Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger (4 out of 5)

Cristina Alger is a favorite of mine. I believe this is the 3rd book I have read by her, and she is one of the few who always improves upon her previous titles. This is a step in another direction for Alger, in that she explores the family dynamic in another corner, that of an estranged father and daughter. Nell hasn’t spoken to her father, Detective Martin Flynn, in over a decade. She heads home for his funeral and to settle his affairs, after he is killed in a motorcycle accident. While there, her father’s partner asks her to get involved in her father’s last case, that of a missing young woman who was an escort. Did I mention Nell is FBI? She digs into the case, which deepens in an alarming direction when another body is discovered. The farther in Nell investigates, the deeper the shit that her dad and most of the police department appear to be in. Did her father kill the girls or cover it up for the guilty parties in the police department? Or was he framed in death? This is a twisty pretzel, my friends. There are all sorts of surprises in this book, a good number of them not pretty. I do like a nitty gritty story to sink my teeth into, and this was a definite yes in that category. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a smart, realistic suspense thriller. This book debuts on July 2, 2019 from G.P. Putnam & Sons. Check it out.

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~ by generationgbooks on May 12, 2019.

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