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!!