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Book Review: The Girl from the Sea by Shalini Boland

the girl from the seaSynopsis from goodreads

A chilling suspense story of wounded hearts and dark secrets.

Washed up on the beach, she can’t remember who she is. She can’t even remember her name. Turns out, she has an idyllic life – friends and family eager to fill in the blanks.

But why are they lying to her? What don’t they want her to remember?

When you don’t even know who you are, how do you know who to trust?


The Girl from the Sea by Shalini Boland tells the story of a woman who wakes up at a beach with no memory about who she is or why she is even on the beach. The story starts with her search for identity. We get to experience the events from her perspective as she begins a journey of trying to put together the pieces of her life. It’s a scary process for the protagonist who doesn’t even recognize her own face and has to rely on other people to give her details about her own life.

The author takes us through the journey with the girl. We get to find out details about her life at the same time that she does. It was interesting to try and determine whether people were deceiving her or being honest. The author does this very well by creating doubts in the mind of readers. There were also other clues based on how people acted towards her. I tried to guess their real relationships before the amnesia but it was hard.

And then the biggest twist!

 I didn’t see it coming. I thought I knew where the story was going but something happened that threw the whole narrative into a whole new direction. I assumed that the identity of the bad guy was pretty obvious but boy was I wrong! The twist led to a brilliant, unexpected ending. The type of endings all fans of thrillers love!

The Girl from the Sea by Shalini Boland is one of the best psychological thrillers that I have ever read this year. I have never read an amnesiac thriller before so I found the angle to pretty intriguing. It is the kind of story that will take you on a roller-coaster ride. It will get you making the wrong guesses and liking the wrong people before throwing huge twists at you. I recommend this book to all fans of psychological thrillers. It is short and captivating and I bet it will make a great read for everyone who enjoys these kinds of books.

About the Book

  • Title: The Girl from the Sea
  • Author: Shalini Boland
  • Kindle Edition, 306 pages
  • Published June 9th 2016 by Adrenalin Books
  • My Rating: 5 STARS!

10 comments on “Book Review: The Girl from the Sea by Shalini Boland

  1. ahouseofbooks
    July 31, 2016

    Going to check this one out – sounds great!

    • Diana
      August 1, 2016

      If you enjoy psychological thrillers then I definitely recommend this one.

  2. martinarg
    July 31, 2016

    Great review! Soubds very intriguing 🙂

    • Diana
      August 1, 2016

      Thanks and yes it is:-)

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  4. Yvo
    August 1, 2016

    Great review! I definitely can’t wait to start reading The Girl From The Sea now… It sounds like a book I would love as well. 🙂

    • Diana
      August 4, 2016

      I look forward to your review. I really hope that you will enjoy it as much as I did:-)

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