Monday, April 30, 2012

Book Review: The Girl in the Park

When Wendy Geller's body is found in Central Park after the night of a rager, newspaper headlines scream,"Death in the Park: Party Girl Found Strangled." But shy Rain, once Wendy's best friend, knows there was more to Wendy than just "party girl." As she struggles to separate the friend she knew from the tangle of gossip and headlines, Rain becomes determined to discover the truth about the murder.

Written in a voice at once immediate, riveting, and utterly convincing, Mariah Frederick's mystery brilliantly exposes the cracks in this exclusive New York City world and the teenagers that move within it.

Goodreads: 3.5/5 stars

**ARC courtesy of publisher via NetGalley

My review:

I always love a good mystery, and this one didn’t disappoint, though I found the writing style to be a little too choppy for my taste.

Local party girl Wendy Geller is found dead in Central Park. As her friends and family try to make sense of the situation, there is one who just wants answers.

Rain hasn’t been close friends with Wendy for two years prior to her death, but she knows a lot about the party girl. Rain was born with a cleft palate and doesn’t speak for fear she’ll be humiliated. But now is not the time to be silent, because she needs facts. But separating the truth from gossip is tricky business, especially when innocent lives are at stake. Can Rain figure out who Wendy’s killer is, or is she pointing fingers like everybody else?

Overall, if you love a quick murder mystery, you should pick this up. I was definitely surprised at who the killer was.


  1. Wow, this one sounds intense. Thanks so much for the review. I'm adding it to my list.

    And I'm loving that cover!

  2. Love the sound of this one! My wishlist will be one book longer!

  3. It was definitely interesting, y'all! I haven't read a good murder mystery in some time, so it was refreshing. :)


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