The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill
Reviewed by: Lily Miller
Genre: Historical mystery
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
The Lost Girl of Astor Street is a jazz age novel that you won’t be able to put down. This novel has everything from romance to a thrilling mystery that will leave you at the edge of your seat. There’s a deadly evil sweeping the streets of 1920s Chicago. Eighteen-year old troublemaker Piper Sail is determined to figure out who’s behind it.
Lydia Levine, who would never tell a single lie, has been acting rather strange lately. When she mysteriously disappears one afternoon, Piper is determined to solve the mystery of her best friend and with any hope, save her. Teaming up with Italian detective Mariano, Piper discovers this case is much darker than she thought. Not only was Lydia in danger, all of Chicago was possibly at risk, and Piper is determined to deduce this case no matter the risks.
I don’t even know where to begin. The Lost Girl of Astor Street is one of those mysteries that you can’t stop reading. Every page is a clue, and every character a suspect. As a big fan of mystery and jazz age history, I enjoyed this book. The characters are all fascinating, as well as the twists and turns they stumble upon. If you’re a fan of historical mystery I definitely recommend this book. Stephanie Morrill is an excellent author and I hope to read more from her.
Rated PG-13: It’s a clean story, but it’s overall a bit violent. Characters are shot, one character is dragged against the sidewalk leaving gravel in their skin, a character has seizures, etc.
Reviewer’s copy was provided by the Publisher. Thank you!