Summary

Girl, Forgotten delivers a high-quality thriller Ms. Slaughter is known for. You’ll go in thinking you have everything figured out, only to realize you haven’t even scratched the surface.

5-STAR REVIEW: GIRL, FORGOTTEN by Karin Slaughter

The Description

Andrea Oliver: Book 2
Publication Date: August 23, 2022

A small town hides a big secret…

Who killed Emily Vaughn?

A girl with a secret…

Longbill Beach, 1982. Emily Vaughn gets ready for the prom. For an athlete, who is smart, pretty and well-liked, this night that should be the highlight of her high school career. But Emily has a secret. And by the end of the evening, that secret will be silenced forever.

An unsolved murder…

Forty years later, Emily’s murder remains a mystery. Her tight-knit group of friends closed ranks; her respected, wealthy family retreated inwards; the small town moved on from her grisly attack. But all that’s about to change.

One final chance to uncover a killer…

US Marshal Andrea Oliver arrives in Longbill Beach on her first assignment: to protect a judge receiving death threats. But, in reality, Andrea is there to find justice for Emily. The killer is still out there – and Andrea must discover the truth before she gets silenced, too…

The Review

A cold case murder with possible personal ties to a newly minted U.S. Marshal serves as the foundation for Karin Slaughter’s new book, Girl, Forgotten.

Readers will remember Andrea Oliver from Slaughter’s previous book, Pieces of Her. Andrea seemed to lack purpose in that installment as she was still living at home and working a dead-end job. When her mother’s secrets are brought to light, Andrea reels from the impact and is seemingly rudderless.

Fast forward to this book, and readers find Andrea in a much healthier headspace. Not only has she selected a career, but her first assignment may ensure someone from her past stays locked up. Allowing Andrea an opportunity to move beyond her rather lackluster personality in the first book significantly enhances the story’s appeal. Her growth is tremendous as a character, especially when she partners up with Leonard “Catfish” Bible.

The storyline is multi-faceted, featuring a dual plot centering around a federal judge by showcasing the present while allowing snippets of the past to unfold in alternating chapters. It’s a perfect mix to ramp up the suspense as Andrea starts asking questions.

Girl, Forgotten delivers a high-quality thriller Ms. Slaughter is known for. You’ll go in thinking you have everything figured out, only to realize you haven’t even scratched the surface.Buy Links

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About The Author

Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 40 million copies sold across the globe, her twenty-one novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling stand-alone novels Pretty GirlsThe Good Daughter, and Pieces of Her. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, she lives in Atlanta. Her standalone novel Pieces of Her is in production with Netflix, starring Toni Collette, and the Grant County and Will Trent series are in development for television.

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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.

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5-STAR REVIEW: GIRL, FORGOTTEN by Karin SlaughterGirl, Forgotten delivers a high-quality thriller Ms. Slaughter is known for. You’ll go in thinking you have everything figured out, only to realize you haven’t even scratched the surface.