Monday, October 23, 2017

The Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard

Rating: 1-Star

Summary on Goodreads.

Available Febryart 27, 2018 on Amazon

"Will Hurley was an attractive, charming, and impressive student at Dublin's elite St. John's College-and Ireland's most prolific serial killer. Having stalked his four young victims, he drowned them in the muddy waters of the Grand Canal. Sentenced to life imprisonment when he was just nineteen, Will is locked away in the city's Central Psychiatric Hospital..." [+ more]

So Will has been in prison for 10 years for being a serial killer. Now, women have started to turn up dead in the same manner. A copycat, an accomplice? Will says he has information to give but he will only give it to Alison, his girlfriend 10 years ago. Alison. after the necessary I-dont-want-to-go speech goes to see him. So now Alison gets involved in the investigation and obviously (being smarter than the police) solves the murders.

I didn't like anything about these characters. The story is divided between "Alison Then" and "Alison Now". I didn't care at all for past Alison and how the last thing she told her friend Liz was "fuck off" and next thing you know Liz got killed by the serial killer who might or might not be Will (Alison's boyfriend at the time).

And what was that important information Will had to share and would only tell Alison? "I'm innocent. Help me prove it." Ohhh it took you 10 years man! After that Will is out of the story.

So Will goes to jail for confessing to a crime he didn't commit. He was not the serial killer but said he was because 1) the prosecutor adviced him to plea guilty, 2) he thought nobody was going to believe him (because all the evidence pointed to him, and 3) his parents just wanted to get it over with. Ouch! Yes, let me say I did it so life can go on.

As always the police are idiots and Alison figured out who the real slim shady killer was.

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this title.