"Mind blowing suspense and mystery as a long ago nightmare comes very much into the present."
Reviewed by Lynn Cunningham
Posted September 29, 2017
Romance Suspense | Suspense
Police officer Miranda Rader has come a long way from the
teenaged "wild child" that she used to be. It only took an
abduction and a night of terror to turn her life around. She
and another girl were abducted at the same time by the same
man. Only Miranda was able to escape. Although she tried
very hard to get the police to believe her and go back to
rescue the other girl, no one believed her and did not allow
her to show them where the other girl was being held.
Instead, she was branded a liar and sent to juvie for six
It was during this time that she decides that she wants to
become a member of law enforcement. Now, still living in the
small town of Jasper, Louisiana, she has been on the police
force for ten years. Up until one night when she is called
to a particularly gruesome crime scene. A well-known college
professor is found in a most horrible way. Clearly, he is
dead. Something is not right about any of it, however.
Miranda's chief of police is the one who has called her to
the scene personally, and Miranda does not understand why
the two of them are the only ones there except for the first
That is just the beginning. Miranda is on her way down a
very dark rabbit hole into the past and what she finds at
the end could not be more shocking.
As a long time fan of Erica Spindler's work, I knew I could
expect a true roller coaster ride of a brilliant blend of
mystery, suspense, and romance and I was right. Ms. Spindler
has once again spun a tale that guarantees to involve her
readers and have them chomping at the bit to know exactly
what is happening. Why is Miranda obviously being railroaded
in this investigation? There are many secrets being kept and
I simply could not stop reading THE OTHER GIRL until the
final page. It is doubtful that other readers will not feel
the same way as they eagerly join investigating who seems to
have it in for Miranda because she is definitely being put
in a frame for this murder.
For those of you who have never read a book by Erica
Spindler, THE OTHER GIRL might be just the one that gets you
hooked. I have had the pleasure and privilege of reading all
of her books and can promise you that you will not be
disappointed no matter which book you choose to begin your
journey with Ms. Spindler. Once you begin, however, you will
not want to stop at just one of her books.
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.
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