Officer Miranda Rader turned her life around after one
very scary night when she was fifteen years old. She
intended to leave the small-town way of life in
Louisiana, but instead she straightened up her wild
teenage ways and became known for her honesty and
integrity. Never again would someone doubt her word.
Unfortunately, a murder case lands in her lap that has is
bringing up all of those long-forgotten memories. Could
the murder of a well-loved college professor somehow tie
into Miranda's path? Now Miranda's own honesty is in
question and she'll have to find out who is behind the
murder or risk losing everything she's worked so hard to
I've always had a soft spot for characters who face
trauma and survive, never mind ones who must stand alone
to do so. Consequently, it's no real surprise that I love
Miranda and her spunk in the face of adversity. Her back
story is heart-wrenching as Erica Spindler does a great
job weaving together the past and the present. In fact,
my only complaint is that THE OTHER GIRL isn't the first
in a series featuring Miranda as she's exactly the sort
of character I want to visit with over and over again.
I can't believe I've never read Erica Spindler before!
THE OTHER GIRL is a spectacular thriller that kept me up
far too late as I just had to know what would happen
next. I was in a huge reading slump and THE OTHER GIRL
kicked me right out of that slump as it demanded my
attention. Thrills, chills, and even a few tears were
shed as Erica Spindler crafts one heck of a good story.
I'll definitely read more of her books in the future!
From the New York Times bestselling author of
Justice for Sara and The First Wife Erica
Spindler comes The Other Girl, a chilling new
thriller about a ritualistic murder of a college professor
that sends a small town cop back into the trauma she thought
she’d put behind her.
A horrific crime. One witness—a fifteen year old girl
from the wrong side of the tracks, one known for lying and
her own brushes with the law.
Is it any surprise no one believed her?
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.