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Everyone Knows The Story Of The Girl From Widow Hills Arden Maynor Was Just A Child When She Was Swept Away While Sleepwalking During A Terrifying Rainstorm And Went Missing For Days Strangers And Friends, Neighbors And Rescue Workers, Set Up Search Parties And Held Vigils, Praying For Her Safe Return Against All Odds, She Was Found, Alive, Clinging To A Storm Drain The Girl From Widow Hills Was A Living Miracle Arden S Mother Wrote A Book Fame Followed Fans And Fan Letters, Creeps, And Stalkers And Every Year, The Anniversary It All Became Too Much As Soon As She Was Old Enough, Arden Changed Her Name And Disappeared From The Public EyeNow A Young Woman Living Hundreds Of Miles Away, Arden Goes By Olivia She S Managed To Stay Off The Radar For The Last Few Years But With The Twentieth Anniversary Of Her Rescue Approaching, The Media Will Inevitably Renew Its Interest In Arden Where Is She Now Soon Olivia Feels Like She S Being Watched And Begins Sleepwalking Again, Like She Did Long Ago, Even Waking Outside Her Home Until Late One Night She Jolts Awake In Her Yard At Her Feet Is The Corpse Of A Man She Knows From Her Previous Life, As Arden MaynorAnd Now, The Girl From Widow Hills Is About To Become The Center Of The Story, Once Again, In This Propulsive Page Turner From Suspense Master Megan Miranda


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  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    I proudly announce that WE HAVE ANOTHER WINNER This year there will be so much competition between smart, heart throbbing, mind bending, terrifying thrillers I have to admit the plot of the book excited me so much A six years old sleepwalker girl leaves her house and she s not found for 3 days There is threatening rainstorm starts out there Rescue workers, neighbors and large groups of search parties look for everywhere to bring her home back Then she miraculously found by Sean Coleman wit I proudly announce that WE HAVE ANOTHER WINNER This year there will be so much competition between smart, heart throbbing, mind bending, terrifying thrillers I have to admit the plot of the book excited me so much A six years old sleepwalker girl leaves her house and she s not found for 3 days There is threatening rainstorm starts out there Rescue workers, neighbors and large groups of search parties look for everywhere to bring her home back Then she miraculously found by Sean Coleman with a nasty arm injury and memory loss, clinging to a storm drain But she made it Yes Atta girl But the little six year old who suffered from compelling trauma didn t have any idea the story of her coming back will become one of the greatest urban legend story She got all attention of media, fans, stalkers, creepy admirers And guess what Her own mother milked her daughter s story to her own benefit, wrote a book, earned so much money by distorting truths about her daughter s traumatic experiences So let s take the year of the mom award from Carrie White s mother Margaret and give that to this lovely mother who stole her own daughter s childhood So little girl, once upon a time Arden Maynor and now Olivia, changed her name to have clean slate and brand new life without media s impact and strange admirers love and hate letters She is estranged with her mother, working at hospital, living at a cottage in the middle of nowhere and has a protector and wild old neighbor Rick I visualized him as Tim Robbins after seeing his performance at Castle Rock She has good friends, a professor ex, busy work schedule But one day she got a box which is worse than Pandora s because she finds out her mother is dead and there are several things inside of it can trigger her threatening, vicious memories about her past and lost 3 days Unfortunately she finds out she is not gonna get away from who she is because her night terrors return back and she starts sleepwalking again And later, she wakes up again she finds herself next to corpse outside her home The dead man is coming from her past is ready to haunt her forever So did she kill the man and forget it If she doesn t, who did it Why doesn t she remember anything about her disappearance There are so many holes about her story and one of her best friend quits from her job and disappears without telling her anything And the dead man s identity comes out She cannot beconfused and terrified So what s gonna happen Whodunit I have to admit that I was going between 2 to 3 stars at the beginning because I thought the killer s identity was so obvious I was trying to decide between two people But guess what ENDING OF THIS BOOK IS FANF KINGTASTIC IT KILLED MY SPIDER SENSES LITERALLY And last quarter of the book was so fast pacing I didn t have enough nail to bite but I bit my pillows and my husband found me covered in feathers when you came home from business trip, took my pictures and posted as birdwoman.But it s worth it I loved the conclusion of the story Pacing, writing style and plot were captivating This is gonna be one of my favorite Megan Miranda books.Special thanks to Netgalley and SimonSchuster for sending me this heart throbbing, exciting book s ARC COPY in exchange my honest review And thanks to Megan Miranda to create this spooky, nerve bending, remarkable story that I really enjoyed so much bloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  2. Dorie - Cats&Books :) Dorie - Cats&Books :) says:

    NOW AVAILABLE, HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY I enjoyed one of this author s previous books, All The Missing Girls so I thought I d give this one a try I m glad that I did Although it started off a bit slowly, by 30 pages I was invested in the story.Can you imagine having something so traumatic happen in your childhood that your memory has been completely blocked That s what happened to Arden Maynor At six years of age she created quite a sensation in her small town of Widow Hills She was kn NOW AVAILABLE, HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY I enjoyed one of this author s previous books, All The Missing Girls so I thought I d give this one a try I m glad that I did Although it started off a bit slowly, by 30 pages I was invested in the story.Can you imagine having something so traumatic happen in your childhood that your memory has been completely blocked That s what happened to Arden Maynor At six years of age she created quite a sensation in her small town of Widow Hills She was known by her mother to sleepwalk on occasion One morning her mother wakes to find Arden missing and a terrible rainstorm raging Eventually, 3 days later, Arden was found, holding on to the grate of an outlet for part of the drainage system in the town It was considered almost a miracle that she could survive the raging waters for such a long time and to be found by her rescuer, Sean Coleman.Afterwards she was a marked girl Wherever she went through her life, until college, she was known as the girl from Widow Hills Her mother seemed to enjoy the notoriety, she wrote a book that sold well She went on talk shows and made lots of money off of Arden s story, but somehow the money, in the end, was gone Arden as a young woman starting college decided to shed her past history, changed her name and got a good education She never wanted to see her mother again, she felt that her mother had made a lot of money on her story of trauma and then in the end lost it all, she was no support to Olivia, they were very different people.Upon graduation Arden, now called Olivia, is enjoying a job as part of hospital administration and a lovely older home somewhat isolated in the woods where she enjoys being alone, enjoys her solitude She finds out, rather traumatically, that her mother had died 7 months previously and she hadn t known it She is left with nothing but a box of memories that her mother kept Nothing means much to Olivia and she puts it away in her closet.Olivia has a great neighbor, an older man named Rick, and they both look out for each other She is doing well and is happy when she fears that the sleepwalking has returned One night she finds herself outside and stumbles upon a body She runs to Rick who does everything he can to support her.The past has a way of catching up to you and that is what happens in this story Without gettinginto the plot I can tell you that there is a myriad of characters, well described and believable My favorite is probably the young police woman who is determined to find out what really happened that night, who the dead man is and what happened to him.The ending of this thriller was a good one and I didn t see it coming Throughout the story it often seemed as though everyone we are introduced to could possibly be the killer, but nothing really stuck In the end my suspicions were wrong and that was a great way to end this page turner of a novel.I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through Edelweiss


  3. Meredith Meredith says:

    I actually enjoyed this one 3.75 starsThe Girl from Widow Hills is a psychological thriller about a girl who became a sensation when she went missing as a child 20 years later, the events from the past have come back to haunt her, causing her to question all that she thought she knew Olivia has worked hard to bury her past, including changing her name, moving around, and isolating herself from others When she was six years old, her story captivated the nation She was the little girl who we I actually enjoyed this one 3.75 starsThe Girl from Widow Hills is a psychological thriller about a girl who became a sensation when she went missing as a child 20 years later, the events from the past have come back to haunt her, causing her to question all that she thought she knew Olivia has worked hard to bury her past, including changing her name, moving around, and isolating herself from others When she was six years old, her story captivated the nation She was the little girl who went missing during a terrible storm but was found clinging to a storm drain She and her mother became famous, capitalizing on her experience, feeding her mother s addiction As hard as Olivia has worked to shed any association with her past, when she receives a box of her mother s belongings, her past is reawakened, leading to murder, mayhem, and craziness, as Olivia begins sleepwalking and wakes up one night to find herself with a dead body.Narrated by Olivia in the present, media transcripts, newspaper reports, book excerpts, voice mails, piece together a fragmented past Olivia is an unreliable narrator, and there are a lot of holes in her story, some of which are left unresolved in the end After not loving Megan Miranda s past two novels, I went into this one with low expectations If I didn t like this book, I was going to be done reading books by MM I was pleasantly surprised when I got hooked early on and found myself enjoying this Similar to other MM novels, this one moves slowly, but at the same time, there s enough intrigue surrounding Olivia s past and current events to make it a page turner There are two major mysteries, one involving Olivia s past, the other in the present Part of the mystery is easy to solve, while other elements threw me for a loop Other parts were left unresolved, which might have been intentional, but I wanted answers The ending was also a bit rushed At the same time, the mysteries kept me riveted Overall, The Girl from Widow Hills is a solid thriller, and I will definitely be reading Megan Miranda s next bookI received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review


  4. marilyn marilyn says:

    What I came away with the most, from this book, was how the writing allowed me to feel so very uneasy, trapped, watched, in the same way the way the main character felt those things Arden had been a six year old when she had sleepwalked one night, gotten caught in a rushing torrent during a rainstorm, and was found three days later, clinging to a grate in a sewer system Only a miracle would have allowed this little girl to go through all of that and still be alive The media attention was cons What I came away with the most, from this book, was how the writing allowed me to feel so very uneasy, trapped, watched, in the same way the way the main character felt those things Arden had been a six year old when she had sleepwalked one night, gotten caught in a rushing torrent during a rainstorm, and was found three days later, clinging to a grate in a sewer system Only a miracle would have allowed this little girl to go through all of that and still be alive The media attention was constant but after years of being the little miracle girl, a lot of the attention became mean spirited and rude, due to all the money that was donated to Arden and her mother Arden s mother wrote a book about the event and Arden can t really remember anything of it other than what her mother wrote, as if she might not have really been there those three days, at all When she was sixteen, Arden changed her name to Olivia, changed schools and ran from the unwanted attention Now, twenty years after the three day ordeal, Olivia works in a hospital and has her safe, anonymous life, until she is confronted one morning, by the man who had found her clinging to the grate in the sewer She rebuffs his attempts to talk to her, only to sleepwalk again at night, waking up with the man dead at her feet and blood on her hands Everyone seems to be suspect, if not for the murder but for wanting something from Olivia, the former little girl who was found in the storm sewer The police are involved because of the dead man and Olivia doesn t even know for sure that she didn t kill him I enjoyed the sense of constant unease and worry as Olivia attempts to unravel her past, that has run headlong into her present Published as of June 23, 2020Thank you to Simon Schuster and NetGalley for this ARC


  5. megs_bookrack megs_bookrack says:

    Arden Maynor became a national news story when she was just 6 years old, after something truly terrifying happened to her.In the midst of a sleepwalking episode, she exited her house during a terrible storm and subsequently got swept away into her hometown storm drain system.Arden s mother reports her missing early the next morning when she is not in her room Hearing of the missing girl, the entire town of Widow Hills, and even neighboring towns, mobilize to search for her.Three days later, a m Arden Maynor became a national news story when she was just 6 years old, after something truly terrifying happened to her.In the midst of a sleepwalking episode, she exited her house during a terrible storm and subsequently got swept away into her hometown storm drain system.Arden s mother reports her missing early the next morning when she is not in her room Hearing of the missing girl, the entire town of Widow Hills, and even neighboring towns, mobilize to search for her.Three days later, a man helping with the search discovers her grasping a grate at the top of a storm drain Unable to pry open the grate lid, he holds her tight until a final rescue plan can be implemented.It s an unbelievable story that unsurprisingly took the media by storm How could a little girl possibly survive in a water logged drainage system for three days on her own Riding on the wings of such attention, Arden s mother takes full advantage and publishes a book telling her story Along with the generosity of strangers and paid speaking events, the book royalties allow the Maynors a fairly stable income.But Arden disagrees with her mother a hundred percent on how she wants her life to go She wants to be as far from the spotlight as possible.She hates the pressure, people thinking they know her, her life story, acting like she owes them something She just wants to move on with her life and forget that horrible night altogether.As soon as she can, Arden changes her name to her middle name, Olivia, goes to college and breaks away from her mother for good Frankly, the woman is toxic and being as far away from her as possible, does wonders for Olivia s own mental health and wellness.The bulk of the narrative takes place as the 20th anniversary of that fateful night approaches In addition to the present day narrative, mixed media sources are interspersed throughout that shine further light on the incident that changed Olivia s life forever These include 9 1 1 call transcripts, police and media interviews, as well as excerpts from her mother s book.As the anniversary gets closer, Olivia discovers she is sleepwalking again and begins to feel paranoid that she is being watched She confides in her protective next door neighbor and even a close friend after her hand is forced.Are the reporters back at it again, looking for another story, or is somethingsinister going on When a man ends up dead in her yard, Olivia guesses the latter.This was a fun story Such a quick read, I just wanted to know what was happening The suspense was killing me, I just wanted Olivia to be okay There were some great red herrings, excellent plot twists and steady, exciting pacing.This made me think of the story of Baby Jessica from the 1980s The notoriety that surrounded her life and her family for years to come.I thought Miranda did a great job expressing the stress and discomfort that can have on people involved in that sort of media firestorm I cannot even imagine As a private person, even thinking of that gives me anxiety.This was my first novel by Megan Miranda and I really vibed well with her writing style I will absolutely be picking upof her work soon.Thank you so much to the publisher, Simon Schuster, for providing me with a copy to read and review I appreciate it and know a lot of readers are going to really enjoy this


  6. Debra Debra says:

    Everybody want to be a part of the story Sell your words, your friends, your soul She was the girl who survived Arden Olivia Liv Maynor was only six years old when she went outside while sleepwalking and was found in a storm drain three days later No one knows how she survived in the drain, how she held on for so long and with such a bad arm injury She has no memory from that time Arden s mother wrote a book about their ordeal and fame followed Fame, that Arden who now goes by OlEverybody want to be a part of the story Sell your words, your friends, your soul She was the girl who survived Arden Olivia Liv Maynor was only six years old when she went outside while sleepwalking and was found in a storm drain three days later No one knows how she survived in the drain, how she held on for so long and with such a bad arm injury She has no memory from that time Arden s mother wrote a book about their ordeal and fame followed Fame, that Arden who now goes by Olivia, does not want.Olivia Liv is happy with her new life She has a home, a job, some friends and no one knows about her past Then as the twentieth anniversary of the day she was saves grows closer, a man recognizes her Making things worse is that she has begun sleepwalking again Days later she hears a sound and goes outside and stumbles over a body, not any body but the body someone she knew when she was a child.I really enjoyed this one and the build to the conclusion I had so many questions and not many answers for most of the book I loved that I could not figure this book out I had many suspects in mind but could not pin the murder on anyone I also could relate to her not having any memory from the traumatic event which occurred from her childhood The brain is a wondrous thing and it will block traumatic trauma through a process called dissociation It is the brains way of protecting itself you I found this to be a nice touch in the book I also had fun attempting to determine if Liv was a reliable character I found the pacing to be spot on and nothing felt rushed in this book I appreciated how the author built the suspense and there is a feeling of tension through the last half of the book This book can be put in the I didn t see that coming category for me I loved how she tied things up and shocked me in the process Captivating, chilling, and shocking


  7. Liz Liz says:

    I ve really enjoyed Megan Miranda s last three books, so I was happy to get an advance copy of this book And she s done it again another five star book It s an interesting premise for a book While sleepwalking, a six year old girl is swept away by a flood and is found alive three days later, clinging to a storm drain As a young woman, she changed her name to escape the media attention She s even estranged from her mother, who capitalized on her daughter s experience The case made all of I ve really enjoyed Megan Miranda s last three books, so I was happy to get an advance copy of this book And she s done it again another five star book It s an interesting premise for a book While sleepwalking, a six year old girl is swept away by a flood and is found alive three days later, clinging to a storm drain As a young woman, she changed her name to escape the media attention She s even estranged from her mother, who capitalized on her daughter s experience The case made all of us, and then it unmade us It s now twenty years later and as the anniversary of her miraculous survival approaches, she learns of her mother s death Oh, and she begins sleepwalking again The book starts off very slowly for a mystery We re given alternating chapters of the present day with interviews and broadcasts from the time of the flood The book is almost a third gone before a dead body shows up in her woods It s not a fast paced book But there s a nice edgy tone, that feeling that we, like Olivia, are off balance Right up until the very end of the book, I couldn t figure out what the resolution would be My thanks to netgalley and Simon Schuster for an advance copy of this book


  8. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey says:

    Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.


  9. Ceecee Ceecee says:

    Twenty years ago six year old Arden Maynor from Widow Hills, Kentucky was swept away during a bad storm, her mother Laurel believed she had been sleepwalking Three days later, she was found underground and clinging to a drain cover by Sean Coleman She was injured but alive The media go wild and her mother spoke freely to them over the years which was quite lucrative Fast forward twenty years and Arden has changed her name to Olivia Meyer, she s working as a hospital administrator in Central Twenty years ago six year old Arden Maynor from Widow Hills, Kentucky was swept away during a bad storm, her mother Laurel believed she had been sleepwalking Three days later, she was found underground and clinging to a drain cover by Sean Coleman She was injured but alive The media go wild and her mother spoke freely to them over the years which was quite lucrative Fast forward twenty years and Arden has changed her name to Olivia Meyer, she s working as a hospital administrator in Central Valley, N Carolina This is her story which backtracks through various sources to the incident that made her and her mother famous and in the present day where a series of terrible events occur which places Olivia and in danger but through this she learns her truth I like the way Olivia s story is told as it s tense, creepy, mysterious, intriguing and terrifying at times She is ultimately a survivor, she s stronger and braver than she realises as she s had to put up with judgements, assumptions, jealousy and threats She has trouble at times separating fact from fiction, the real memories from the false, and her state of confusion and lack of trust is well conveyed She has lived with subterfuge, secrecy and lies since she was a little girl and this would mess with anyone s reality The story is full of twists, revelations and events that cause her to shutdown and panic at times The ending is one I genuinely didn t see coming and kudos to Megan Miranda for that However, there is some repetition especially in the telling of Arden s story and the pace in the middle is a bit slow although the last quarter of the book makes up for that Overall, it s a well written book, with interesting characters and an intriguing storyline which I enjoyed Many thanks to NetGalley and Atlantic Books for the ARC


  10. Bridgett Bridgett says:

    I m the girl who survivedAlthough this is Arden Olivia s line, it should have been mine This was not a terribly interesting story Dare I say, I was a bit bored through ninety percent of the book.Mildly atmospheric, yes, but even that felt diluted to mejust like the characters and the mystery itself I was underwhelmed Oh, and I figured nearly everything out before the halfway mark of the book Meh May I also mention, as an RN who has worked at multiple hospitals around the country,I m the girl who survivedAlthough this is Arden Olivia s line, it should have been mine This was not a terribly interesting story Dare I say, I was a bit bored through ninety percent of the book.Mildly atmospheric, yes, but even that felt diluted to mejust like the characters and the mystery itself I was underwhelmed Oh, and I figured nearly everything out before the halfway mark of the book Meh May I also mention, as an RN who has worked at multiple hospitals around the country, I ve never seen or heard of one like the hospital described in this story A medicine room on the administrative wing Patient rooms in the administrative wing A nurse s lounge on the administrative wing Boy, ummmthat s all very convenient to the nurses Or notNurse, get me epinephrine, stat Sure thing, just let me run up three flights of stairs, type in codes on every door I come to, and run back down the stairs to get that for you, doctorThese are not actual lines from the book, just me making a point 2.5 average starsPick up your own copy on June 23rdMany thanks to the publisher for my review copy