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Review: My Sweet Girl


Title: My Sweet Girl

Author: Amanda Jayatissa

Release Date: September 14, 2021

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: Ever since she was adopted from a Sri Lankan orphanage, Paloma has had the best of everything—schools, money, and parents so perfect that she fears she'll never live up to them.


Now at thirty years old and recently cut off from her parents’ funds, she decides to sublet the second bedroom of her overpriced San Francisco apartment to Arun, who recently moved from India. Paloma has to admit, it feels good helping someone find their way in America—that is until Arun discovers Paloma's darkest secret, one that could jeopardize her own fragile place in this country.


Before Paloma can pay Arun off, she finds him face down in a pool of blood. She flees the apartment but by the time the police arrive, there's no body—and no evidence that Arun ever even existed in the first place.


Paloma is terrified this is all somehow tangled up in the desperate actions she took to escape Sri Lanka so many years ago. Did Paloma’s secret die with Arun or is she now in greater danger than ever before?


My Review: This was a great thriller that sucked me right in. It was dark and edgy, with some serious twists. The twists in this book are crazy and make for a wild ride. I really enjoyed trying to figure out what was going. What I did not love was the main character. She was a bit unhinged and I just couldn't connect at all with her at all. I also didn't love the dual timelines in this one. The past one just wasn't as entertaining as the present day one.


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*