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Girl Forgotten by Karin Slaughter

About the Book- Girl Forgotten

A small town hides a big secret… 

Who killed Emily Vaughn?

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…

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“She recited the only prayer Laura had ever taught her. “God grant me the confidence of a mediocre white man.”

Read on for our review of Girl Forgotten by Karin Slaughter

Our Review of Girl Forgotten

Girl, Forgotten is the second book in the Andrea Oliver Series by Karin Slaughter. So when I picked up the book I hadn’t realized that this was a part of the series but fortunately it doesn’t hamper the reading of this book. The Book is completely a new story so makes it much easier to pick it up as a standalone. Yes, some characters are crossing over from the first book. So some of the breadcrumbs are there but it does follow with its own brief so luckily it does help us from having a lapse in understanding the events.

So technically first book was more of the mother’s story but the second book is more of the daughter’s story. But interestingly there is a very impressive cold case that is being investigated in the book which is also the main theme of the book. And the story just blew my mind. It kept me hooked to the book till the end because it kept throwing so many twists that it just kept me guessing and I guess that shows just how good the thriller works into the book.

Those who have read the first book would perhaps get a more closer understanding of the mother-daughter relationship in the book but since the book is much more than that it wouldn’t matter even if you haven’t read or is aware of the first book.


In conclusion, I absolutely loved this book because the thriller genuinely kept things enticing and picking on our guesses and brains. I loved how the book still brought in the previous elements of the book but did not delve into it so much that you can’t enjoy this book fully without reading the prequel. I loved the thriller for having so many plot twists and layers and keeping it intense and interesting

Squirrel Rating

Squirrel Rating- 4 Stars

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