Pretty Girls
by Karin Slaughter
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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 ...

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  "Pretty Girls" by SUPERMOM2 (see profile) 07/22/16

I found a new author that I love! Hope all her books are as good. The twists and turns are fabulous. I found I didn't want to put it down. She makes you feel like you are in the book with the characters.

  "One of 2016's best" by ebach (see profile) 11/30/16

Of the Karin Slaughter books I’ve read, PRETTY GIRLS is by far the best. For that matter, PRETTY GIRLS is one of the best books I’ve read this year.

The pretty girls in PRETTY GIRLS are three pretty sisters. When the book begins, one of those sisters, Julia, has been missing for almost 20 years. The family, including her two younger sisters, Lydia and Claire, and her mother and father, have never felt closure. Lydia and Claire, as a matter of fact, have felt ignored by their parents as a result.

Eighteen years ago, Claire married Paul, a genius-level architect. They are rich and happy together. That happiness is not to last. First, Paul is murdered. Then, when Claire is going through his personal belongings, including his home offices and computers, she finds evidence that Paul had been leading a hidden life. And she is to discover much, much more. Paul had been committing and was responsible for horrors.

Since Julia went missing, Lydia became addicted to drugs, let herself go fat, and is estranged from her family. But when PRETTY GIRLS opens, she has gone straight, has a daughter, now a teenager, and has an ongoing relationship with the man who lives next door. Claire involves Lydia in the horrors.

I will say no more about this story. Doing so would deprive readers of learning what Claire and Lydia do while they are doing it. If readers don’t know their discoveries ahead of time, most will find this book can’t-put-it-down good.

To contradict myself, I should say this much more: some scenes involving torture are hard to read. But they are not gratuitous; they ensure that readers feel as horrified as they should.

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  "Pretty Girls" by grigery (see profile) 08/16/17

Well written, but a dark subject matter.

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  "Pretty Girls" by klarerm (see profile) 02/21/18

We simply selected this book based on someone's recommendation to read this author. The subject matter was too dark for most of our members. Wish we would have picked a different Karen Slaughter book.

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