The Oregonian

"No writer in recent memory does as careful and respectful a job of illuminating the lives of the murdered as Robert Kolker, in his magnificent if deeply grim Lost Girls: An Unsolved American MysteryThe girls of the title are five young women whose bodies were found on a barrier island off Long Island. The subtitle tells the reader there will be no resolution, no denouement in the capture of what is presumed to be a serial killer. The book is instead a forensic examination of the girls' lives, the near year-to-year moments of promise but exponentially of torment before their roads ended."

Nancy Rommelmann, THE OREGONIAN