A murder case gone cold. A small-town secret. A ticking clock.
In 1982, Emily Vaughn was murdered—and no one has ever been able to figure out who did it. She was popular and well-loved—that someone would want to murder her seemed unthinkable. In the face of this horrifying tragedy, it seemed that this small town wanted to keep some secrets buried.
But now, U.S. Marshall Andrea Oliver is in town—she’s there on orders to protect a local judge, but secretly her main goal is to solve Emily’s murder.
What if the town doesn’t want her to solve it?
New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter is a master of suspense—and with Girl, Forgotten, she’s done it again. Narrated by Kathleen Early, the audiobook brings this book to chilling and vivid life. And since you can listen on the go, you won’t ever have to put it down. Good thing, because you won’t want to—nor will you be able to.
And you're in luck because we have a treat for you! We've included a sample of the audiobook below.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her comes an electrifying thriller featuring newly minted US Marshall Andrea Oliver as she investigates a cold case with links to her father’s past.
A small town hides a big secret.
Who killed Emily Vaughn?
A girl with a secret. Longbill Beach, 1982. Emily Vaughn gets ready for the prom. For an athlete, who is smart, pretty and well-liked, this night that should be the highlight of her high school career. But Emily has a secret. And by the end of the evening, that secret will be silenced forever.
An unsolved murder.
Forty years later, Emily’s murder remains a mystery. Her tight-knit group of friends closed ranks; her respected, wealthy family retreated inwards; the small town moved on from her grisly attack. But all that’s about to change.
One final chance to uncover a killer.
U.S. Marshal Andrea Oliver arrives in Longbill Beach on her first assignment: to protect a judge receiving death threats. But, in reality, Andrea is there to find justice for Emily. The killer is still out there—and Andrea must discover the truth before she gets silenced, too.
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Praise for Girl, Forgotten
“Narrator Kathleen Early steps up to the challenge of voicing teenage boys and girls and then switching to an imperious female judge and a feisty female US marshal…Early’s talent for evoking characters’ ages, genders, cultural backgrounds, and personalities shines through and will keep listeners glued…Early and Slaughter once again partner for a compelling listen. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Layer upon layer of mystery, a great cast of characters, and some genuinely startling twists. This is Slaughter at her best.” Booklist (starred review)
“Slaughter skillfully leads readers on a thrilling journey into the past to solve the murder that a small town wants to forget, yet is still haunted by.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Slaughter…showcas[es] the many ways Emily was rejected by her peers, her teacher, and her family and the bitter legacy her supposed transgression left behind, and she brings her trademark intensity to every relationship she lays bare. Like touching a live wire that continues across three generations.” Kirkus Reviews
“Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivaled among thriller writers.” Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Every Karin Slaughter novel is a cause for celebration.” Kathy Reichs, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Enter the world of Karin Slaughter. Just be forewarned, there’s no going back.” Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author