Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

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Main Characters

  • Claire
  • Lydia
  • Paul (Lydia’s husband)
  • Claire and Lydia’s dad (who reads the letters)
  • Claire and Lydia’s mother

Publisher’s Summary

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.

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My Review

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Karin Slaughter is a great writer, the suspense and build-up are all worth it. This book is gruesome with details and violence, rape, and murder. Please beware.
I loved this book the only thing I want to complain about is how dragged out the story was. We figure out what happened and now we are taking our time with the long explained details talking about the weather, how the scenes looked etc. The storyline was amazing a thriller that contained a lot of violence and conspiracy.

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Book Quotes

“Having a teenager is like having a really, really shitty roommate. They eat all your food and steal your clothes and take money out of your purse and borrow your car without asking.”

― Karin Slaughter, Pretty Girls

“…because if a man rejects a woman, she goes home and cries for a few days. If a woman rejects a man, he can rape and kill her.”

― Karin Slaughter, Pretty Girls

“She was so quiet, but she noticed everything. Her eyes tracked the world like it was a book written in a language she could not understand”

― Karin Slaughter, Pretty Girls