Lost Girls

LOST GIRLS

An Unsolved American Mystery

Robert Kolker

Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of 2013

Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker delivers a humanizing account of the true-life search for a serial killer still at large on Long Island, and presents the first detailed look at the shadow world of online escorts, where making a living is easier than ever and the dangers remain all too real. A triumph of reporting, a riveting narrative, and “a lashing critique of how society and the police let five young women down” (Dwight Garner, New York Times), Lost Girls is a portrait of unsolved murders in an idyllic part of America,

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Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of 2013

Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker delivers a humanizing account of the true-life search for a serial killer still at large on Long Island, and presents the first detailed look at the shadow world of online escorts, where making a living is easier than ever and the dangers remain all too real. A triumph of reporting, a riveting narrative, and “a lashing critique of how society and the police let five young women down” (Dwight Garner, New York Times), Lost Girls is a portrait of unsolved murders in an idyllic part of America, of the underside of the Internet, and of the secrets we keep without admitting to ourselves that we keep them.

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  • Harper Perennial
  • Paperback
  • May 2014
  • 416 Pages
  • 9780062183651

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About Robert Kolker

Robert KolkerRobert Kolker is a New York magazine contributing editor and was a finalist for the National Magazine Award. He writes about issues surrounding criminal justice and the unforeseen impact of extraordinary events on everyday people. He lives with his family in Brooklyn. This is his first book.

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Praise

“Kolker is a careful writer and researcher…[he paints] a far more nuanced picture of each young woman than any screaming headline could.”Miami Herald

“Through extensive interviews with the victims’ families and friends, Kolker creates compassionate portraits of the murdered young women, and uncovers the forces that drove them from their respective hometowns into risky, but lucrative, careers as prostitutes in a digital age.”The New Yorker

“Captivating.”Boston Globe