The Girl In The Hotel by Gregory French


The Girl in the Hotel is a dark thriller. This book is a bizarre dark thriller about a hotel that will haunt you forever. The oddest hotel ever imagined Hotel Or, deep in the jungles of coastal Mexico.

Ed ‘Never Ever Eddie’ Rang is the main character. Age 14 on her own to find a way to live. Ed received an invite to what she hopes will be a wonderful job at Hotel Or. When Ed arrives, she is immediately set up into her new home and life. Ed finds out quickly she doesn’t work there. It’s her prison along with everyone else there. Ed is support staff for a hotel that is criminal operation rather than the hospitality business. A bizarre place beyond anything imaginable. Hotel Or caterers to unthinkable fantasies.

Kazu Danser, a twelve-year-old Niños Asesino (Child Assassin), is on the run from the Federates. Kazu finds refuge while on the run at Hotel Or’s sister hotel Surf Or. Surf Or is on the coast. It is an actual hotel. People come and go. Surf Or Hotel is also a criminal operation.

Katz gets broken in slowly. His time is filled with manual labor, while management assesses what Katz’s criminal capabilities are. Being street smart and innovated, he moves up quickly.

These are parts 1 and 2 of this book. Part 3 puts the first two parts together. Ed and Katz meet. Two kids. 14 and 12 years old on their own in a place no one should be. Both bright and resourceful figure it all out. Figure what out? You have to read the book.

The Girl in the Hotel is written very realistically, considering how odd everything about this hotel is. Through Ed and Katz eyes you experience a whirlwind of Twilight Zone quality terror. There are a lot of weird characters in this story. They keep things very interesting. Nothing and no one is well defined. It’s more of a learning process through Ed and Katz

The Girl in the Hotel holds the spot for the weirdest book I’ve ever read. I loved it and couldn’t put it down.

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