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?
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'Full of surprises you truly don't see coming' HARLAN COBEN
'Instantly gripping and compulsively readable' RILEY SAGER
Guilty or innocent?
The primary suspect in a murder case is her father ...
FBI Agent Nell Flynn has come home for the first time in a decade following her father's death. But almost immediately she is drawn into one of his last murder investigations.
Two women have been found dead, the second body showing up shortly after Nell's arrival. And Nell quickly realizes the evidence points to one clear suspect - her own father.
His colleagues and friends are covering for him, and Nell has no idea who she can trust or what may have been hidden from her.
Desperate for answers, she is drawn deeper into the case. But is she prepared for what she might find?
What READERS are saying about GIRLS LIKE US
'I devoured every page of this novel, and stayed up way past my bedtime, because walking away wasn't an option'
'GIRLS LIKE US is a solid 5 star read!'
'Wow! Extremely atmospheric, well thought out and with great attention to detail, this book is just brilliant'
'I really couldn't put the book down as I followed Nell searching for answers'
'An excellent thriller!'
'This was a great pager turner and I had a hard time putting in down'
'I particularly enjoyed all of the strong, smart female characters. I was sorry for it to end!'
What REVIEWERS are saying about GIRLS LIKE US
'Alger expertly ratchets up the suspense all the way to the explosive finale' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
'Tension becomes nearly unbearable as Nell realizes she truly can't trust anyone' KIRKUS REVIEWS
'GIRLS LIKE US is a smart thriller that will keep you guessing' POPSUGAR
GIRLS LIKE US is the best of psychological suspense: nuanced, expertly fast-paced, and full of surprises you truly don't see coming. Cristina Alger is my kind of writer - as graceful on the page as she is gritty
A smashing read. Instantly gripping and compulsively readable, with a heroine as vulnerable as she is tenacious
GIRLS LIKE US is something special: A beautiful, deeply textured novel and a poignant, surprising mystery. I loved it, every chapter and every word. I'm going to be thinking about it as a reader, a father, and a storyteller for a long, long time.
Cristina Alger, who is known for creating pulse-pounding plots and gutsy female protagonists, has done it again. Gritty, twisty, and unputdownable, GIRLS LIKE US is sure to be the thriller to read this season.
An FBI agent suspects her late father of murder in this deeply felt crime novel - Sunday Times Culture
[An] excellent crime novel. . . [Alger] captures the social dynamics of Suffolk's eastern extremes perfectly . . . Highly recommended - Booklist
Tautly wound police-procedural-thriller aside, Alger's novel is a smart, searing indictment of just one of the many contemporary examples of the haves vs. the have-nots. - Seattle Review of Books
Cristina Alger is a lifelong New Yorker. A graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law School, she worked as a financial analyst and a corporate attorney before becoming a writer. Her third novel, THE BANKER'S WIFE is a USA Today Bestseller. She lives in New York with her husband and children.