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.Continue reading