Book Review: Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger

Posted 22 January, 2020 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Book Review: Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger
Title: Girls Like Us
Author: Cristina Alger
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons
Date Published: 2 July, 2019
Pages: 276
Genres: Thriller
Format: eBook
Source: Edelweiss
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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 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.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Edelweiss and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
This is my first Cristina Alger novel. I will admit it won’t be my last but…..it was a little too predictable. I loved her writing style. Her characters were gripping, and it was certainly page turning. But, again, it was a bit predictable on what was happening and going to happen.
The pages did turn as I followed FBI Agent Nell Flynn on her journey to solve the murders. However, I knew what was going to happen at times before it ever happened. I had the who figured out early on in the story and the ending…..well, I wasn’t surprised.
That didn’t stop me from enjoying this read, though. I really did enjoy it. She has a unique style to her writing and the plot line was interesting. I just would have liked to see a little more detail to some of the parts of the story so it would give it more oomph to the thrill ride of trying to figure out the whos, whats and whys of the story.
I do recommend that you give it a try. It was a gripping story and one that did leave me thinking after I read it. I am looking forward to giving Ms. Alger’s work a try again with her next release!

About Cristina Alger

Cristina Alger is the New York Times bestselling author of of Girls Like Us, The Banker’s Wife, The Darlings, and This Was Not the Plan. A graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law School, she worked as a financial analyst and a corporate attorney before becoming a writer. She lives in New York with her husband and children.

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