Title: The Forgotten Girls
Author: Owen Laukkanen
Genre: mystery, suspense
Is this part of a series? Yes, this is book #6 in the Stevens and Windermere series.
Publish Date: March 14th, 2017
Thank you to First to Read for an eARC of this book.
A body is found dead, frozen in the snow. A runaway, forgotten by society. Pictures of her, both dead and alive, show up on a phone, the owner swearing he knows nothing of them. As they move through this case, FBI agents Windermere and Stevens begin to see that there are more, many more. Women that society turned their back on- that no one would miss. The forgotten girls.
Mila, grief stricken after learning of her friend Ash’s death, sets out on her own crusade. She’s going to recharge, and then she is going to find the one they call the Ghost Rider…. somehow she is going to avenge Ash.
It’s a race against nature and man to try to put a stop to a twisted serial killer that got away for far too long.
I first learned about this series about three years ago when book three was offered on First to read. I had no idea I was jumping into the middle of a series, but as with most of these books, you can pick them up and get the gist of it. I do recommend reading them in order, each one is brilliant and brings to bear a different aspect of the characters. You can find out about all the books in the series here. As always, I adored the play between characters. I especially liked that he worked a bit more with Windermere’s boyfriend Mathers, as we know more about Stevens’ family. I was a little disappointed that they weren’t even really mentioned in this book though. Told in several different POV’S you get a good read on the victim, Mila, the agents and our villain.
As far as the adult content goes, there is a lot. Language, drug use, sexual content, and violence. This book is not meant for young teens, I give it an eight.
The book comes out 3-14-2017, fans of James Patterson and Tami Hoag would really like it.
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