The Forgotten Girls (Louise Rick series)

Sara Blaedel--Denmark's "Queen of Crime"--brings her number 1 bestseller THE FORGOTTEN women to North America.


Four days later, Louise Rick nonetheless had no solutions.
The physique of an unidentified lady used to be found in an area wooded area. a wide, targeted scar on one aspect of her face must have made the identity effortless, yet not anyone has said her lacking. because the new commander of the lacking people division, Louise hazards related to the media by way of freeing a photograph of the sufferer, hoping to discover anyone who knew her.
Louise's gamble can pay off: an older lady telephones to claim that she acknowledges the girl as Lisemette, a toddler she as soon as cared for within the nation psychological establishment a long time in the past. Lisemette, just like the different teenagers within the establishment, was once deserted via her kinfolk and branded a "forgotten girl." yet Louise quickly discovers whatever extra anxious: Lisemette had a dual, and either women have been issued dying certificate greater than thirty years in the past.
Aided via her pal journalist Camilla Lind, Louise unearths that the research takes a shocking and unsettling flip while it brings her towards her early life domestic. And as she uncovers extra crimes that have been committed--and hidden--in the woodland, she is compelled to confront a poor hyperlink to her personal prior that has been conscientiously concealed.

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THEY DROVE INTO the woods at the similar highway as final time, yet rather than turning off towards Avnsø Lake they persisted immediately forward. An previous timber-frame apartment lay virtually fullyyt hidden one of the tall timber. “Does somebody dwell in there? ” Eik exclaimed in shock as they received out. a number of canines barked and threw themselves on the gate sooner than they reached it. “There, there… Louise attempted to calm them down with no a lot good fortune, and he or she startled while anything abruptly jangled correct through her ear. Eik had pulled the string of a giant ship’s bell that hung from the fencepost by means of the gate. “I bet you’re purported to ring the bell,” he acknowledged and pulled it yet one more time. “Coming. ” They heard a deep voice from a black wood shed subsequent to the home. A small guy in blue overalls seemed with an ax in his hand. “Shut up now! ” he yelled on the canine ahead of strolling towards them. “Hey, Verner. ” Louise smiled as he checked out her with shock. “Is that you simply? ” he exclaimed. “Last time I observed you, you had braids and have been using bareback on a Norwegian pony. ” He was once lacking enamel subsequent to his right-side entrance the teeth, which left a black hole in his mouth whilst he smiled. Verner publish was once the epitome of excellent nature and had lived within the Snipe residence for so long as Louise were coming to the woods. He frequently visited her mom and dad and helped her father fell timber, and he pointed out the pony and the braids each time he observed her. She proposal there have been yes belongings you simply by no means outgrew. She led the way in which in the course of the gate after he opened it. The canine had lain down within the color by means of the home wall and rarely troubled to elevate their heads as they walked by way of. “A lady used to be figured out via Avnsø Lake final week,” Louise all started after introducing Eik. “Yes, bad tale with these children. ” He instructed her that one of many childrens was once Lene’s grandchild. “Lene from the doctor’s office—you recognize her, correct? ” Louise nodded. She remembered the clinical secretary good, yet she didn’t comprehend her daughter or the grandchild. “That’s truly no longer the lady we’re right here to speak about even though. ” She acquired the photographs of Lise Andersen’s face with closed eyes out of her bag. She informed him in regards to the coincidence through the slope yet skipped over the remainder of the woman’s tale. “We think she can have lived out right here within the woods or someplace close by. the lady appeared rather ragged after we discovered her so she could have been homeless. ” Verner put up had looped his thumbs during the straps of his overalls. “They do come round at times. ” He permit the drifters sleep within the shed while the elements acted up, he endured. “They regularly understand the place to discover shield and a bottle of beer. now not too many folks round the following which are satisfied to place them up. yet I don’t imagine I’ve noticeable that one there. the one girl who indicates up with that crowd occasionally is the Tiger Princess, yet she hasn’t come round for the reason that her husband died. ” He squinted a bit as he attempted to recollect. “I think he used to be the one that bought hit by means of a motor vehicle while he was once jogging alongside the most highway along with his pram. ” the concept that Lise may have taken to the line hadn’t happened to Louise.

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