Thursday, October 15, 2015

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter Book Review

Title: Pretty Girls
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover
Source: TLC Book Tours


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.

After reading this book, I am not sure how this author has escaped my reading list until now. I am a huge fan of thrillers, and boy oh boy, this one is not for the weak.

Claire Scott's sister Julia has been missing for 24 years. Clair is married to Paul, and they seem to have what most would describe as a perfect marriage - nice house, good clothes and expensive automobiles. But, Claire's world comes crashing down around her, and she isn't sure who she can trust, least of all her husband, who it seems has been keeping secrets from her for a long time.

This book is certainly not for the timid. I can't write a detailed review, because this book is truly one to be read and analyzed. The criminal isn't just your average Joe, and when she writes about his actions I felt as if I was there...not a fun experience, that's for sure.

My favorite part of the book were the letters from Claire's Dad to her missing sister. You could feel his pain dripping with each word, even when he describes the good times they had. 

This was certainly a surprise - I expected a good book but what I got was a great one. Worthy of a 5 star rating!

Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the Will Trent and Grant County series and the instant New York Times bestseller Cop Town. There are more than 30 million copies of her books in print around the world. 

 Find out more about Karin at her website and connect with her on Facebook.

1 comment:

  1. I just love it when a book completely exceeds my expectations - what fun!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.