The Forgotten Girl
A dark mystery unfolds in Rio Youers's riveting tale, for fans of Paul Tremblay and Joe Hill.
Harvey Anderson is a twenty-six-year-old busker who enjoys his peaceful life, but everything is turned upside down when he is abducted and beaten by a group of nondescript thugs. Working for a sinister man known as “the spider”, these goons have spent nine years searching for Harve
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I hardly ever read the synopsis for a book because they tend to give too much away. I hate that. This book is a prime example of that. I am so glad that I waited until I finished to check it out. In fact, I’m not so sure I would have read it, had I did ...more
The Forgotten Girl is very differen ...more
If you're a fan of books from Dennis Lehane or Stephen King or Chuck Wendig or even folks like B ...more
As the story went along I kind of started to loose interest. It started to loose its momentum which is had the start.
It's a very character driven story, which isn't a bad thing. I just prefer more plot driven stories. I also think this book could have been shorter, it was nearly 500 pages. I don't think ...more
The Forgotten Girl by Rio Youers is a book I've been hearing a lot about. Brian Keene raved about it on his podcast, many other reviewers that I follow also loved this book. Many calling it the best horror/thriller of the year. Is it? No, no it's not. Is it ...more
Harvey Anderson has a pretty simple life. He is a street performer in New Jersey, lives in a modest apartment with his girlfriend, and is a mostly upright citizen. One day, out of the blue, Harvey is kidnapped, beaten to a pulp by a group of goons, and has his mind practically assaulted by a man known simply as 'The Spider'. But it isn't Harvey they are truly after, it's his girlfriend: ...more
This book was a fast, jam pack ...more
This was a seriously enjoyable read! The writing style is enthralling and I found myself swept along very easily from beginning to end. The writing is actually highly cinematic; I could easily picture everything in great detail and I think that this book would translate really well to screen!
The concept is so original and unique. I think it’s best to go into this one knowing as little as possible, to allow yourself to experience the shocks and thrills! In saying that, even though I had ...more
Harvey’s journey is gripping. His enemies are incredibly powerful, and he’s really not equipped to take them on, but he k ...more
If 'The Dead Zone' and 'Firestarter' had an illegitimate child, it would sort of be like 'The Forgot ...more
Cowardice must retreat and his busking time aside and some super powers called upon, an ordinary man, Harvey, at war with teleplay and other psychic abilities aided by only vague memories of love our main protagonist finds himself up against a super villain Lang, who established an organisation Nova Oculus, in search of the forgotten girl by any means necessary Harvey must get to her first and piece together fragmented m ...more
I don't want to give away too much, which is hard as this book unfolds in a way that new m ...more
The supporting characters are really what made the book convincing, fun, and grip ...more
THE FORGOTTEN GIRL is not only just one hell of a page-turner, but there is poetry, too—the poetry of moments and of connection. It uncurls from the book and wraps around the mind of the reader, making that final and ultimate connection all authors strive for.
Youers is clearly a master of the craft and it shows in everything from the precision and inspiration with which the plot is laid out to the r ...more
There was so much I liked about this book: the language, the vividly drawn settings, the main character's arc. Hands down, my favorite part of the book was the relationship between main character Harvey and his father.
Ideal for fans of Stephen King and Joe Hill.
Salt of the earth, quinoa eating, busker, Harvey is thrown into a world he never would have imagined. Gigantic thugs, mind manipulations, and a vague memory of the girl in the blue dress...Harvey has his eyes opened to so many different aspects of his life as he fights to regain the love that was stolen from him.
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Rio Youers has an amazing suspenseful, riveting novel about two main characters, Harvey and Sally/M ...more