Book Review: My Girl by Jack Jordan

my girlSynopsis from goodreads

Paige Dawson: the mother of a murdered child and wife to a dead man.

She has nothing left to live for… until she finds her husband’s handgun hidden in their house.

Why did Ryan need a gun? What did he know about their daughter’s death?

Desperate for the truth, Paige begins to unearth her husband’s secrets.

But she has no idea who she is up against, or that her life isn’t hers to gamble – she belongs to me.


This was quite a fast read. The narration is easy to follow and I was able to read the whole book in just one sitting. My Girl by Jack Jordan is narrated in three main sections. The main narrator is the protagonist, Paige. We start off the story from the time when she lost her husband, years after losing her daughter (as indicated in the blurb). We get to see Paige struggles  after the death of her loved ones. Her actions then are bizarre and downright destructive although it was easy to sympathize with her. At the same time, there was some mystery building in the background.

I really liked how Jack Jordan was able to do this. Paige is such a flawed character that her actions bring doubt in the story. I couldn’t tell what was real and what wasn’t. This was definitely well done and that is one of the reasons why the first section of the book was my favorite part of the whole book.

There is a second narrator who is introduced in the second part. However, the identity of this narrator is part of the biggest twist in this book so I can’t really say who the narrator is. The level of deception in the narrative is revealed in this section.  The antagonist is also introduced here and this is where things became very uncomfortable for me. The final section sort of brought all characters together and wrapped things up. It contained the two main narrations by Paige and the second narrator.

My Girl by Jack Jordan is the kind of book that will appeal to many readers. The writing is superb. The descriptions are so vivid that it was easy for me to get drawn into the narrative. The pacing is also quite fast from the first page to the last one. In addition, it is one of those books that don’t leave readers with too many questions at the end.

Final Thoughts

Okay, so I always feel bad when a book has so many wonderful reviews but I just don’t like it as much. This one was a five star rating for most readers but not for me. I do enjoy a good psychological thriller but this was way too dark for me. It was twisted but in a way that made it tough for me to read. However, with all the many wonderful reviews around, the story-line seemed to work for others readers. So give it a try and see how you feel about it.

anything for her

I have heard so many great things about the author so I am already on his second book. I am currently reading his first book, Anything for Her which so far is proving to be quite interesting.

A special thank you NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

About the Book

  • Title: My Girl
  • Author: Jack Jordan
  • Paperback, 240 pages
  • Published July 4th 2016 by JJP