Pretty Girls

Pretty Girls

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"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" -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062429056
0062429051
Characteristics: 396 pages ; 24 cm

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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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katrinadav
Mar 20, 2017

This was much too graphic for my liking, but I felt I needed to read to the end to resolve the images that had been placed in my head. Characters were a little too "convenient" in their discovery and secondary characters were not well-fleshed out.

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yasghanem
Feb 27, 2017

This book was incredible. My very first thought after finishing it, was I wished I could start it all over again (and I never reread books). If you aren't a fan of graphic images / scenes than maybe pass on this. It can be extremely graphic in parts but it is such a beautifully crafted story. I absolutely loved it. And I seriously find myself thinking about the last chapter all the time. If you are a mystery / thriller book lover, read this!!

EmmilioEstevez Feb 19, 2017

Quite a disturbing and gruesome novel, however I could not put it down. Slaughter is a master of engaging and thrilling writing and this novel is a shining example of her style.

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Rachelc24
Jan 12, 2017

Dark, twisty, dark... but a good read. I plan to read more of her books.

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DixieWesterlin
Dec 29, 2016

The only good thing about this book were the letters a Dad wrote to his missing daughter. I found the book disturbing. Plus the 2 remaining sisters were just too far fetched smart. wished I wouldn't have finished it but it had such good reviews and the mother made such a recovery.... Really the wife had no idea after being married for 20 years ....bad fairy tale

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amberd88
Dec 19, 2016

While this book was undoubtedly intense and gruesome, it was also a story about family and strength. It was very touching and moving in just the same way that it was violent. This is thanks to Slaughter's ability to describe, not only a scenario, but a feeling. 4 and 1/2 stars because it was a bit unnecessarily lengthy. But Pretty Girls is a fantastic multidimensional psychological thriller. I am looking to reading more of Ms. Slaughter's novels, as well.

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rahmmie
Oct 06, 2016

Entertaining, fast-paced, and despite some really big leaps in logic and out-of-the-hat solutions, it was a good read.

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Feb 27, 2017

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slang123
May 28, 2016

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

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