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The Girls She Left Behind

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The Girls She Left Behind by Sarah Graves
Jan 12, 2016 | ISBN 9780553390445

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“[Sarah] Graves writes at full strength when she’s focused on this economically depressed region, once the hub of a thriving lumber industry but now mostly the domain of meth cooks, unhappy teenagers and scores of volunteer firefighters battling tenacious blazes in the surrounding forest. . . . [A] rugged landscape with its down-to-earth characters.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

“Graves is firing on all cylinders. Lizzie Snow is a dynamic protagonist, just the right blend of capable and flawed. The fictional town of Bearkill is definitely coming into its own—the richness of the backdrop seems destined only to increase. And Graves has spent years demonstrating an ability to construct textured, nuanced mysteries. Put it all together and The Girls She Left Behind is another worthwhile entry in this series.”The Maine Edge

“Graves’s dark second Lizzie Snow mystery examines the ugly, soul-destroying things that mark the aftermath of a child abduction.”Publishers Weekly

“Insightful and twisted . . . an action-packed psychological thriller that readers cannot put down . . . This haunting novel is a must-read.”RT Book Reviews

“[A] tense and fast-paced tale of love gone horribly and fantastically wrong.”Kirkus Reviews

“Well-observed and craftily orchestrated, The Girls She Left Behind is a solid entry in what is shaping up to be a strong Maine mystery series. Readers are likely to warm to Lizzie Snow and eagerly await her next appearance.”Portland Press-Herald

“An engrossing and rapid read . . . Graves is clearly an expert mystery writer and the plot contains plenty of unexpected tangles and complexities to keep fans of the genre well-entertained.”Pop Mythology

“Sarah Graves’s Home Repair Is Homicide sort-of-cozy mysteries had enough real tension in them that they seemed to want to burst out of the cozy category. Graves has now written two hair-raising psychological suspense thrillers of stunning ingenuity featuring a former Boston homicide cop gone rural, in remote Maine woods. Darkness seems to be as much a state of mind as a state of nature there. Lizzie Snow is the cop’s name. Get to know her, but hang on to your hat.”Sullivan County Democrat

Praise for Sarah Graves’s Winter at the Door

“The stylish debut of a new series set against Maine’s dark and foreboding forests. I’m hooked!”—Margaret Maron, New York Times bestselling author of Designated Daughters

“Fast, dangerous, and extraordinarily entertaining, Winter at the Door grabbed me from the thrilling first page.”—Linda Castillo, New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Will Tell

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