Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
#1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter returns with a sophisticated and chilling psychological thriller of dangerous secrets, cold vengeance, and unexpected absolution, in which two estranged sisters must come together to find truth about two harrowing tragedies, twenty years apart, that devastate their lives.
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 thriller from one of the finest suspense writers working today.
I can’t think of anything I disliked about this book.
There were spots where the writing was a bit awkward, but it was an ARC, so I can only assume these things will be fixed. As it stands, there were very minimal mistakes, which is impressive in an ARC.
The story was great. It was captivating, suspenseful, mysterious, and filled with twists and turns! I was able to become fully enveloped by the story.
The characters were very good as well. They were well-developed and relatable. The book is told in alternating POVs between Lydia and Claire in third person, with every third chapter a diary-style through the POV of their father in first person. It was an interesting dynamic, and well-done. Each character had a unique voice.
I haven’t read too much from this genre, but I really liked this one and thought everything was done great! I would recommend it.
Best Aspect: Captivating story
Worst Aspect: I have nothing to complain about!