Monday, July 25, 2016

a book in review!

Brief Summary:

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.


I have to say I absolutely love a suspenseful, thriller to read at the beach. I don't know why, but I love a book that keeps me on the edge of the seat while I'm taking in the sun. So I opted to read Pretty Girls by Karen Slaughter while on vacation. And it did not disappoint one bit. This book is every bit messed up, some parts are down right gross, but it's so well written and the story is gripping, that you'll forget all about the yucky parts. There's three narrators to the story, one for the past and two for the present. The twists and turns that develop are jaw dropping, there were plenty of "Oh Sh!t" moments. I highly, highly, highly recommend this 5 star book that will keep you on your toes until the very end, xo!