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Really enjoyed this one! Quick read! It‘s important to note that the author was inspired by real life cases when writing this book. I would‘ve liked to know more about Nell & would like to read more books with her as the protagonist. Not sure if the author wants to write another one. There are twists that you truly don‘t see coming! Once you get through the 1st 25 pages or so, it really picks up the pace! Would make a great film.
Cristina Alger has become an auto-buy author for me. Stand-alone thrillers usually set in or touching on the world of high finance. I find her plotting to be tight and her characters well developed. I didn‘t find this one to be quite as strong as The Darlings or The Banker‘s Wife but I still thoroughly enjoyed it.
MY RATING⇢ 4 ✰STARS✰
An FBI procedural that delivers. With a smart, yet tuff female MC and an intricately complex murder mystery, the story moves along at a decent pace and even gets intense at times. I was a tad miffed with the ending, but I still thought this a worthwhile listen.
See my full review here: https://leahsbookishobsession2.blogspot.com/2020/01/review-girls-like-us.html
~~~ 𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐄𝐑 ~~~
Girls Like Us, by Cristina Alger, is on every summer must-read list . . . for good reason. It's eerily timely, compelling, & emotionally rich. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Penguin Random House has generously provided 2 copies for me to give to 2 lucky U.S. residents. Entries close at 𝐦𝐢𝐝𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐏𝐃𝐓 𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐰, 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭
4.5 ★ I love a great crime fiction novel with a relatable strong female antagonist, a BONUS is this story addresses heavy issues straight off our front page. I was quickly absorbed into the high society scandals, human trafficking, murder, a possible serialist + the good old boy mentality of bad men that wear a badge; I devoured it in one sitting.
~~~ 𝐆𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 ~~~
Cristina Alger, author of The Banker's Wife, has penned one of this summer's hottest thrillers, Girls Like Us. It's an eerily timely, fast-paced, & moving mystery. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Penguin Random House has generously provided 2 copies for me to give to 2 lucky U.S. residents.
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I picked up Girls Like Us pretty much because it‘s set on Long Island, and I think everyone knows by now that I particularly enjoy books set close to home. So far it‘s set on the south fork, where my in-laws have a house. I enjoy picturing the settings knowing what they actually look like & having inside info on the area. Seems like this will be a very quick read.
FBI Agent Nell Flynn hasn‘t been home for ten years. It‘s a place she had no desire to see again. Her mother had been brutally murdered there when she was only seven. She and her father never had a particularly close relationship. And now her father, a thirty-year homicide police officer, is killed... https://www.bluestockingreviews.com/post/girls-like-us
Girls Like Us is billed as a mystery/thriller. Nell returns back to Long Island after many years when her estranged father dies in a motorcycle accident. However, when she arrives to close out his estate and handle his ashes, there appears to be things that are not so Kosher.
Thank you NetGalley and G.P. Putnam‘s Sons for an Advanced Reader‘s Copy of this book, for an honest opinion.