GIRL FROM NOWHERE, by Tiffany Rosenhan, Bloomsbury YA, July 21, 2020, Hardcover, $17.99 (young adult)
If you’re in the mood for a suspense-filled novel that will have you white-knuckling it from cover to cover, look no further than Tiffany Rosenhan’s Girl from Nowhere.
Sophia Hepworth is basically a teenage Sydney Bristow (Alias). She’s smart, has always been a good girl but there’s a spark just beneath the surface, and she’s prepared for anything. Well… almost anything.
Just like Sydney, Sophia has always believed what her parents have told her, but it turns out, they’ve been keeping her in the dark.
Sophia has spent her life moving from country to country — 94 to be exact. She can speak 14 languages and can assemble her gun in 20 seconds. The official story is that her dad’s a diplomat, but there’s always been more to the story.
When her father retires and moves the family to a small Montana town, Sophia finally has the chance to live like an American teenager. A normal life. Friends. A boyfriend. It’s a nice dream. If only…
Girl from Nowhere plays out like a movie. Author Tiffany Rosenhan’s prose and pacing are as cinematic as it gets. As her bold and adventurous spy story unfolds, you can’t help but be impressed by the scope. I can only imagine the sticky note map she must have had to keep everything straight. There were a few minor plot holes and elements that seem a touch too convenient, but nothing that gets in the way.
Girl from Nowhere is the bold book I needed right now. It’s fast. It’s engrossing. And it jolts you from your quarantined funk. This is Rosenhan’s debut novel, and I can’t wait to see what she writes next.
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