Book Review: Girl Number One by Jane Holland

Girl Number One is a thriller with an unreliable narrator that is the sole witness of her mother’s murder when she’s six-years-old. Flash forward 18 years later and she discovers a dead woman in the same spot her mother was murdered on a morning run through the woods in memory of the anniversary of her mother’s murder with a number 3 written on her forehead.

The story starts off running, in every sense of the word, and you can’t help but keep reading because you know as little as Ellie, the unreliable narrator, knows. The serial killer ends up being one of Ellie’s friends… also a relation of her mother’s murderer, who had died of cancer a handful of years ago. But this relation decided to finish what the murderer had started and targeted Ellie as his number 1.

I recommend this story for those who love a good sensational thriller. Fans of Girl on the Train may enjoy this read. My rating on goodreads: 3.5 – 4 stars

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