Book Review

WHITE OUT by Danielle Girard (Out 8/1/2020)

Publication Date: 8/1/2020

Rating: 4 / 5

I received a complimentary digital galley of WHITE OUT by Danielle Girard for an honest review. Thank you to Netgalley, Thomas & Mercer and Danielle Girard for the chance to read and review!

WHITE OUT begins with a woman waking up in the wake of a car accident. She awakens next to a man she doesn’t recognize and she comes to realize she doesn’t even recognize herself. She has vague recollections of bible verses, other phrases and images, but she doesn’t even know her own name until she finds the name Lily on her ID.

Elsewhere a woman’s body is found in a dumpster behind a bar and she too is initially unknown. The bar’s owner Iver is suspected and due to migraines and drinking he isn’t entirely sure where he was when the murder occurred. Kylie is the detective on the case, though as the only woman she seems to have her work cut out for her among her male colleagues.

I really enjoyed this book and I flew through it even though I was reading this is the height of the COVID-19 distraction in early April. We get the story from three different perspectives, Lily, Kylie and Iver and I enjoyed the different POVs. These characters have a lot of challenges against them and darkness in their past which is well portrayed as it colors their present.

The mystery at the core of WHITE OUT kept me hooked and the author managed to surprise me with several of the twists. Unreliable narrators can be a bit hit or miss for me, but I thought that the way these characters dealt with physical and mental trauma worked well with the story to keep me guessing.

I definitely recommend this one to the thriller fans and those looking to read something with some chills in the midst of summer! This was my first novel by Danielle Girard, but I will be reading more! WHITE OUT is out on August 1, 2020!

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