Have You Seen This Girl

Flocksdale Files, Book #1

Fiction - Mystery - General
284 Pages
Reviewed on 10/19/2015
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Author Biography

Besides my family, my greatest love in life is books. Reading them, writing them, holding them, smelling them…well, you get the idea. I’ve always loved to read, and some of my earliest childhood memories are me, tucked away in my room, lost in a good book. I received a five dollar allowance each week, and I always — always — spent it on books. My love affair with writing started early, but it mostly involved journaling and writing silly poems. Several years ago, I didn’t have a book to read so I decided on a whim to write my own story, something I’d like to read. It turned out to be harder than I thought, but from that point on I was hooked. In addition to Have You Seen This Girl?, I'm the author of This Is Not About Love and Grayson’s Ridge, as well as upcoming books in the Flocksdale Files series: House of the Lost Girls and Carnival of Dead Girls. I’m a total genre-hopper. Basically, I like to write what I like to read: a little bit of everything! I reside in Floyds Knobs, Indiana with my husband, three children, and massive collection of books. I have a degree in psychology and worked as a counselor.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Have You Seen This Girl: Flocksdale Files, Book 1 is a mystery/thriller written by Carissa Ann Lynch. When Wendi Wise was about to turn 13 years old, she told her parents that she didn’t want the birthday party they had always thrown for her each year. She was turning into a teenager, after all, and what she really wanted was a night at the movies in the mall with her best friend, Claire, and Claire’s big sister, Samantha. Samantha was only going at Wendi’s mother’s insistence, as an older presence, but Samantha had her own plans for the evening. Samantha would be meeting her boyfriend at the mall. Wendi and Claire would also be meeting up with two boys they had met earlier during the year. Joey and Zeke were not the kind of boys Wendi’s parents would really approve of. They weren’t clean cut and didn’t dress all that well, but Wendi was intrigued by Joey, and Claire liked Zeke. Neither of them expected that their little adventure would end up at the police station later that evening, resulting in Wendi being grounded for a month. But dating is a part of growing up, and when Claire arranges for the four of them to meet at a fictitious birthday party at a skating rink, Wendi dismisses her apprehensions and decides to go along.

Carissa Ann Lynch’s mystery/thriller, Have You Seen This Girl: Flocksdale Files, Book 1, is a suspenseful and entertaining story about a young woman’s attempt to get past the trauma of her abduction by a sex slavery ring when she was a child. Wendi’s story is a tragic one as she cycles in and out of rehab as she’s growing up, but her courage and resilience is ultimately quite inspiring. Lynch’s story reads like a memoir, and I often had to remind myself that Wendi was indeed a fictional character. The mystery surrounding her abduction is a compelling and well-plotted one, and the reader is kept guessing about the resolution till the very end. I enjoyed reading Have You Seen This Girl: Flocksdale Files, Book 1. It’s highly recommended.

Carissa Lynch

Thank you for the amazing review!!! - Carissa Ann Lynch

"it is shocking, tear jerking and especially a mind f¥£k of the worst kind - but does not detract the fact that this is likely one of the best novels of its kind on the market" - Alpha Book Club http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/cr/rR3K9GUX82CG6UE/ref=aw_cr_i_7

"I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a nosedive into the seamy side of life. It’s an emotional journey that is filled with the worst human beings can offer, and also hope for those battling their own personal wars." - Perfect at Midnight Blog https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1392972738

"This novel is worth reading for so many reasons. I cannot express enough how much I enjoyed reading, Have You Seen This Girl? If you enjoy an angsty, psychological suspense, then I highly recommend this book to you!" - A Well Read Woman Blog https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1378184321

"Lynch has written a very good book here and for anyone who enjoys a good revenge story, you'll enjoy this novel." - Segnalibro Blog https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1384447503

"This book is worth so much more than 5*. It will give you chills, it also made me cry." - M. Brennan's Blog

"I'm afraid my words will not be able to do justice to this novel. Carissa has done a fabulous job of putting together a story which is the right mixture of Fear, Thrill, Inebriation, Excitement, Exhilaration and Revenge." Bookaholic Blog

"It needs to be read by every parent and teenager on the planet...I applaud Lynch. She isn't using her talents to just make us laugh, or even make us cry. She is sending a message, she is spreading awareness, and she is shining a much needed light on a pitch black world. I hope that this book serves as an anchor that brings justice many of the young girls and boys who suffer in the sex-trade on a daily basis." - Amazon reviewer