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The Forgotten Girls

(Louise Rick #7)

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  9,477 ratings  ·  1,182 reviews
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 sa ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2011)
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I have not read any other books written by Sara Blaedel but I was curious after reading the book description for The Forgotten Girls.

This book features Detective Louise Rick, who is featured in the authors other novels.

Police detective Louise Rick. Louise is now the new commander of the Missing Persons Department in Denmark.

Two weeks as the new commander and Louise is working on the case of an unknown woman whose body was found in the forest. The woman has a very unique scar on the side of he
Chelsea Humphrey
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I would like to thank Netgalley for a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

A woman's body is found in the forest, but no one seems to know who she is. Louise Rick then discovers that the woman is already dead, or rather that she was a patient in a state mental institution and was declared dead 30 years ago. Now Louise and her colleague Eik must find out how a woman can be declared dead and then end up dead for real decades later.

This book was far less gruesome and gory than I expe
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
A woman's body is found in the forest, but no one seems to know who she is. Louise Rick then discovers that the woman is already dead, or rather that she was a patient in a state mental institution and was declared dead 30 years ago. Now Louise and her colleague Eik must find out how a woman can be declared dead and then end up dead for real decades later.

Have you ever read something good, but at the same time revolting to read? You know the kind of engrossing book, but with a really really sick
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
The premise of this book was a good one but it was very poorly executed. The main character Detective Louise has just moved to a new position and will be a heading a division that investigates missing persons cases. As the story begins she gets her first case and is sent to pick up her new partner who is passed out drunk in a bar. Within minutes of her retrieving him he is alert and making suggestions on how to investigate that Louise seems unable to think of herself. While he is doing all the i ...more
Diane S ☔
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Two young girls, both mentally challenged, are institutionalized as their mother died in childbirth and their father can no longer care for them. At the institution, the father is told that his visits upset them and is told to forget about them and get on with his life. When the girls are eighteen the father is told that they have both died from pneumonia. How then to explain when the body of one of the girls, 30 years later, is found. Where has she been all these years? Where is her twin?

May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Com crimes hediondos, algumas personagens malignas, sem esquecer dose de romance q.b. As Raparigas Esquecidas tem tudo para proporcionar uma óptima leitura. Gostei da escrita, do enredo, do facto de, apesar de ter tentado adivinhar quem seria o assassino não ter conseguido chegar lá, e o querer saber mais em relação ao passado de Louise, que ficou em aberto. Assim como ao presente...

Ficarei a aguardar pelas restantes publicações da série.


Opinião completa em: http://marcadordelivros.blogspot.
Raeleen Lemay
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Read for Popsugar's 2018 Reading Challenge: Nordic Noir

The beginning of the book was so interesting, as it drops the reader in the deep end with a body being discovered in the woods, and it jumps into the mystery right away. After that, everything sort of fell apart. Louise, the main character, didn't feel like a detective to me at all, both in the way she acted and her internal thoughts. There were also tons of random side stories that didn't really add much to the plot, and I was only really i
4.5 stars

It's books like this that give me anxiety at the mere thought of going into the woods. This is the seventh book in the series, but the first I’ve read from Sara Blaedel. I have to say, I’m pretty impressed. The writing, the characters, the creepy setting - I didn’t want it to end.

“Something like that haunts you for the rest of your life.”

From the start there’s a sad and ominous undertone. The best way I can describe the setting and my feelings in the beginning - a dreary, rainy day. L
1 Star for the narration. The book is set in Denmark, yet the leading detectives voices are read with an American accent. Other characters, however, were read with several different accents: US South, and then maybe Wisconsin? Then there were characters read with what sounded like a Scottish accent. Not sure what was going on here, but I wouldn't recommend the audio version AT ALL. Thank goodness this was a library lend or I'd have to return the book. Needless to say, I won't be listening to the ...more
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Um policial bastante interessante e do qual gostei. Confesso que tinha muitas expectativas cridas e como tal, fico um pouco aquém do esperado. Mas foi uma leitura que apreciei, apesar de achar que existiam muitas pontas soltas. De qualquer forma, como penso que se trata de uma saga, provavelmente nos próximos livros teremos mais desenvolvimento das situações
Stephanie Swint
Sep 17, 2014 rated it liked it
'The Forgotten Girls' is a good addition to the Scandinavian mysteries that are being translated for English readers currently. Blaedel has been writing them prior to their recent popularity and if Goodreads is accurate it looks like there are a few installments prior to 'The Forgotten Girls' surrounding Louise Rick's friend Camilla Lind we will need to learn about as well. I believe this is the first book where Louise Rick is in the spotlight. It is a fast paced mystery centered around the stor ...more
Gostei mas tenho pena que seja o 7º de uma série mesmo sendo o 1º de um trilogia. Curiosamente, os crimes não me impressionaram ou chocaram. Talvez leia o próximo, dependente da minha vontade na altura.


Embora seja o primeiro livro lançado cá, é o sétimo de uma série homónima do nome da protagonista: Louise Rick. Simultaneamente é o 1º livro de uma trilogia e portanto embora tenha torcido o nariz aquando do conhecimento de ser um volume avançado numa série, também entendo a jogada de começar
Merve Özcan
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Klasik bir polisiye tadında, merak uyandırıcı, şaşırtıcı. Sevilesi. Okunup kitaplıkta tutulası.
Feb 25, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When I read the story line for this ebook, I couldn't wait for it's release. The mystery sounded intriguing, unfortunately it failed to deliver. There wasn't a single aspect of the story (the mystery around the twins and where they were, the romance between the protagonist and her temporary partner) that I would consider suspenseful. While the crimes against the mentally handicapped children was awful, I felt that way because of my own morals and not because of any narrative by the author.

I tho
Sofia Teixeira
As Raparigas Esquecidas, livro de Sara Blaedel, mais conhecida como «A Rainha Dinamarquesa do Thriller», chegou até mim através de um exemplar de avanço e com a promessa de ser arrepiante, intenso e sociologicamente fascinante. Verdade seja dita, eu andava numa letargia irritante no que toca a leituras, principalmente por ter dado conta que o livro que estava a ler tinha um predecessor e que mais valia parar. Peguei então neste thriller e em coisa de três ou quatro dias, com viagens de norte a s ...more
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was good! It was fast paced and very enjoyable! I figured out who the killer was at chapter 8.... so that was a little disappointing, but at the same time I had that I FUCKING KNEW IT moment at the end when the author revealed the killer. Who doesn't love it when you are the real detective in a murder/mystery book!
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
Just once - once, damn it! - I want to read one of these mysteries wherein the detective isn't berated, stymied, threatened, or prohibited in their investigation by their boss. Just once, I would be so impressed if the man who hired the person to do the job he has entrusted them with would actually just trust the person to do the damn job.

At least in many of these police procedural-type mysteries, the protagonist is being condemned because what they want to do is dangerous or wildly outside the
Paulo Pires
Jun 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Numa floresta da Dinamarca, um guarda-florestal encontra o corpo de uma mulher. Marcada por uma cicatriz no rosto, a sua identificação deveria ser fácil, mas ninguém comunicou o seu desaparecimento e não existem registos acerca desta mulher.
Passam-se quatro dias e a agente da polícia Louise Rick, chefe do Departamento de Pessoas Desaparecidas, continua sem qualquer pista. É então que decide publicar uma fotografia da misteriosa mulher. Os resultados não tardam. Agnete Eskildsen telefona par
Heena Rathore P.
Note: I received a copy of this book by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

The Forgotten Girls is a brilliant book with an exciting plotline which engulfs the reader right from the beginning. The enjoyed the storyline thoroughly and would definitely love to read more from the author. This book has so many elements that it'll keep the reader guessing at all times. This book is what a real psychological thriller should be. The twists and turns were well timed and the intrig
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The premise for this mystery is great; a body is discovered and then identified by her death certificate saying she died as a teen 30 years ago. More intriguing? She has a twin, also with a death certificate. Is the twin still alive, did she live beyond her 30 year old death certificate and what really happened in the home for forgotten children? The story gets grim and probes some ugly history of how the world used to treat children with mental/physical deficiencies. The author writes fluently ...more
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Μπορεί η Sara Blaedel να έγινε γνωστή στη χώρα μας μόλις αυτό το καλοκαίρι, όμως στο εξωτερικό έχει μια μεγάλη λογοτεχνική πορεία, με τα βιβλία της να έχουν πουλήσει εκατομμύρια αντίτυπα, κερδίζοντας τις καρδιές των αναγνωστών της. Τα πλέον δημοφιλή έργα της, υπάγονται στη σειρά περιπετειών της Λουίσε Ρικ, με τα "Ξεχασμένα κορίτσια" ν' αποτελούν το έβδομο βιβλίο της σειράς, και το πρώτο μιας τριλογίας που έχει ενσωματωθεί σε αυτή με γενικό τίτλο, "Missing persons". Ίσως να σας μπέρδεψα λίγο με τ ...more
Sep 18, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A expectativa era muita, mas não correspondeu..
Uma leitura lenta e desmotivante até cerca de meio do livro. Depois daí lê -se bem, o final está bem pensado e as descrições são cruas e chocantes.
Apesar de tudo gostei muito de Louise e fiquei curiosa com o próximo livro.
Clube dos Livros
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Sara Blaedel, autora de “As raparigas Esquecidas” é apelidada de A Rainha Dinamarquesa do Thriller. Com este título, apenas aconteceu uma coisa, os leitores atentos ficaram sedentos e curiosos por ler a sua obra.
Este livro, é o primeiro de uma trilogia que acaba por ser publicada, com o seu terceiro volume no final deste mês de Maio.

Aqui, neste primeiro volume publicado em Portugal pela Topseller, acompanhamos a polícia Louise Rick, que acaba de int
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I tend not to enjoy police procedurals, but herein lies an exception. This was a solid mystery with an interesting and unique plot. I enjoyed this little trip to Denmark and I think I'll be coming back for more. 4 stars.

p.s. Although this is technically the 4th book in the series, books 1-3 seem almost impossible to find and I think you'd be just fine starting the series from this point. I think this was the first book translated and published for English readers, and subsequent books seem to be
Dec 31, 2017 rated it liked it
It was Ok. I'm sure if I read a lot more crime/mystery it wouldn't rank as high as some others.

One mistake I made was not checking GR before I started reading. I didn't realize this was book 4 in the series. There were references to characters from prior books that probably would have made more sense but overall I don't think I missed too much by not reading the prior books.

I think this will be a series that I can take or leave. If I need an easy read I might pick up another one but I'm not dyi
Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a free electronic copy of this book for review.

I received this book to review little over a year ago. It sat on my shelf unread all that time. Instead of informing the publisher that I hadn't had time to review the book, I kept re-reading the book blurb and thinking that I really wanted to read this one.

Ultimately, I think the book was pretty much what I expected it to be. It was good, some parts better than others, but
Πάνος Τουρλής
Η Λουίσε Ρικ είναι η τεχνική διευθύντρια του Τμήματος Ειδικών Ερευνών, μιας νεοσυσταθείσας μονάδας της Διεύθυνσης Ερευνών της Δανικής Αστυνομίας. Το τμήμα της Ρικ έχει ως στόχο να εξιχνιάζει τις εξαφανίσεις που οφείλονται σε εγκληματική ενέργεια και η καριέρα της ξεκινάει με τον εντοπισμό μιας κοπέλας με μια μεγάλη ουλή. Ένα κορίτσι που βρέθηκε νεκρό αλλά μετά από έρευνες βρέθηκε ότι είχε πιστοποιηθεί νεκρό πριν τριάντα και παραπάνω χρόνια! Επιπλέον, είχε και μια δίδυμη αδελφή! Τα δάση έχουν τα ...more
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This took entirely too long to read, but that’s the life of a wrestling mom during season.

I absolutely loved this book! The Forgotten Girls is the first of a trilogy within a series. But at no time did I feel lost or confused without reading the books that came before. Sara gives enough background on the protagonist, Louise Rick so I felt like I wasn’t missing anything vital.

I thought the mystery was solid and developed slowly. There was definitely some creep value, which I loved. The writing f
Vera Neves (Sinfonia dos Livros)
Uma palavra: Fantástico!!

Sara Blaedel acabou de conseguir mais uma fã.

Nunca fui grande leitora de livros deste estilo, ou até mesmo apreciadora. Admito. No entanto, há uns tempos atrás decidi alargar o meu leque de géneros literários, até porque nem só de romances vive um leitor.

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Chrissa Vasileiou
Η άποψή μου για τα "Ξεχασμένα Κορίτσια" στο site "Book City". :)

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Sara Blaedel is the author of the #1 international bestselling series featuring Detective Louise Rick. Her books are published in thirty-seven countries. In 2014 Sara was voted Denmark’s most popular novelist for the fourth time. She is also a recipient of the Golden Laurel, Denmark’s most prestigious literary award.

In 2016 she published the first book "The Undertakers Daughter" in a new trilogy

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Louise Rick (9 books)
  • The Midnight Witness (Louise Rick #1)
  • Call Me Princess (Louise Rick #2)
  • Only One Life (Louise Rick #3)
  • Farewell to Freedom (Louise Rick #4)
  • Hævnens gudinde (Louise Rick, #5)
  • Dødsenglen (Louise Rick, #6)
  • The Killing Forest (Louise Rick, #8)
  • The Lost Woman (Louise Rick #9)
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