The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook
Published October 3rd 2017 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult Thriller
Skye Thorn has given tarot card readings for years, and now her psychic visions are helping the police find the town’s missing golden girl. It’s no challenge—her readings have always been faked, but this time she has some insider knowledge. The kidnapping was supposed to be easy—no one would get hurt and she’d get the money she needs to start a new life. But a seemingly harmless prank has turned dark, and Skye realizes the people she’s involved with are willing to kill to get what they want and she must discover their true identity before it’s too late.
Thank you, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Edelweiss, for sending me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Apologies for disappearing, I’ve come down with chickenpox so I’ve been quarantined for quite a bit. We’re also moving to a different flat, so I haven’t had much time to update.
This book was actually really good. And knowing Eileen Cook, I knew I was in for a ride with this one. She did not disappoint. I’m keeping things pretty vague as to not reveal too much going on with the plot.
Skye Thorn is a fake psychic. She reads tarot cards, and tells people what they want to hear. She does tarot readings in order to save extra cash so she can move out of town with her best friend. Desperate for more cash, Skye finds herself roped into a crime she helped set up. Using her fake psychic ability, Skye feeds clues to the police about the whereabouts of a local girl who had gone missing. They’ve had them all fooled, until something goes terribly wrong. With all communication between Skye and the kidnappers cut, she has to find a way to make herself look innocent, and find out what really did happen.
There were some references about With Malice and I thought that was really cool. The writing style was really good. It was gripping, and it was a total page turner! It had me on the edge of my seat really wanting to know what comes next. Good job with this one, Eileen. If you’re into thrillers I’d definitely recommend this along with her other book With Malice.