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... show more
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.
Format: Audio CD
Publish date: 2015-02-03
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Scandinavian Literature
Good idea, but poorly executed, in my opinion. The main character, Louise, hardly does any detective work and spends all her time just moping around. Her journalist friend is shown as an hysterical bride who nevertheless does the only interesting detective work. I felt that the rhythm of the book wa...
For most of the book, I felt it was on its way to a three-star rating from me. I was thinking interesting premise, writing a bit workman-like and prone to over-explaining. An example of the over-explaining: "My name is Louise Rick," she said, holding out her hand and explaining who she was. ...
It's been a while since I last read a Scandinavian thriller, but I felt it was time for another one. I believe that even though this is the first book that is published in English, there are six earlier novels in the series. However, there were some things that made me feel this book was a fresh sta...
THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS Four days later, Louise Rick still had no answers. The body of an unidentified woman was discovered in a local forest. A large, unique scar on one side of her face should have made the identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. As the new commander of the Missing...
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 and was declared dead 30 years ago. Now Louise and her colleague Eik must find out how a woman can be...
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