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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Blædel Narrator: Christine Lakin Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Louise Rick/Camilla Lind Series Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781478983293
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#1 Danish bestselling author Sara Blædel, Denmark’s “Queen of Crime,” presents an unforgettable thriller to the United States for the first time.

In a forest in Denmark, a ranger discovers the fresh corpse of an unidentified woman. A large scar on one side of her face should make the identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. After four days, Louise Rick—the new commander of the Missing Persons Department—is still without answers. But when she releases a photo to the media, an older woman phones to say that she recognizes the woman as Lisemette, a child she once cared for in the state mental institution many years ago. Lisemette, like the other children in the institution, was abandoned by her family and branded a “forgotten girl.” But Louise soon discovers something more disturbing: Lisemette had a twin, and both girls were issued death certificates over thirty years ago. As the investigation brings Louise closer to her childhood home, she uncovers more crimes that were committed—and hidden—in the forest, and finds a terrible link to her own past that has been carefully concealed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • "[The Forgotten Girls] is gripping when it depicts some horrific crimes…[An] uncompromising realism…distinguishes this novel at its best.”

    Washington Post

  • 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)
  • Sara Blædel is at the top of her game. Louise Rick is a character who will have readers coming back for more. Camilla Läckberg
  • Sara Blaedel is a force to be reckoned with. Everyone keeps talking about the 'trend' in crime writers--Scandinavian, German, Russian. Blaedel is no trend. She's a remarkable crime writer who time and again delivers a solid, engaging story that any reader in the world can enjoy. Karin Slaughter
  • One of the best I've come across. Michael Connelly
  • "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.”

    Dagbladet Børsen (Copenhagen)

  • "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.”


  • “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.”


  • “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 too real. Even the villains have nuanced and sympathetic motives.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars stars, Top Pick!)

  • “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.”


  • “Chilling…[a] swiftly moving plot and engaging core characters.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A BookPage Top Pick of Scandinavian Suspense
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About the Author

Sara Blædel is one of Denmark’s most successful crime writers, the author of the bestselling novels featuring police detective Louise Rick. Her novels are published in seventeen countries and fifteen languages. Her hard work and determination have branded her the “Queen of Crime” in Denmark.

About the Narrator

Christine Lakin is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and acclaimed television actress, best known for her roles as Alicia “Al” Lambert on the hit family comedy Step by Step and as Joan of Arc on Showtime’s Reefer Madness.