The Liars Girl

The Liars Girl Will Hurley Was An Attractive, Charming, And Impressive Student At Dublin S Elite St John S College And Ireland S Most Prolific Serial Killer Having Stalked His Four Young Victims, He Drowned Them In The Muddy Waters Of The Grand Canal Sentenced To Life Imprisonment When He Was Just Nineteen, Will Is Locked Away In The City S Central Psychiatric Hospital.Freshman Alison Smith Moved To The Big Smoke To Enrol In St John S And Soon Fell Hard For Will Hurley Her World Bloomed And Then Imploded When Liz, Her Best Friend, Became The Latest Victim Of The Canal Killer And The Canal Killer Turned Out To Be The Boy Who D Been Sleeping In Her Bed Alison Fled To The Netherlands And, In Ten Years, Has Never Once Looked Back.When A Young Woman S Body Is Found In The Grand Canal, Garda Detectives Visit Will To See If He Can Assist Them In Solving What Looks Like A Copycat Killing Instead, Will Tells Them He Has Something New To Confess But There S Only One Person He S Prepared To Confess It To The Last Thing Alison Wants Is To Be Pulled Back Into The Past She S Worked So Hard To Leave Behind Reluctantly, She Returns To The City She Hasn T Set Foot In For Than A Decade To Face The Man Who Murdered The Woman She Was Supposed To Become.Only To Discover That, Until Now, Will Has Left Out The Worst Part Of All I feel really lucky that I was able to buddy read this book with my sister Irina not everyone shares similar tastes with family members, but thankfully we both love to read the same novels I don t think we expected to fly through this one so quickly, but neither one of us could put it down The Liar s Girl is truly a compulsive, addicting read, the type where it doesn t even matter if the big twist s fool you because the journey to the end was so much important than the conclusion of the story That s not to say I didn t appreciate how everything wrapped up, but I found myself grateful that the author was concerned with engaging the reader throughout than throwing a Hail Mary by trying to obtain one whopper of a shocking twist He can t let her go by herself And he won t, because he s a gentleman A gentleman who doesn t let young girls walk home alone from parties when they ve been drinking enough to forget their coat, bag, and he lifts the flap on the little velvet envelope, checks inside keys, college ID and phone too And he wants to make sure Jen knows that Mr Nice Guy, he calls himself He hopes she will too I feel like I should be a bit tight lipped on the plot here, but I really enjoyed how this one was structured The flipping between past and present POV of Alison was brilliant while I
The Liar s Girl was my introduction to Catherine Ryan Howard The description of this novel really had me intrigued.Alison Smith was a student at St John s when she met Will Hurley They had been dating for nine months and she was very happy with him.until the day he was arrested for killing four women One of them was Alison s best friend, Liz.Alison left Ireland right after Will was arrested, and hasn t been back since She put that time in her life out of her mind So she s completely surprised when she opens her door to see two detectives from Dublin standing on her doorstep Alison recognizes one of the detectives right away She quickly realizes that there is only one reason Irish detectives would be at her door.WillShe asks them why they are there They ask her if she s seen the news and she tells them she hasn t We found a body, Shaw said in the Grand Canal Nineteen year old girl A student at St John s Apparently, Will says he has information that could help them but he won t tell them what the information is Alison is ba
I was so pleased to be given the opportunity to read this advanced arc by Catherine Ryan Howard I heard raving reviews about Catherine s debut novel so I was excited to be able to experience this author The Liar s girl is a slow building psychological thriller that grabs you by your feet and keeps you running The premise of this novel is what any mystery suspense fan LIVES for Allison is a freshman at Dublin University where she meets her handsome and charming boyfriend Will Hurley Will confesses to killing 5 women and is known as the Canal Killer One of the 5 women that is killed is Allison and Will s friend Liz How could Allison s charming and sweet lover kill her best friend Allison s world is turned literally upside down she escapes her past as her boyfriend Will is imprisoned for life in the city s Central Psychiatric Hospital.Of course our past always comes back to haunt us 10 years later a woman s body is found in the Canal River but Will is in a psychiatric hospital The Garda ask for Will s he
This book exists And that is fucking it Okay Here s the blurb of this book When a young woman s body is found in the Grand Canal, Garda detectives visit convicted serial killer Will Hurley to see if he can assist them in solving what looks like a copycat killing Instead, Will tells them he has something new to confess but there s only one person he s prepared to confess it to Reluctantly, ex girlfriend Alison returns to the city she hasn t set foot in for than a decade to face the man who murdered the woman she was supposed to become. Sounds psychological, right Sounds vaguely like Silence of the Lambs, hm Sounds like an interesting character exploration right Well no This is completely plot driven with barely any character interest And unfortunately, the plot is just not twisty enough to hold up lacking character developments.I really wow, that, sums up half my thoughts on this mediocre ass book Okay Our lead protagonist is by no means a bad character I think in a book with some fucking awesome twists, I would ve considered her a fairly solid narrator she s realistically traumatized but not overusing alcohol constantly in that tropey unreliable narrator way I also think that the
EXCELLENT Truly loved it Liar s Girl is an absolutely fantastic read that I found compelling, intriguing and suspenseful There s nothing to not like about in this book, I found everything perfect from start to finish written by an incredibly talented author whose future books I will most certainly be reading So many books are flooding the market at the moment with over the top marketing hype but this one deserves any it receives, I feel it s by far one of the best psychological thrillers to hit the shelves lately.Freshman Alison Smith soon falls for fellow student Will Hurley after enrolling at St Johns College, Dublin Her world was blooming until her best friend Liz falls victim to the Canal Killer , who turns out to be none other than her boyfriend Will Fleeing to the Netherlands, Alison doesn t look back and spends the next ten years trying to forget Will and the murders However, when a young woman s body is fished out of the canal with similarities to the original canal murders, detectives believe Will can help solve the latest killing Will though will only talk to one person Alison, can she return from the Netherlands to speak to him after all these years and what information cou
Allison hadn t been back to Dublin ever since her best friend was killed and her boyfriend convicted of her murder and others The press called him the canal killer, and all the girls had been students at St Johns, where Allison and Will were young students in love Now though, girls from the school are one again being murdered and the Garda contacts Allison, bringing her back to Dublin, asking her to talk to Will, and see if he has any information to share.A slow moving storyline, but that was not what kept me from rating this higher I just never really felt the connection between Will and Allison, ne
4 clever, intriguing stars to The Liar s Girl The Liar s Girl has an original premise Will Hurley is a serial killer who has been placed in a psychiatric hospital instead of a prison One of his victims was his college girlfriend s best friend A copycat murder occurs ten years later, while he s in the hospital, and Will will only tell what he knows to that ex I found The Liar s Girl addictive, engaging, and slowly building No huge twists were thrown at me, but it managed to hold my interest throughout The book is centered around its characters than a quickly moving plot, and I liked that Allison is a character to love, and Will is as creepy as they come Cutting myself off here bec
This book begins slowly, but stick around Slow building but gripping with a little bit of a creep factor, it leaves you guessing the entire read I was expecting to be surprised by the ending, but had some theories I was wrong I love being wrong The story shifts from the past to the present the present Alison is a woman who has tried her best to leave her past behind She moved to the Netherlands from Ireland ten years ago, desperate to escape public scrutiny and judgement She never really did anything wrong, but when you re the ex of a serial killer people talk Ten years ago, she was just a young woman in love with a charming, handsome guy She had no idea she was in love with a murderer Ten years later, it s beginning again Young ladies are being stalked and drowned in the Grand Canal Yet the Canal Killer, Will Hurley, has been locked up for the last decade The similarities to the crimes cannot be ignored, and it isn t long before the authorities go to speak to Will Clearly he hasn t been escaping during the night and committing these terrible crimes himself, but
I give this book 4 out of 5 Thrilling Stars I really liked this book and thought it had major potential to be a 5 star in my opinion The issue I had with this book it felt like it was really slow in the beginning and felt like it took forever to get to the thrilling stuff and meat of the story.Once we get through atleast the first 60 pages or so it was quite suspenseful and thrilling The plot was great and the characterisation was good as well I also liked how unique the twists and turns of this story was.There was a lot of page turning moments and know that this story will capture a large amount of readers attention Man did some of it make me cringe I just think with the beginning it set me off a tad but definitely a book that I would reco
3.5 starsThis was an intriguing and entertaining psychological thriller with a suspenseful storyline and interesting characters I enjoyed the layout of the novel which was told in Past and Present timelines The pacing of the story was on the slow

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • The Liars Girl
  • Catherine Ryan Howard
  • English
  • 02 November 2018
  • 9781782398974