Pretty Girls – Karin Slaughter

Pretty GirlsISBN-10 0062430874

ISBN-13 978-0062430878

Author Karin Slaughter

Publisher William Morrow

This is a review based on the audiobook version.

 

From Goodreads

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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Broken – Karin Slaughter

BrokenISBN-10 0385341970

ISBN-13 978-0385341974

Author Karin Slaughter

Publisher Delacorte Press

 

 

From Goodreads

When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined to protect its own and far too many unanswered questions about a prisoner’s death. He doesn’t understand why Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him. He doesn’t understand her role in the death of Grant County’s popular police chief. He doesn’t understand why that man’s widow, Dr. Sara Linton, needs him now more than ever to help her crack this case.


While the police force investigates the murder of a young woman pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police force, putting pressure on Adams just when she’s already about to crack. Caught between two complicated and determined women, trying to understand Linton’s passionate distrust of Adams, the facts surrounding Chief Tolliver’s death, and the complexities of this insular town, Trent will unleash a case filled with explosive secrets–and encounter a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed.

What did I think?

Did I know that Broken was the 4th book in a series? No, and to be honest it shocked me when I found out that it was because it really didn’t seem like there was much history in the characters – that either makes it a questionable series or a good author, in Karin Slaughters case it is more than likely the latter!

Broken was a story that kept going and kept giving. Not one point did I guess the way that it was going to end and while it was a bit of a shock ending, it was also slightly disappointing because I feel the specific character could have had a bit more a story built – the only reason this isn’t 4 hearts to be honest!

I did feel like Broken kept on giving with very minimal effort, it was an easy-going story with just the right amount of build-up. The excitement built at the right moments and Slaughter’s experience with keeping you wanting to read on and not letting up definitely shows! It definitely makes me want to read the three books in the Will Trent series prior to this one – when my TBR shelf shrinks enough, I will do that!

It’s worth mentioning that I listened to ‘Broken’ as opposed to reading it as it was an audio-book sat in my Audible library! Although I’m sure it’ll make no difference to most whether I read or listened – the story remains the same after all! I’ve read some of Karin Slaughters work before, probably around 10 years ago now and I loved her work then. I’m not sure why I never got round to reading more of her work until now, but either way, I’m a fan of her writing and will definitely be buying other books written by her!

My Rating? ♥♥♥♥

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