Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Date read: December 9 to 11, 2016
Review by Norma
Wow! I have never read anything by Karin Slaughter before and I was a little bit apprehensive to start with this particular book because of some of the things I was hearing about the subject matter of this one. I thought it was absolutely one of the best dark, psychological thrillers that I have read! It was an absolutely intense read with shocking twists that had me totally engrossed in every single page I was reading! I could not put this down, it was so good! I am looking forward to reading more of her books in the future!
PRETTY GIRLS is a story told in three different points of view; Claire, Lydia and their fathers journal/letter to Julia the sister who went missing over 20 years ago. Claire and Lydia are estranged but brought back together after a tragedy happens in Claire’s life. I absolutely loved the interaction between these two characters as they unravel the truth and secrets from their past.
This is by far one of the sickest psychopaths I’ve ever read about and the author does go into some graphic detail that might be disturbing for some. It didn’t really bother me though as I tend to not put myself totally into those parts while reading. I am not a skimmer, I have to read every single word but I am able to detach myself while reading disturbing scenes.
The author did an excellent job with the plot and character development which had me totally invested in what I was reading as the suspense and tension developed.
It was an intense, quick and disturbing fast-paced thriller with a very satisfying ending. Would recommend!!
2 thoughts on “Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter”
Hi Norma and Brenda,
This is my first time here, so I am very pleased to meet you both 🙂
I have read a couple of Karin Slaughter’s books, but I have to admit that I generally either really love, or really dislike them, so not an author I would necessarily seek out every time a new book is released.
By coincidence though, I managed to pick up a once read copy of ‘Pretty Girls’ from my local charity shop for a bargain price that I just couldn’t walk away from.
I shall certainly be reading this one very soon, if it is as good as you say, so thanks for sharing your thoughts 🙂
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Hi Yvonne, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! 🙂
That is what I was actually wondering too about this author if all of her books are good or if some are loved or disliked! I will try another book to see if I like it just as much or not.
Coincidentally I actually bought this one at my local charity shop too! Thought I might as well give it a go and I am glad that I did. 🙂
I hope that you enjoy it, please let me know your thoughts on it. I don’t think my sister, Brenda will be able to read it though as it might be a little too graphic for her likes.
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