#82 — Girl in the Dark: A Novel

Girl in the Dark: A Novel by Marion Pauw
Rating: 3/5
  • A young man who was an apprenticed baker is in jail because he was convicted of murdering his neighbor and neighbor’s daughter. A single mom and high-powered lawyer has to defend a sleazy pedo. The narratives converge
  • A lot of hints are dropped throughout the book; it’s not that hard to guess where it’s headed or how it’s going to end. It’s not rocket science, but there is a definite science/formula to writing mystery/suspense novels that apparently is adhered to even outside of the US (the author is from the Netherlands)
  • Despite being formulaic, there is a reason why authors stick to the formula and depend on it time and time again– because readers keep coming back for more