Girl, Forgotten - Karin Slaughter

Girl, Forgotten

By Karin Slaughter

  • Release Date: 2022-08-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,059 Ratings



“It’s Slaughter’s prodigious gifts of characterization that make her stand out among thriller writers.”   — Washington Post

From the New York Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her, comes an electrifying thriller featuring newly minted US Marshal Andrea Oliver as she investigates a cold case with links to her father’s past. 

A small town hides a big secret…

Who killed Emily Vaughn?

A girl with a secret…

Longbill Beach, 1982. Emily Vaughn gets ready for the prom. For an athlete, who is smart, pretty and well-liked, this night should be the highlight of her high school career. But Emily has a secret. And by the end of the evening, that secret will be silenced forever. 

An unsolved murder…

Forty years later, Emily’s murder remains a mystery. Her tight-knit group of friends closed ranks; her respected, wealthy family retreated inwards; the small town moved on from her grisly attack. But all that’s about to change.

One final chance to uncover a killer…

US Marshal Andrea Oliver arrives in Longbill Beach on her first assignment: to protect a judge receiving death threats. But, in reality, Andrea is there to find justice for Emily. The killer is still out there—and Andrea must discover the truth before she gets silenced, too…


  • Great twists. Not one… but a few.

    By Danger Golightly
    I love the way she kept you interested by flipping you between the present and past story lines. She also brought the two together very well. Didn’t feel rushed to give me all the info at once. She dropped each piece so well into the story and I didn’t know the killer until the end. That’s not easy to do with me. I will absolutely look for more of her books. Great read. Think I devoured it in two days.
  • Great mystery and characters

    By TKScrabble
    Really enjoyed this book. A lot of characters to follow but in the end it did not matter except for the ones who were bad!
  • Too long and detailed

    By cck23579753
    The plot itself was interesting but a third of the book could have been cut and it would have the same impact. Waaaaaaay to wordy and descriptive where it wasn’t needed. Occasionally made it boring (I skipped quite a few pages)p
  • Suspense

    By YaVe80
    The author had me wanting to know who did it. However, I was very disappointed with the ending. I almost felt like I wasted my time.
  • Not for me

    By Ruthern10
    I didn’t care for this book. The situation and behavior of the protagonist didn’t seem believable.
  • Great mystery

    By torilmitchell
    Great mystery read with many characters whose stories intersect. Very interesting story line.
  • Not my fav

    By PeesBehindTrees
    I read Pretty Girls and absolutely loved it, so I assumed this book was destined to be great too (and disturbing too). It was only Ok— it did keep me entertained and some of the plot was super enthralling. HOWEVER, I did not realize going into this that it was kind of a sequel to Pieces of Her?? That made it really confusing at times for me because I never read pieces of her. You definitely don’t need to have read it to know what’s happening in this book but sometimes the references threw me off.
  • Disappointed

    By nonicknameabailable
    Liked this book up to the ending. Would have been better with more follow up and details; seemed to end abruptly with a set for the next novel. Felt unfinished and that the author just wanted to be done with this book.
  • Up all night unable to put this one down

    By lover of all things simple
    She’s done it again!! I hope this spawns another series, though I’m still holding out hope for more Will Trent because I’ll never have enough of him. I will buy and read anything this woman writes.
  • Girl Forgotten

    Sometimes confusing and repetitive. Ok for a beach read.