Pretty Girls
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ISBN: 0062429078
EAN13: 9780062429070
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 26, 2016
Pages: 592
Dimensions: 1.5" H x 7.3" L x 4.4" W
Weight: 0.02 lbs.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
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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 Read More chevron_right

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   Exciting Thriller
Yes, the book can be triggering (research content warnings), but if those things don’t bother you then give it a read! Multiple POVs, dual timelines creates a great page-turner. My next Slaughter book immediately went on my TBR.
 
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   Shock and Awe
The author got Shock and Awe if she wanted it. She went over the line. I would not finish it. I had far too many mental images. The details of the murders and assaults were evil and depraved. One wonders what kind of person would think of the brutality of the character, much less write it down, proof it, and publish it. I will never read this author again.
 
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   Graphic Thriller
Pretty Girls wasn’t extraordinary. It was what I expect out of a thriller. Can be quite graphic at times, but it seemed relevant to the story. The characters were unlikeable until the very last chapter.
 
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   Not for the faint of heart-rape and torture
I was not happy with the book. It's too detailed about how young women were tortured and murdered. The repetition of much of this detail is pointless. This is a good way to make torture videos and distribute them. It is too long at 500 pages. The plot is confusing. The transformation from rich wife to woman of action is not believable. Between the graphic depiction of torture and being too long, I could only give it one star, and would have given zero stars if I could have. I was disappointed and turned off by this. If you like descriptions of torture, then skip this.
 
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   Not Worth It
For a book club you should read this book. The first one was so bad that I want to leave the book club. She should not write about people of color. It was the first thing I had to get over. Latino and Black are the only racial characters she uses. Maybe the only people of color in your book are drug dealers and murderers. The book was slow to start and there wasn't much motivation to read it. The characters were not likable and it was like watching a movie. The torture, violence, and rape described is sick and twisted. I don't want to read fiction that depicts violence against women. Don't read this book.
 
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   Stupid girl being stupid to move plot
I stopped reading this book because it relied on a stupid girl being stupid. She went herself into an obviously dangerous situation instead of using her money to hire someone to look into things or talk to any of the thousands of people she could have spoken to.
 
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   Most disturbing book I have ever read
It went down a very dark path after it started off so well. This book was so disturbing that I wish I had never read it. Do not recommend.
 
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   All I can say is that if you enjoy reading about young women being tortured
The book was suggested to me by Amazon, most likely because I had read Gone Girl. I thought I would give it a try after reading the description. If you enjoy reading about young women being tortured, mutilated and murdered, this may be the book for you. I was horrified by the graphic details that Karin Slaughter felt were necessary, and even more so by the fact that her publisher didn't have the book edited completely. The book was repulsed by the weak story line. I wanted to make sure Paul was held accountable. I would not have thrown it away. I' ve never read anything by her. I will not waste my time with her books again. There is a lot of good literature available.
 
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   However I like I said I couldn't put it down as I ...
This book was a page turner, I couldn't put it down but I think the write ups should mention something about the subject matter. It's certainly not for everyone and I think that needs to be explained. It isn't for the faint hearted. I pulled it before most people started because I knew some wouldn't be able to read it. I didn't want to put it down as I wanted to see how it turned out. If you like Crime Scene Investigation episodes, then you' re good to go, but if you don't like it, then don't read the book.
 
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   I may need therapy...
This is a novel that takes the reader into the action quickly and never loses its focus. The writing is descriptive but tight. The storyline is familiar but new. There are believable characters. The story is gripping, and it is disgusting. I remember reading Silence of the Lambs many years ago and feeling a bit like that. It's very good. I don't know what I'm reading. I might need therapy, but I can't wait to read more from this author!
 
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