It is time for another search of our TBR shelves/piles for those sadly neglected books from the past.  Carole’s Random Life in Books is hosting this event.

Today’s forgotten book is from December 2017:  The Girl in Times Square, by Paullina Simons.

I picked this book to buy because I had heard good things about it, and I loved the blurb:

International bestselling author Paullina Simons delivers a riveting novel about a young woman whose search for her missing friend turns into a life-shattering odyssey.

The truth will change her forever.

Living in bustling New York City, Lily Quinn has plenty of distractions and is struggling to finish college as well as pay her rent. But that all pales in comparison when Amy, her best friend and roommate, disappears without a trace.

Spencer O’Malley, a cynical NYPD detective assigned to Amy’s case, immediately captures Lily’s attention. Though he is wary and wrestling with his own demons, he, too, is irresistibly drawn to Lily.

But fate has more in store for Lily than she ever expected. As she looks deeper into the mystery surrounding Amy’s disappearance, Lily finds answers she never imagined she’d find—answers that challenge everything she knows about her own life.

Lily’s search puts her on a collision course with tragedy and love, and gives her a glimpse into the abyss that swallowed her friend . . . until she faces a final confrontation with her own life-changing destiny.


Why have I not read it yet?  I know that the 598 pages are a big part of it.  I am always reluctant to commit to the longer books, since I have so many others that are clamoring for my attention.  But I have to get over that!  I hope to do that soon.


What books are you ignoring? 



  1. I read The Bronze Horsman and liked it well enough. I thought that she did a fantastic job with the descriptions in the book and wouldn’t hesitate to read more of her work. I hope that you enjoy this one when you get the chance to read it.

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  2. I also find interesting and forgotten books on my shelves from time to time. I agree and see when I look at my TBR shelves that they contain a lot of very thick books. I think they are waiting there for the very right day to start reading them.

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