Release Date: 12/18/12 Genre: Suspense Thriller
Received from: The Publisher via NetGalley. Summary from B&N.com:
Ariel's birthday weekend looks to be the event of the season, with a private concert by rock star Hudson Winters on the grounds of her family's east coast estate, and all of Ariel's elite prep school friends in attendance. The only person who's dreading the party is Sera, Ariel's former best friend, whose father is forcing her to go. Sera has been the school pariah since she betrayed Ariel, and she now avoids Ariel and their former friends. Thrown together, Ariel and Sera can agree on one thing: this could be one very long night.
They have no idea just how right they are.
Only moments after the concert begins and the lights go down, thugs open fire on parents and schoolmates alike, in a plot against Ariel's father that quickly spins out of control. As the entire party is taken hostage, the girls are forced apart. Ariel escapes into the hidden tunnels in the family mansion, where she and Sera played as children. Only Sera, who forges an unlikely alliance with Hudson Winters, knows where her friend could be. As the industrial terrorist plot unravels and the death toll climbs, Ariel and Sera must recall the sisterhood that once sustained them as they try to save themselves and each other on the longest night of their lives.
The Girl In The Wall is incredible suspense thriller with a bit of contemporary. The storyline is heart pounding and heart breaking. The summary up above can describe it better then I could. I loved the main characters. The mix of the two genres is amazing. I liked this book, but it was a bit too graphic with the shooting for me.
Sera and Ariel were really enjoyable characters to read about and from. The chapters alternated for Sera and Ariel point of view. The contemporary parts of the book the characters mend broke friendships and making new relationships. During the Suspense Thriller part of the book the characters are fighting to get out alive.
The writing style was very gripping. I could not put this book down. It could very graphic with the killings, and that is the one thing that I really disliked about this book. It was so realistic. The writing is very beautiful, and captivating.
I enjoy this book very much. I loved the mix of the two genres. I loved the writing style. I highly recommend this book, but be warned it has some graphic violence.