Review: The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die by Marnie Riches @Marnie_riches #TheGirlWho


Release date: September 8, 2018

Genre: Mystery/Thriller


A city on fire, a killer on the loose, and she’s next…

Amsterdam wakes to an explosion that rips the historic heart out of the city. Weary Inspector Paul van den Bergen of the Dutch police is tasked with finding the terrorist mastermind behind what appears to have been a suicide-bombing of a university library. Hitting nothing but dead ends and finding two young men murdered in gruesome circumstances, he turns to British exchange student and aspiring criminologist, Georgina McKenzie for help. She’s young, sharp and sassy; her insight is unique.

As the case catches fire, George is certain that a murderous psychopath walks among Amsterdam’s student population and the city’s red-light-district. Have Van den Bergen’s superiors been jumping to all the wrong conclusions? Can she track down the killer before his next victim is blown sky high?

The hunt is on, but little does George realise that she is now the prey…


I’ve been hearing great things about this series from some of my blogger friends across the pond and when I heard that it was being released in the US I figured it was the perfect opportunity to start another series that I’ve been meaning to get to forever. I’m really glad that I did, I found it to be something different and exciting written by a very talented author.

George was an unusual protagonist and she offered up a unique viewpoint. She’s a student and budding criminologist and I loved the fresh insight this provided. This was really fast paced and exciting, it read like an action thriller with plenty of heart pounding moments.

Another thing I really enjoyed was the setting, Riches really brought Amsterdam to life, it was highly atmospheric. If you like entertaining thrillers with strong female leads give this one a try, it was really unique.

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die in three words: Exhilarating, Dark and Smart.

Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks to the author for my review copy.

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