As with every Slaughter book review, I have to start with the caveat that she is my favourite author and as such this review is going to be biased in her favour because the Queen of crime can do no wrong in my eyes 🙂

Girl, Forgotten is the second in the Andy Oliver series and I absolutely loved it. It is out today 23rd June 2022 in the UK. It has much more of a familiar feel to it than Pieces of her, I think because we are back in a small town with small town people. I really enjoyed the historic mystery in this one and it will make you feel angry and sad all at the same time.

Slaughter has a knack of injecting her books with humour even though the subject is so dark, she does this through her characters. They are all so fully rounded and full of depth, you get to know them and feel like you REALLY know them. You can also relate to them, which helps with the empathy and I was completely invested in Andy’s progression both from the start of this book to the end, as well as from the last book. She has grown so much and that makes this series a great one.

Hoping for more in this series (but still waiting on the new Sara and Will) 🙂

Recommended to fans of Slaughter, fans of thrillers, crime fiction, gruesome mystery.

For a run down of Karin Slaughter books check out the summary in this post.

Goodreads Synopsis

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…