The Prized Girl by Amy K Green is a marvellous contemporary psychological murder suspense that had my heart racing.
The action has two distinct time periods – before and after the murder – from the point of view of the victim and her sister. The elder sister tries to piece together the truth but sometimes the truth is buried by so many lies. Some amateur sleuthing enables the reader to join the clues together – I failed, again, to predict the outcome!
There are the difficult themes of preying on the young and vulnerable, blackmail and abusing ones position of authority. There is a merry go round of abuse that never ceases.
Family dynamics are explosive as a controlling family member loses their power and love turns to hate.
The Prized Girl was a totally thrilling read that I could not put down. I read with my heart in my mouth to the end. It was marvellous and well planned out. Amy K Green is a new author to me. I hope to read more by her.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.