Release date - 22nd August 2017 (US)
Book length - 256 pages
Publisher - us.macmillan.com/smp
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
From the NYT bestselling author comes a chilling new thriller about a ritualistic murder of a college professor that sends a small town cop back into the trauma she thought she’d put behind her.
Officer Miranda Rader of the Hammond PD in Louisiana is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis—but that wasn’t always so. Miranda comes from Jasper, just south of Hammond, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She’s worked hard to leave the girl she used to be behind and earn respect in her position as an officer.
However, when Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town’s most beloved college professors, they’re unprepared for the gruesomeness of the scene. This murder is unlike any they’ve ever investigated, and just when Miranda thinks she’s seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about a terrible night from her long-buried past. Then another man turns up dead, this one a retired cop, and not just any cop—Clint Wheeler, the cop who took her statement that night. Two murders, two very different men, two killings that on the surface had nothing in common—except Miranda. 14 years ago.
And when her fingerprints turn up at the scene of the first murder, Miranda once again finds herself under the microscope, her honesty and integrity doubted, her motivations questioned. Alone again, the trust of her colleagues shattered, Miranda must try to trust the instincts she’s pushed down for so long, and decide what’s right—before it’s too late.
How have I never read anything by Erica Spindler before?!?! Well after devouring THE OTHER GIRL I am definitely going on a shopping spree for Erica Spindler's backlist.
Officer Miranda Rader's life changed forever on a single night when she was just fifteen. Back then she was a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, getting into trouble, and developing a reputation as a liar along the way. But that night everything changes when that terrified young girl's pleas for help fall on deaf ears.
Fast-forward to the present day and Miranda has worked very hard to leave the past behind. Now she is a well-respected and hardworking cop who is known to be upfront and honest at all times. When she is called to a horrific murder scene, Miranda prepares to do what she must to find the killer. But as Miranda suddenly finds herself linked to the crime itself, she will be forced to face her past head on if she is ever to unravel the truth.
Perfectly paced, with engaging and dynamic characters, I could not get enough of this story. The crime is so gruesome but as the tale unfolds, we begin to see why it was the way it was. I loved the relationship Miranda had with her partner Jake and their ups and downs really added so much to the narrative, and Miranda is such a wonderful character - a strong woman who fought back against a system that wanted to see her fail, a woman that was determined not to allow that night from her past to destroy every part of her although it would never leave her. Even though she is a hardened police officer, Miranda is still compassionate and caring, and I love the way that she follows her gut instincts even though they may seem obscure and unreliable.
Tense, dramatic, and atmospheric, I could not put this book down and THE OTHER GIRL by Erica Spindler is a must-read for crime fiction and thriller fans worldwide.
A New York Times and International bestselling author, Erica Spindler's skill for crafting engrossing plots and compelling characters has earned both critical praise and legions of fans. Her stories have been lauded as “thrill-packed page turners, white- knuckle rides and edge-of-your-seat whodunits.”
Erica loves meeting and interacting with her fans, both in person and online. She has a wicked sense of humor, an optimistic spirit and loves coffee, chocolate and red wine, not necessarily in that order.
In 2002 her novel Bone Cold won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence. A Romance Writers of America Honor Roll member, she received a Kiss of Death Award for her novels Forbidden Fruit and Dead Run and was a four-time RITA® Award finalist. In 1999 Publishers Weekly awarded the audio version of her novel Shocking Pink a Listen Up Award, naming it one of the best audio mystery books of 1998.
Erica lives just outside New Orleans, Louisiana, with her husband and two sons.
For more information:
Website - www.ericaspindler.com
Twitter - twitter.com/EricaSpindler
Facebook - www.facebook.com/EricaSpindler
*I want to thank Justine at St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to review this book via Netgalley.com.
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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