Tuesday, January 12, 2016
THE GIRLS SHE LEFT BEHIND by Sarah Graves
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 (now with the Maine State Police), intermittently reports sightings passed on to him. Lizzie' s sister was murdered nine years ago, and her one-year-old daughter disappeared. Now Lizzie is a sheriff's deputy for Arostook County, Maine, stationed in the "outpost" of Bearkill, a tiny economically-struggling rural community. Investigating a fourteen-year-old girl's disappearance leads into a fugitive escape, a vicious narcissist who had imprisoned three young women for fifteen years in his Connecticut residence. Also interfering are personal and family secrets, lies and deception, and Stockholm Syndrome. THE GIRLS SHE LEFT BEHIND turned me inside out and left me hungry for the next in the Lizzie Snow series.