What I’m Reading: Girls Like Us

At Christmas time I filled my “holds” list at my online library.  They only let patrons have 10 books on hold at a time.  Many of the books I put on hold had waiting lists of 6 months or more.  WOW!!  So I was surprised have one come up as available….this book, Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger.

I welcome a few cop type mysteries in between all of the other books I read and this one was perfect.  I was drawn in right away and found myself trying to do things so that I could listen.  I always know that’s a sign that I like the book.

Here’s what Amazon had to say:
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 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.”

This story wrapped up nicely but I could easily see this becoming a series.  I liked all of the characters and would happily follow along to see what happens with them next.  I hope the author considers that.

Amazon readers gave the book 4.4 stars.  I’ll agree.  I really liked it.  I guessed parts of the story early on but there was enough questions that made me still wonder.  All in all a good book.  I’m off to see if my online library has any more of her books.  I liked it that much.  But first I’m going to return the audiobook to the library…Hopefully that will cut the wait time for others.

If you are interested in the book, you can find it HERE on Amazon.

7 thoughts on “What I’m Reading: Girls Like Us”

  1. Joanne M Perry

    I was surprised by seeing that title as I currently have a library book, as yet unread, with a similar title but written by Rachel Lloyd. Her book is a memoir of sex trafficking in America. Girls like us, fighting for a world where girls are not for sale.

  2. Thanks for the recommendation, Jo. I think I’d like this book, however it’s not available on Libby where I get books from, so when my library reopens I’ll look for it there. Have you heard of “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek?” I just read it and liked it a lot. It takes place in the 30’s, in the hills of Kentucky.

  3. Dorothy Moore

    Because of your reviewing audio books I have become hooked on them. I download a book to my phone and can carry it all over the apartment regardless of what I am doing. Love them and thanks to you.

  4. Jo, I’m glad you liked “Book Woman,” and I don’t know how I missed your review!!! I would have read it sooner had I seen your review! I may try another book by the same author.

  5. I really enjoyed that book – am hoping the author will publish some sequels with Nell Flynn’s character.
    Enjoy your blog video and written both:)!

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