The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook

The Hanging Girl

Skye Thorn has given tarot card readings for years, and now her psychic visions are helping the police find the town’s missing golden girl. It’s no challenge—her readings have always been faked, but this time she has some insider knowledge. The kidnapping was supposed to be easy—no one would get hurt and she’d get the money she needs to start a new life. But a seemingly harmless prank has turned dark, and Skye realizes the people she’...

Details The Hanging Girl

TitleThe Hanging Girl
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherHMH Books for Young Readers
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Reviews The Hanging Girl

  • Emily May
    The joys of living in a small town. The bodies of your mistakes rarely stayed buried. They had a tendency to pop up when you least expected them. I think Eileen Cook is a real author to watch. Her books seem to be flying relatively under the radar so far, but in both this book and With Malice, she’s demonstrated her talent for dragging me in and keeping me interested throughout the tale she is weaving. In The Hanging Girl, I was hooked pretty q...
  • Kathryn
    I wasn’t sure which was worse--to know you’re a liar or to believe your own bullshit. For years, Eileen Cook has been my go-to for YA thrillers. Her stories are decidedly dark and unsettling, yet approachable. The Hanging Girl, Eileen Cook’s latest edition, is no exception. It’s a compelling mixture of nail-biting suspense and teen angst. Richly woven, it’ll keep you guessing to the very last page. Literally. Candi Thorn, better known a...
  • Nina
    *Thanks again to the publisher for sending me an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Candi Skye Thorn is a senior in high school and has been giving tarot readings for several years now. She doesn’t believe that she actually has psychic abilities but she knows a lot about the people at her school which helps her fake her readings. But when the town’s golden girl goes missing, she decides to help the police with...
  • ✿Katherine Elizabeth✿
    1.5/5 StarsDNFI could not stand this book! The story was all over the place, and the author was obviously trying way too hard to please "today's society" by giving us this extremely diverse set of characters. Don't get me wrong, diversity is GREAT. But when every character seems to be deliberately put in there just to make people happy, I don't like it. It makes me feel like the story isn't the authors anymore, but rather that the author was push...
  • Carrie
    Skye Thorn is a high school senior that has grown up with a mother that thinks she's psychic leading Skye to begin her own business of tarot readings. For Skye though she knows there's no psychic ability behind her strangely accurate readings, she just knows how to really read people and with a little help reading personal files when working in the office she's spot on with her "predictions". Now that high school is coming to a close though Skye ...
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    I feel so torn about this book. On one hand, it was so trope-y that I struggle to give it an above-average rating; on the other hand, I was definitely invested in the story. On one hand, I saw the ending coming a mile away; on the other hand, there were some serious mindfuck moments.Tentatively giving this 3.5 stars, rounding up to 4. RTC after I've had enough sleep to string together coherent thoughts.
  • Emma
    This was a really light read, pacey enough to keep you going till the end but without any real depth. If you read a lot of these type of books, they become easy to predict, and it means that ones like this offer no surprises. All the plot twists in the world don't matter if you couldn't care less about the people. This one definitely wasn't for me.ARC via Netgalley
  • Karen
    THE HANGING GIRL BY EILEEN COOKOh my this was a captivating read and I just could not stop turning the pages to see what was going to happen next. It was a totally absorbing read that I had a difficult time on one level to guess. Eileen Cook is a talented writer who knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat. Skye Thorn and her best friend Drew are getting ready to go to college in New York City. They are in their senior year of high school a...
  • Jessi ♡
    SO MANY TWISTS this was so much fun
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    I received this free eARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Skye has given tarot card readings and has had psychic visions before, but they've always come easily enough seeing as they've all been faked. Now, though, her "visions" are helping the police find Paige, the missing daughter of a prominent local judge, but this time she has insider knowledge. The kidnapping was supposed to be easy - a harmless prank - that would earn her th...
  • Manon
    *4.25 Stars*I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I don’t want to summarize this book. You just gotta throw yourself in.I really really really liked this story. It has no morals, the characters all have major flaws… I loved them all a lot (well, almost).I read this very fast and had trouble putting it down every time I had to.I have no idea what more to say since I don’t want to say too much, so just read it a...
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    **Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of THE HANGING GIRL in exchange for my honest review**GRADE: A+++++An infinity of starsTHE HANGING GIRL just might be a perfect book. WITH MALICE, Eileen Cook's last year home run was one of my favorites of last year, so my expectations were quite high for this years book. I didn't think Cook could equal last year, I hoped THE HANGING GIRL would be good enough for 4 or 5 stars. When I re...
  • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
    This was so full of plot twists, I got whiplash half way through. But, not only was it twisty, it was bumpy. Because the story was changing direction with speed, I never got to settle in each new revelation, so when a new one came along, I just thought 'Yep, okay.' If you love stories that you can never pin down, mysteries and general back-and-forth, this is definitely the book for you!
  • Milli (MiracleMilliReads)
    I give this book a 5+ star rating because this does not get any better than any other mystery/crime novel out there. This book had me on edge and I could not sleep without finding out who and what really happened. I read this book under 5 hours and I do not regret it all! A big bonus is that this story is told from two different perspectives and I promise you won't be confused. This story follows Candi also know as "Skye" In order to survive she ...
  • Angela *the political bibliophile* Chen
    Review originally posted on: 4.5 STARSThis is going to be a review told in GIFs, reserved for the most awesome of books because GIFs are awesome. So. Okay. Can I just take a moment to congratulate Eileen Cook on writing another amazing thriller that took me to plot-twist hell again? HELL YEAH!The premise? The first chapter? The hook? The whole thing is so original and fresh I might cry :') You know, it's ha...
  • Wendi Lee
    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*Wow! There are so many twists in this novel, I'm not even sure I can write a coherent review without being spoiler free. So I apologize in advance for being vague, I just don't want to ruin the surprises for anyone. Skye pretends to be a psychic. She does $10 tarot card readings at school, and makes her predictions based on careful observations. When another senior gi...
  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    You can find this review and others on my blog "Maybe the only way to make the life I'd been wishing for a reality was to do something big. If destiny was going to try and keep me here, I was going to have to do something bold to change it." Oh, well… let's just say I'm a bit disappointed with this one. I still haven't gathered all my thoughts but I'll do my best at explaining what I enjoyed and what I d...
  • Deniz
    I am not quite sure why this didn't work as well for me as I'd like, but somehow though I enjoyed reading it, I can't say it was great. This is a typical Eileen Cook book as it is suspenseful and much more than what it seems at first glance. I liked the underlying depth of this. As I read on and the twists kept coming, I loved seeing new aspects to the characters, trying to understand their actions and motives. The characters started off feeling ...
  • Dena (Batch of Books)
    I just finished reading With Malice by Eileen Cook a couple weeks ago, so I was already hooked on her style of writing when I heard about The Hanging Girl. She really knows how to suck me in.The Hanging Girl starts like any other contemporary YA novel -- with a girl named Skye who is just trying to figure out herself, her life, and her future. She wants to move to New York with her best friend after graduation, but doesn't have any money saved up...
  • Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
    Maybe 3.5 maybe 4 haven't decided
  • TheYALibrarian
    ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Rating 2.5 StarsI was disappointed on how this book went. It felt like the plot was disorganized and too much information getting thrown at me at once. What I mean by that is how Skye went to library, pulled out a book and wrote yes to the note inside saying "Are you in?" There was no context before then so I was completely confused as to what that meant and how did Skye kn...
  • Sandra
    REVIEWAfter two really good paranormal shape-shifter books I felt I should have a change of genre and settled on this book. After reading With Malice also by Eileen Cook, I have high expectations for this one. I am also curious about the psychic and tarot elements mentioned in the blurb.The cover I have chosen to describe as part of my review is the one I have pictured above and it is also featured below within my Cover Compare feature. This cove...
  • Nina (JustAddAWord)
    If you’re looking for a dark, twisted psychological thriller, then ladies and gentlemen, this is the best they get. The Hanging Girl is complex, and mind-twisty, and horrifying. And I love it. Here’s the thing: my goal for 2017 was to find the best of YA thrillers out there. This is one of those genres with a very scarce number of members, and what little thrillers do exist .. do not thrill me. #SorryNotSorry I’ve picked up One of Us Is L...
  • Ellyn
    Fans of April Henry will like this mystery novel. The author creates a fast-paced, engaging story of a young girl gone missing. We know ahead of time that Skye is a participant in a larger abduction plan aimed at getting a ransom, and that things go wrong when Paige turns up dead. I would have said that knowing this would make the plot far too predictable, but Cook throws in enough twists to keep the book engaging.I found that Skye was a bit flat...
  • Kelly Hager
    Skye has a semi-lucrative business going at school. For $10 a pop, she will use her psychic ability and Tarot deck to tell your future. (Yes, she's a fake.) This would all be fine except she gets involved after a popular girl goes missing---and it turns out she was kidnapped. Skye gives the police some key details that turn out to be correct. Except she's still not psychic. She knows because she's involved. I couldn't stop reading this book! It's...
  • Kate
    With Malice was one of my favorite books last year, and Cook did not disappoint with The Hanging Girl! Full of twists, turns and tarot cards! I almost wish I wasn't on a low carb diet, because this is a total popcorn munching thriller.
  • Cassi
    I loved With Malice the author's last thriller and so I was so excited to read her next book. And I definitely was not disappointed by this book. It was a really good read with an atmospheric setting with a good mystery and complex characters.One of the things that I liked most about this book was the setting. For one thing The Hanging Girl has a small town setting, something that I love when it comes to mysteries. It's the kind of location that ...