From the bestselling author of The Banker’s Wife, Cristina Alger’s latest crime thriller, Girls Like Us, takes us to Long Island where a possible serial killer is at large, leaving latina sex workers dead in his wake. Nell, an FBI agent, returns to Suffolk County, the place where her mother was murdered when she was a child, to scatter the ashes of her homicide police officer father after he passed away in a motorcycle accident. His partner asks Nell to step in and help him investigate the murders of the two young Hispanic women. Nell, recovering from a bullet wound and instructed to lay low for a bit chooses to lend a hand, and based on the evidence, she feels her father could be the prime suspect. Are his police force friends covering up for him? Was his recent death truly an accident? And could her father have killed her mother all those years ago?
Through flashbacks, we learn Nell’s backstory, which provides a greater understanding of who she is and her tenuous relationship with her father. I loved her strong, determined attitude to dig in when it comes to the investigation of these young, forgotten victims; an offshore account, a secret apartment and so much more kept me enthralled in this “ripped from the headlines” crime thriller. Cristina Alger is a compelling storyteller; I read Girls Like Us in one day and highly recommend it!
About the author:
Cristina Alger is a lifelong New Yorker and bestselling author of THE DARLINGS, THIS WAS NOT THE PLAN, THE BANKER’S WIFE and GIRLS LIKE US. 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 and is at work on her fifth novel.