The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die by Marnie Riches


The University of Amsterdam is sent into a panic after a series of murders and explosions. Georgina McKenzie is invited to help keep an eye out for anything suspicious that happens on campus.  What she doesn’t realize is that someone is also keeping an eye on her.

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die
by Marnie Riches
Harper Collins, Maze
April 2015

When Georgina, or George as she’s known to her friends,  finds herself in the middle of what’s assumed to be a religiously driven terror plot, she ends up getting more than she bargained for.  Friends and classmates begin to die with no understood connection.

George goes beyond her initial “eyes peeled” request and begins to dig further into what is going on.  As a result, the main inspector on the case comes to her for recommendations.  As she gets deeper and deeper into the case, George finds herself more in the center of the investigation that she ever thought she’d be.

This novel is AMAZING!  This is the first of Riches’ work that I’ve read, and I would quickly grab another!  What seems to start out as a simple crime store with religious motivation quickly becomes so much more.  Riches throws a plot twist into the novel that is completely unexpected, yet perfectly executed in this fast-paced, exciting novel.

While some of the loose ends were tied up, Riches left just enough open for George’s return to another novel coming in August of this year, and I can’t wait to read it!


Robin Gwaro is the Young Adult and Women’s Literature Editor at She currently spends her days wrangling her 8 year old science nerd and 5 month old busy body.

This book was provided by the publisher as a review copy.