Girl in the Rearview Mirror

Girl in the Rearview Mirror

A Novel

Book - 2019
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They are Phoenix’s First Family: handsome Philip Martin, son of the sitting Senator, an ex-football player who carries himself with an easy grace and appears destined to step into his father’s seat when the time is right; his wife Marina, the stylish and elegant director of Phoenix’s fine arts museum; and their four-year-old daughter Amabel, beautiful and precocious and beloved. Finn Hunt is working a dull office job to pay off her college debt when she meets Philip and charms Amabel. She eagerly agrees to nanny, thinking she’s lucked into the job of a lifetime. Though the glamour of the Martins’ lifestyle undeniably dazzles Finn, her real pleasure comes from being part of the family: sharing quick jokes with Philip in the kitchen before he leaves for work; staying late when Marina needs a last-minute sitter; and spending long days with Amabel, who is often treated more like a photo op than a child. But behind every façade lurks a less attractive truth. When a young woman approaches Finn, claiming a connection with Philip and asking Finn to pass on a message, Finn becomes caught up in a web of deceit with the senate seat at its center. And Finn isn’t exactly innocent herself: she too has a background she has kept hidden, and under the hot Phoenix sun, everything is about to be laid bare.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062867926
Branch Call Number: FIC DIMBERG, KELSEY
Characteristics: 371 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Girl in the rear view mirror


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Aug 29, 2019

When I started the book, I thought I knew what it was going to be about. I was wrong. The book quickly changed its course. Then, there was a plot twist after plot twist. Everything was nicely tied together in the end. Great read.

debwalker Jun 19, 2019

This debut thriller features an unreliable narrator and a son of a senator with pasts they can't keep secret forever. Set in Phoenix AZ.

Jun 08, 2019

This is definitely worth picking up if you are a thriller fan. The plot has some intriguing aspects that many will appreciate: 1) The main character is a bit unreliable and that adds to the suspense level. 2) Set in Arizona with lots of potential for desert drama. 3) An election is in the mix adding political intrigue. 4) Main character is a nanny giving an upstairs/downstairs vibe. So with all of these factors in play, I did find this an enjoyable and suspense-filled read. On the down side, the manner in which the main mystery is resolved seemed a bit flat and lacking in drama. The final scene, though, helped make up for it. I do believe this author has potential and would be interested in picking up her next title.


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