Pretty Girls

Pretty Girls

A Novel

Book - 2015
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An extraordinary novel of love and loss, redemption and revenge, from the New York Times bestselling author whose "characters, plot, and pacing are unrivaled" (Michael Connelly).

Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.

It's been more than twenty years since Claire and Lydia last spoke. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire; Lydia, a single mother dating an ex-con, struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the disappearance of their sister Julia two decades earlier--and the shocking murder of Claire's husband brings the horror and heartbreak of the past roaring back into their lives.

The vanishing of a teenage girl and the killing of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: What could connect them? As they form a wary truce, the surviving sisters unearth the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago . . . and find the astonishing truth they least expected.

"Slaughter's eye for detail and truth is unmatched… I'd follow her anywhere." --Gillian Flynn

"Extraordinary . . . a major achievement."--Kathy Reichs

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2015
ISBN: 9780062429056
9780062432049
Branch Call Number: M SLA
Characteristics: 396 p. ;,24 cm

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cathh3
Sep 03, 2018

I hope this horrifies readers. Or, is this what we have become? Voyuers?? Sorry, I don't want all the gory details.... which I believe only encourage and give ideas to those warped minds.

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nicky_m
Jul 29, 2018

Fantastic book. Could not put it down! Another winner from Karin Slaughter.

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AshtinA
Mar 08, 2018

Great read!

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kwsmith
Dec 31, 2017

I was hoping to find a Gillian Flynn read-a-like, but was a bit disappointed with this dark psychological thriller. This tense and twisty story connects the unsolved cases mysterious disappearances of two young women. Warning: this book contains graphic and gruesome descriptions of extreme violence against women.

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cscott19
Nov 16, 2017

I was so excited to read this book because I heard fantastic reviews from friends and online. The plot was intriguing, but it wasn't something I couldn't put down. It actually took me awhile to get through. I wasn't able to root for the main characters because they kind of annoyed me. I enjoy thriller novels, but this was one was only OKAY.

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terrygerhardt
Oct 21, 2017

No way! I felt like this was writtened for a movie script, not Karin Slaughter's fans! I wanted to rip it up, but I have to give it back to library.

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Gilda2007
Oct 08, 2017

A great read!

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mallymay25
Sep 08, 2017

This book kept me on my toes! I wanted to keep reading to the end to make sure justice was served. It was...but the path to get there was so dark and twisted that I would hesitate to recommend this book. It is not for the faint of heart! If you can handle very dark, violent themes and love a thriller - this is the book for you. If you're like me - a more casual fan of the thriller / suspense genre, I would say to skip this one in favor of a less intense read like "The Couple Next Door."

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shareads
Jul 17, 2017

SUCH A GREAT READ!! This book had me scared, empathetic, overjoyed, just an array of emotion. It is beautifully written and detailed very well. Pretty Girls is just the book the keeps on giving.

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empbee
Apr 28, 2017

Tense, smart, well twisted but a little too long.

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slang123
May 28, 2016

"The devastation of what they'd been through opened like a blister."

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