Friday, December 1, 2017

Blog Tour: The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook

   Hello and welcome to The Hanging Girl Blog Tour, hosted by Jean Book Nerd! Today I have for you my review of the book, as well as a giveaway. I hope you all enjoy!

The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook

Release Date: October 3rd, 2017
Read: November 5th-16th, 2017
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Series: Standalone
Format: ARC, 320 pages
Source: McNally Robinson

Description from GoodReads:

   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.


   Most people aren't the kind of people they like to think they are.
   As most of you know already,  I've made it a habit of picking up thrillers. That's how The Hanging Girl made it into my life. Of course it's also a nice perk that Eileen Cook is Canadian, so I couldn't help but be excited to pick up the book to read.

   I went into The Hanging Girl expecting a bunch of tarot card readings, and more of a psychic vibe to the novel. Obviously I knew going into the novel that the whole deal was a con for money, but I felt like the psychic readings, etc, should have been more professional of sorts. In the end the novel felt more of a chance then anything planned when it came to the psychic readings. I do not recommend going into the novel expecting anything more then a few tarot readings in the beginning of the novel and a few low key faked psychic readings.

   Besides the minor problem I had, the rest of it was a pretty planned out novel that made for an interesting read. Eileen Cook left you with a bunch of twists that had you wondering about how you didn't figure it in the first place. With experiencing two perspectives at one point of the novel, they made it all that more complicated when it came to figuring out who the murderer was and who Skye was really working with in the first place.

   Although the pace began slow, the novel, The Hanging Girl was the perfect read for someone looking for a murder mystery. Filled with twists, secrets, and deception, The Hanging Girl leaves you questioning everything and everyone until the very end.  


Favourite Quote: 

"I'm joking," She said to the group. Ah, the joking defense. The tried and true excuse for bullies everywhere.”

Recommend to People Who Enjoy: 

Young Adult, Thriller, Mystery,  Ransom, Kidnapping, Murder, New Starts

   Eileen Cook grew up in a small town in Michigan, but would go on to live in Boston and Belgium before settling in Vancouver, Canada with her husband and two very naughty dogs.
   In second grade Eileen’s teacher wrote on a homework assignment “I am sure someday you will be an author” which is a tribute to the psychic abilities of elementary school teachers, as well as Eileen penchant for making things up. While she would go on to fill endless notebooks with really bad poetry, short stories, and the occasional start to a novel, she would first go on to pursue a career as a counsellor working with individuals with catastrophic injuries and illness.
   Eileen quickly discovered that the challenge of working with real people is that they have real problems and she returned to writing where she could make her characters do what she wanted. Her first novel was published in 2008. Entertainment Weekly called her novel WITH MALICE a “seriously creepy thriller” which pretty much made her entire year.
   When not planning murder and mayhem on the computer, Eileen enjoys reading, knitting, yelling at her dogs to stop digging holes and watching hockey (which she is required to do as a new Canadian.)
Eileen is a popular speaker at conferences both in the US and in Canada, provides writing/editorial coaching, and is a mentor/instructor for the Simon Fraser University The Writer’s Studio.
   Eileen lives in Vancouver with her husband and two very naughty dogs and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else. 


1 Winner will receive a Signed Copy of THE HANGING GIRL by Eileen Cook.

   Thank you so much for stopping by my spot on the tour! I hope you all enjoyed my post and continue on with the tour! Don't forget to click the banner for links to the rest of the tour!

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