I really should re-name this month as ‘Psychological thriller’ month instead of just ‘January’!. Another brand new author for me today as I review ‘Girl Targeted’ by Val Collins as part of the blog tour organised by Samantha Gale.
Office jobs can be stressful. Aoife’s may be lethal.
Aoife’s life is finally on track. She’s happily married, pregnant with her first child and has the world’s best mother-in-law. But when Aoife accepts a job as an office temp, her entire life begins to unravel.
Is one of Aoife’s colleagues a murderer? Is Aoife the next target? Why is her husband unconcerned?
What does TWG think?
Having not read anything else by Val Collins before, I really didn’t know what to expect from ‘Girl Targeted’. The author hadn’t appeared on my radar so I really was starting this book completely blind (so to speak). Reading books written by new authors is brilliant as I get to expand my ever-growing TBR pile at the same time. What’s not to like?
As for ‘Girl Targeted’, I did find the storyline to be a little bit of a slow burner. I felt like my level of intrigue at times was down to the fact I had never read a book by this author before, instead of it being due to the storyline itself.
However, they say patience is a virtue and that could not have been more apt in this instance. Page by page, suspense started to become more apparent and things started to look interesting. Aoife is such an interesting character who, later on in the storyline, becomes surrounded by so many what if’s, question marks, and situations which she would rather not be involved in.
I do feel that there is more to Aoife’s character than what we saw, but I was impressed with the overall storyline when it started to get going. Only then was I able to really see the authors true talents.
Personally, I did enjoy what I read, especially how the storyline came into its own the more of the book I read. I would have liked a bit more oomph, but I still appreciated the level of grit nonetheless.