The Row
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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 date, Riley’s world is rocked when, in an attempt to help her move on, her father secretly confesses to her that he actually did carry out the murders. He takes it back almost immediately, but she cannot forget what he’s told her. Determined to uncover the truth for her own sake, she discovers something that will forever change everything she’s believed about the family she loves.

Title:The Row
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages

    The Row Reviews

  • 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 pr...

  • Alyssa
    Oct 01, 2016

    4.5 stars***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***The Row by J.R. JohanssonPublisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)Publication Date: October 11, 2016Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by the publ...

  • Jen
    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 ...

  • Maud
    Sep 28, 2016

    Check out my review here:, J.R. Johansson does it again! Possibly my favourite book by her that she has published so far. <3 I absolutely loved and adored...

  • 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....

  • 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 c...

  • R
    Oct 14, 2016

    4 “Daddy is a serial killer” Stars ARC via NetGalleyThank 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 “...

  • 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 eleme...

  • Megan (bookslayerReads)
    Dec 15, 2016

    As some of you know, I enjoy a good mystery thriller... which is why I requested this bad boy from NetGalley as soon as I saw it was available. And boy, am I glad I did! This standalone novel delivere...

  • 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 ...