The Girlfriend by Sarah J. Naughton [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: The Girlfriend

Author: Sarah J. Naughton

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

Publish Date: March 6, 2018

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 3/5

The Girlfriend by Sarah Naughton


The perfect brother. The perfect boyfriend. The perfect lie.

Mags doesn’t believe her brother’s fall was an accident. In that forty-foot stairwell, he didn’t just slip over the edge.

But there is only one witness, Jody, the girlfriend grieving at his bedside.

Which is another story Mags doesn’t believe.

Because Jody likes telling stories, and this may be her most twisted one yet.

As Mags begins to unearth the secrets hidden in her brother’s wake, she finds she isn’t just looking for the truth. For Mags, this is more than a simple tragedy. This is an opportunity for revenge.

The Girlfriend by Sarah Naughton


Mags is notified that her estranged brother is in a coma. The police suspect a suicide attempt, but Mags isn’t convinced. Her brother’s girlfriend seems to be holding something back, and Mags is determined to discover what really happened.

The Girlfriend is a complicated thriller with dark themes. Loved the setting of the converted church. It set the perfect atmosphere for the story. The characters were complex, but not exactly likable. While I enjoyed the setting and complex characters, I felt the story to be a bit disjointed and confusing with the layered timelines and alternating viewpoints.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books by Sarah J. Naughton:
  1. The Girlfriend
  2. The Other Couple
  3. The Mothers
  4. The Festival

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