Lost Girls

Lost Girls

An Unsolved American Mystery

Book - 2013
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"A literary account of the lives and presumed serial killings of five Craigslist prostitutes, whose bodies were found on the same Long Island beach in 2010. Based on the New York magazine cover story"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2013]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062183637
006218363X
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 Ko
Description: xiv, 399 pages : maps ; 24 cm

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In 2010, the bodies of five women were found on a Long Island beach. Lost Girls tells the individual stories of the victims. The Long Island Serial Killer has taken the lives of other victims in addition to these five women and remains at large.

literary account of the lives and presumed serial killings of five Craigslist prostitutes, whose bodies were found on the same Long Island beach in 2010. Based on the New York magazine cover story (catalog description)


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legalsec2504
Jul 28, 2019

“In mid-December 2010, the Suffolk County police discovered the bodies of four women, each wrapped in burlap, on a desolate, bramble-covered stretch of sand called Gilgo Beach. It was a gothic whodunit for the internet age, replete with prostitutes, drugs, family dysfunction, investigative incompetence, not to mention a strange, insular beach community and, of course, the websites of Craigslist and Backpage, where the women had advertised for customers.”

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jdodds4
Nov 05, 2018

Slow burn, interesting chilling crime. Could have had less drama, felt it bloated and bogged down the story.

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abelcoure
Nov 16, 2017

This book was okay, an interesting read. But not a page turner.

ArapahoeKati Jun 13, 2017

The author spends a lot of time on the victims' backstories but not nearly as much time on the crime, evidence, and suspects. To me, since this was hailed as one of the best books of 2013, "Lost Girls" fell flat for me.

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snakie_chick
Aug 25, 2016

I didn't finish this book. The stories of the different girls with all their different names were hard to keep straight and I feel like the narrative moved forward too slowly.

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DeltaQueen50
May 26, 2016

What Robert Kolker does in Lost Girls is to humanize these women and their stories. The killer of these women has not been identified, and as the years pass by, the feeling is that he or they will never be found. Although the families did recover their loved ones bodies, true closure is impossible as long as no one is to be held accountable. This book stands as a monument for these women who suffered abuse and neglect as children and then paid the ultimate penalty for the bad choices they made as they became adults.

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StevenBaklund
Nov 18, 2015

Protect and serve. Protect and serve my *ss.

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atlast465
Jul 30, 2015

A very good true crime book. It is the story of the deaths of multiple escorts on Long Island. The author details the women's lives in a way which is compassionate and thought provoking regarding which murder cases police and media pay the most attention to.

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cochristian
Apr 26, 2014

I liked the details in this story. I like the grit. I am lucky to be alive!

carolynv Mar 07, 2014

A gripping, true-crime story of the disappearance of several prostitutes whose bodies were discovered on a remote beach on Long Island. The author brings the young women to life and the circumstances that led to the choices that ultimately resulted in their tragic deaths.

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