Author: Cristina Alger
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Published: July 2, 2019
Book Description: 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 the case–Nell can’t help but ask questions about who killed Rita Ruiz and Adriana Marques and why. But she may not like the answers she finds–not just about those she loves, but about herself.
Rating: 3 Stars
Review: Girls Like Us is billed as a mystery/thriller. Nell returns back to Long Island after many years when her estranged father dies in a motorcycle accident. However, when she arrives to close out his estate and handle his ashes, there appears to be things that are not so Kosher.
What develops is a mystery that involves the murder of two female escorts, and the possible involvement of a coverup.
Overall this book was fine, but it falls in the typical mystery/thriller genre. It felt a little formulated, but I was engaged for the most part. If you love this type of book, I think this will a good read for you.
Thank you NetGalley and G.P. Putnam’s Sons for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book, for an honest opinion.