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N terms of a suspectThe Nell starts to dig into the lives of the two young women the she realizes that there is definitely a second suspect her father There are too many coincidences and too many connections But could her father have been capable of murder And if he murdered these two women was he guilty of murdering her mother all those years ago That uestion fills Nell with rage and sadness especially because her seven year old self was her father s alibiAs Nell conducts her own secret investigation she discovers the murders were part of a much larger operation involving allegations of police brutality blackmail corruption and prostitution involving people far beyond Suffolk County It s easy for the police to write off the two young women as victims because they were undocumented and occasionally worked as escorts but Nell is determined that their deaths not be in vain but she doesn t realize what a hornet s nest she s stirred up Girls Like Us drew me in from the very first pages and didn t let go until the last I read the book in one sitting and stayed up late last night or this morning technically to finish it There certainly were a few twists I didn t see coming one which confused me in the way it was initially presented and one which disappointed me a bit but Cristina Alger didn t let up with the book s pacing until the very endNell is a fantastic character and I wouldn t mind seeing her featured in another book I ve been a big fan of Alger s writing since her first book and I love the way each book she has written is somewhat different I had been waiting to read Girls Like Us for a while and I m so glad it was as good as I hoped it would be See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotcomCheck out my list of the best books I read in 2018 at You can follow me on Instagram at Cristina Alger has a new fan This was a compulsive dark and gritty ride Nell has returned home to spread her fathersashes after being gone for 10 years Nell is a FBI agent who works in the Behavioral Analysis Unit amd is currently on injury leave after being shot Nell thought she was ust going to stay home long enough to settle her dad s estate but she soon finds herself in the middle of a serial murder investigation An investigation that will expose corruption and reveal secrets that could possibly destroy those close to Nell including her father s Legacy The story drug me down a dark and twisty road with Nell who would stop at nothing to find the truth Nell was one strong relentless Bad btch I love her obsession with ustice and the truth I appreciated how hard she fought for these girls even though others thought they were worthless The title of this book is so appropriate This was a book filled with strong smart and spirited women GIRLS LIKE US An absolute must read for all crime thriller fans An intricate intriguing story full of well developed characters and a multi layered Mystery The perfect summer read Big thanks to GP Putnam for my gifted copy Nell Flynn is an FBI agent who hasn t been home in ten years Now she is back because her police detective dad had died in a motorcycle accident and she needs to scatter his ashes and deal with his home will and then leave Suffolk County behind forever Her hometown really doesn t have good memories for her since her mom was murdered in their home when she was seven and her distant prone to anger dad didn t make growing up a pleasant experience Nell is hap Four I m hooked from the first page gripping fast paced making me first page gripping fast paced making me lunch and five tea times I already lost 3 pounds so it works better than Keto Diet and turning pages nonstop to learn how it ends stars The plot FBI agent Nell Flynn returns back to her childhood for his estranged police officer father s sudden death from motorcycle accident She finds herself involve into the investigation of grisly murders of young girls and search of
A Serial KillerThe Story Progression serial killerThe story progression soon as she starts digging about murders she finds out her father might have involved She found his offshore bank account an apartment lease for a young Latina girl one of the victim s cell phone and photos of victims at her father s place Considering his father s anger management issues and alcoholism barely raising her alone because of her mother s violent murder increase the suspicions over himThe characters Nell acts like rough introvert loner a typical tomboy But she s smart She can catch the subtleties efficiently She acts nonchalant but she s emotional hurt shaken and she needs to make peace with her past to move onThis book keeps your attention alert pumping adrenaline endorphin into your veins makes you feel like you finished a marathon sweaty breathless smelling But you finally realized all the pieces of puzzle have found the right places so you may get a proper and peaceful sleep One part about one of my favorite character broke my part Maybe I shouldn t connect them so easily It always makes me feel like I get the news that one of my best TV series is canceled As the most mature reaction I start to cry and scream WHHYYYY So what happens in fiction world should stay in fiction world rightAs a summary I like it a lot Better than most crime thrillers with satisfying ending and smartly story development If you keen on this genre it s a great finished at one sit book for yo. S the 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 uestions about who killed Ria Ruiz and Adriana Marues and why But she may not like the answers she finds not ust about those she loves but about herself.
Summary Å PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Cristina AlgerIt should have been so simple FBI agent Nell Flynn hasn t seen her father in 10 years when she gets news he died in a motorcycle accident All she has to do is return to Long Island scatter his ashes put the house up for sale Poor Nellshe has no idea her visit will make her rethink everything she thought she knew about about her family friendsNell is on medical leave due to events around her last case Being back in her childhood home lifts the lid on a lot of memories that s amplified when her father s colleagues begin to drop by Martin Flynn was a cop these men were his brothers in blue Nell s mother died young she s known most of them since she was a kid Among them is Lee Davis an old school friend her dad s last partner And he has a favour to ask The body of a young woman has The Pavement Arena just been found The MO is not only disturbing but eerily reminiscent of a case her father was working on when he died Lee is well aware Nell works with the Behavioural Analysis Unit wants her to visit the crime scene to see if she has any insight to share That should have been the end of it But Nell s innate curiosity need for answers kicks in soon she s spending time investigating than dealing with her father s estate Picking away at the dead woman s life leads her to information that turns her world upside down As she hunts for a suspect witness statements other evidence keep pointing to the same personher fatherThere are many threads in this book it s better you go in without any hints from me An intricate plot well developed characters combine for a thought provoking read with plenty of surprises I read this author s previous work The Banker s Wife found this slower with darker tones I enjoyed The story isust as much about Nell s past as it is about the present There are long passages interspersed throughout that reveal various vignettes from her childhood They help us understand her relationship with her parents why Nell left when she was 18 But I did find this frustrating at times as it slowed the pace any building tension was snuffed each time the current story line was interrupted They inform the present to some extent but fewer of them would pack the same punch even out the book s flow It would also provide space for the ending The pace picks up at warp speed with many elements wrapped up at once but instead of being there while it all went down we re only told about them after the factBut what these passages did very well is illuminate how our memories are influenced by time circumstances Things you remember from childhood can take on a different spin when revisited as an adult Experience gives us the tools to see angles like Nell you might be left wondering what was real I really liked Nell She s smart confident fearless She may have had a rocky past with her father but he s still her Dad She s a daughter who doesn t want to acknowledge where the clues lead but she s also an FBI agent who can t ignore evidence It s one thing to not really like your father uite another to accept the possibility he s a killer Either way Nell decides she
has to know her desire for the truth ends up changing the lives of everyone involved If this is theto know her desire for the truth ends up changing the lives of everyone involved If this is the of a series I d gladly tag along on her next adventure An easy d gladly tag along on her next adventure An easy entertaining and uick readGIRLS LIKE US by CHRISTINA ALGER was an interesting premise with a fabulous and strong female character that mildly held my interest throughout I was immediately intrigued and thoroughly enjoyed the mystery but felt like I was never fully engaged though I was a little disappointed with the way a few things played out in the end which lowered my rating to 3 starsI enjoyed it ust didn t love it as much as I would have liked It was a much loved book by uite a few other Traveling Friends though so please don t let my ratingreview deter you from picking this one up35 Stars rounded downThank you so much to Edelweiss GP Putnam s Sons and Cristina Alger for the opportunity to read an advance digital copy of this bookReview can also be found on our Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee Reading book blog 455 A string of grisly murders on Long Island a serial killer and a BAU profiler with doubts that her father might be the killer I was ALL IN for this book I mean it sounds like it could be an episode of my fave show Criminal Minds How could I not read it This book totally lived up to my expectations If you enjoy mystery thrillers pick this one up it will not disappoint The book was twisty tension filled and mysterious the writing was excellent and the main character was a strong courageous bad a female Nell Flynn hasn t seen her father in 10 years when she is forced to return home following his death Nell s shaky relationship with her father is about to get even rockier as she is pulled in to a local investigation of a young undocumented latina sex worker that is suspected to be the work of a serial killer Nell uickly realizes that her old hometown might be harboring deadly secrets and there are few if any people she can trust including her own fatherGirls Like Us kept me on the edge of my seat furiously turning the pages I loved that there were so many strong females in positions of power who weren t afraid to do what had to be done in the face of men who were trying to keep them subservient I also appreciated that these women were duty bound an. 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 uestion What happens when the primary suspect is your fatherFBI 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 ,
D determined to uncover what happened to these young women and saw them as girls like us despite the hometown boy consensus that these undocumented latina sex workers were less than and not worthy of a full blown intensive investigation Nell and her FBI crew were definitely the kind of people you want to see in law enforcement and I m hoping we might see of them in the future Hint hint Cristina Alger Huge thank you to Cristina Alger Putnam Books and Edelweiss for an arc of this book in exchange for my honest review Obviously I loved it 45 stars Loved the characters Loved the atmosphere Loved the storylineTwelve years after moving away FBI agent Nell Flynn returns to her small seaside hometown to handle closing her father s estate Nell s mother was murdered when Nell was a child and since then she and her father a police detective had a rocky relationship When Nell was old enough to be on her own she left her hometown and never looked back Now that she is back in her childhood town following her father s death old memories return and she is drawn to looking into some unanswered uestions about her past Shortly after her arrival a dead body is found and Nell finds herself helping the local police investigate Could the body be connected to one of her father s old casesThese characters were fantastic I ADORED Nell She was such a strong yet vulnerable character who I was rooting for from start to finish Each character carried an air of mystery which kept me curious to see how things would play out The atmosphere was thick and engrossing throughout this thrilling and edgy storyline which had me flipping the pages as uickly as possible I really enjoyed the writing the pace and flow of the story was excellent I look forward to reading from this authorThank you to Edelweiss for providing me with an ARC to read and reviewGirls Like Us is available now Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger is a GP Putnam s Sons publication Another winner for Christina Alger FBI agent Nell Flynn is having a hard go of it lately Her career is teetering on the edge because she is avoiding the necessary therapy reuired to return to work after killing a man and taking a bullet in the line of duty Then her father from whom she is estranged dies in a motorcycle accident forcing her to return home to plan his funeral and get his estate in order But when an old friend who happens to be a homicide detective asks Nell to uietly advise him with the investigation of two murdered women she agrees to help However the case takes a twisted horrifying turn when the evidence points to her own father as the prime suspect Wow This book is a real mind bender The atmosphere is thick enough to slice with a knife creating a palpable sense of dread The murder investigation delves into topics that feel like an eerie premonition of current headlines The author did an amazing ob bringing key issues to the forefront in a realistic eye opening manner Nell s character is extremely well drawn and her first person narrative is haunting and uite effective I was sucked
Into The Story Immediately Andthe story immediately and on pins and needles from b An exciting entertaining and twisty read I was hooked from page one and almost read it one sitting It was that good I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own 45 starsWhat a pleasure it is to read a thriller that doesn t have an unreliable narrator one which keeps you guessing about every single plot point because you don t know what is true and what is a figment of their imaginationFBI agent Nell Flynn returns to her childhood home in Long Island s Suffolk County for the first time in 10 years when her father Martin a homicide detective is killed in a motorcycle accidentNell and her father were never close particularly after her mother was brutally murdered when Nell was seven Even though she followed in Martin s footsteps and became a cop their relationship was always a bit strained and never really went beyond the exchange of polite information and conversationDad had an unshakable almost evangelical sense of right and wrong But there were contradictions He loathed drugs but felt comfortable pickling his liver in scotchThe criminals he most despised were abusers of women and children but I once saw him strike my mother so hard across the face that a red outline of his hand was imprinted on her skin Dad had his own code I learned early not to second guess it At least not out loudReturning home to Suffolk County awakens a lot of memories for Nell and she s anxious simply to scatter Martin s ashes get his house ready to sell and never return again but her father s partner whom again But her father s partner whom knew from high school asks for her help investigating the murder of a young woman whose body was found mutilated in a park It seems this murder is connected to another murder uncovered about a month earlier which means there very well could be a serial killer on the loose in Suffolk CountyIt turns out that Martin was investigating the first murder when he died While the police seem to have a suspect who looks good For Both Murders Or At both murders or at was involved somehow they couldn t seem to make the charges stick the first time but they hope to nail him this time Nell however sees that there are definitive doubts about this man s guilt yet the police don t seem interested in pursuing any other avenues Wash in memories of her mother Marisol who was brutally murdered when Nell was ust sevenWhen 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 dig. ,