Where and who did the Girl on the Porch flee from and where is she now?
Angie and Frank Urban were awoken by their doorbell frantically ringing at 3:30 a.m. By the time Frank opened the door, their porch was empty. The next day, their neighbors Sarah and Kenny checked their security camera. They saw a scantily clad girl on their porch frantically ringing their broken doorbell. The police are called and the video goes viral. As time wears on, all the neighbors begin to suspect one of their own.
I loved Gwendy’s Button Box and was looking forward to reading the Girl on the Porch. Unfortunately, I was disappointed by the simplistic characters and whatever is the opposite of a compelling plot. It also had no dynamic tension. It was missing the creepy horror atmosphere of the previous story I had read by the author. Just a missed opportunity. It should have been longer so we could hear the characters’ histories. Or it should have been shorter to punch up the tension. At this length, it’s a miss for me. 2.5 stars.
Thanks to Subterranean Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
Posted in Mystery & Thrillers, New Books Tagged with: Aug 31 2019