Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

The Forgotten Girl by Sara Blaedel

I was waiting for sooooo long for this murder mystery that I had almost forgotten about it. But after having read it, I can honestly say that it is one of the best books I’ve read this week!

Louise Rick is an investigator who has signed up with a new division that handles all odd cases. And her first case is definitely an odd one. A woman’s body is discovered in the woods near Hvalso and no one seems to be able to know who she is. When Louise releases the victim’s picture to the public, she is surprised to get a call from a woman who used to work in a mental institution. Apparently, this woman and her twin were mental patients. However, they were presumed to have died many years ago. If this woman had been alive all of these years, then where is her twin? And who would want to fake her death in the first place? As Louise tries to get to the bottom of this mystery, her own past comes rushing up to her. If she doesn’t find out who is behind this crime, then she may be the next victim.

This was a very good book. I liked he main character and the chemistry between her and her friends/coworkers/family. The mystery itself wasn’t too obvious but I’m sure someone with good sleuthing skills could have figured out. The crime itself was quite grisly and when I finished the book, I was quite appalled by the violent nature of it all. All in all, I enjoyed the novel and can’t wait to read more by this author!


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