The Girl With No Past by Kathryn Croft. Review

The Girl With No Past is the last of Kathryn’s currently published books that I have read and I loved it just as much as her others. Filled with suspense and Kathryn’s signature terrific twist, once again I found myself unable to put it down.

2014: Leah lives a simple life, she has a job at her local library, a simple home filled with more books than furniture and a volunteering position at the local library. But Leah is missing many things, like friendship, relationships and somewhere to truly call home. Because Leah is punishing herself, she believes that the horrors of her past mean she must live a frugal, simple life, devoid of happiness because she doesn’t deserve it.

2000: Leah and her boyfriend Adam and their friends Imogen and Corey are looking forward to a summer free of exams, school and overbearing parents. But Adam is the only one who doesn’t seem happy, he hates their teacher Miss Hollis with a passion bordering on obsession and it’s beginning to make Leah feel uncomfortable.

But now, somebody is stalking Leah, sending her emails, turning up at her house and moving things while she’s sleeping. Turning her new found friends against her. Leah begins investigating with the help of her friend Ben but before she can find the stalker, the stalker finds her.

The Girl With No Past is so tense and I really thought I’d worked out the twist this time but I couldn’t have been more wrong! Leah is a character who it easy to feel compassion for, despite her past, I think the title may be meant as irony because I feel that Leah really was a good person despite everything. Another unforgettable read.

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