Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger

Traveling With T purchased this book for her own reading time.

Girls Like Us

Summary: 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.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I absolutely loved The Banker’s Wife! So when I knew that Cristina had a new book out, I immediately ordered it and then let it sit on my shelf for like 2 years. Happens all  the time.


I have to say that Girls Like Us did prove to be a good book, but it did not capture me like The Banker’s Wife did.


What I Liked:

The cover. There is something about crime scene tape in books or TV that gets my heart pounding just a bit!

Nell. She could have said “not her problem” a few times in this book, But she was determined to put things together.

The ending. I liked it!


Bottom line: While I did enjoy The Banker’s Wife more, I feel Girls Like Us is worth a read.


*Traveling With T purchased this book for her own reading time. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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