A title like The Dead Girl in 2A caused me to pause and think that just sounds interesting. After reading the book, I can tell you it was very riveting.
The story is about a Jake, an author who is setting out on a trip to Denver. He has been hired to write the biography of a wealthy businessman. On the plane, he sits next to Clara. Both feel they know each other but can’t figure out why. Before parting ways, Clara admits she is traveling to Colorado to commit suicide.
Later Jake meets the businessman. This man tells Jake about how he survived a mass shooting event that took place at a mall. Slowly Jake starts to connect the dots about how he knows Clara. There is a connection between Jake, Clara and the mall shooter.
As Jake digs into the past, he finds a deeper conspiracy. The more he finds out causes him to question who he can trust or not.
The story has a slow building pace. It is never dull. However, once the action starts to kick it keeps building. During much of the story, there are just enough sprinkled in clues for the reader to guess what the conspiracy is. At the same time, the psychology of the story makes you question if it is a clue or is Jake paranoid.
I enjoyed this book. After the halfway point, it was hard to put down — just the right mix of action and suspense. Anyone looking for a thriller to read should check out The Dead Girl in 2A by Carter Wilson.
NetGalley provided a free review copy of this book for this unbiased review.