"Smart, shocking, and thought-provokingly powerful, this LoveReading Star Book successfully merges several storylines into one compelling whole."
Fiercely relevant storytelling spearheaded by integrity carves out a slice of the past as it highlights the victim of murder. US Marshal Andrea Oliver’s first mission to protect a judge receiving death threats, is a cover to solve a 40 year old crime and prevent the release of a domestic terrorist. Best-selling Karin Slaughter is one of my go-to authors, she writes furiously readable books that not only thrill, they delve into the heart of what it is to be human. Girl Forgotten continues on from the fabulous Pieces Of Her and you really do need to read them in order to fully appreciate the story. Karin Slaughter so knows how to hook and spin your attention. She takes you back and forth in time, it’s almost painful to read, knowing that Emily has died, yet still experiencing her life. Reading witness statements from the first crime, years ahead in the future, cleverly merges the two time frames and brings the past even more vividly to life. Both storylines are incredibly strong, each demanding your full attention, each independently moving forward yet linked. The present day juggles the murder and death threats, while sitting in the background is the reason for Andrea’s assignment. Andrea’s new partner Leonard Bible is just fabulous, and brings some light-hearted moments into play. I really would like to see more of Andrea and Bible, and the ending suggests there may be more to come. A riveting and rewarding read, Girl Forgotten ensures you remain on full alert throughout.
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 09/12/2023
Closing date: 14/12/2023
Girl, Forgotten is a high-stakes contemporary mystery underpinned by a shocking act of sexual violence forty years earlier in a small, conservative town only too willing to turn a blind eye.
Girl, Forgotten is a high-stakes contemporary mystery underpinned by a shocking act of sexual violence forty years earlier in a small, conservative town only too willing to turn a blind eye. It’s two years on from the events of Pieces of Her which turned the life of Andrea “Andy” Oliver upside down, and within hours of qualifying as a US Marshal she finds herself juggling both an official and unofficial assignment. The first is protecting federal judge and Reagan appointee, Esther Vaughn, the recipient of a series of death threats, and the second and more personal one is looking into the unsolved murder of the judge’s pregnant eighteen-year-old daughter back in 1982.... Read Full Review
Fast paced, violent and explosive, Slaughter is never afraid to pull her punches.
Andrea Oliver has just graduated as a US Marshal and has been given her first assignment. Andrea is no ordinary marshal because Andrea's dad is no ordinary man. Her new assignment takes her back to her dad's roots and puts her in grave danger. Can Andrea solve a forty year old murder and save herself in the process.
I am a fan of Karin Slaughter's Grant County and Will Trent novels but I am also always pleased to see her other series and standalones as they are just as good to read and keep the other novels fresh. This is no exception; Andrea Oliver has just graduated as a US Marshal and has been given her first assignment. Andrea is no ordinary marshal because Andrea's dad is no ordinary man. Her new assignment takes her back to her dad's roots and puts her in grave danger.... Read Full Review
The best Karin Slaughter book I’ve read. Completely gripping - you won’t want to put it down!
Girl, Forgotten is an intriguing crime thriller by Karin Slaughter. Andrea is a newly qualified US Marshall but as a result of her imprisoned father’s crimes she is also in Witness Protection. We join her as she graduates from training and receives her first assignment.
The story is set in a small town where Andrea tries to address a present-day crime and 40-year old mystery, both of which are linked. It is told from two points of view - Emily in 1982 and Andrea in 2022 - and I thought this was done very effectively. Both women encounter aggression and manipulation from the same people, 40 years apart.... Read Full Review