This is probably my favourite book that I’ve read this year. But I don’t know how to review it without giving away too much. Just to say that Melanie – the girl of the title – is an amazing and unique character, and the whole hook of the beginning of the book and the way it develops is completely brilliant. The way we first discovering Melanie imprisoned in a military base and are with her through all the horrors she suffers.
The way the story gradually opens out to reveal the other characters and their agendas, and thus what Melanie is imprisoned for. And then the way the story goes from there, as Melanie finds out the truth about herself and comes to terms with it, while enduring a gruelling journey with the other characters.
Even saying few things I feel are almost spoilers, for a story that just builds and twist and keeps you on tenterhooks throughout.