Author Karin Slaughter
Publisher William Morrow
This is a review based on the audiobook version.
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.
What did I think?
As always, Karin Slaughter has written a truly gripping thriller that has your heart racing from the first few pages. ‘Pretty Girls’ is a stand-alone novel that is full of shocking revelations – it reminds me a lot of ‘Dead Secret‘ by Ava McCarthy and I loved that book too!
‘Pretty Girls’ has you fooled for most of the book and the twists & turns constantly keep you on your toes. The best part of it all is that Karin Slaughter makes it feel believable and the way she builds around the characters makes you feel connected to them.
While ‘Pretty Girls’ is a great read, it’s nothing outstanding and that really surprised me as Slaughters work is usually very memorable. It’s 100% worth a read and is a great read but it is slightly disappointing for Karin Slaughters work.
My Rating? ♥♥♥♥
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