A short but thought-provoking read, Erica Spindler’s “The Other Girl” is reminiscent of something from Investigation Discovery. Detective Miranda Rader has worked hard to overcome her less-than-idyllic childhood, but when she is called to the scene of a particularly brutal homicide, the pigeons come home to roost. Her past and present collide, and she must come to terms with both if she wants to move forward. This novel mixes a police procedural with romantic elements and suspense, and it does contain one graphic scene as well as sexual situations and language. Despite being short, the plot does not seem rushed and it is wrapped up neatly in the end. The crime itself is an all-too-plausible scenario, and Miranda’s perseverance inspirational, making this an interesting read.