The Girls in the Woods (The Annie Graham Crime Series, Book 5) By Helen Phifer

The Girls in the Woods (The Annie Graham Crime Series, Book 5)

By Helen Phifer

  • Release Date: 2016-01-28
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 18 Ratings

Description

‘Thriller lovers will be riveted by this novel. Beautifully written, good character description and that twist at the end… you’re gonna love it!’ – SerialReader on Goodreads

Don’t go into the woods. Because you’re in for a big surprise…

In an old album there is a beautiful Victorian photo that captures three young sisters, staring silently at one another. Only the trained eye can see the truth hiding in plain view. One of the sisters is already dead.

Annie Ashworth is currently off duty. With her baby bump growing fast, she is under strict instructions to stay away from police work and look after herself, especially as she has a history of leading danger right to her door. So when her police officer husband, Will, is called to the discovery of a skeleton buried out in the local woods, Annie tries to keep out of the investigation. But as another body is discovered and her own niece suddenly goes missing, staying away just isn’t an option.

As Annie is soon to discover, a picture really does tell a thousand stories. But which one leads to a killer?

The gripping new detective thriller that will haunt you

Look out for more in the Annie Graham series:

1. The Ghost House

2. The Secrets of the Shadows

3. The Forgotten Cottage

4. The Lake House

5. The Girls in the Woods

Praise for the Annie Graham series

‘…the serial killer plot drew me in and I was able to read it in a day. The rest of the story was good with a few twists and turns that I didn't see coming.’ – Joanne on Goodreads for The Girls in the Woods

‘If you haven’t read any of the books in this series yet, you don’t know what you’re missing!’ – Splashes into Books

‘The Ghost House is the most exciting book I have read in a very long time, and would make an absolutely perfect Halloween read! Amazing début from Helen Phifer and I eagerly await more from her!’ – Judging Covers

‘It was an atmospheric, spooky read, ideal for the season.’ – I Heart Reading

‘The story constantly kept me on the edge of my seat. The Ghost House is a magnificent read and it's perfect for those who have a strong stomach and nerves of steel!’ – Librarian Lavender

‘I was really impressed. … I was amazed how the author got inside of the mind of the serial killer and really showed you his psychotic thought processes.’ – Elder Park Book Reviews

‘The twists and turns are fascinating.’ – A J Book Review Club

Reviews

‘If you haven’t read any of the books in this series yet, you don’t know what you’re missing!’ – Splashes into Books

‘The Ghost House is the most exciting book I have read in a very long time, and would make an absolutely perfect Halloween read! Amazing début from Helen Phifer and I eagerly await more from her!’ – Judging Covers

‘It was an atmospheric, spooky read, ideal for the season.’ – I Heart Reading

‘The story constantly kept me on the edge of my seat.’ – Librarian Lavender

‘I really found my heart thumping through some of the passages, and I blame Helen for sleepless nights when I was wondering what would happen next!’ – Amy (Amazon reviewer)

‘I was really impressed by this book. … I was amazed how the author got inside of the mind of the serial killer and really showed you his psychotic thought processes.’ – Elder Park Book Reviews

‘The twists and turns are fascinating.’ – A J Book Review Club

Reviews

  • Intriguing Author!

    5
    By bunnka
    I truly enjoy reading her books. Riveting, spell binding, and a fast read are ways I would describe them. I believe she is a new author. Hopefully in time, she will reduce the number of times she uses the words ‘wink’ and ‘giggle.’
  • Fifth book in series!

    5
    By Kris Anderson, The Avid Reader
    The Girls in the Woods by Helen Phifer is the fifth book in The Annie Graham series. The novel starts out in 1895 with Mr. Tyson photographing three sisters except one of them just passed away. Mr. Tyson specializes in memento mori photographs (of dead people). It is a lucrative business and Mr. Tyson keeps an album of all his photos. Speed ahead to 1995 in Barrow, England. Annie Graham Ashworth is six months pregnant. Annie is to stay away from police work and just relax (like that is going to happen). Will Ashworth (her husband) is called out to a crime scene in the woods. A group of students discovered a skeleton in the woods. A young teenager was killed and buried. Then Annie’s niece, Matilda “Tilly” Graham goes missing. Tilly would never disappear completely. Then Annie starts getting visited by a ghost of a deceased teenager. Is there a connection between the body in the woods, the ghost, and Tilly’s disappearance? Annie cannot help but look into the matter. Will she be able to find her niece in time and at what cost? I thoroughly enjoyed The Girls in the Woods. It had some great elements (mystery, suspense, paranormal) and a wonderful twist at the end (I like it when something unexpected happens). I have not read the other books in The Annie Graham series, but it did not hinder my enjoyment. I think it would, though, be beneficial to read the other books in the series (I know I want to read them). The Girls in the Woods is a complex story with a great deal of action. It is a definite page turner! I give The Girls in the Woods 5 out of 5 stars. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I received a complimentary copy of The Girls in the Woods from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.