They say when you undergo a traumatic event along with someone, a bond is formed. A bond strong enough to tie the survivors together. Every disaster we’ve witnessed has shown proof of this.
The Surviving Girls is about two girls who’ve, for lack of a better word, survived. They went to college and were in a sorority, a sisterhood. But due to one horrific event in their lives, they are now co-dependent. They’ve got each other’s backs and they are good by themselves.
Over a decade ago, Lei Zhang let her boyfriend into her room. He beat her up after sex and then ended up slaughtering her sorority sisters. Only two survived, Lei and Emma. Lei jumped out her window, while Emma hid behind a couch. Years later and they are now helping solve crimes. Lei is now helping people find dead bodies with the help of her cadaver dog, Saul. Emma, closeted within the fortress of her home, helps find people with the help of computers.
This book, The Surviving Girls, was all about rebuilding a life. The way Lei and Emma got on after that incident. But it doesn’t stop there. Twelve years later and there are a few girls murdered in the same manner and they belonged to the same sorority. Lei and Emma are alerted and they have been asked to help the investigating officers. Is it a copycat who is doing this or was there an accomplice who has come out of the woods twelve years later? A lot of questions come up, and they get answered as the investigation progresses in The Surviving Girls.
What did I like about The Surviving Girls – the plot, of course! The characters, especially Emma and Lei, their determination to survive and help others. I did feel the pace of The Surviving Girls could have been better. Nonetheless, it was a quick read. You can finish it off in one weekend.
Go ahead and pick it up.
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The Surviving Girls by Katee Robert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars