The Forgotten Girls (Book #1 in the Suburban Murder Series)

The Forgotten Girls (Book #1 in the Suburban Murder Series)

By Alexa Steele

  • Release Date: 2014-08-15
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 934 Ratings
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In an elite suburb of New York City, girls are dying. That doesn’t happen in Greenvale, with its immaculate lawns, exclusive yacht clubs and multi-million dollar mansions. But behind its perfect façade, its trimmed hedges and luxury cars, a darkness lies. Girls, dependent on Adderall, outmaneuver each other to get into top colleges, while the mothers’ need to live vicariously only makes it worse.
Bella DeFranco is one of the Bronx’s top SVU detectives. At only 37, she disarms everyone with her stunning good looks, yet she is as tough as most men—and a lot smarter, too. Yet when is summoned to Greenvale, she finds herself getting lost in a case that even she can’t comprehend. She stumbles into a land of secrets, a place where husbands hide their pasts from their wives, where friends are not what they seem, and where no one wants to know too much. As she digs deeper into layers of suburban dysfunction, she comes to learn that, behind all the fake smiles, there is a subtle violence--rivaling even her crime-ridden streets of the Bronx.
With a killer on the loose, time running out, and a new partner who never recovered from his washed-up alcoholic days, the odds are stacked against Bella. She is determined, though, to save these girls, whatever the cost. Yet as she gets close, the depth of psychosis she discovers shocks even her….


  • Still Crazy After All These Years Excuse For Murder.

    By Angeltobe
    A small town full of secrets, lies, romance And murder. You don't know who to trust, who is lying, who is protecting who? The rich can buy anything including their way out of murder, or at least cover it up. How far would you go to keep a secret? Send a family member to prison? Kill someone? Kill yourself? Too many questions, not enough answers. Until two Bronx detectives get on the case. No question goes unanswered until the case is solved. A great mystery. Keeps you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. Has all the right ingredients in the recipe. Insane asylum, criminals, drugs, affairs, murder, secrets and lies. The makings of a great book!
  • Mystery amid the elites

    By Richard19831111
    This book really grew on me, from the pointed descriptions to the interesting plot twists. I was never really sure where it was headed till the end. Can't wait to see read the next book, bravo! -RC
  • The Forgotten girls

    By Oil diva
    Great Book, my first book by this author. Truly enjoyed it looking forward to the next one
  • Catchy!

    By brittanyrruiz
    So good it's hard to put down. I stayed up later than I should've trying to get to the next chapter. Loved the thrill. Awesome book!
  • My new favorite book!!!

    By AlohaVinny
    From the jump, this book will pull you in. Making you feel as if you're a NY Detective or as if you're watching a live showing of Law & Order. Thank you Mrs. Steele. Whatever downtime I had during my deployment I filled with reading your book. P.S. Very thankful for the officers who walk that thin blue line to keep us safe. Mahalo nui loa, AlohaVinny USMC
  • Great read

    By Cydrina_Battle
    I absolutely loved reading this book.
  • The Forgotten Girls

    By Abraham43
    The main character makes a living out of belittling and ridiculing her colleagues. I couldn't bear reading it past half way.
  • Great read

    By Lorigoogrich
    Many twists and turns. Kept me intrigued throughout!
  • New murder team

    By BarbieThoeming
    I enjoyed the pairing of Mack and Bella. I think they can evolve into a solid and caring team. For the first time reading this author, I found it to make sense in terms of plot development. More suspense and intrigue could have taken it up a notch. I hope nook two will grow from this experience and seen more twists and turns that make mysteries keep you reading.
  • Great book

    By Yvy789
    I couldn't put it down.very good story line.