The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson

The Girl Who Lived

Ten years ago, four people were brutally murdered. One girl lived. No one believes her story. The police think she’s crazy. Her therapist thinks she’s suicidal. Everyone else thinks she’s a dangerous drunk. They’re all right—but did she see the killer? As the anniversary of the murders approaches, Faith Winters is released from the psychiatric hospital and yanked back to the last spot on earth she wants to be—her hometown where the sl...

Details The Girl Who Lived

TitleThe Girl Who Lived
Release DateNov 2nd, 2017
PublisherGreyson Media Associates
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery Thriller

Reviews The Girl Who Lived

  • Dianne
    She was just a child, but the nightmare she witnessed and survived was the end of the innocence of Faith Winters and only the beginning of ten years of living hell. Dark, mysterious and edgy, THE GIRL WHO LIVED by Christopher Greyson is a tale of guilt, deceit and borderline insanity for Faith, because as if surviving the deaths of her father, sister, best friend and best friend’s mother wasn’t horrific enough for a young teen, having her own...
  • Monnie
    My first encounter with this author came via Jack of Hearts, a recent entry in his series featuring detective Jack Stratton. That one made a favorable impression - I look forward to the next one, hint, hint - and when I ran across this new standalone, I considered giving it a try. When I read the description, I was convinced that reading it would be a good idea - so even though it was just days before the release date, I requested, and was approv...
  • Erin
    Tis the season to be merry and bright and I just gulped a page turning stunner that you best be putting under your tree. Holy Smokes! An unreliable narrator, a cast of compelling characters that make for interesting suspects and I couldn't have predicted the ending even if I had been privy to the first drafts. I have so many questions and I wish I had the author's coordinates because I would probably need to call him, but that would probably just...
  • LadyJBookishNook
    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.comThe Girl Who Lived is my first read by author, Christopher Greyson. I was hooked at chapter one. The author was able to grab my attention from the beginning and keep it until the end. I could not put this book down and finished it in one day which is super-fast for me. The cover art for this book was amazing!I totally loved the main character, Faith Winters. She is a young g...
  • Cheryl
    Faith Winters and her sister, Kim, were going to their parents’ cabin to celebrate Faith’s 13th birthday. It was going to be a very special day and Faith was excited. But when they arrived at the cabin, something didn’t seem right. As they approached, the door opened and someone grabbed Kim. Kim screamed for Faith to run……..Ten years had gone by and Faith had never fully recovered from the horror she experienced that day. Faith’s sist...
  • Sarah Joint
    This is remarkably fast-paced and a really easy read. The case is undoubtedly intriguing, but for me the book suffered from some hard to believe situations and some really stilted dialogue. I'm certainly an outlier in those opinions, as it's gotten very high reviews on Good Reads. Three stars from me still means I enjoyed it, but not quite enough to give it a four. It does keep you guessing! Ten years ago, Faith Winters ran and hid from an attack...
  • Lucy Banks
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.A real page-turner, good fun to read.Generally speaking, I'm not a mad fan of the suspense / crime genre, but I'm always happy to give any book a try, especially if it's got some good reviews. I commenced reading The Girl Who Lived with the expectation that it would comply with the standard genre formula, but offer a gripping, fast-paced read. It didn't disappoint. Ye...
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    This was an addictive read that I finished in one sitting! I was on the edge of my seat with this story and the plot was gripping! I love cold cases and this was a fantastic crime thriller.I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. To find this review and others please visit
  • Maranda
    Greyson is a master of weaving suspense and keeping the reader guessing as to who is to blame. Faith Winters is an addict, a survivor, and a women who wonders why she lives. Having spent years in a psychiatric hospital she finally gets to step into freedom. Question is can she revisit Marshfield the place of murder and the killer that was never caught! Danger is chasing Faith and she cannot decide who is friend and who is the monster. Can six sho...
  • Mandy White
    Wow... just when you think you have it all worked out... plot twist! This book sucked me in.. so much happening. Faith is a survivor.. and she wasn't coping well with it. Drinking too much, medication and bad decisions. Thanks to Netgalley and Greyson Media Associates for a copy of this book to read and review
  • Jen
    Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I must say that this book started out slow for me and it took me time to warm up to the main character. This book is about Faith, the lone survivor of a brutal murdering spree and her quest for justice. It depicts her battles with depression and mental illness as well. I found it hard to relate to her at first and also hard to like her, but she grew on me as the story went on and...
  • Peggy Jaeger
    We all deal with grief in different ways. Some of us survive a tragedy and move on with our lives. Some of us do not.Ten years ago, when she was 13, Faith Winters watched the brutal killing of 4 people she knew and loved. And for 10 years she’s been in and out of trouble with the law and committed to psychiatric institutions because of it. As the 10th anniversary of the murders approaches, she is released from her most recent psychiatric incarc...
  • Sandy
    She saw Rat Face man on Death Day and now she cannot get his face off her mind. Faith has spent almost ten years in mental institutes and today her mother is signing her out, she will finally be free, or will she? Faith is having a hard time with the rules of her probation, she needs the alcohol for the rough days and the gun for security and protection. She’d love to join the others but the need for vengeance is stronger. They saw each other b...
  • Kylie
    What a fantastic roller coaster ride!I was caught off guard, I laughed, and I cried. I wanna blame PMS, but you guys... this ending is powerful.I wanna be just like Faith, minus the tragedy she endures. This girl is the strongest woman I've ever encountered. When faced with a situation where you can literally trust no one, what would you do? Faith? Well she fought and fought hard. I want to hug her, and tell her I'm proud of her and I admire her....
  • Aimee
    I received an advanced copy of The Girl Who Lived.I am a huge fan of the Jack Stratton Series, by Christopher Greyson, so I was excited to receive The Girl Who Lived. I like mystery, suspense, thrillers, and psychological thrillers in general. This book definitely fits into those categories.Although the writing style is Christopher Greyson it is a departure from the Jack Stratton Series. The Girl Who Lived is a bit darker, it deals with survivors...
  • Emmy H. Nathasia
    The protagonist is pathetically annoying and I frowned through the read. But the twist is worth it. One of a few thrillers that managed to surprised the hell out of me! Unexpected!
  • Tam
    I started this book early this morning and was unable to put it down, until I finished, just now! It was divinely dark and angsty. The character of Faith was so complex and deeply-developed, that you are easily pulled into her story and her emotions. Her survivor's guilt weighs heavy on her, sending her spiraling out of control and straight into the pit of addiction. As she tries to reconcile her past, she find herself teetering on the edge of sa...
  • Devon
    Wow. This book from the very beginning made you think "Oh God. Oh God. Oh God.". There were so many little details that REALLY connected the whole book. From a label on a shirt to a vent in the middle of an apartment. Every little detail this book had made you think back to the beginning to make references and connections. The whole time I read this book, I thought "No way, this is not happening." But then, it happened. Whenever someone or someth...
  • Susan
    The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson is the first book I’ve read by this author. And it definitely won’t be my last! This expertly woven story kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t put it down. And I definitely didn’t see the shocking ending coming. One of the best thrillers I’ve read all year! Fans of Karin Slaughter need to check out Christopher Greyson.*ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
  • Jo
    Wow - just wow! I loved this one so much. I stayed up until 4 am finishing this in one sitting. I liked that Faith wasn't a Girl Scout. She had real issues with anger and didn't hold back what she thought. I can't wait to read more from this author.
  • Marla
    I enjoy a good thriller. The Girl Who Lived is a good thriller. Faith has gone through a horrific event on her 13th birthday. Her father, sister Kim, her best friend and her best friend’s mom are all murdered while Faith is on the path to the cabin. After running and hiding from the killers, Faith becomes the sole survivor but has she really survived. She has been in and out of mental hospitals, is an alcoholic and often thinks about killing he...
  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    4.5 STARS - This was my first book by Christopher Greyson. I’m always on the lookout for new suspense authors that can keep me on my toes. I now consider Mr. Greyson one of those authors.The story starts off strong and is filled with lots of wonderful misdirection and several plausible culprits. This gaggle of possible baddies caused me to repeatedly change my mind about the identity of the murderer who continues to harass Faith. This is a dark...
  • Ana
    Wow... this was pretty good. It was interesting and suspenseful and I didn't want to stop reading it. Did Faith truly see the face of the man who tore her family apart? She was but a child, but she stays true to her story. However, no one else believes her. This is her story. I had been in a bit of a thriller book rut, and this pulled me out of it! I look forward to more from this author. Thank you to NetGalley for my ARC in exchange for an hones...
  • lacy [a ravenclaw library]
    A special thank you goes out to Netgalley and Greyson Media, LLC for allowing me to read this early! All thoughts and opinions are my own! Now that this book is over, I can finally catch my breath and just relax. Because that book was a whirlwind of non stop action from start to finish with so much intensity. It had twists and turns that I didn't see coming. I didn't know who to trust. I felt like I was losing my mind, trying to figure out what w...
  • Kevin
    I recently read Christopher Greyson's Detective Jack Stratton novel, JACK OF HEARTS, and when NetGalley offered the chance to request his new stand-alone novel, THE GIRL WHO LIVED, the opportunity to request it was too good to pass up.Faith Winters was traumatized by the murders of her father, sister, best friend, and best friend's mom on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. Ten years later, she's being released from a mental institution and someo...
  • Roxanne
    Thank you to Greyson Media and Netgalley for a copy of the eARC in exchange for a fair review.Faith has finally been released from the hospital. She has an apartment, a probation officer, and a therapist all courtesy of her mother. Faith hasn't been dealing well with the murder of her father, her best friend, her best friend's mother, and her sister. Especially since the local police believe that her father murdered them all and then committed su...
  • Dawn
    Loved this book! An exciting new path for Greyson, departing from the Jack Stratton series into the psycho-thriller genre. This book kept me on edge and reading non-stop until the end, and the twisted journey of the plot is comparable to a much more experienced author of this genre! I hope that Greyson continues to explore this road - his fresh take on the 'playing with your head' type of read is very welcome. It is clear that he knows his stuff,...
  • Kyle Robertson
    This is a top notch psychological thriller from Christopher Greyson. The plotlines are tight and there is excellent character development. The suspense slowly builds throughout the book, keeping the reader on edge and furiously flipping pages. The plot is multi-layered and full of twists, each one casting more doubt as to the main character's credibility and sanity. This all culminates in a shocking and satisfying conclusion. The beginning of the...
  • Dixie Petersen
    A unique story of pain and betrayal!I am a big fan of this author's series of books about Jack Stratton. When I read he had written a book not related, I was definitely intrigued. I know how well he can weave a story. This psychological mystery kept me guessing every step of the way! One of the best books I've read this year! The story pulls the reader in from the first page -- I could not put it down!A masterful story of one young woman's strugg...