Excerpt from The Lost Girls

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On my new Nanowrimo project, I am at 40,000 words. Coming along nicely!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules at Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along.

I am currently reading The Lost Girls (Book #2 in The Suburban Murder Series) by Alexa Steele. Child sex trade/human trafficking is one of the issues near and dear to my heart, a theme that repeats a number of times throughout my own books. This is a gritty story that can be difficult to read. This quote is on a lighter note. Detective Bella de Franco views vacation as more of a punishment than a privilege:

Only place I go when I’m not working is into my own head. That’s why it’s no fun.

The Lost Girls, Alexa Steele

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The brutally beaten body of a young girl is discovered in a marsh in Jamesport, one of New York’s most elite suburbs. Police comb the area, while many speculate her murder might be connected to the abduction, six months earlier, of three girls from Jamesport. The FBI has evidence of an underage prostitution and trafficking ring which may be related.At the request of the FBI, Billy Dee, captain of the Ninth Precinct in the Bronx, head of its Sex Crimes Unit, sends two of his most seasoned detectives to Jamesport to conduct their own investigation: Bella de Franco and Jimmy “Mack” Menendez. They are sent north, back into the land of the beautiful.

At the request of the FBI, Billy Dee, captain of the Ninth Precinct in the Bronx, head of its Sex Crimes Unit, sends two of his most seasoned detectives to Jamesport to conduct their own investigation: Bella de Franco and Jimmy “Mack” Menendez. They are sent north, back into the land of the beautiful. Between local politics, fractured families, a heroin

Between local politics, fractured families, a heroin epidemic and a dark secret that the wealthy town strives to keep hidden, the unspeakably dark and twisted reality lurking behind Jamesport life is uncovered. As they learn that everything is not what it seems in this wealthy suburb, Bella and Mack must race against the clock to save one last girl before she is sold across state lines, where she will vanish forever.

Comments

  1. Kathy Martin says:

    Great teaser. Sounds like an excellent story too. This week my teaser comes from Belle Chasse by Suzanne Johnson – the 5th in the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series. Happy reading!

  2. Wow. Intense teaser and the story sounds fascinating. Great cover too!

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  3. Definitely sounds gritty. I find it hard to read books, though, where the victim is a child. Hope you enjoy it! My Teaser

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