Pretty Girls

Pretty Girls

by Karin Slaughter

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062429063
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 1,499
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter, and Pieces of Her. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, she lives in Atlanta. Her novels Pieces of Her, The Good Daughter, and Cop Town are in development for film and television.

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Pretty Girls 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 197 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Karin Slaughter and am a big fsn of all.her books. Although I am a little bummed that she did not go back to Sara Linton and Will Trent, this book was like so many of her others- just impossible to stop reading until it was finished. Im hopiing that.she can get back to her characters that readers can follow along book after book, but between this and Coptown, it seems like she may be into writing stand alone books for a phase. Regardless, I enjoyed this book very much. As always the characters and plot were well developed.. For the most part it was a good read. The ending lacked a.little for me- it may have seemed a little far fetched but still a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of Ms Slaughter's best books. Stayed up all night. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Karin Slaughter at her best. Not for the easily offended or faint of heart. Fantastically paced with characters we care about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced and exciting. Couldn't put it down. Was totally shocked how things turned out considering how the story opened. I definitely recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have to say, i've sort of become bored with some of her latest books. This one however, jumps outside the box. Gripping, alarming, but the father's journal entries soften a very harsh story. A perfect balance of horrific and touching. A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! It was riveting, reminiscent of James Patterson "Swimsuit", though that book of his was true. Well worth reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all Karin Slaughter books I have read and I am pretty sure I have read most of them. Her Will Trent series are one of my favorite series. All said this book was too Graphic for Me to give it a higher score. Which is sad because it had an interesting story line. I an sad also that I paid over 12 bucks for a book I could not love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the book disturbing and violent to women. I was glad the sisters took control of their lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read!!!! Excellent Book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, couldn't put it down. It is graphic but that is what made it so good you could picture it your head the whole time-scary! I think this one would make a great movie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Intense. Mysterious. Dangerous. Visceral. This one kept me on my toes. The graphic details will stay with me for some time. The writing was purposeful and moved quickly. If you like reading about the triumph of good over evil, then pick this one up. It will grab you from start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am always in for a good mystery but this book was too graphic even for me. It was also woven together by the father's journals which only served to try and bring an emotional point of view to the story, but seemed rather out of pace with the narritive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent book. Couldn't put it down. It is quite graphic and if you don't want to read about murder, abduction, and rape then this book isn't for you. Lots of twists and turns.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The plot is gripping and keeps you at the edge of your seat. At the beginning I wanted to give the book 5 stars but it is too graphic in depicting violence against women and I could not help but having a sense of dread .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gripping writing!!! Couldn't put it down!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This, I'll tell you About it. Karin Slaughter is one of the best American mystery writers out there. She develops her characters better than most of them. She knows how to make you (me?) care about their lives. She doesn't load the reader with plot details all at once. Her plots are interesting, gripping. This is really good, and I like her use of Sam's diary to fill in gaps, and give the reader a breather
Y_G_Rollands More than 1 year ago
I just want to say I am terrified of walking alone at night after reading this book. The first night after reading more into the plot I kept having vivid nightmares related to book. I am just awed...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually don't write reviews but can not resist on this one! I could not put this book down! I would be reading well into the early morning hours and simply didn't care! "Pretty Girls" certainly took over my life! My heart was racing the entire time! I have already suggested it to several friends! A must read! Absolutely worth 5 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read! I did basically did nothing for two until I finished it! It is a little graphic or brutal, so if you are easily repulsed by sexual deviation then you may want to pass. Cant wait for her next book to be out whether it is a stand alone thriller or something from her series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Karin Slaughter has the unique ability to bring the characters to life. You can feel their emotions, pain and heart pounding excitement. The suspense-filled pages make it extremely difficult to put down. Can't wait for her next book! Hopefully, Will Trent will be in it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Disturbing but unable to stop reading. It was a page turner and although fictional it really showed me that people are capable of hiding there truest nature behind closed doors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always, Ms Slaughter keeps me reading well into the wee hours of the night. The level of violence in this book is only superseded by the level of psychopathology. This is a difficult read for those that have experienced violence and loss but although the story is fictional, we need to be reminded to be fully present in the lives of those we love. People can be torn from the fabric of our lives without warning and we are left to find a way to go on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read that wants you to find out more..you keep reading and an event happens, then all pieces fall in place. The subject matter is unthinkable but the story makes you want to see the ending, quickly! It had me guessing, searching and surprised at every page I turned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TO BE VERY HONEST I HAD A HARD TIME GETTING INTO THIS BOOK. BUT ABOUT PAGE 54 IT GOT SOOOOOOOOO GOOD I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. IT TAKES TIME TO GET INTO BUT WE'LL WORTH IT.