Cristina Alger is no stranger to writing hits, as her book The Banker's Wife became a USA Today bestseller, and Girls Like Us followed suit, quickly becoming a New York Times bestseller. As 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 ten 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 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.
I have been trying to find the right words for this review to keep it short and sweet but get across how much I enjoyed this book. To put it simply, I devoured Girls Like Us! Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down because it was THAT captivating. It was unpredictable with a great plot. I’ve read some reviews where people guessed what happened from the beginning, but even though I had little bits of clues here and there, I honestly didn’t put the pieces together until the very end. Girls Like Us was suspenseful and kept me guessing while trying to figure out what could have happened. I was truly engaged in Nell's story, and wanted to find out the truth right along with her. The characters are well developed and the story line doesn’t drag on but rather builds up with background on the characters and gets to the point. It is a fast paced, intriguing, and quick read for any thriller/suspense lover.
A special thank you to Get Red PR for sending me this fantastic thriller!