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.
The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel is a great crime mystery book. This book is scheduled to be published on early February 2015. Blaedel resides in Denmark and is the author of the best selling police detective novels featuring Louise Rick. This was my first book by Blaedal, I found it to be brilliant. The plot and twists were intriguing and keep me interested.
The setting for this book is in Denmark, which sounds beautiful. We find the main character Louise Rick has just taken a new position in a Special Search Agency to find unresolved missing people. She gets a brand new murder case immediately and a new partner ( which she none too impressed with at first). Here is the twist, the murder victim has been declared dead for 30 years, but only actually died a few days ago.
The deceased and her twin were born with disabilities and were placed in an institution where they were abused and parents were discouraged from seeing them. Louise was an intelligent investigator and her partner work well with her. I don't want to give too much away here, but it was an excellent mystery book. If you like Lee Child or James Patterson, you might want to give her a try.
I give The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel 4 Platypires
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