In an elite suburb of New York City, girls are dying. That doesn’t happen in Greenvale, with its immaculate lawns, exclusive yacht clubs and multi-million dollar mansions. But behind its perfect façade, its trimmed hedges and luxury cars, a darkness lies. Girls, dependent on Adderall, outmaneuver each other to get into top colleges, while the mothers’ need to live vicariously only makes it worse.
Bella DeFranco is one of the Bronx’s top SVU detectives. At only 37, she disarms everyone with her stunning good looks, yet she is as tough as most men—and a lot smarter, too. Yet when is summoned to Greenvale, she finds herself getting lost in a case that even she can’t comprehend. She stumbles into a land of secrets, a place where husbands hide their pasts from their wives, where friends are not what they seem, and where no one wants to know too much. As she digs deeper into layers of suburban dysfunction, she comes to learn that, behind all the fake smiles, there is a subtle violence--rivaling even her crime-ridden streets of the Bronx.
With a killer on the loose, time running out, and a new partner who never recovered from his washed-up alcoholic days, the odds are stacked against Bella. She is determined, though, to save these girls, whatever the cost. Yet as she gets close, the depth of psychosis she discovers shocks even her….
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The Forgotten Girls
The Forgotten Girls
Once you are halfway through, you can’t put it down. Since I don’t have the luxury of reading straight through, it was a little tough to keep some of the minor characters straight if there were days between reads. I should have keep a character list. I usually take a month to read a book, but I read this in 2 weeks.
If this book is self published, and I suspect it is due to the free price, the author did an amazing job. A good portion, by that I mean 90-95% of the self published books I read, are really awful. They are generally riddled with typos, inconsistencies, and a wandering story line.
This book has only a typo or two, which you can find in almost any book you read. The story is consistent. The story line follows a clear path. The premise is interesting and thought provoking. The main characters are well thought out. This book piqued my interest and I found myself looking up ADD medication abuse after reading this book.
All in all, it’s a well written and interesting book. I spent a lot of time changing my mind on whodunnit.