I received the finished, hardback edition of Where the Lost Girls Go by R. J. Noonan through Goodreads Giveaways.
Below is my honest, unbiased review of Where the Lost Girls Go by R. J. Noonan.
Where the Lost Girls Go by R. J. Noonan is my first read for 2020. This novel falls into the mystery/thriller genre and is the first novel in the 'A Laura Mori Mystery' series. And, to the best of my recollection, Where the Lost Girls Go is the first book I've read by R. J. Noonan.
I love the beautiful cover design/artwork for Where the Lost Girls Go by R. J. Noonan. I also enjoyed Noonan's writing and storytelling as she's written a really good mystery novel that kept me engaged from start to finish. Lots of red herrings throughout this novel that keeps the reader guessing whodunnit. The characters were all well done for the most part too.
I pretty much guessed whodunnit towards the end of Where the Lost Girls Go by R. J. Noonan and why... Additionally, there were a few minor things about this novel that didn't sit well with me. Otherwise, I really enjoyed Where the Lost Girls Go by R. J. Noonan.
Favorite quotes from Where the Lost Girls Go by R. J. Noonan are as follows:
"Sometimes you can't fix things. Sometimes the broken pieces simply don't fit together anymore." (page 179)
"Another Japanese proverb: 'If you understand everything, you must be misinformed'." (page 189)
I liked reading Where the Lost Girls Go so much, that I am thinking about reading the second novel in the 'A Laura Mori Mystery' series by R. J. Noonan titled, In the Line of Fire.
Below is the publisher's summary for Where the Lost Girls Go R. J. Noonan, which I discovered on Goodreads:
Rookie cop Laura Mori catches her first investigation when the fiery crash of a sports car lights up the night sky. The fire burns the body beyond recognition, but the police are able to identify the car as that of Kent Jameson, celebrity author and benefactor of Sunrise Lake. And Jameson fears that the unidentified body is his seventeen-year-old daughter Lucy, who stormed out of the house that night after an argument.
When lab reports reveal that the body was not Lucy, but a teen runaway named Kyra whose disappearance has been linked with other missing persons--more than half a dozen “lost girls” who disappeared while living on the streets of Portland--the investigation takes a drastic turn. How did Kyra come to land at the Jameson estate in rural Oregon, and what was she doing driving their car? And who cut the brake lines on the vehicle?
Just when Laura is making progress in the case, she comes across a suspicious lane in the forest that uncovers new evidence that will once again alter the course of the investigation and rock Sunrise Lake to its core.I am giving Where the Lost Girls Go by R. J. Noonan a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.
Until my next post, happy reading!!