September 9, 2014

Review: The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno

Title: The Half Life of Molly Pierce
Author: Katrina Leno
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release date: July 8th 2014
Source: Edelweiss
Format: eARC

Rating: 4/5

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You take it for granted. You take for granted going to sleep at night, getting up the next day, and remembering everything that happened to you before you closed your eyes.

You live and you remember.
Me, I live and I forget.
But now-now I am remembering.

For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she's missed bits and pieces of her life. Molly suffers from dissociative identity disorder, and since she was a little girl, she's played host to Mabel, a completely separate and individual personality. When Mabel is in control, Molly experiences the blackouts she's been so scared of. But now Mabel is letting Molly in on her secrets; she's letting Molly remember. And in doing so, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led...and the love that she can't let go.

The Half Life of Molly Pierce is a suspenseful, evocative psychological mystery about uncovering the secrets of our pasts, facing the unknowns of our futures, and accepting our whole selves.

The first time I read the synopsis of this book, it intrigued me a lot because of what I could understand of it, is that the main character has multiple personality and I wanted to see what really happened during her blackouts.

17 year old Molly has had blackouts for the last year of her life, she has been suffering from memory loss, because sometimes she may be driving without recollection of how she got there or where she´s going and what happened in the last hours is a mystery to her and she is afraid of going crazy, but at the moment she doesn´t want anyone to know what is happening to her. Besides that she suffers from depression.

And because of a car accident where the victim seems to know her, but she does not remember him, she has never seen him before, but something about the guy niggled at the back of her mind; From that moment Molly slowly begins to remember what happened during her blackouts and slowly she realizes what is happening to her.

What I really liked about this story was the mystery and suspense of Molly's life and as the plot is from her point of view, there are many things we don´t get to know, but we suspect until Molly starts to remember.

Overall, I really liked The Half Life of Molly Pierce, it´s a fast-paced and very gripping psychological thriller, that kept me interested until the end, with great suspense and unexpected twists. I recommended this book.


  1. i've been wanting to read this book because i love mysteries and infusing multiple personality disorder? that makes it scarier. thanks for your review! glad it was fast paced.

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. I liked this book a lot too
    GREAT review
    Your reader,

  3. Love psychological thrillers. I haven't read this yet but it sounds great. Thanks for reviewing!

  4. I've been wanting to read this book because it really intrigued me. Nice review! :D

  5. I've read a book about DID before and it's such an interesting topic. THOUGH, I read a bad review of this one from a friend of mine, I'll still consider picking this up.

    Marga @ Deadly Darlings

  6. This book was a great one. I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was definitely engaging, I loved the suspense and the mystery, and the reveal at the end was heartbreaking and heartwarming, all in one go!

  7. I have this book on my shelf but haven't gotten around to it yet. It sounds amazing, though.

  8. I am curious about this, but the summary just does not grab me very much.