Girl in the Rearview Mirror

Girl in the Rearview Mirror Review

The young nanny for a prominent political family gets drawn into a web of deadly lies—including her own—in this stunning debut thriller with the menacing twists of Megan Abbott and the exquisite suspense of Laura Lippman.

"An exciting, intoxicating debut, it will hold you until its startling final pages.”
—Megan Abbott, bestselling author of Dare Me and Give Me Your Hand


They are Phoenix’s First Family: handsome Philip Martin, son of the sitting Senator, an ex-football player who carries himself with an easy grace and appears destined to step into his father’s seat when the time is right; his wife Marina, the stylish and elegant director of Phoenix’s fine arts museum; and their four-year-old daughter Amabel, beautiful and precocious and beloved.

Finn Hunt is working a dull office job to pay off her college debt when she meets Philip and charms Amabel. She eagerly agrees to nanny, thinking she’s lucked into the job of a lifetime. Though the glamour of the Martins’ lifestyle undeniably dazzles Finn, her real pleasure comes from being part of the family: sharing quick jokes with Philip in the kitchen before he leaves for work; staying late when Marina needs a last-minute sitter; and spending long days with Amabel, who is often treated more like a photo op than a child.

But behind every façade lurks a less attractive truth. When a young woman approaches Finn, claiming a connection with Philip and asking Finn to pass on a message, Finn becomes caught up in a web of deceit with the senate seat at its center. And Finn isn’t exactly innocent herself: she too has a background she has kept hidden, and under the hot Phoenix sun, everything is about to be laid bare. . . . 

Title:Girl in the Rearview Mirror

    Girl in the Rearview Mirror Reviews

  • Katie B

    Decent story but the characters were duds. Despite the fact there was some backstory provided, I still didn't quite get the main character, Finn. It's a shame the characters were the problem here rath...

  • Brenda

    2.5 ★sFinn Hunt – previously named Natalie – was after a fresh start when she arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, but she had no idea how her life would change. When Philip Martin hired her to be nanny...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    The title intrigued me from the start. Does it mean not looking back? Does it mean looking the other way? Does it mean keeping your secrets and your past hidden?We meet Finn whose real name is Natalie...

  • Dennis

    Girl in the Rearview Mirror is a domestic/family drama with a political thriller flair. This book's slowburning build-up really didn't amount to the amount of action I was expecting. The characters ...

  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews

    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.comGirl in the Rearview Mirror is the exhilarating debut novel from Kelsey Rae Dimberg. A book about explosive secrets, a hidden past, extortion and scandal, this is...

  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader

    This was slow starting out but when it got good it got really good. I did not like the ending at all. I must say the good parts were good parts. (Ha HA Like that). But I like Finn the detective is wha...

  • TL

    I won this via goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own.----3.25-3.5 starsIt was a good story but for me it was more mystery and suspense and light on the thril...

  • Gilly Macmillan

    Stylish and cool, this is a thriller that examines an ordinary life subsumed and intoxicated by a world of wealth, privilege and power. Superbly executed and tense to the very last page....

  • Diana Iozzia (Bookworm Banter)

    “Girl in the Rearview Mirror”Written by Kelsey Rae DimbergReview written by Diana Iozzia“Girl in the Rearview Mirror” was a very divisive thriller for me. I think that my interest level in thi...

  • Lois

    This starts off somewhat intriguing but never really finds it feet. The main character was unsympathetic to me after expressing her bullshit opinion about how the political climate is hard on white me...