- Title: The Girls She Left Behind
- Author: Sarah Graves
- ISBN: 9780553390438
- Page: 317
- Format: Hardcover
Sure to thrill readers of Jenny Milchman, Linda Castillo, and Lisa Gardner, The Girls She Left Behind marks the return of ex Boston homicide detective Lizzie Snow, the new sheriff s deputy in Maine s Great North Woods.For Lizzie Snow, the ice and snow of her first punishing North Woods winter are dreadful enough But near the small town of Bearkill a stubborn forest fire nSure to thrill readers of Jenny Milchman, Linda Castillo, and Lisa Gardner, The Girls She Left Behind marks the return of ex Boston homicide detective Lizzie Snow, the new sheriff s deputy in Maine s Great North Woods.For Lizzie Snow, the ice and snow of her first punishing North Woods winter are dreadful enough But near the small town of Bearkill a stubborn forest fire now rages out of control, and as embers swirl dangerously in the smoke filled air, a teenage girl with a history of running away has dropped out of sight again The locals and the law both think Tara Wylie is up to her old tricks until her mother receives a terrifying text message.Equally disturbing Henry Gemerle a kidnapper and rapist who once held three girls prisoner for fifteen years has escaped, and may be lurking in Bearkill As the fire closes in, Lizzie teams up with her boss Sheriff Cody Chevrier and state cop Dylan Hudson to search for the missing girl and the wily fugitive But they re blocked by Tara s mother, a frustrating teller of needless lies and keeper of dark, incomprehensible secrets.Following a trail of grisly clues a bloodstained motel room, a makeshift coffin in a shallow grave Lizzie is drawn ever closer to the flames in her race to save an innocent and corner a monster Someone else also wants to find Tara Wylie and Henry Gemerle, though, for reasons that have nothing to do with mercy or justice And when they all meet, the inferno threatening Bearkill will pale in comparison to the hell that s about to break loose.
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This is book two in the "Lizzie Snow" series. It worked out okay as a stand-alone but having a bit of background on Detective Lizzie Snow's past may have helped me understand a few things a bit more, but for the most part it was fine.In the prologue (which takes place fifteen years ago) we meet Janie and Cam. Fifteen-year-old cousins living in New Haven, Connecticut. The girls spend a lot of time together. Janie is a good girl who always obeys her mother, does all of her homework on time, confes [...]
Lizzie Snow is back in The Girls She Left Behind the sequel to Winter at the Door. This time, she has to find Tara Wylie a young girl that has gone missing. She has disappeared before so no one is worried at first, but then Tara's mother gets a Help Me text message from Tara and the timing couldn't be worse; kidnapper Henry Gemerle has escaped and he has previously held three girls captive for 15 years. Is he the one behind Tara's disappearance? I read the first book in this series at the beginn [...]
I read Sarah Graves' first book in the Lizzie Snow series last year. I found it a bit messy and meandering, but liked Lizzie and the rural Maine setting enough to want to give her second book a try. And I'm glad I did. The Girls She Left Behind is MUCH better. It has a tight strong plot and was a real page turner. Two cousins are abducted in New Haven 15 years ago. A girl goes missing in today's Bearkill, Maine. The two events are connected, but the connection is complicated, twisted and clever. [...]
I received The Girls She Left Behind by Sarah Graves from NetGalley for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Bantam Books, and Sarah Graves for the opportunity.The main character of Lizzie Snow tugged on my sleeve from the first book in the series, Winter at the Door. Lizzie enters the scene as a more-than-capable, self-driven, focused woman who previously worked for the Boston Police Department. She becomes a transplant to the piney woods of Bearskill, Maine to work in the local police dep [...]
The Girls She Left Behind, by Sarah Graves, is the second book in her Lizzie Snow series. Ex-Boston homicide detective Lizzie Snow returns as the new sheriff's deputy in Maine's Great North Woods.While experiencing her first grueling North Woods winter a stubborn forest fire is raging out of control in the small town of Bearkill and a teenage girl known for running away has disappeared again. Everyone thinks that Tara Wylie is up to her old tricks until her Mom receives a alarming text message.E [...]
This second in a series by the author took place in the same sleepy town of Bearkill, nestled deep in the outskirts of Maine. Overall, it was well-written with non stop action from beginning to end. The narrative kicked off with a short jaunt back in history; fifteen years to be exact. Janie and Cam are cousins and best of friends but that's where their similarities end. Cam exuded confidence and a zest for life - Janie the polar opposite. At Cam's insistence, the fifteen-year-olds attended a pa [...]
OMG this was a book and a half. This is thebook that I haven't been able to leave alone today until I actually finished it. When I had times when I had to set it aside, I kept thinking of it.This would make one fantastic movie.Two girls, cousins, teenagers, sneaked out of their houses and met up, they wanted to go to a party. The girls were abducted.Here lies the basis of the story as they were taken and put into some basement which held cages.One of the girls managed to escape.But who can get i [...]
My View:We are all guilty of thinking; “This will never happen to me”, “yes I’ll be careful,” “We are going together mum, we will stick together, “We will be fine.” And it is all fine….until one time it isn’t! Compelling reading that is full of tension, plot twists and turns and behaviours/scenarios we know have actually happened, can happen again. This is part two of the Lizzie Snow series yet can easily be read as a standalone. Coming to a movie theatre near you soon – I [...]
When they were young teenagers, two girls, cousins, sneaked out of their respective houses to go party. Then a parent's worst nightmare, the girls are abducted. They are taken somewhere and thrown into a basement equipped with cages. They are not alone .ere are others. One of the cousins escapes and because she's ashamed of what he did to her, she tells no one.Fifteen years later, she sees on the news that 3 girls have been rescued one of them is her cousin. The kidnapper is 'mentally unstable' [...]
I’m conflicted on what I think about The Girls She Left Behind (Lizzie Snow #2)by Sarah Graves .The books blurb describes what sounds like a great story, and I was really excited to have received an ARC copy. The overall story involves abuses towards multiple women over time, and how their lives are intertwined. Unfortunately, I found I had multiple issues with the overall story.• The way the story is being told, with multiple voice and perspectives, I just got lost• The stories timeline, [...]
I thought perhaps I had read the previous title in this series by Sarah Graves--Winter at the Door--and if my book list were computerized I could tell, but The plot lines--kidnapped young women, a detective haunted by the kidnapping of relative--are familiar, the latter theme the basis of Iris Johansen's Eve Duncan series, and the book reminds me in some ways--tone, primarily--of Laura Lippman's stand-alone titles. Here, there's a very busy plot: a young woman, kidnapped 15 years earlier with he [...]
A great Book.The Girls she left behind begins 15 years ago in New Haven. Two cousins go off from a youth group meeting to go to a party when they leave they are taken by a sexual predator and taken to a basement where there are two other girls keptLizzie Snow is a sheriff deputy when a local girl goes missing she has taken off before but always comes home but Lizzie feels this is something different.At the same time Maine has a major drought and fires are raging up.Lizzie begins the task of find [...]
In The Girls She Left Behind readers return to the stark and desolate Bearkill, Maine where former Boston homicide detective, Lizzie Snow, continues to search for her missing niece. Frustrated by the lack of in her niece’s case and by her complicated love life, Lizzie’s decided that it might be better if she heads back to Boston. But before she makes any decisions, Lizzie’s got a missing persons case to solve, and it’s becoming increasingly clear that it’s not a case of a teen running [...]
Sarah Graves certainly knows how to write a story that grabs you by the throat and won't turn you loose until you've read the last page. Once again, she uses her Maine North Woods setting to its best advantage. That forest fire that experts and volunteers alike battle throughout the book adds real tension to the story, and little inclusions like the definition of "North Woods chrome" bring verisimilitude and smiles.In The Girls She Left Behind, almost half the story is told from the viewpoint of [...]
Secrets are like acid; they can eat through you. If you keep them, they eat right through your soul.My husband and I are big fans of the reality show the North Woods that is set in Maine. Watching the show gives me a great visual of Lizzie Snow and the work she does in law enforcement. Looking for her niece that was taken from her sister that was murdered, is the driving force behind Lizzie Snows move from Boston to Maine. The second of the series also deals with the victimization of children. T [...]
This book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book even though I didn't read the first book in the series (I plan to buy it now though). There were some things I felt lost on, mainly the backstory of Lizzie's sister and niece, because of this. The story flowed along nicely and was believable. I liked the characters, although I wasn't really sure what was Jane's real motivation behind everything that she had done- I think there is mo [...]
A special thank you to Random House and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Sarah Graves returns with more mystery and suspense, followingWinter At the Door (recommend reading prior to #2) to learn the background of Lizzie Snow. A homicide detective, who has left Boston for Bearkill, Maine-- with her second installment, THE GIRLS SHE LEFT BEHIND,she continues to look for her niece who went missing after her sister was found murdered.New Haven, CT:As the book opens we meet two [...]
The Girls She Left Behind begins 15 years ago on the mean streets of New Haven, CT. Two young cousins, Jane and Cam, make a mistake that has far reaching consequences. Jane is a bit of a goody-two-shoes who is often led astray by her "wild child" cousin, Cam. The two sneak away from their youth group meeting to go to an outdoor party in the park. When they leave the party they are abducted by a sexual predator and imprisoned in a basement with two other girls. Jane manages to escape and tells no [...]
Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.15 years after Janie was able to escape her abductor, her cousin Cam and two other young women were rescued. Terrified that her cousin would tell the authorities that Janie was also captured, as she has kept this a secret the whole time, Janie hatches an elaborate plan to solve her problems once and for all. A missing 14 year old girl brings Sheriff's deputy [...]
Review: THE GIRLS SHE LEFT BEHIND by Sarah Graves (Lizzie Snow #2)I have read and very much enjoyed Sarah Graves' HOME REPAIR IS HOMICIDE series. Those are delightfully comfy (and educational) cozy mysteries. Her Lizzie Snow series is a story of a different stripe altogether. This is serious New England noir. Lizzie Snow is a tough detective, formerly working homicide and violent crimes in Boston. She moved to Maine's most northern county because her former lover-detective partner, Dylan Hudson [...]
Lizzie Snow has joined a rural police force to look for her missing niece. Now she is investigating a missing teen whose mother will not allow her to issue an Amber alert because her daughter usually comes home in a day or two but Lizzie's knows that the mother is not telling her all that she knows. An escapee from the mental facility that was housing him before his trial has been thought to be heading to her area but why there and why now. Are these 2 events related. Then a mysterious woman sho [...]
This was my second Lizzie Snow mystery and I really enjoyed both of them. In this book we again meet Lizzie Snow, a transplanted Boston detective, working for the Bearkill, Maine sheriff's office. She's still not sure she's planning to stick around, but thankfully her big city detective skills come in handy when a teenage girl goes missing and it seems there might be a tie in to a kidnapper and rapist who held 3 girls captive for 15 years in Connecticut who is up for his day in court. On top of [...]
I received an ARC for this courtesy of Netgalley. This is a solid 3.5 suspense/mystery that, overall, I found well-written, engaging, and unpredictable. It is a psychological thriller and really gets at the full range of reaction to trauma. The ending had surprises in store. Lizzie, Jane, Peg and Cam were all complex and interesting women.Where did the book struggle? I found the love triangle tiresome and uninteresting. The flawed bad boy, the solid nice guy. It was forced. The side story about [...]
This was a really good book. I could not put it down. There were so many twists going on what with the missing teenager, the three girls that had been rescued, a forest fire threatening the town and an escaped maniac. And, that's just the major things going on. There are other little things and lots of secrets coming out. I definitely enjoyed reading this one and highly recommend it! Start this one early in the day - don't wait until bedtime!A huge thanks to Random House for approving my request [...]
The jury is still deliberating on the Lizzie Snow series. I've liked both of the books I've read so far but havent found anything that sets the series apart from all the other female detective/investigators novels out there.There is on thing that I dislike about this series is the story plot about Lizzie's missing niece. Lame. If I hadn't seen my niece since she was a baby I don't see how I would be able to recognize her as a pre-tween even if she has a unique birthmark. That's just not logical. [...]
I liked the first book better. I thought the mystery was good, a lot of twist and turns. My biggest complaint is the "romance" aspect. She's torn between the cop who she had an affair with (she didn't know he was still married) and the local veterinarian, who cooks and is a nice guy. I thought she was an intelligent police officer, but sadly, she seems to be thinking with her vagina instead of her brain and choosing the cheater. Really?
Our heroine, Lizzie, faces her first hard winter in the North Woods. Still seeking her niece, dealing with two guys who want to love her, now she has to deal with an escaped rapist in her town and there is a teenaged girl missing. To top it off there is a raging forest fire due to the dry summer and winter.
Good, but not as good as the first book I don't think. I still look forward to the next book because there are more questions that need to be answered.
The plot was complicated, but gripping. Teenage girls abducted are the heart of this story set in rural Maine.
4.5 stars. Sarah graves does a great job of packing allot of story in under 250 pages. Great twisty and turny story.
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