Girl Number Four

A Diamond & Stone Mystery

Fiction - Mystery - General
368 Pages
Reviewed on 09/24/2020
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

Gruesomely scarred by an assault with acid, a woman compels a private detective to find the person who ruined her life in the exciting sleuth mystery Girl Number Four (A Diamond & Stone Mystery) by C.J. Booth. Leaving California and opening their private investigation office of Diamond and Stone, Mallory and Jake are starting fresh in Seattle. Before they even get their name painted on the door, Mallory is approached by a stranger who asks her to take on a cold case for free. Claiming the victim of a heinous assault is her sister, the man pushes Mallory to talk to the young woman. Skeptical and disturbed, Mallory eventually agrees to meet the woman and is horrified to find half of the victim's face and upper body melted away. Someone had doused her with acid, leaving her body and life in ruins, and she wants to know who did it. But what is the woman's motivation for finding the culprit? Is it really forgiveness, or is it long-awaited revenge?

Mean girls take it too far in the intriguing mystery Girl Number Four (A Diamond & Stone Mystery) by C.J. Booth. Filled with drama, suspense, and a hint of danger, it is an exciting story that captured my imagination from the start. The characters are compelling, and the antagonists with their shallow and vicious attitudes are the epitome of mean girls. With gut-wrenching consequences, their jealousy, cruelty, and revenge take bullying to a whole new horrific level. It is a gripping story that will entertain everyone who enjoys sleuth mysteries combined with a chilling psychological element. Due to some explicit language, sex scenes, and violence, the book is more suitable for a mature reader.