The Second Girl

The Second Girl

Book - 2016
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Longtime addict Frank Marr was a decorated police detective in Washington, DC. Now two years after his retirement, he works sporadically as a private investigator to support his drug habit. Leslie, a defense attorney and Marr's occasional bedfellow, keeps him on retainer to investigate cases for her clients. But one day when Marr's stash of drugs runs low, he discovers a teenage girl in a closet while canvasing a local gang's safe house for illicit drugs. Upon delivering the abducted girl to Leslie, Marr is hired by a family from the suburbs of Virginia to investigate the disappearance of another girl--who has a connection to the first girl.
Publisher: New York :, Mullholland Books, Little, Brown and Company,, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316264174
Branch Call Number: M SWIN
Characteristics: 354 pages ; 25 cm


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Aug 17, 2017

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Dec 15, 2016

Enjoyed & surprised . Will definitely read any future books by this author.

Jul 28, 2016

Good one. I'm looking forward to the next one.

Jul 03, 2016

A suspenseful and often edgy read with feet of clay.

Great title, great premise, great plot! Author Swinson's police cred is evident, and the DC streets are richly and convincingly rendered.

Regrettably, though, the narrator's voice is uneven, and at times the dialog is wooden and labored. The love interest never really jumps off the page. But at other times, dialog sparkles, as when protagonist Frank Marr dances verbally with suburban teenage girls.

This is an imperfect book, but worth the read.


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