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The Forest of Stolen Girls

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Suspenseful and richly atmospheric, June Hur'sThe Forest of Stolen Girlsis a haunting historical mystery sure to keep readers guessing until the last page.

1426, Joseon (Korea).Hwani's family has never been the same since she and her younger sister went missing and were later found unconscious in the forest near a gruesome crime scene.

Years later, Detective Min—Hwani's father—learns that thirteen girls have recently disappeared from the same forest that nearly stole his daughters. He travels to their hometown on the island of Jeju to investigate… only to vanish as well.

Determined to find her father and solve the case that tore their family apart, Hwani returns home to pick up the trail. As she digs into the secrets of the small village—and collides with her now estranged sister, Maewol—Hwani comes to realize that the answer could lie within her own buried memories of what happened in the forest all those years ago.

Praise forThe Forest of Stolen Girls:

Junior Library Guild Selection

"The Forest of Stolen Girls isa haunting, breathtaking tale that will have readers on the edge of their seats. ...Hur is an absolute master of mystery, and I will be reading her gorgeous books for years to come." —Adalyn Grace,New York Times-bestselling author ofAll the Stars and Teeth

"Rich, exquisite, and deeply atmospheric,The Forest of Stolen Girls draws the reader in from the very first page and doesn't let go.A dark and utterly engrossing mystery, beautifully drawn from start to finish." —Kathleen Glasgow,New York Times-bestselling author ofGirl in Pieces

"Haunting and lyrical. Beware, this tale will draw you deeper into the forest than you want to go." —Stacey Lee, award-winning author ofThe Downstairs Girl

"Abrilliant historical fiction mystery that issuspenseful, gorgeous and absolutely riveting! Hur brings Jeju Island during the early Joseon period completely to life in a rich, evocative manner that reminds me of watching my favorite historical Kdrama.” —Ellen Oh, author of the Prophecy series