The Forgotten Girls

The Forgotten Girls

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THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS

The body of an unidentified woman has been discovered in a remote forest. A large, unique scar on one side of her face should make the identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. Louise Rick, the new commander of the Missing Persons Department, waits four long days before pulling off a risky move: releasing a photo of the victim to the media, jeopardizing the integrity of the investigation in hopes of finding anyone who knew her.

The gamble pays off when a woman recognizes the victim as Lisemette, a child she cared for in the state mental institution many years ago. Lisemette was a "forgotten girl", abandoned by her family and left behind in the institution. But Louise soon discovers something even more disturbing: Lisemette had a twin, and both girls were issued death certificates more than thirty years ago.

Louise's investigation takes a surprising when it brings her closer to her childhood home. And as she uncovers more crimes that were committed--and hidden--in the forest, she is forced to confront a terrible link to her own past that has been carefully concealed. Set against a moody and atmospheric landscape, THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS is twisty, suspenseful, emotionally intense novel that secures Sara Blaedel's place in the pantheon of great thriller writers.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, c2015.
ISBN: 9781455581528
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Blaedel, Sara
Golly, Signe Rod
Alternative Title: Glemte piger

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aprilhansen1234
Jan 22, 2017

good book keep me wanting to read more and more beside the names that weren't easy to pronounce good book

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maipenrai
Nov 16, 2016

Louise Rick, #7; Missing Persons Trilogy #1)

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LadyJaneBrais
Jul 04, 2016

Excellent, fast-paced whodunit with fascinating historic links to the murder mystery. I definitely recommend this novel and will have a look for other books by this author.

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lpreston214
May 26, 2015

Very good Scandinavian thriller/mystery/police procedural. This is the first I've read by this author so I don't know the backstory on the main character but I liked this book enough that I may go back and find out. Louise Rick has just joined a new department and has a new partner. Rather than homicide, the new department is about missing persons. When an unidentified body turns up in the woods, Louise and Eik find themselves embroiled in fake deaths, rape, murder and cover-ups. All-in-all a very good story.

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GLNovak
May 24, 2015

Louise Rick is beginning a new job after being in homicide for years. Missing persons can lead to murder investigations and she is the ideal candidate for this new position. The story of missing twins, murder and mental institutions is a good framework but the execution leaves a bit to be desired. Some of the problem may have been the translation. Some of the vocabulary did not seem to fit the image of Rick that I thought the author was trying to build. I found the story flat and the personal bits about Rick confusing and sometimes intrusive into the flow of the narrative. The sudden dalliance with her new partner did not ring true at all for me. I kept reading to the end, though, to find out if my own suspicions about what actually happened were correct. Yes, I was right.

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matcat44
Mar 20, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Very fast read. The author had me interested from page one, a real page turner. Will definitely read her other books.

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tink05
Feb 26, 2015

Given this book was original wrote in another language the names were a bit hard to pronounce at times and got distracting. But once you get past that this book was really good. But now I need her to write another cuz I wanna know what really happened with Klaus.

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