Monday, May 12, 2014

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry

When Cady comes to she finds herself in a cabin with two men, two of her fingernails pulled out, and no memory of anything else in her life.  She hears one of the men tell the other "Take her out back and finish her off." Cady manages to escape with fighting skills she doesn't remember having and finds herself on the run with no idea of who to trust.  When she finally tries to get help from a security guard she is told that she's an escapee from a mental institution.  What can she believe about herself?  What has happened to her family?  What terrible event caused her to lose her memory in the first place?  I have not been a fan of April Henry's books in the past but this one had me turning pages to see what could possibly be happening.  And I was not disappointed when the mystery of Cady's past was finally revealed.  Not a deep book, but entertaining and an escape.