Girl, Forgotten

Girl, Forgotten

Karin Slaughter

ISBN
9780008303570
Pub date
23/06/2022
Imprint
HarperCollins
Binding
Paperback
Format
A4 153x234mm
Extent
400 pages
Price
£14.99
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Book Overview


The stunning new standalone thriller from international #1 bestseller Karin Slaughter

Prom Night, Longbill Beach, 1982.  Emily Vaughn dresses carefully for what’s supposed to be the highlight of any high school career. But Emily has a secret. And by the end of the night, because of that secret, she will be dead.

Nearly forty years later, Andrea Oliver, newly qualified as a US Marshal, receives her first assignment: to go to Longbill Beach to protect a judge receiving death threats. But Andrea’s real focus isn’t the judge – it’s Emily Vaughn. Ever since she first heard Emily’s name a year ago, she’s been haunted by her brutal death.  Nobody was ever convicted – her friends closed ranks, her family shut themselves off in their grief, the town moved on – so the killer is still out there. But now Andrea has a chance to find out what really happened…

About the author


Karin Slaughter is the author of over twenty instant Sunday Times bestselling novels including the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and standalone novels Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter, and Pieces of Her.  She is published in 120 countries with more than 40 million copies sold across the globe. Pieces of Her is a Netflix original series starring Toni Collette, and False Witness, the Grant County, and Will Trent series are in development for television. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, she lives in Atlanta.

Reviews


  • Praise for Karin Slaughter
  • ‘Heart-stopping one moment, heart-breaking the next. Slaughter at her finest’ Cara Hunter, author of All the Rage
  • ‘Her heroines are believable, flawed and courageous’ Oyinkan Braithwaite, author of My Sister, The Serial Killer
  • ‘Absorbing’ Sunday Times
  • ‘I’d follow her anywhere’ Gillian Flynn
  • ‘One of the boldest thriller writers working today’ Tess Gerritsen
  • ‘Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivalled’ Michael Connelly
  • ‘Passion, intensity, and humanity’ Lee Child
  • ‘A writer of extraordinary talents’ Kathy Reichs
  • ‘Fiction doesn’t get any better than this’ Jeffery Deaver
  • ‘A great writer at the peak of her powers’ Peter James
  • ‘Karin Slaughter has – by far – the best name of all of us mystery novelists’ James Patterson
  • ‘It’s big, dark, rich, satisfying, and bloody – like a perfectly cooked steak’ Stuart MacBride
  • ‘The queen of the explosive thriller’ Good Housekeeping
  • ‘Dizzyingly dark and breathlessly compelling, False Witness is both a deeply textured crime mystery and a moving commentary on life in America during the current health crisis. Utterly unforgettable’ B. P. Walter, author of The Dinner Guest
  • ‘Rich characters and deft plotting make this an unputdownable story that will move you to the core. This is Slaughter’s best yet’ Camilla Lackberg, author of the Fjallbacka series
  • ‘A twisty, searingly contemporary mystery steeped in a dark past…catches your breath and keeps you gasping and guessing until the end’ Stacey Abrams, author of While Justice Sleeps
  • ‘Karin Slaughter is a master of the thriller genre’ Francesca Momplaisir, author of My Mother’s House
  • ‘Gripping, gruesome and emotionally powerful, this is Slaughter doing what she does best’ Mail on Sunday
  • ‘As sharp and absorbing as ever’ Guardian
  • ‘Slaughter’s novel is both a page-turner and a protest about how often sexual violence is overlooked’ Sunday Times