Saturday, March 12, 2016

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

Pretty Girls is an amazing psychological thriller. It is a dark compelling read that will keep you turning the pictures because you just have to find out what is going to happen.

Julia Carrol disappeared in 1991,  her sisters Lydia and Claire stopped speaking to one another. Twenty years have passed and Lydia and  Claire are as different as two people can be but another teenage girl goes missing thus reuniting the sisters in hopes of solving the mystery of what happened to Julia but this might very well break one of them.

The story is told in third person from three perspectives.  Got that, cause it took me a bit to wrap my mind around things but once I did, I was clear as a bell. You get to hear from Claire, Lydia and their father. Each of them have a lot to offer but one of them holds the key to Pandora's Box and once it's open there is no going back because lives will forever be changed and what has been seen can't be unseen.

I can't begin to stress how dark this novel is and how some might find it extremely disturbing. I had to actually put the book down a few times to put myself together and remind myself that it is fictional yet where there is truth within fiction.

Slaughter knows how to write, how to entertain and keep the reader engaged. 

Grade: A


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