Book Title: Pretty Girls
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publication Date: March 10th 2016
Genre(s): General Fiction (Adult)
Format Received: Paperback
Goodreads: #1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter returns with a sophisticated and chilling psychological thriller of dangerous secrets, cold vengeance, and unexpected absolution, in which two estranged sisters must come together to find truth about two harrowing tragedies, twenty years apart, that devastate their lives.
Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.
More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that’s cruelly ripped open when Claire’s husband is killed.
The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Forming a wary truce, the surviving sisters look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago . . . and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.
Powerful, poignant, and utterly gripping, packed with indelible characters and unforgettable twists, Pretty Girls is a masterful thriller from one of the finest suspense writers working today.
My Review: I’ve just finished Pretty Girls and I am sitting staring into space. I’m shocked and sickened at the storyline but damn outright in awe of Karin Slaughter’s writing style – wow … she never fails to impress me. Time and time again she drags me into a work of fiction which I end up forgetting is fiction and before I know it I am absorbed in something I think in my mind is real life.
Pretty Girls is a hellish rollercoaster ride that you want to stop and get off but just can’t. It’s a ride that makes you grip so tight your knuckles are white. It is a story of kidnap, brutality, murder, suicide, corruption and that’s just the beginning … to reach the tip of the iceberg I suggest you go out and buy a copy and let me know when you’ve read it. I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
There are so many twists and turns I didn’t know what was going to be thrown at me next and with every chapter, a brand new revelation and shock was a devastating blow.
This book has got to be one of the best I have EVER read. 100* would not be enough.
About the Author: Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia community, and now resides in Atlanta. She is widely credited with first coining the term “investigoogling” in 2006.