"This is one of my favourite books I’ve read this year... I can’t praise it enough... The real stand out for this was the writing and the character voice." ~ The Moonlight Library
"The writing in The Wrong Girl was beautiful. There were so many quotes that I wanted to write down, and keep... The world building, and the plot drew me in from the get go, and didn’t falter until the last sentence." ~ Books For A Delicate Eternity
"This was one fantastic read! A really fascinating story which I couldn't put down, so this is easily a 5 stars." ~ Tea Party Princess
It's customary for Gothic romance novels to include a mysterious girl locked in the attic. Hannah Smith just wishes she wasn't that girl. As a narcoleptic and the companion to an earl's daughter with a strange affliction of her own, Hannah knows she's lucky to have a roof over her head and food in her belly when so many orphans starve on the streets. Yet freedom is something Hannah longs for. She did not, however, want her freedom to arrive in the form of kidnapping.
Taken by handsome Jack Langley to a place known as Freak House, she finds herself under the same roof as a mad scientist, his niece, a mute servant and Jack, a fire starter with a mysterious past. They assure Hannah she is not a prisoner and that they want to help her. The problem is, they think she's the earl's daughter. What will they do when they discover they took the wrong girl?
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
When I set out to write the Freak House series, I wanted to put my own spin on the Gothic novels of the Victorian era. I've always loved their creepiness, the secrets, and the romance too, but I wanted to see the story from the perspective of the character that is often present but never the heroine - the girl kept in the attic.
I hope you'll enjoy this trilogy as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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The Wrong Girl
I’ve been looking for something different and unpredictable to read lately. The Wrong Girl is different but it lacks the depth in the characters and the plot. That made the story very predictable and I’m disappointed about that. To build up suspense, one needs to lay hints along the way of story telling, not simply showing the readers a girl with temper who was suspicious of everyone around her.
Overall, 4/5 for the idea.
Love this book.
The Wrong Girl
1Y. The Wrong Girl 6/10
Free iBook. First in a trilogy. Not asking the obvious important questions when they have opportunity is repeated fatal storyline flaw. Hannah is kidnapped after spending her first 18 years locked in the attic with the Earl's daughter Violet, who spontaneously and uncontrollably starts fires. Hannah herself suffers from narcolepsy (falls suddenly sleep in times of stress). She is very attracted to Jake who is also a fire starter, and it turns out she is actually the fire starter, but everyone lied to her about it. Why does Mr Langley and his ex-business partner want her? Story doesn't end. Meh.