The Forgotten Girls (Book #1 in the Suburban Murder Series)Alexa Steele

The Forgotten Girls (Book #1 in the Suburban Murder Series)

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The Forgotten Girls (Book #1 in the Suburban Murder Series) by Alexa Steele Book Summary

In an elite suburb of New York City, girls are dying. That doesn’t happen in Greenvale, with its immaculate lawns, exclusive yacht clubs and multi-million dollar mansions. But behind its perfect façade, its trimmed hedges and luxury cars, a darkness lies. Girls, dependent on Adderall, outmaneuver each other to get into top colleges, while the mothers’ need to live vicariously only makes it worse.
Bella DeFranco is one of the Bronx’s top SVU detectives. At only 37, she disarms everyone with her stunning good looks, yet she is as tough as most men—and a lot smarter, too. Yet when is summoned to Greenvale, she finds herself getting lost in a case that even she can’t comprehend. She stumbles into a land of secrets, a place where husbands hide their pasts from their wives, where friends are not what they seem, and where no one wants to know too much. As she digs deeper into layers of suburban dysfunction, she comes to learn that, behind all the fake smiles, there is a subtle violence--rivaling even her crime-ridden streets of the Bronx.
With a killer on the loose, time running out, and a new partner who never recovered from his washed-up alcoholic days, the odds are stacked against Bella. She is determined, though, to save these girls, whatever the cost. Yet as she gets close, the depth of psychosis she discovers shocks even her….

The Forgotten Girls (Book #1 in the Suburban Murder Series) (Alexa Steele) Book Reviews

Pleasantly Surprised!I am a huge fan of crime/mystery/police procedural stories. I had never heard of Alexa Steele. I’m so glad I’ve discovered her! This book was a great read! I’m looking forward to reading other books by Ms. Steele..Score: 4/5

The Forgotten GirlsOnce you are halfway through, you can’t put it down. Since I don’t have the luxury of reading straight through, it was a little tough to keep some of the minor characters straight if there were days between reads. I should have keep a character list. I usually take a month to read a book, but I read this in 2 weeks..Score: 5/5

The Forgotten GirlsI actually enjoyed reading this. It was a free book so I expected it to like so many of the others just okay. The characters are complex, descriptions and detail add to the plot taking your imagination along. I would read more of this author's books..Score: 5/5

Great readI absolutely loved reading this book..Score: 5/5

The Forgotten GirlsA compelling story that keeps you reading. There are enough twists and turns to keep you trying to figure out who is guilty and who is not. Was happy to see that there is a next book in the series is already available.Score: 5/5

SUPER RIDE...GREAT CHARACTERS...RECOMMENDEDQuite a tale of life in the burbs. It's a quick read, that carries you easily from place to place and character to character. An author I will most certainly read again..Score: 5/5

The Forgotten GirlsGood.Score: 4/5

The Forgotten GirlsThe main character makes a living out of belittling and ridiculing her colleagues. I couldn't bear reading it past half way..Score: 1/5

NiceNice to read..Score: 5/5

Great readReally good book. Was just reading it because I was between actual books and I figured I knew exactly what was gonna happen but I was wrong!.Score: 5/5

Creative & UnpredictableVery well-written. A realistic surprise ending that kept you guessing..Score: 5/5

GreatI usually read romance. This book happened to be in that category. It wasn't a romance but it was really good. My only complaint is that the point of view was confusing sometimes..Score: 4/5

AwesomeSo well written, not the typical free book!.Score: 5/5

The Forgotten girlsGreat Book, my first book by this author. Truly enjoyed it looking forward to the next one.Score: 5/5

My new favorite book!!!From the jump, this book will pull you in. Making you feel as if you're a NY Detective or as if you're watching a live showing of Law & Order. Thank you Mrs. Steele. Whatever downtime I had during my deployment I filled with reading your book. P.S. Very thankful for the officers who walk that thin blue line to keep us safe. Mahalo nui loa, AlohaVinny USMC.Score: 5/5

Forgotten GirlsGood read- dark story with a few surprising twists.Score: 5/5

ExcellentWow for this authors first book all I can say is well done what an excellent job please please write more. I just love the story and the different personalities. I would like to see this novel become a series and see what happens to everyone..Score: 5/5

Good crime storyThis book kept me on the edge of my seat😊.Score: 5/5

The Forgotten GirlsI found this book very enjoyable. Even though I figured out the ending (at least I was pretty sure), it was crafted with enough twists and turns to keep me reading. I will look for the next book in this series..Score: 4/5

Like........Uhhhhhh this book eh not so good.Score: 1/5

Fun and fast readEnjoyed the story and characters. Looking forward to the next book..Score: 5/5

Great book!!This book was a great read. The beginning was a bit much for me because we were introduced to so many new characters seemingly at once. Because of this when the name of a character was mentioned later on, I had trouble remembering who they were. Other then that, this book was awesome and I had trouble putting it down. 😃.Score: 4/5

More like a novel written for hormone raged teenage boysSeems like I was reading a totally different book then the other readers here. But after just a few pages of stiletto heels, a description of a woman police detective sounding more like a Playboy model, a description of the woman's boss loving her like a daughter but would have a hard time working with her because he would not be able to concentrate on anything but her and finally a description of her "pouty" lips, I stopped reading and deleted it. This book is an insult to women in law enforcement. Well written books? Read novels by Karin Slaughter or Linda Fairstein..Score: 1/5

Great murder mysteryThe book was very good. Haven't found something I have wanted to read in a long time. Ready for book 2..Score: 5/5

Country LivingInteresting look at the pressures that wealthy and privileged suburbanites must endure..Score: 3/5

The forgotten girlsI almost didn’t read because I didn’t like the cover 😢😘. It was well worth the effort. A very intriguing page turner that kept me guessing !!! 5 stars from me 👏👍.Score: 5/5

New murder teamI enjoyed the pairing of Mack and Bella. I think they can evolve into a solid and caring team. For the first time reading this author, I found it to make sense in terms of plot development. More suspense and intrigue could have taken it up a notch. I hope nook two will grow from this experience and seen more twists and turns that make mysteries keep you reading..Score: 5/5

The Forgotten GirlsCouldn’t put it down!.Score: 5/5

Mystery amid the elitesThis book really grew on me, from the pointed descriptions to the interesting plot twists. I was never really sure where it was headed till the end. Can't wait to see read the next book, bravo! -RC.Score: 5/5

ExcellentExcellent, excellent book!.Score: 4/5

The Lost GirlsReally great red !!!!.Score: 4/5

Catchy!So good it's hard to put down. I stayed up later than I should've trying to get to the next chapter. Loved the thrill. Awesome book!.Score: 5/5

Still Crazy After All These Years Excuse For Murder.A small town full of secrets, lies, romance And murder. You don't know who to trust, who is lying, who is protecting who? The rich can buy anything including their way out of murder, or at least cover it up. How far would you go to keep a secret? Send a family member to prison? Kill someone? Kill yourself? Too many questions, not enough answers. Until two Bronx detectives get on the case. No question goes unanswered until the case is solved. A great mystery. Keeps you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. Has all the right ingredients in the recipe. Insane asylum, criminals, drugs, affairs, murder, secrets and lies. The makings of a great book!.Score: 5/5

The Forgotten GirlsThis was the worst thing I’ve read in a long time..Score: 2/5

Must ReadAuthor is extremely talented and I could not guess the villain as I usually do. Only complaint is where is her next book? Website isn't working and many posts asking the same question. Where is Alexa Steele and when will we see more of her amazing writing? Hope it is soon and available in paper not just E Books. I live in a small town and would love to donate to our library and expose others to her work. Literally read this book in one sitting it was that riveting. Sorry to have it end and no other books available. Signed, Waiting for the next one!!!.Score: 5/5

The Forgotten GirlsGreat book.. I also could not put it down. I honestly loved everything about it. And what a crazy twist at the end! Keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat! 5 starts all around... On the way to buy book two!.Score: 5/5

The Forgotten GirlsGreat characters and plot. Hard to put down..Score: 5/5

The Forgotten Girls Book #1Excellent Book!.Score: 5/5

The forgotten girlsVery fast read. I quickly became engrossed. Enjoyed the author's writing style..Score: 3/5

Enjoyed and kept me in suspense until the end.Great read..Score: 5/5

Forgotten GirlsGreat book enjoyed from begging to end. Thanks k..Score: 5/5

The Forgotten GirlsSuch a great book! Tried to finish it last night, but, was unable. So, got up early this morning to finish it I disturbed. Love Bella and Mack! Looking forward to reading the next!.Score: 5/5

Great book!If this book is self published, and I suspect it is due to the free price, the author did an amazing job. A good portion, by that I mean 90-95% of the self published books I read, are really awful. They are generally riddled with typos, inconsistencies, and a wandering story line. This book has only a typo or two, which you can find in almost any book you read. The story is consistent. The story line follows a clear path. The premise is interesting and thought provoking. The main characters are well thought out. This book piqued my interest and I found myself looking up ADD medication abuse after reading this book. All in all, it’s a well written and interesting book. I spent a lot of time changing my mind on whodunnit..Score: 5/5

Pretty badVery superficial..Score: 1/5

Latinx stereotypesThis book was a pretty standard murder mystery in my opinion it like a little depth also included some stereotypes that I felt were kind of offensive to be honest so that left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth.Score: 3/5

The Forgotten GirlsThis book was amazing to read, each chapter kept me entertained! So now I’m purchasing the other two💟👍🏿.Score: 5/5

The Forgotten GirlsGreat Read.Score: 5/5

Captivating.I could not put this book down from start to finish. It kept me guessing until the very end. Can't wait for more additions to the series!!!.Score: 5/5

Great bookI couldn't put it down.very good story line..Score: 5/5

Great readMany twists and turns. Kept me intrigued throughout!.Score: 5/5

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The Forgotten Girls(1 in The Suburban Murder Series)This book was much better than I initially thought it would be. I thought it would appeal to a younger audience and would be a little rough around the edges. I was wrong. Alexia Steele is the next PD James pursue Grafton, or even the next James Patterson. A good read, I anticipate the next volume and hope it arrives soon..Score: 4/5

The forgotten girls book 1I found this book very well written. I didn't put it down until I finished reading it. I had a pretty good idea who the killer was but I couldn't be sure until near the end, as there were a few suspects. Definitely worth the read..Score: 4/5

The forgotten girls book #1 in the suburban murders seriesI really enjoyed your book it was hard to put down. Thanks for writing such a really good book. Karen Veerkamp.Score: 5/5

Captivating readGood book overall. The author is able to keep the reader entertained with style and imaginative story..Score: 4/5

The forgotten girlsGreat book. Had a hard time putting it down.Score: 5/5

MehGood story , read from start to finish without putting it down. Interesting read . But the wording and spelling was a little off , had to re-read some sentences and there was a couple spelling mistakes..Score: 2/5

Amazing!I couldn’t put this book down it was amazing! The plot and writing is incredible. And for someone who loves murder mystery books this is one of my favourite.Score: 5/5

The Forgotten GirlThis book should have been edited. I quit reading by the time I got to page five..Score: 1/5

The forgotten girlsIt was ok..Score: 3/5

This will keep you guessing!Great read! Kept me company for a 12hr power outage. I hardly noticed!!.Score: 5/5

Kept me reading onI could not put this book down. Great story, kept my interest and had to get to the end. I will be reading her sequels.Score: 4/5

ThrillerSo many twists and turns, I loved it!.Score: 5/5

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Good readBook was a good read, some errors in spelling and grammar but was interesting..Score: 3/5

A gripping bookI really enjoyed this book. It was a real page turner. Thank you..Score: 5/5

Just brilliantKept me reading Couldn't put it down can't wait for more More MORE !!.Score: 5/5

Enticing and weirdly satisfyingAlthough a little slow to develop once there this book had me thinking. A great thriller read that keeps you on your toes trying to figure it out! A few too many unanswered questions - which I'm hoping get answered in book two for main characters. Worth a read and can't wait to see what happens next!.Score: 4/5

Great readTook a bit to get into it & try to figure out who was who. But once the plot kicked in I just couldn't stop reading it..Score: 4/5

BrilliantLoved the writing, loved the plot-the twists and turns were frequent enough to keep you guessing without feeling like massive plot holes were missing. Loved the character of Bella, can't wait to read more!.Score: 4/5

Great readEasy read and Suspense till the end.Score: 5/5

WowThis book's plot has more twist and turn than a big maze. It's so riveting like a great roller coaster ride, you will feel so breathless in the end. I devour every pages as the writer keeps her reader's interest peaked with every findings that the characters made. On to Bella and Mack's next adventure..Score: 5/5

Great readInteresting plot and characters, really liked it. I wished the ending had been extended a bit more, just felt a teeny bit rushed. No matter. It was still a great book.Score: 1/5

EngagingGreat book! I couldn't stop reading, very well written..Score: 5/5

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Great readingCouldn't put it down, got totally engrossed in the story.Score: 5/5

Good bookTwisted and turned to the very end!.Score: 5/5

BrilliantLoved reading this!.Score: 5/5

5/5Really good small read.Score: 5/5

...LLLoved this book! So captivating & didn't want to put it down. Such s great read..Score: 5/5

Very good!Don't let the typos put you off, this is an enthralling read!.Score: 4/5

HookedHooked from the moment I started reading! Fantastic ending!.Score: 5/5

Keeps you in suspenseThe clash of social classes gave this thriller an interesting slant. Moves at a good pace in an engaging manner. I shall definitely read another novel by this author..Score: 5/5

Easy readQuite enjoyed this short story it's very basic but twisted enough to keep me interested (which is saying something). Not sure if I'd go as far as to pay £3 for the next one though...Score: 4/5

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