I received The Forgotten Girls, the seventh book in the Louise Rick series, from Goodreads and I absolutely loved it, so I decided to go back and read some of the earlier books. I have to say, compared to the seventh book, this one was kind of a let down. The story is really slow and bogged down with a bunch of personal problems and relationship issues, which take away from the interesting aspects of the case. Things really didn't pick up until maybe two thirds into the novel. This book felt like it dragged on and on without much actually happening. Also, the twist was pretty predictable and not at all surprising. It is clear that this is an early book, because the story is not as tight as the later books. There were multiple grammatical errors, which is understandable given that this was a translation, but overall the writing is pretty simplistic. The writing is not very complex, besides the really graphic rape scenes, which seemed to be included to make the story more interesting, an off-putting technique that did not work for me. I have to say though, that the title of the book was genius and I really liked the empowerment of the phrase once the story got going.