The Forgotten Girls

The Forgotten Girls

In a forest in Denmark, a ranger discovers the fresh corpse of an unidentified woman. A large scar on one side of her face should make the identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. After four days, Louise Rick—the new commander of the Missing Persons Department—is still without answers. But when she releases a photo to the media, an older woman phones to say that she recognizes the woman as Lisemette, a child she once cared for in the state mental institution many years ago. Lisemette, like the other children in the institution, was abandoned by her family and branded a "forgotten girl." But Louise soon discovers something more disturbing: Lisemette had a twin, and both girls were issued death certificates over 30 years ago. As the investigation brings Louise closer to her childhood home, she uncovers more crimes that were committed—and hidden—in the forest, and finds a terrible link to her own past that has been carefully concealed.

Title:The Forgotten Girls
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781455581528
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    The Forgotten Girls Reviews

  • Deanna

    I have not read any other books written by Sara Blaedel but I was curious after reading the book description for The Forgotten Girls. This book features Detective Louise Rick, who is featured in the a...

  • Karen

    The premise of this book was a good one but it was very poorly executed. The main character Detective Louise has just moved to a new position and will be a heading a division that investigates missing...

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.A woman's body is found in the forest, but no one seems to know who she is. Louise Rick then discovers that th...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    A woman's body is found in the forest, but no one seems to know who she is. Louise Rick then discovers that the woman is already dead, or rather that she was a patient in a state mental institution an...

  • Diane S ?

    3.5 Two young girls, both mentally challenged, are institutionalized as their mother died in childbirth and their father can no longer care for them. At the institution, the father is told that his vi...

  • Melissa

    4.5 starsIt's books like this that give me anxiety at the mere thought of going into the woods. This is the seventh book in the series, but the first I’ve read from Sara Blaedel. I have to say, I’...

  • Emm C

    I'd never heard of this series or author before, and what really coerced me into reading The Forgotten Girls was its setting - the eerie, ethereal rural woodlands of Denmark. How a story can be so ent...

  • Cat

    When I read the story line for this ebook, I couldn't wait for it's release. The mystery sounded intriguing, unfortunately it failed to deliver. There wasn't a single aspect of the story (the mystery ...

  • ?Rachel?

    1 Star for the narration. The book is set in Denmark, yet the leading detectives voices are read with an American accent. Other characters, however, were read with several different accents: US South,...

  • Wendi

    Just once - once, damn it! - I want to read one of these mysteries wherein the detective isn't berated, stymied, threatened, or prohibited in their investigation by their boss. Just once, I would be s...