Review: Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins

Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Released: January 4, 2021
Received: NetGalley

3 1/2 kitties

Is it that time already? Yes, apparently it is! It’s time for another novel from the mind of Rachel Hawkins. Reckless Girls is her latest thriller, and that means I’m going to have to make some time to sit down and read this beauty.

On the surface, it looks like Lux and Nico have the perfect relationship, all while living the life they have always wanted. They live in Hawaii, and they have just been hired to sail two women to a remote island.

Unfortunately, a series of strange events transpire while on this island. Each event creates permanent change in Lux’s life. Suddenly, Lux regrets the idea of coming along to a haunted island that once housed cannibals.

“What am I when you strip everything else away? I’m a motherfucking survivor.”

Reckless Girls is a fast-paced thriller that one can comfortably tuck in and read all in one sitting if they were feeling so inclined. It isn’t my favorite Rachel Hawkins novel out there, but it is still a solid read.

There’s so much drama, tension, and horror mixed into these pages. I would argue that this is an island I would prefer to never visit, thank you very much. Especially not after the events of this book.

If there is one thing you can say about Lux McAllister, it’s that she’s a survivor. She has had so much pain and loss in her life, yet she keeps on going forward. So I think we all were rooting for Lux to get to the end of this mystery – and survive it all while she’s at it.

The secondary characters were a variety of interesting, bland, and the ‘love to hate’ types. They filled out the world accordingly and became key components to the story. However, I won’t say what roles they played for obvious reasons.

All things considered, I enjoyed reading Reckless Girls and would happily recommend this read to any fans of Rachel Hawkins.

Thanks to StMartinsPress and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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