Pretty Girls: A Novel – Book Review

Karin Slaughter‘s Pretty Girls is a psychological thriller that will have you guessing what will happen next from cover to cover. The story focuses on a family that is nearly destroyed by an unspeakable tragedy.

Claire is a shy, simple girl that enjoys the finer things in life. Fancy cars, expensive clothes, and exclusive luxuries some can only dream of are available to her every day. Claire’s father, Sam, is a sophisticated businessman that is successful in life but longs to find out what happened to his teenage daughter, Claire’s sister, Julia, who disappeared over two decades ago. Although Claire and Sam have a good relationship, the disappearance of Julia causes a drift that money and gifts can’t fix.

As Sam continues to long for his missing daughter, Claire meets Paul Scott. On the surface, Paul is a desirable man. The young man is handsome, intelligent and successful, which should make him a great catch for anyone woman. However, Paul has dark secrets. In fact, Paul’s secrets are dark, twisted, and evil. While Sam concentrates on healing his heart from the absence of Julia, Claire is pulled into a dark world of abuse, sexual sadism, and eventually finds herself in perilous danger. With his thoughts surrounding Julia, Sam may struggle to recognize the situation his youngest daughter has found herself in.

Slaughter doesn’t disappoint with this twisted, psychological thriller. Her attention to detail will make you unable to put the book down, and make you look over your shoulder at night. Through Pretty Girls, Slaughter brings you into a complex world of sadness and evil that will leave you wondering how it will end.

Immerse yourself in a world of twisted evil that you probably didn’t even know existed when you burn through the pages of Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter.

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