The Red Girl by Luke Walker
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (289 pages)
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Sunflower
Geri Paulson killed herself ten years ago. Now her friends are about to discover why.
It’s been ten years since Geri Paulson’s suicide tore her away from her five closest friends and destroyed their friendship. Now her friends’ questions about her death will be answered. They’ve returned to their hometown in a desperate attempt to find out the truth of why she killed herself. But something more than grief haunts them. Geri has returned. And she’s not alone.
Trapped in a nightmare version of their town, Geri’s friends must run, hide, and kill to uncover the truth behind the terrible secret she kept from them. If they succeed, then they might have a chance against the evil that destroyed Geri. They might be able to bury it before it buries them.
But if they fail, Geri’s hell will be their new home.
Can you define hell? You could ask any person, in fact, ask multiple people, and they most likely would give you various answers. In The Red Girl, a group of friends looking for answers could be facing their own version of hell.
One tragic death sent these friends scattered about. Though they've moved on in their lives, one thing is a constant--the unanswered question why? With that lingering thought in their minds, it's time to confront the past and learn the truth.
Each feels as if they're losing their mind. The horror of the reality makes them rethink everything they've ever known. Stu, Karen, Mick, Andy. And a few others. All connected.
Mr. Walker's story is haunting and terrifying. It has all the elements a great horror/thriller should. There were times where it was hard to follow along, but other than that, I couldn't tear my eyes away. I was all sorts of spooked and expected something to jump out at me. The plot captivated and kept me on the edge. This is a "get up and make sure all your doors are locked" type of book. It takes your breath away and keeps tension on the rise. There were many surprises I never expected. The moment I thought I had things figured out, the author changed it up for an even bigger something I never saw coming.
Overall, the story is riveting, and keeps the pace steady. Through each character's point of view, readers are taken on a wild journey towards the truth. The Red Girl gets under your skin and the goosebumps spreading. If you're not afraid, hurry and get a copy of this story!