The Girl in the Moon by Terry Goodkind
Skyhorse Publishing: 3/20/18
eBook review copy; 488 pages
The Girl in the Moon by Terry Goodkind is a so-so violent thriller.
Angela Constantine considers herself to be a girl who was born broken.
Her mother was an addict who would do anything to get a plethora of
illegal drugs. While her grandparents were protective and loving when
they were alive, she spent most of her time with her strung-out mother
and the abusive scum that hung around their trailer. She escaped as soon
as she could and Angela has made a private life for herself with a
Angela has been born with the ability to recognize killers by looking
into their eyes. Not only does she recognize their capacity for
violence, she also knows who they killed and how they did it. She uses
this secret ability to take revenge on men who victimize women, by
killing them first.
The first thing any prospective reader needs to know immediately is that
this is an over-the-top bloody, graphically violent novel that features
multiple rape scenes. This was almost a Did Not Finish, a very rare
event for me. I set it aside more than once, asking myself how much more
violence and rape could I put up with in order to finish the story.
Angela has no redeeming qualities. Okay, maybe just one, she loved her
grandparents. The writing is uninspired and flat. The only reason I kept
reading was I wanted to know how her ability to identify killers was
going to be tied into fighting terrorism.
My review copy was courtesy of the publisher/author.
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