The Girl She Used to Be
by David Cristofano
Grand Central Publishing, 2009
Summary: Melody is a twenty six year old woman who lives an uncertain life in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Being transported to a new location, she unexpectly meets Jonathan Bovaro, the son of the mobster her parents were to testify against before their murder. They leave together trying to outrun federal agents and mob enforcers in order to get what Melody wants most: a normal life.
Review: I read The Girl She Used to Be in one afternoon. Fast paced with quick turns and twists, the novel was a great read. The characters of Melody and Jonathan are likable, brought together because they both want the freedom of a normal life. Cristofano's prose easily flows making the dialogue and action jump off the page. My only complaint was the ending, which worked for the novel, but not for my romantic side. Rating:**** out of 5