25 January, 2018

No Ordinary Girl by Cheryl Elaine - [Book Review]



No Ordinary Girl


Genre: Crime / Thriller
Publication Date: May 2017
Estimated Page Count: 179
Trigger Warning: Contains Very Graphic Content



Blurb:

What started out as a night of celebration for Aimee soon turned into a nightmare. Snatched by cruel, sadistic monsters - the worst creatures mankind has ever produced - she’s thrown into a metal container, among other victims too frightened to make a single sound.

The game-keepers force everyone to play. They deliver torment and pain in equal measure. Every hunter has their own agenda and reasons to maim and torture.
Detective Johnson is one step away from catching the killers. Wrestling with his instincts as a father to serve justice his own way, this is no ordinary case for him. Can he stop the vile sadists before they damage more young girls, as well as his own daughter?

Aimee’s ordeal within the compound brings her to the conclusion that she’s no ordinary girl. But can she hang onto her sanity long enough to escape? And will she find a different way to play?

This crime thriller will keep you riveted. It’s no ordinary story.

Please note: contains graphic content.

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My Review:
This is the story of a young girl Aimee who gets abducted by a dangerous gang 'Game keepers' and about her life which changes after that. But, even after going through horrendous experiences she survives and shows courage to ensure that no one else suffers like her in the future. 

The writing style is casual and easy to follow. The plot is good and unpredictable. But, the only thing that concerned me is the extreme violence and abuse portrayed in the book. Of course, there is a warning in the blurb about graphic content. But, after a few pages, I felt, I should stop reading as I cannot bear too many details about abuse and physical torture. But, It's good that I didn't stop reading. The story gets interesting later. The character of Aimee is great but I felt it is very unrealistic for a single girl to face a large organized group. Kelly and Nikki are convincing. But, I expected to learn more about Chico on why did he start this group.

 I loved the way the story gives us a message that we shouldn't give up even in the hopeless circumstances and should try our best. Sometimes, the pain inside us gives more strength that we can ever imagine.

I might be interested to read the next work of this author if it has less physical violence. Overall, it is a good read if you can bear some violent scenes which disturb the mind. I would recommend this to someone who loves crime/psych thrillers though it is not a perfect on the edge thriller. 

My Rating:
4/5

PS: I have received this book from Rachel's random resources in exchange of review and this is my honest opinion on the book.
Author bio

Cheryl Elaine was born in Germany but moved to Northern Ireland as a young child. She then moved to Yorkshire where she spent most of her childhood and this is where she currently resides with her husband and 3 daughters.

Cheryl Elaine is an avid reader and enjoys watching horror movies - the more gruesome the better! She enjoys traveling and socializing but also loves spending time at home with her family and her ever-expanding menagerie which currently includes 2 dogs, a budgie, 2 fish and a rat called Rocky!

Website – www.cherylelaine.co.uk
Twitter - @CherylElaine15
Insta - cherylelaine15


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