Giveaway: Who’s Your Favorite Female Crime Writer?

Amanda Nelson

Staff Writer

Amanda Nelson is an Executive Director of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA.

This giveaway is sponsored by The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel.

the forgotten girls coverIn a forest in Denmark, a ranger discovers the fresh corpse of an unidentified woman. A large scar on one side of her face should make the identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. After four days, Louise Rick- the new commander of the Missing Persons Department- is still without answers. But when she releases a photo to the media, an older woman phones to say that she recognizes the woman as Lisemette, a child she once cared for in the state mental institution many years ago. Lisemette, like the other children in the institution, was abandoned by her family and branded a “forgotten girl.” But Louise soon discovers something more disturbing: Lisemette had a twin, and both girls were issued death certificates over 30 years ago. As the investigation brings Louise closer to her childhood home, she uncovers more crimes that were committed-and hidden-in the forest, and finds a terrible link to her own past that has been carefully concealed.


It’s cold here at Book Riot HQ, and we like nothing better than to hunker down under a cozy blanket and read a good crime novel. And then double-check all the locks before we go to bed. Maybe triple-check.

Help us expand our under-the-blanket TBR: tell us your favorite female crime writer in the form below! Ten entries will be randomly chosen to win a copy of The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel, and one winner will also receive a $25 gift card to the Book Riot Store!

Entries are limited to the United States and will be accepted until 11:59pm, Monday, February 9th. Winners will be randomly selected.

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