Girl Unknown By Karen Perry – Book Review Week 12

Girl Unknown

I really enjoyed Girl Unknown by Karen Perry.

The Boy Who Never Was, the first KP novel I read,  had a disappointing ending. Thankfully, this one didn’t, hence, it hooked me in and kept me reading when I should have been working!

The chapters are from different viewpoints, again; is this the new thing now?! I still liked it, though!
As with The Boy Who Never Was, there was a twist I didn’t see coming so I’ve made a note at the charity shop where I volunteer, to have any other books by Karen Perry, put to the side for me 🙂 I do like a book with a good twist at the end! It’s not so good when the twist comes too early or the twist is a bit rubbish!

I found myself feeling sorry for the daughter throughout most of the book because of the way her father treated her. It was easy to forget that she was quite young and all the upheaval of having an unknown sister move in must have been horrible for her.

All in all, it was an enjoyable read 🙂


Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads

‘I think you might be my father . . .’

When first-year student Zoë Barry walks into Professor David Connolly’s office and tentatively says these words, he is left reeling. But it is the lives of his family, particularly his wife Caroline, which are turned upside down by the arrival of this stranger.

A daughter, a sister, a friend . . . an enemy?

Though no one knows quite who Zoë is, she is soon entangled in their lives. Yet her stories don’t ring true and Caroline is determined to learn if the girl is the unlucky innocent she claims to be or someone with a far darker agenda.

A deadly cuckoo in the nest . . .Because by letting Zoë in, David and Caroline aren’t just leaving themselves vulnerable. They’re risking the most precious thing in the world – the lives of their children . . .

Girl Unknown by Karen Perry

Goodreads reading challenge 12 books read



  1. Acorn Books 30th March 2017 at 7:24 pm

    This sounds like quite a dark book, the mysterious Zoe makes me feel a bit on edge! #readwithme

  2. Erica Price 30th March 2017 at 4:19 pm

    I like the sound of this one – a book with twists keeps me on my toes.

  3. Suz 29th March 2017 at 12:40 pm

    This sound an interesting read. I like the cover.
    Thanks for reviewing

  4. Sarah MumofThree World 28th March 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Eek! This sounds intriguing! It reminds me a bit of two books I’ve read recently – The Stranger in My Home (very good) and Look at Me (not very good). A lot of books these days are written from different viewpoints, aren’t they? I like it, but it must make writing extra challenging for the author!

  5. Yet Another Blogging Mummy 28th March 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Not read anything by this author. Sounds like I would enjoy this #readwithme

  6. chantelle hazelden 27th March 2017 at 4:35 pm

    This sounds like an interesting read, I’ve not read anything from this author before, thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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