Girl Forgotten (Paperback)

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Piper Gray starts a true-crime podcast investigating a seventeen-year-old cold case in this thrilling YA murder mystery by New York Times bestselling author April Henry. 

Seventeen years ago, Layla Trello was murdered and her killer was never found. Enter true-crime fan Piper Gray who is determined to reopen Layla’s case and get some answers. With the help of Jonas—who has a secret of his own—Piper starts a podcast investigating Layla’s murder. But as she digs deeper into the mysteries of the past, Piper begins receiving anonymous threats telling her to back off the investigation, or else. The killer is still out there, and Piper must uncover their identity before they silence her forever. 

About the Author

April Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of many acclaimed mysteries for adults and over fifteen novels for teens, including the bestselling Girl, StolenGirl Forgotten, which was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and a Tome Student Literacy Society It List Selection; Two Truths and a Lie, which was a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers; and The Girl I Used to Be, which was nominated for an Edgar Award and won the Anthony Award for Best YA Mystery. She lives in Oregon and invites you to visit her at

Praise For…

Praise for Girl Forgotten:
A Tome Student Literacy Society 'It' List Selection

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

"The plot is an engaging mingling of twists and turns that will keep readers absorbed until the end. Not only will the fast pace keep readers invested but the characters are multidimensional and fascinating. ­This podcast-themed fusion of mystery and suspense that will arouse readers’ curiosity to the nail-biting end."—School Library Journal

"Engrossing....Readers will be kept guessing throughout....The pages fly by until a final reveal that will leave readers questioning everything they thought they knew about the story."—Booklist

"Henry (Two Truths and a Lie) questions the ethics of true crime as entertainment in this tightly twisted thriller…. Henry’s socially aware prose, interspersed with podcast transcripts and newspaper clippings, deftly depicts Piper’s altruistic commitment to justice…. red herrings, dramatic cliff-hangers, and a growing body count keep the plot suspenseful."—Publishers Weekly

Praise for Two Truths and a Lie:
Amazon Editor’s Choice for Best Young Adult 
Teen Vogue 15 Best New Thriller & Mystery Books for Summer 2022
She Reads: Best YA Thrillers Coming in 2022
Featured in Crime Reads
Featured in the Big Thrill 
Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection 

"Suspense, intrigue, and isolation converge in this perfect storm of a thriller."―Mindy McGinnis, author of The Female of the Species

"A white-knuckle, claustrophobic, locked-room tour de force, Two Truths and a Lie is a worthy successor to Agatha Christie."―Gretchen McNeil, author of Ten and #murdertrending

"Told with nods to Agatha Christie and in eerie detail, this ­thriller is sure to delight fans of mystery, suspense, and a little horror.... A grisly, fast-paced, suspenseful tale of a murder and mystery that is great for fans of noir thrillers who do not mind a little gore." ―School Library Journal

"Henry returns with another thriller that will keep readers on the edges of their seats with mystery and romance, plus various theater references that give the novel a unique feel. Multiple twists and turns will keep readers guessing until the very end. An engrossing read." ―Booklist

"Henry successfully incorporates elements of romance into a snowed-inn mystery with Agatha Christie roots." ―Publishers Weekly

"An homage to Agatha Christie, Henry’s locked-room mystery is tautly plotted, with quick-moving nail-biting chapters, relatable characters, and a deftly wrought setting that paradoxically manages to feel both claustrophobic and sprawling …. An atmospheric and entertaining thriller perfect for snowy night chills."—Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316322614
ISBN-10: 031632261X
Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books
Publication Date: May 28th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English