Recently promoted to lead detective, Louise Rick, receives news that an unidentified woman’s body has been found in the woods—and then another. According to the autopsy, the first victim died only a few days before, but there is a death certificate for her
dated over thirty years ago–along with her twin–issued by the head doctor of a mental institution. Rick struggles to investigate where this woman could have been hiding, without a trace, for thirty years, and the invisible trail leads her just a little too close to home. The first book in a trilogy, The Forgotten Girls is a must-read for fans of dark thrillers. In her native Denmark, Sara Blaedel, author of nine bestsellers, is renowned as the “Queen of Crime.” While she has been published in twenty three countries, this will be her first U.S. translation. For this event, Blaedel will be introduced by local mystery writer and dear friend of the store, Sara Paretsky. Paretsky’s sixteen books featuring her acclaimed detective V I Warshawski have been translated into thirty languages. She has also published two general novels, a book of essays, and numerous short stories. Credited with helping change the role of women in the contemporary crime novel, Paretsky founded the advocacy group Sisters in Crime in 1986 and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Cartier Diamond Dagger, MWA Grand Master and Ms. Magazine’s Woman of the Year. Paretsky’s private foundation supports programs in the arts, sciences, education and human rights.