Thank you to the author, Danielle Girard, for gifting me a copy of her new book WHITE OUT.
“After surviving a car accident on an icy road in Hagen, North Dakota, Lily Baker regains consciousness with no idea where or who she is. Scattered Bible verses and the image of a man lying in a pool of blood haunt her memory.
The same night of the accident, a young woman is murdered and tossed in a dumpster. Kylie Milliard, Hagen’s only detective, doesn’t immediately recognize the victim, but Kylie soon discovers that Lily and the dead woman share a dark past…if only Lily could remember what it was.
Lily and Kylie both want answers. But Kylie has to play by the book. Lily has to play it safe. And the more Lily learns about her identity, the more she fears the truth.”
This book had me hooked from the very first chapter. I was incredibly intrigued as to where this storyline would be going and have always been a bit interested in the storylines following characters who have lost their memories. Plus, there was an additional storyline pertaining to Lily that gave me the creeps. I wanted to know more and I needed to know what really happened to Lily, what occurred in her past and why she had lost her memory.
Besides Lily, I was also perplexed by the two other characters and found an immense amount of satisfaction as each chapter flipped between the three people. I have always loved a book with multiple character viewpoints because I think you gain so much more from the story and I love when thriller’s offer this perspective. It keeps me flipping through the pages, hungry for more information.
I will say that I was a bit confused at the ending and had to go back to read a few of the chapters again as I wanted to have a firm grasp on the cumulation of events. However, once I had the chance to reread a few of the chapters, I was completely surprised by the twist at the end. I definitely did not see that coming.
If you’re looking for a sit on the edge of your seat, biting your nails, holding your breath and trying to figure out where the author is leading her readers, then this is the book for you. It was fast-paced and well thought out. This was my first book by Danielle Girard and I certainly hope it won’t be my last.
WHITE OUT will be published on August 1, 2020, but is available to pre-order now or through the Amazon First Reads program.