster family of your own, then wake-up in a hospital the next? The way you were found causes a stir among everyone. So many questions linger, yet no answers are provided. Your memory is blank. All of it except for one: the memory of running away from something dangerous.

Quinn Perkins, an American foreign exchange student, becomes the victim of her memory loss. She is given a camera to help jog her memory – she must record everything as her memories return. The media and public are anxious to solve the case of her missing foster family and all fingers are pointed at Quinn. A journalist, Molly Swift, soon becomes Quinn’s only ally throughout the case and volunteers to help solve the mystery. But can she find them before it’s too late and is she protecting a real victim or perpetrator? The American Girl by Kate Horsley is mysterious, thrilling, and highly entertaining.

The American Girl is so much like Gone Girl. And I am not just saying that. The suspense and deep plot speak volumes. I was instantly pulled into the story and stayed because of the characterization of Quinn. The story is fast-paced and readers will experience different characters’ perspectives. This adds to the drama and intensity of the danger looming ahead. The truth is there, yet so hard to reach. Once it’s found, everything falls together to unleash the devastating reality of what actually transpired. The how and why of it kept me on the edge of my seat. I was deeply entranced with this magnificent tale and I highly recommend it to readers everywhere. Kate Horsley is indeed a talented writer.

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Author Kate Horsley
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
Publish Date 2016-08-02
ISBN 9780062438515 Buy this Book
Issue August 2016
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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