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

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

By Alexa Steele

  • Release Date: 2014-08-15
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
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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….


  • Creative & Unpredictable

    By Cv3567
    Very well-written. A realistic surprise ending that kept you guessing.
  • The Lost Girls

    By getlt
    Really great red !!!!
  • Pleasantly Surprised!

    By Merry65Heart
    I am a huge fan of crime/mystery/police procedural stories. I had never heard of Alexa Steele. I’m so glad I’ve discovered her! This book was a great read! I’m looking forward to reading other books by Ms. Steele.
  • The Forgotten Girls

    By MyApp2/2013
    This book was amazing to read, each chapter kept me entertained! So now I’m purchasing the other two💟👍🏿

    By SHHS57
    Quite a tale of life in the burbs. It's a quick read, that carries you easily from place to place and character to character. An author I will most certainly read again.
  • Great murder mystery

    By Mjadewillis
    The book was very good. Haven't found something I have wanted to read in a long time. Ready for book 2.
  • 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!