Book Review: The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel


I received this eARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Expected Publication: February 3, 2015 by Grand Central Publishing

Summary: A ranger discovers the fresh corpse of an unidentified woman in a forest in Denmark.  There is a large scar on her face that should have made identification easy but nobody has reported her missing.  Louise Rick, the new commander of the Missing Persons Department, is without answers after a few days.  They decide to release a photo to the media and they are in luck.  An older woman calls to say that she recognizes the woman.  She identified the body as Lisemette, a child she had cared for years ago in a state mental institution.  After tracking down the father, Louise discovers that Lisemette was a twin and that both girls had been at the institution.  The strangest part is that both girls were issued death certificates 30 years ago.  As the investigation continues, Louise uncovers more crimes that were committed and finds a terrible link to her own past that had been carefully concealed.

Review: I really got into this book right away in the prologue!  Things were immediately set in motion and the story started building fast.  I didn’t realize until now that this is actually the 7th book in a series that are being translated from Danish to English.  As far as I can tell there are books that take place after this one so I hope that some of the loose ends in this book get tied up in the next book.  I really enjoyed reading this book.  It was full of suspense and likeable characters.  Now that I know it is a series of books, I would like to try and track down the other books that have already been translated.  I may be part Danish but I certainly don’t know the language!  I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery and/or crime novel.

Four out of five stars

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