Girls Like Us

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Jul 18, 2018 | 600 Minutes

About Girls Like Us

From the celebrated and bestselling author of The Banker’s Wife, worlds collide when an FBI agent investigates a string of grisly murders on Long Island that raises the impossible question: What happens when the primary suspect is your father?

FBI Agent Nell Flynn hasn’t been home in twelve years. Nell and her father, Homicide Detective Martin Flynn, have never had much of a relationship. And Suffolk County will always be awash in memories of her mother, Marisol, who was brutally murdered when Nell was just seven.

When Martin Flynn dies in a motorcycle accident, Nell returns to the house she grew up in so that she can spread her father’s ashes and close his estate. At the behest of her father’s partner, Detective Lee Davis, Nell becomes involved in an investigation into the murders of two young Hispanic women in Suffolk County. The further Nell digs, the more likely it seems to her that her father should be the prime suspect–and that his friends on the police force are covering his tracks. Plagued by doubts about her mother’s murder–and her own role in exonerating her father in that case–Nell can’t help but ask questions about who killed Ria Ruiz and Adriana Marques and why. But she may not like the answers she finds–not just about those she loves, but about herself.

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Praise

  • "[An] excellent crime novel. . . [Alger] captures the social dynamics of Suffolk's eastern extremes perfectly. The first-person narrative is appropriately terse-Nell delivers a thorough report-but it occasionally surprises with a gripping depth. . . Highly recommended." —Booklist
  • “…a propulsive thriller...Alger expertly ratchets up the suspense all the way to the explosive finale. Readers will hope to see more of smart, tough Nell.” —Publishers Weekly
  • “[Nell] has a vulnerable, empathetic core that will pull readers in, and Alger has a feel for small-town dynamics. The tension becomes nearly unbearable as Nell realizes she truly can't trust anyone. Readers can expect a few genuine surprises, and the light Alger shines on society's most vulnerable members is an important one. Melancholy and addictive.” —Kirkus Reviews
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