“The Forgotten Girls” is the first of 2 books in the Suburban Murder series by Alexa Steele. In this book, the author introduces us to Sex Crimes detective Bella DeFranco. Bella usually works in New York City, but in this case, a friend of her boss has asked for help with a murder in his ritzy suburb. Bella is his top detective and she grudgingly takes the case and Mack as a temporary partner. Upon arriving in town, Bella and Mack are faced with the brutal murder of a local mother. They also quickly realize that there may be a connection between her murder and the apparent double suicide of two teenage girls a few weeks before. Before long it is evident that the shine of this community is only superficial and evil simmers just below the surface.
I enjoyed Bella DeFranco as a character though I would have liked her to be developed a little more. I also would have liked to know more about Mack. The storyline was strong and had some clever twists. All in all not a bad story.
Alinefromabook’s recommendation: THUMBS-UP for a clever storyline and enjoyable characters.
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