Thursday, May 5, 2016
PRETTY GIRLS by Karin Slaughter
More than two decades ago, Claire and Lydia's teenaged sister, Julia, vanished without a trace. The women, who’ve followed radically divergent paths, have not spoken since. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire; Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet.
They do share one inescapable connection: neither has recovered from the terror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a crushing 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 these seemingly disparate crimes have in common? Forming a wary truce, the traumatized siblings look to the past for answers, unearthing the secrets that tore apart their family all those years ago . . . and uncovering the possibility of absolution, redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.
PRETTY GIRLS is a disturbingly suspenseful novel about psychopaths and the magnitude they will go to fulfill their distorted desires. Parts of the book are pretty hard to read as it deals with the savage treatment of the women that are their victims. Julia has been missing for years, her sisters join forces and dig deep into the information gathered over the years. One sister, Claire, discovers her husband has been keeping secrets.
Graphic, heartbreaking, informative. A book you'll want to read.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.