The year is early, but The Broken Girls by Simone St. James is by far the best novel I’ve read in 2019 so far.
This is not your typical thriller, and I should point out that The Broken Girls has three elements that I enjoy in all novels, regardless of genre: a dual timeline, a creepy supernatural element, and journalists.
When authors like St. James do it correctly, the supernatural element does not impact the core plot events or explain a twist in the story, but rather adds to the tone and setting. And a story that features characters across two timelines who intersect in a thrilling, engaging climax and denouement, is right up my alley.
Both of these elements are masterfully inserted into this murder mystery whose main character, and her father, are journalists.Continue reading “Book review: The Broken Girls by Simone St. James”