Girls Like us by Cristina Alger

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 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.

***3 Star Review***

After reading The Banker's Wife, I could not wait to get my hands on Girls Like Us. I really enjoyed The Bankers Wife but I was a little let down with this one.

It is a slower paced thriller but the suspense of the story had me flipping the pages fast for the first half of the book. You will not have any clue who to trust at this point. However, around the halfway point, the story line kind of fizzled out for me. I think I expected more twists and action. Things were pretty much laid out for you in regards to certain plots. It became a little too predictable for me. I love a great twist and having my mind blown away. The big twists here wasn't mind blowing. It more more of an "AHHHH, I knew this person/these people were linked to it!"

Even though this book didn't blow my mind, it is enjoyable. I would recommend it. I look forward to Cristina's upcoming books!

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