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Mar 22, 2022 | ISBN 9780593330944

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“Sara Blædel is at the top of her game. Louise Rick is a character who will have readers coming back for more.” —Camilla Läckberg
”One of the best I’ve come across.” —Michael Connelly
“Sara Blaedel is a force to be reckoned with. She’s a remarkable crime writer who time and again delivers a solid, engaging storythat any reader in the world can enjoy.” —Karin Slaughter
“Crime-writer superstar Sara Blaedel’s great skill is in weaving a heartbreaking social history into an edge-of-your-chair thriller while at the same time creating a detective who’s as emotionally rich and real as a close friend.” —


“Sara Blaedel writes novels as twisty as spirals and electric with intelligence. Her sophisticated mysteries hum with warmth and life, and double as inquiries into social and justice systems rigged against those who, heartbreakingly, need them most. Her detective, Louise Rick, is one of the most appealing, most layered, and most compelling heroes to stride onto a crime scene in at least fifty years. And in A HARMLESS LIE– an ideal point of entry for new readers – Blaedel has devised a labyrinth of a mystery for her, dense and dangerous. Come get lost in it.”
—A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window

“Blaedel does a good job depicting abnormal psyches and, through harrowing flashbacks, the cliquish cruelty of adolescent girls. Scandinoir fans will be satisfied.”—Publishers Weekly

“A fast, compelling book…”—Kirkus


“Crackling with suspense, atmosphere, and drama, The Forgotten Girls is simply stellar crime fiction.” —Lisa Unger

“For readers who gorge on captivating characters and chilling suspense, The Forgotten Girls is a tantalizing treat. Enjoy yourself, America.” —Sandra Brown
“Tautly suspenseful and sociologically fascinating, The Forgotten Girls demonstrates yet again that the finest contemporary suspense fiction emanates from Europe’s snowbound North.” ―BookPage
“This is a standout book that will only solidify the author’s well-respected standing in crime fiction. Blaedel drops clues that will leave readers guessing right up to the reveal. Each new lead opens an array of possibilities, and putting the book down became a feat this reviewer was unable to achieve. Based on the history of treating the disabled, the story is both horrifying and all-to-real. Even the villains have nuanced and sympathetic motives.” ―RT Times – Top Pick **Winner of the Reviewer’s Choice Award for Contemporary Mystery**

“Gripping.”―Washington Post on The Forgotten Girls

The Forgotten Girls is without doubt the best the author has delivered so far…strikingly well done….the chances are good that The Forgotten Girls will become your favorite crime novel for a long time to come.”―Børsen (Denmark)

The Forgotten Girls has it all. At its heart, it is a puzzling, intricate mystery whose solution packs a horrific double-punch…Once you start, you will have no choice but to finish it.”―BookReporter

“A sharp protagonist who wrestles with her own failings and fears, in a skillfully told
story that is typically dark in the manner of Nordic crime fiction.”―Booklist
“Sara Blaedel’s The Forgotten Girls is an emotionally complex police-procedural thriller set in Denmark. With a gripping premise, fast-paced narrative and well-developed characters, The Forgotten Girls is an incredible read.”―


“Another suspenseful, skillfully wrought entry from Denmark’s Queen of Crime.”―Booklist

“Will push you to the edge of your seat [then] knock you right off….A smashing success.”―BookReporter

“Engrossing…Blaedel nicely balances the twisted relationships of the cult members with the true friendships of Louise, Camilla, and their circle.”―Publishers Weekly

“Blaedel delivers another thrilling novel…Twists and turns will have readers on the edge of their seats waiting to see what happens next.”―RT Book Reviews


“Blaedel solidifies once more why her novels are as much finely drawn character studies as tightly plotted procedurals, always landing with a punch to the gut and the heart.”―Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)

“Sara Blaedel is a literary force of nature….Blaedel strikes a fine and delicate balance between the personal and the professional in THE LOST WOMAN, as she has done with the other books in this wonderful series. …Those who can’t get enough of finely tuned mysteries…will find this book and this author particularly riveting.”―BookReporter

“Long-held secrets and surprising connections rock Inspector Louise Rick’s world in Blaedel’s latest crime thriller. …The limits of loyalty and trust, and the complexities of grief, are central to this taut thriller’s resolution. A rich cast of supporting characters balances the bleakness of the crimes.” ―RT Book Reviews (4 STARS)

“Leads to…that gray territory where compassion can become a crime and kindness can lead to coldblooded murder.”―New York Times Book Review

“Blaedel, Denmark’s most popular author, is known for her dark mysteries, and she examines the controversial social issue at the heart of this novel, but ends on a surprisingly light note. Another winner from Blaedel.” ―Booklist

“Engrossing.” ―Toronto Star

“Deliciously dark…[A] great tale!”―Suspense Magazine

“Worth the wait.”―Winnipeg Free Press

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