The Row

The Row

A death sentence. A family torn apart. One girl?s hunt for the truth. Seventeen-year-old Riley Beckett is no stranger to prison. Her father is a convicted serial killer on death row who has always maintained that he was falsely accused. Riley has never missed a single visit with her father. She wholeheartedly believes that he is innocent. Then, a month before the execution A death sentence. A family torn apart. One girl?s hunt for the truth. Seventeen-year-old Riley Beckett is n...

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Title:The Row
Author:J.R. Johansson
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0374300259
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Row Reviews

  • Brandy
    Jun 11, 2016
    When Riley was six years old, her father was arrested for murdering three women and sentenced to death. Eleven years later, he's exhausted his appeals, and the execution date is just a few weeks off. He's maintained his innocence throughout, and Riley believes him--until he tells her, ...
  • Lisa Mandina
    Oct 01, 2016
    Thanks to YA Bound Book Tours and Netgalley for letting me read an e-galley of this book. I have been a huge fan of this author since I first read Insomnia. I have yet to be disappointed by any of her books, and this one totally held up that trend. I don't read a lot of this kind of co...
  • Colleen Houck
    May 13, 2017
    This book is unlike anything I've read before. The heroine is the daughter of a man on death row and it was interesting to explore what happens to the family left behind when the father is imprisoned. The love interest was dreamy and pretty much perfect. It leaves your heart racing to ...
  • Marti
    Oct 20, 2016
    The Row by J.R. Johansson was a tremendous read! The book, designed for teens and YA, was full of twists and turns. I felt it was suspenseful and kept me on my toes wanting to know what happens next! Riley Beckett has been visiting her father in prison for 17 years. He is on death ...
  • Jessica *The Lovely Books*
    Sep 10, 2016
    Wow... I'm at a true loss for words. What a heartbreaking book! ...
  • Leah
    Sep 19, 2016
    Last year I read and absolutely loved J.R. Johansson?s book Cut Me Free. It was amazing, one of my favourites of the year, in fact, so I was pretty excited to hear about The Row, and even more excited when I was picked to take part in the blog tour! The Row is one of the most compell...
  • Kathy Martin
    Aug 25, 2016
    Riley Beckett has lived a lonely life since her father was convicted of being a serial killer. People have tarred her with the same brush and she faces harassment at home and at school. Her only constant is the visits she makes to her father on death row. But now the final appeal has b...
  • Sally
    Aug 17, 2016
    I was blown away with how well this book held my attention. The back and forth of the emotional roller coaster the story takes you on is paced excellently. There are some parts of the romance that hit hiccups for me because they read kind of cheesy to me. All in all I would recommend t...
  • Maud
    Sep 28, 2016
    Check out my review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtAsO... Pffff, J.R. Johansson does it again! Possibly my favourite book by her that she has published so far. <3 I absolutely loved and adored this book. What I loved: Characters: We have got an amazing main character ...
  • Moriah
    Oct 03, 2016
    *This review also appeared here on A Leisure Moment* **I received an eARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review** ?Like Mama always says: if you make yourself priceless, people can?t throw you away.? The Row was beyond spectacular. I mean, by t...
  • Jen Ryland
    Oct 11, 2016
    Before I stared reading YA, I read a lot of thrillers, mysteries and true crime. While The Row sounded right up my alley, I ended up having mixed feelings about it. That's possibly because I've read so many adult Silence of the Lambs kinds of books, in which an FBI agent/police office...
  • Madison
    Nov 18, 2016
    Who suffers in the aftermath of a horrible crime? The victims? The victims' families? The man who may have been wrongly charged and imprisioned? The perpetrator's family? The Row gives an inside look at the cost of defending your family, even when the world says they are unworthy, when...
  • Jenia
    Sep 04, 2016
    A death sentence. A family torn apart. One girl?s hunt for the truth. Seventeen-year-old Riley Beckett is no stranger to prison. Her father is a convicted serial killer on death row who has always maintained that he was falsely accused. Riley has never missed a single visit with h...
  • Kayla
    Dec 16, 2015
    Full disclosure: I received a free ARC of this book directly from the author herself at a convention back in March. She did not ask me to write a review; I decided to do that on my own because The Row is ah-MAZ-ing. For almost twelve years, Riley Beckett has been in and out of court...
  • Autumn
    Jul 13, 2016
    I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review. Not only did the cover pull me into wanting to read this book but the blurb as well. A teen who has a father in prison more over on death row what can this book be about. Is he guilty or is he innocence? How will Riley's l...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Feb 21, 2017
    GRADE: B Riley Beckett has just four weeks to prove her father isn't a serial killer. After twelve years on death row he's exhausted his appeals and the execution date has been set. With the help of Jordan, a guy she meets at the mall with whom she has a deeper connection than she r...
  • Alyssa
    Oct 01, 2016
    4.5 stars ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** The Row by J.R. Johansson Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Publication Date: October 11, 2016 Rating: 4 stars Source: ARC sent by the publisher Summary (from Goodreads): A death sentence. A family tor...
  • Kathy
    Jun 21, 2017
    I loved this book. I liked the realness and complicated feelings expressed in the book without getting bogged down in those same feelings. It expressed the horror of the crime without too much description. Great MS read. Even the relationship was heartfelt, not too much but not obvious...
  • zoë ❅ (fallxnrobin)
    Oct 08, 2016
    Am I okay?? Of course I am. What a silly question to ask. I'm always okay. It's just a twig in my eye. A really persistent twig that keeps coming back. This book is, in a few adjectives: fantastic, heart-gripping, heart-racing, heARTBREAKING, amazing in every way possible ((I'm prob...
  • Mandy Peterson
    Sep 13, 2016
    What would you do if you could prove your father's innocence while he sits on Death Row? Seventeen-year-old Riley is on a personal mission to find out whether or not her father really killed three women. Although he has maintained his innocence, he also once confessed to Riley that he ...
  • Max Baker
    Oct 10, 2016
    Thank you Netgalley for providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review The Row is different then other YA thrillers out there in the sense that it doesn't try to be a murder mystery. Yes, there is a murder and there is a mystery, but that is not the main plot of th...
  • Lamia Hourani
    Sep 27, 2018
    I just don't understand why I keep reading books that are so bad in every way. What did i even read?? ...
  • Rê
    Oct 14, 2016
    4 ?Daddy is a serial killer? Stars ARC via NetGalley Thank you, Macmillan. The Row has one of those big premises that just catches your attention, you know? It certainly caught mine. I?m a huge ?Dexter? fan (Dex, I love you. Deb, I love you. Season 1 to 4, I ...
  • Amy
    May 08, 2016
    This book was exactly what I was looking for! I read a lot of young adult literature and I have never read anything like The Row before. A novel about brutal murders and a father sentenced to death has the potential to be dark and too intense for young readers--that was not the case in...
  • A Leisure Moment
    Oct 03, 2016
    The Row was beyond spectacular. I mean, by the synopsis, I knew it had to be good, but I didn?t expect it to be that good. It had mystery and intrigue, love and loss, and it combined all those elements to make for a whirlwind thriller that kept me on my toes. Read the rest...
  • Peggy
    Oct 08, 2016
    OMG!!! This is a fantastic book! The plot of the story, the characters.... holy crap you will never regret grabbing a copy of this book! The reality feel of this story is amazing! Add this to your to be read list and get it when it's released! ...
  • Brenda
    Mar 06, 2015
    * I've won this through NetGalley. * I had marked this book as to-read on March 6th, 2015, so you can very well imagine how excited I was when I was told I had won the opportunity to review it. This is the story of Riley Beckett, a 17-year-old girl from Texas who has had his fath...
  • abby
    Sep 16, 2016
    Having a father on death row has never been easy for Riley. Just six when her father was convicted of murdering three women, she's spent her life moving from place to place-- never too far from the prison, but hopefully far enough that no one will figure out who she is. But they always...
  • FreYal Omar
    Nov 08, 2016
    This book was beyond words can explain. This book is one of those stories that you never forget. That each word gets embedded into your brain and not even can surgery remove it. I fell in love with all the characters just as i do in all the other books i read by Jen. I'm so lucky I got...
  • Gianetta  Major
    Dec 01, 2017
    A Review of The Row Should the death penalty be used? The Row by J.R. Johansson is the story of 16year old Riley Beckett who?s father is on death row for convicted murder of 3 young women. After found guilty at a trial, he confesses to her and then takes it back that he did commit ...