‘Girls Like Us’ Set in Elite Hamptons

Christina Alger

Last week, Cristina Alger’s newest novel, “Girls Like Us,” was still days away from its launch on Tuesday, July 2, but her East End book tour was already in place.

Starting Saturday, July 6, the part-time Quogue resident will bring her East End-based thriller to Berry & Co. in Sag Harbor for a signing only, followed by a visit to Quogue Library on Sunday, July 7; Finley’s Fiction on Shelter Island on Saturday, July 19; BookHampton in East Hampton on August 3; and East Hampton Library’s annual “Authors Night” on August 10.

Set between the dark underbelly of Long Island’s South Shore and the elite circles of the Hamptons — a place Alger knows well — “Girls Like Us” is setting itself up to be one of this season’s must-read thrillers, with the author herself described by Harlan Coben as “my kind of writer — as graceful on the page as she is gritty.”

“With last summer’s national bestseller ‘The Banker’s Wife,’ Alger offered readers an exciting glimpse into the world of international finance and with it reestablished herself as a fresh new voice in the thriller genre,” according to a press release. “Now, Alger brings that same knack for high-stakes thrills and sinuous suspense to ‘Girls Like Us,’ taking her readers in an exciting — and dark — new direction.”

The novel introduces a new heroine in FBI Agent Nell Flynn and centers on the investigation of three grisly murders on Long Island, inspired by the real-life Gilgo Beach murders. They raise the impossible question, “What happens when the primary suspect is your own father?” the press release reads.

For more information about Cristina Alger, visit cristinaalger.com.