Pretty Girls - Karin Slaughter

Pretty Girls

By Karin Slaughter

  • Release Date: 2015-09-29
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,373 Ratings

Description

Lee Child says it’s “stunning… certain to be a book of the year.”
 
Kathy Reichs calls it “extraordinary… a major achievement.”

Jeffery Deaver says that “fiction doesn't get any better than this.”
 
Gillian Flynn says of Karin Slaughter: “I’d follow her anywhere.”
 
See for yourself what these #1 New York Times-bestselling authors are talking about.
 
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 novel from one of the finest writers working today.

Reviews

  • Spoilers!

    5
    By AngelEyes7214
    Very good book although I would change one thing. The murder in the book dies and in my head it would have been better had Claire outsmarted him, tortured him and instead of killing him he gets arrested and spends his life in jail. I wanted him to comment on how what she did (the fire/gun/surprised him with the burner phone location) was unexpected and how she always kept him guessing and that’s why she was different and he really did love her. Overall a very good book with some twists and things I couldn’t guess. I wish there was a bit of an unspoken romance between Claire and the FBI agent also. I wanted him to come off as a bit of a safe place or savior and his position was sort of unclear until the end. I wanted her to still not trust him but for him to be trustworthy to the reader.
  • LOVE IT!!

    5
    By Rockstar_Devon
    One of the best books I’ve ever read!
  • Incredible Thriller But Also Incredible Violence

    4
    By Melis196
    This book was an absolute page turner. I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next. Really well written and just an awesome thriller. BUT, if you’re at all uneasy with violence against women, this is not a book for you. The depictions the author laid out were vivid, graphic and gut-wrenching. Very disturbing-you’ll need a strong stomachs to not let some of the subject matter affect you.
  • Good book but

    4
    By littlest_moon
    Good book but it was way too long. I spent the last half of the book just wanting it to end already.
  • Very twisted

    5
    By Anniegrrrr
    Wow, what a ride! The twists are twisted! Great book. Scary, scary story. Loved it
  • Not for the faint of heart

    4
    By Anne 2439
    Captivating and well written, but definitely a dark book. I have no regrets about reading it, but there were points where I knew I might put it down and never pick it back up if it got any darker.
  • Great

    5
    By Nia Nzinga Waller
    Great read
  • Pretty girls

    5
    By Randi Lyn 8 5
    Loved it!
  • Couldn’t give this book enough stars.

    5
    By Chelleflan
    Great book all the way through.
  • Disturbing...

    3
    By @laurenlawsonnn
    Very well written but I honestly did not feel comfortable reading before bed because of the graphic details. This book literally kept me awake all night!