One morning, everything changes…
A gripping novella with an awesome twist.
Tom Cheever is an IT specialist, a recovering alcoholic, and a single dad. Molly, his ten-year-old daughter is his whole life. But one ordinary morning, Tom discovers that Molly’s not in her room.
Police are called, a search party goes out, and Tom, already struggling with staying sober, finds himself coming undone. As hours become days without any sign of Molly, everyone she knows is called into question, including Tom himself.
As he tries to desperately piece together what could’ve happened, Tom realises that nothing is quite as it seems. Will Molly be found in time? Or will Tom have to face the rest of his life not knowing what happened to little girl?
I picked up Good Girl Gone by K T Finch as my interest was piqued by the book description, if I had looked a little more closely I would have realised it was a novella. Now I’m not normally a fan of short stories, I’m going to state the obvious here and admit I find them well short! I like to get a feel for the characters, which you often don’t get with a short story and they often feel rushed or the conclusion falls short, but never the less I decided to persevere.
Good Girl Gone starts off really well Ten year old Molly goes missing during the night and her recovering alcoholic father comes immediately under suspicion. The first half of this novella started off really well and I had high hopes for it, but unfortunately the second half let it down, it felt rushed and I pretty much guessed the ending so there were no big surprises or twists.
The author manages to pack a lot in, and there is some character development but not enough for me to invest in the characters. Although I was slightly disappointed with this short story, if it had been longer and the author had built on the suspense it could have been a really good read. I do like KT Finch style of writing and I would certainly be tempted to pick up full length novel by this author.