THE OTHER GIRL
Officer Miranda Rader of the Harmony, Louisiana PD is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis—but that wasn’t always so. Miranda comes from the town of Jasper, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She’s worked hard to earn the respect of her coworkers and the community.
When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town’s most beloved college professors, they’re unprepared for the brutality of the scene. This murder is unlike any they’ve ever investigated, and just when Miranda thinks she’s seen the worst of it, she finds a piece of evidence that chills her to the core: a faded newspaper clipping about that terrible night fifteen years ago. The night she’d buried, along with her past and the girl she’d been back then. Until now that grave had stayed sealed…except for those times, in the deepest part of the night, when the nightmares came: of a crime no one believed happened and the screams of the girl they believed didn’t exist.
Then another man turns up dead, this one a retired cop. Not just any cop—the one who took her statement that night. Two murders, two very different men, two killings that on the surface had nothing in common—except Miranda.
THREE POINT FIVE STARS
The Other Girl is a story told in a fashion where the reader knows the what and the why but they need to figure out the who.
The story starts out with a horrific event that happens 14 years prior. The event was covered up and never resolved. Now, in current time, Officer Miranda is being framed for a murder that has ties to the event that occurred 14 years ago.
“You need to figure out why this is happening to you.”
Miranda knew her connection to the past event was the why but she couldn’t figure out who was doing this to her. The other girl who was also part of the past event was never heard from or seen again. Miranda often thought about “Cathy”, the other girl, and wondered what happened to her.
The Other Girl is a standalone set in Louisiana. This thriller will have you trying to help Miranda solve who the murderer is and why they are trying to tie Miranda into the crime.
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