An intense psychological thriller for readers of I Am Watching You,The Luckiest Girl Alive, and All the Missing Girls.
Two missing girls. Thirteen years apart.
Olivia Shaw has been missing since last Tuesday. She was last seen outside the entrance of her elementary school in Hunts Point wearing a white spring jacket, blue jeans, and pink boots.
I force myself to look at the face in the photo, into her slightly smudged features, and I can't bring myself to move. Olivia Shaw could be my mirror image, rewound to thirteen years ago.
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I've spent a long time peering into the faces of girls on missing posters, wondering which one replaced me in that basement. But they were never quite the right age, the right look, the right circumstances. Until Olivia Shaw, missing for one week tomorrow.
Whoever stole me was never found. But since I was taken, there hasn't been another girl.
And now there is.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The past refuses to stay buried for Lainey Moreno, the troubled heroine of Girl Last Seen; she’s been stamping out her pain with pills and booze since escaping from a kidnapper 10 years earlier. That decade-old nightmare reignites when a young Seattle girl disappears, possibly taken by the same criminal. The novel’s suspense is propelled by a flood of plot twists, but even more gripping is the way in which Nina Laurin presents her heroine’s early trauma with unflinching frankness. We were rooting for Lainey to rise up and exorcise every last one of her demons.
Laine Moreno, the traumatized narrator of Laurin's emotionally powerful but plot-challenged debut thriller, is barely managing to sleepwalk through her solitary existence in Seattle a decade after being freed from three years of horror at the hands of a captor who was never caught. Then the highly publicized disappearance of 10-year-old girl Olivia Shaw gives her a jolt. Although the missing girl comes from privilege, a world away from Laine's precarious childhood with a junkie single mom, their physical resemblance is startling enough to suggest to Laine that their cases might be connected. The same notion strikes Det. Sean Ortiz, one of the two cops who initially discovered Laine by the edge of a deserted road. All too swiftly, Laine's efforts to help save Olivia start to threaten both her tenuous stability and her life itself. Laurin creates a compelling, vulnerable central character, but Det. Ortiz and several members of the supporting cast function largely as devices to propel a story arc ultimately more clever than convincing. \n
Girl Last Seen
Well paced story with poetic vivid description
Loved this book!
I loved this book! It kept me guessing until the end.
Last girl seen
I wanted to like this book but unfortunately it fell flat for me