In The Forgotten Girls, Detective Louise Rick returns to the area she grew up in for a fresh start. As the new head of the Missing Persons Department, she finds that her familiarity with the terrain makes things easier, however, confronting people from her past is tougher than she expects.
While reading, you get an inkling that there may be more than one mystery to be solved. True to Scandinavian crime fiction, this book doesn't shy away from tough subjects or gory details.
Wanna hear a ghost story? A fabulous tale about sisters, secrets, family, fire, death, and ghosts?
"After their English aunt dies, listless American twins Julia and Valentina travel to London to live in their aunt's now empty flat overlooking Highgate Cemetery. There they become embroiled in the day-to-day sagas of their eccentric neighbors. But soon they discover that something is alive in Highgate--something unable to move on."
Thirty-something Charlie is living in California, struggling to find direction and his place in life. It frustrates him that things come so much easier for his identical twin Whiskey, an advertising executive pulling down six figures. At least, that's what Charlie thinks. After following Charlie down many paths, he realizes that the truth is not always what he thinks. At times Charlie can be endearing and other times a real jerk, but always so human.
Dr. Frankenstein’s Daughters by Suzanne Weyn is about Giselle and Ingrid, the identical twin daughters of Dr Frankenstein. In fear for his daughters' lives, Dr Frankenstein abandons them shortly after their birth. To keep them safe from his creation, he tells no one of their existence. Shortly before their 17th birthday, they are informed of their father's existence and to their surprise and excitement he has left them a castle.
“A good story about flawed people” is a simple, concise but understated way to describe this tale of love abandonment, betrayal and redemption. It begins with the birth of twins to a beautiful Indian nun and a brilliant, but brash surgeon in an Ethiopian hospital for the poor. The mother, who kept her pregnancy secret, dies at childbirth and the father, devastated by the tragedy, disappears. The twins, Marion and Shiva, are raised by two Indian doctors.
Always in search of a new great mystery/thriller that will keep me reading through the late night hours, I discovered The Last Child by John Hart on the Edgar Awards website. John Hart's first novel was nominated for Best First Novel, his second won the Edgar for Best Novel, and his third one, The Last Child, is a 2010 nominee for Best Novel.