Review: The Other Girl by Erica Spindler


The Other Girl
by Erica Spindler
August 22nd
St. Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format Read: eARC
Source Publisher via NetGalley


Officer Miranda Rader of the Hammond PD in Louisiana is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis—but that wasn’t always so. Miranda comes from Jasper, just south of Hammond, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She’s worked hard to leave the girl she used to be behind and earn respect in her position as an officer.

However, when Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town’s most beloved college professors, they’re unprepared for the gruesomeness of the scene. This murder is unlike any they’ve ever investigated, and just when Miranda thinks she’s seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about a terrible night from her long-buried past. Then another man turns up dead, this one a retired cop, and not just any cop—Clint Wheeler, the cop who took her statement that night. Two murders, two very different men, two killings that on the surface had nothing in common—except Miranda. 14 years ago.

And when her fingerprints turn up at the scene of the first murder, Miranda once again finds herself under the microscope, her honesty and integrity doubted, her motivations questioned. Alone again, the trust of her colleagues shattered, Miranda must try to trust the instincts she’s pushed down for so long, and decide what’s right—before it’s too late.




I've been a fan of Erica Spindler's for a long time. I started reading her when she first wrote romances for Loveswept & Harlequin. I just loved them. Then as she moved or to writing general fiction and I followed. I don't usually read general fiction because at heart I'm a romance reader, but I've always loved her so I gave her a try in her newer genre. 

I'm so glad I did! She kept enough romance in her story that my romance heart was satisfied and since I do enjoy romantic suspense I was a happy camper.

Over the years I've enjoyed many good stories by Spindler and even had the honor of going to one of her book signings with my two bff's and getting to meet her. I spent many hours talking to those same bff's about her books. All of us love them. 

The Other Girl is her latest book and I have to say it hit the ball out of the park! I just loved it. I spent so much of this book trying to figure out who the killer was and why. I just love when a author can keep me on my toes. It doesn't happen often. 

Not only was I busy trying to figure out who all the players were, I was busy trying not to hate some of the characters. Yes, you read right, HATE! I can't help it! I really liked Miranda and everything she stood for. She is one tough woman who worked very hard to fight some really bad demons. 

While having her comfortable world torn apart makes for a good story you won't be able to not feel for her. I wanted to fight the bullies in her defense. The Other Girl for me was turning into a interactive story without me really being there! 

Crazy, I know! But also that good! 

I'm so glad that I took the time to read The Other Girl. As I said, it's a wonderful story with so much going on that you won't be able to put it down until your done reading it. I can't wait for what she has coming next! 

If you've read The Other Girl or any other book by Erica Spindle I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡




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  1. I haven't read anything from this author but the book sounds good.

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    1. I've been reading her for a long time. I've really enjoy all that's she's put out.

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