If you love psychological thrillers, put Nina Laurin’s Girl Last Seen on your reading list. I could not put this book down – before I knew it I was 100 pages in as soon as I started it.
You learn early in Girl Last Seen that Lainey, the main character, was kidnapped at age 10. While you assume she suffered some sort of abuse, you realize just how much assault and abuse she endured little by little throughout the book which completely broke my heart. Due to the trauma of her past, Lainey drowns out her feelings and emotions with pills and booze, not wanting to face the memories of what no one should have to go through, especially a child.
While at her job at a grocery store one day, she’s hanging up “Missing Child” signs out front where one in particular stops her in her tracks. Eight year old Olivia Shaw has gone missing and Olivia looks like the spinning image of Lainey thirteen years ago.
Although she doesn’t know how, Lainey just knows her kidnapper is linked to Olivia Shaw – and she has to find out how.
In almost every chapter there’s dark twists and heartbreaking turns that I did not see coming, and left me guessing until the very end. I would definitely recommend Nina Laurin’s Girl Last Seen if you’re looking for a gripping thriller that’s both very suspenseful and an easy read to top it off.