This ARC was given to me for free by the author, Rachel Ledge. This does not influence my opinion in any way.
In the year 1919, a woman crash lands in the past, unable to recall even the most basic facts about herself. Her quest for answers turns up more questions, until by chance she meets Damian Glass. After all, some things are meant to be. Or are they?
As Damian helps her discover her unlikely identity, her future comes calling, and she finds herself catapulted into a world of passion, intrigue and danger, where friends and foes merge together, and doesn’t know whom to trust.
When she finally uncovers the mystery of what happened to her, and why, she must face an astounding new reality: What if fate isn’t fate at all? What if it can be controlled?
When Ledge contacted me if I wanted to read and review her book, I was a little hesitant right up until I read the short description of her book. Hell yeah I wanted to read The Girl With No Past! And to be honest, if it wasn’t for a weird reading slump that suddenly appeared and my mom stealing my ereader, I would have picked it up IMMEDIATELY.
The story kicks off just where it needed, a woman lands in a field with only a cocktail dress, one high heel, an empty holster, no memory, and the ability to operate a handgun. Color me intrigued! Once she basically got kidnapped and hunted down, I was hooked to this girl’s story.
It had been a few weeks since I’d landed in the Kent’s cornfield. I’d discovered that I could speak French, I had a working knowledge of firearms, and for unknown reasons, I was a wanted woman.
It takes a long time before we figure out what had happened to the main character, but Ledge perfectly knows how to reveal little pieces of information to keep you guessing and interested, thanks to a premise that is about as interesting as a premise can be (and I’m hinting at the last part of the short description with that statement).
That premise will be further developed in the next books and I can already not wait to read them. I’m sure the stories will have more historical depth, something I was missing a little in this one, and I can’t wait to see what our main character gets up to!
And yes, I was missing a little more historical depth and maybe even some social commentary, but I’m definitely not bothered that I didn’t get it. Would it have been fun to learn a little more? Hell yes, but what I got in The Girl With No Past is a great summer read that hooked me, kept me interested at all times, yet was easy to put away for a second and not forget all the different threads when picking back up. Sort of unputdownable and putdownable at the same time, which is just what I want in a beach read. (Am I making any sense?)
So how about the other characters; the love interest and the secondary characters? As always, I didn’t bother too much about the love interest, but the secondary characters were brilliant! Every single one of them had their own personality and they were ALL interesting. There is some definite girl power in this book.
While reading The Girl With No Past, I had some serious Passenger flash-backs. Now, the comparison isn’t 100% true and I don’t really like to make comparisons, but I’m sure you’ll love this book if you loved reading Passenger. In fact, I like this book a lot more than Passenger, so you should definitely check it out. I’ll just be sitting here in the meantime, counting down the days until I can get my hands on book two of this series.
Have you read this book? If not, does it sound interesting to you? If yes, what did you think? Let me know in the comments!