Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Review by Angie Andre
“When you first disappeared, your mother warned me that finding out exactly what happened to you would be worse than never knowing.”
There are three sisters; Claire, Lydia, and Julia. Twenty years ago, 19 year old Julia went missing. Not knowing what happened to her destroys her family. The two surviving sisters, Claire and Lydia, have been estranged for most of the past 20 years, but come together for the fight of their lives.
The twists and turns of this exciting thriller will take you on a ride. Be aware that there is graphic content and violence that may be too much for some people, but I think it tells the extraordinary circumstances of two ordinary women. A socialite and a single mom find strength they never knew they had on their search for the truth about what happened to their younger sister Julia.
This is a story with strong content, real violence, and sexual viciousness. I was shocked at what one person can do to another and at the same time I was in awe of survival and the ability to withstand terrible torture. This book stands out in the thriller genre for its raw storyline that made me want to find out what happens next. Then when I find out it is so unbelievable I must keep reading to learn more.
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About the reviewer: Angie is the Children’s Librarian at Tredyffrin Public Library. She loves the beach, her dogs and relaxing at the beach.