The Girl Without a Name

The Girl Without a Name

by Sandra Block

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The Girl Without a Name 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
I sort of thought this was going to be creepier than it was. However, while it wasn't creepy throughout. There came a point at the end where my jaw dropped and I felt myself spinning through some type of time warp tunnel or whatever those things are on those shows where the person is just spinning and spinning. It was like I just couldn't believe it. I can't really say much more without this becoming a spoiler, but I can say that this was one heck of a good book. It wasn't like I was reading and waiting for the creepy part, saying what the heck? The story was interesting enough as the author kept giving me all these puzzle pieces that really didn't seem to quite fit, but of course, as a reader, I knew somehow, someway they did. I found it interesting that all these psych docs were a little cray cray themselves. Or at least as one of the characters said "everyone has a little crack somewhere". This was a very well written book, maybe a little slow in some spots, but still a very decent read well worth the time and $$$. Huge thanks to Grand Central Publishing and Net Galley for providing me with this free e-galley in exchange for an honest review. It was definitely a great read for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just ok.
AnnieMcDonnell More than 1 year ago
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book was fabulous! I wish it was not over, and I can only hope there is more to come! Sandra Block is a magnificent story teller!! A psychological thriller at its best! I need to go back and read Sandra Blocks first story with Dr. Zoe Goldman, “Little Black Lies”. The story begins with a patient being admitted to the Child-Psych Ward, who is catatonic and no one knows her proper age or name...let alone what happened to her. She was found wandering the streets of Buffalo, NY and the police brought her in to the hospital. Their best guess is that she is between the ages of 12 and 14. They call her Jane Doe, as she has no identification and she is not speaking. What happened to this girl? Zoe was such a great character, I really took to her. I loved her strained, yet loving relationship with her brother. I believe that the grief she is feeling from her Mother’s death is very real. Her boss, Dr. Tad Berringer is another great character. While I may not have liked everything, that is what made this story so superb. I had so much fun walking with Zoe through her days…especially when she did rounds at the hospital. She had issues with ADHD, and she was seeing her own physiatrist. They could not get her medications regulated, so she was all over the place emotionally. Sandra Block does a lot of justice making you really feel Zoe’s issues. Zoe was on probation as a resident because she failed the RITE Exam. But, she took this exam two weeks after her Mother’s death and she did not even study. She is studying throughout this book. I loved how Sandra Block showed us some of the questions Zoe was studying. All of this book was just so interesting to me. It kept my attention throughout. The true essence of who everyone is and what they are dealing with is told very well. I was impressed with all of the details given on all of characters in this book, let alone the patients that Zoe would see. But, Zoe is obsessed with finding out who Jane Doe is and how she got there. To tell you more would be an injustice. Read this book.
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
An Unforgettable Book Buffalo, New York Dr. Zoe Goldman is having an ordinary day or what passes for one in the psych ward when a highly unusual case arrives. Wandering on the streets of Buffalo in a catatonic state is a young African American girl that was brought in by police. Zoe’s treatment is the last hope to discover the girl’s identity when all the leads have been exhausted and no one has come forward to claim her. Zoe takes matters into her own hands to track down Jane Doe’s family and piece together their checkered history when drugs prove ineffective and medical science seems to be failing. Zoe finds monsters hiding where they are least expected as she unearths their secrets. Before it is too late Zoe has to solve the mystery. Someone is trying to make sure that this young girl never remembers. This is an amazing story that keeps the reader guessing just what happened to Jane Doe. As the different threads of the story pull together it makes for a story that is very hard to forget. The characters move the story along at a fast pace and seeing Zoe as she races to find the truth before it is too late provides a book that is very hard to put down. The characters come alive for the reader with every word that is read. For readers that enjoy suspense books this is definitely one to check out. This one keeps the twists and turns coming and they don’t stop until the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was "rough around the edges" and it was very hard for me to get into it