Christmas Awards 2011

Sunday, 20 September 2015

The Girl Without a Name

The Girl Without a Name by Sandra Block

Publisher: Grand Central

September 2015

ISBN: 978-1-4555-8377-5

Pages: 368

Contemporary, Suspense with some Romantic elements

Buffalo, New York

Dr. Zoe Goldman is having an ordinary day or what passes for one in the psych ward when a highly unusual case arrives.  Wandering on the streets of Buffalo in a catatonic state is a young African American girl that was brought in by police. Zoe’s treatment is the last hope to discover the girl’s identity when all the leads have been exhausted and no one has come forward to claim her.

Zoe takes matters into her own hands to track down Jane Doe’s family and piece together their checkered history when drugs prove ineffective and medical science seems to be failing. Zoe finds monsters hiding where they are least expected as she unearths their secrets. Before it is too late Zoe has to solve the mystery. Someone is trying to make sure that this young girl never remembers.

This is an amazing story that keeps the reader guessing just what happened to Jane Doe.  As the different threads of the story pull together it makes for a story that is very hard to forget.  The characters move the story along at a fast pace and seeing Zoe as she races to find the truth before it is too late provides a book that is very hard to put down.  The characters come alive for the reader with every word that is read.  For readers that enjoy suspense books this is definitely one to check out.  This one keeps the twists and turns coming and they don’t stop until the very end. 

I give this one 5 red roses


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