arc review: the unclaimed victim

the unclaimed victim
4 stars!

A special thank you goes out to Netgalley and Thomas and Mercer publishing for allowing me to read this early! All thoughts and opinions are my own.

publication date: november 14

TW: child and spousal abuse, derogatory terms used for African Americans and Jews

I picked this up from the Read Now section of Netgalley after reading The Wife Between Us because I really hooked on mystery/thrillers after that. I was also going to read this for #arctober and I never got around to it. The cover intrigued me along with the title and I grabbed it without even reading the synopsis. Something I never do.

Well, I’m glad I did this because this was insane! This is considered historical fiction and some of the things mentioned in this book, such as the KKK actually happened. Well, the KKK is still around, unfortunately. But that is for another day.

Moving on.

This book has two MCs, Kris and Ethel. Ethel’s story is set in the 1930s, where the notorious Torso Killer is running loose, killing prostitutes and poor homeless people and cutting off their body parts. Gruesome, I know. Kris’ story is happening in 1999, where she is trying to find out what happened to her father.

I think that is all I should give away of this story. This is one of those books that is best read going in completely blind. It worked for me. I had a blast reading the different timelines and attempting to figure out what in the world was happening and what was going to happen next.

I highly suggest this book if you are looking for a historical fiction mystery/thriller. It will keep you on the edge of your seat and keep you guessing until the very end.




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