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Pretty Girls: A Novel de Karin Slaughter
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Pretty Girls: A Novel (edição: 2015)

de Karin Slaughter (Autor)

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"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" --… (mais)
Membro:Debbiemalone
Título:Pretty Girls: A Novel
Autores:Karin Slaughter (Autor)
Informação:William Morrow (2015), Edition: First Edition, 416 pages
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Etiquetas:Audible. " Blond Hair, Blue Eyes" may be the first one. It is at the end of this book.

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I loved this book so much, I missed reading psychological thrillers. However, there are a few super graphic sexual violence scenes that might be a trigger for some. ( )
  samantha.brown | Aug 21, 2021 |
This reminded me of my first Karin Slaughter thriller, Blindsighted: suspenseful, gory, violent, disturbing, twisted. If that's not your thing, skip this one. The Carroll family has been wrecked by the disappearance of the eldest daughter (Julia), with the father's obsession leading to suicide, the mother drinking, the middle daughter becoming loose and taking drugs (Lydia), and the youngest (Claire) withdrawing into herself until nerdy Paul comes along and marries her. Paul is killed in a mugging and widow Claire begins finding out he is not the man she thought, at all. Proving once again that blood is thicker than water, Claire reaches out for help to Lydia and her mother, who help her through her horrible ordeal. ( )
  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
What a ride! At certain points I had sweaty palms, peeking between fingers and my heart was racing. When I finished the books, I wanted to ride it again. Gritty, Gory, Violent and Tender. I had so many emotions reading this book. I will read anything and everything by Karin Slaughter! ( )
  Gotcha3613 | Apr 19, 2021 |
This is my first book my Karin Slaughter. Are all her books this long? Felt like it went on forever in certain parts. Don't get me wrong, I love long books. I just feel that sometimes this one went on in places it didn't need to. I did enjoy the story and I look forward to reading another one of her books. ( )
1 vote purple_pisces22 | Mar 14, 2021 |
An absolutely terrifying page turner. ( )
  MarlaBurr | Mar 14, 2021 |
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*****
“My girl, what happened to you now…”

There are tons of cliches that reviewers fall back upon to describe how much effect a book had upon them. It kept me up, all night, I couldn’t put it down, etc. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter brought a new one to life for me. The entire time I was reading this astounding novel I was so jittery and on the edge of my seat that I felt like I had just downed a triple-shot of Starbuck’s strongest.

I have read a few of Ms. Slaughter’s other novels, and she is easily one of the most daring and fearless suspense novelists working today. She takes chances, and has the skill and daring to make them work, and all of her talents are brought to to bear again here, and then some. Pretty Girls knocked me out.

When teenaged Julia Scott disappears, it destroys her family. Her father Sam becomes so obsessed with her fate that it destroys his marriage with his wife, Helen. Older daughter Lydia becomes a drug-abusing party girl, and younger sister Claire subsumes her ambitions and marries Paul, a mild-mannered and orderly architect who becomes a multimillionaire.

We watch Lydia right her life; becoming a middle-class single mother with her own business, she works endlessly with her boyfriend Rick to provide a good life for her daughter, Dee. Adding to her everyday worries is the news that a girl from Dee’s school has gone missing. Claire meanwhile, has become a tennis-playing trophy-wife with a dark underside that is revealed when she assaults another trophy wife with a tennis racket.

Then Paul is murdered during a robbery in front of Claire. Lost in grief she is further shocked to find that her home has been burgled during his funeral. Searching for insurance documents on her husband's computer she comes across some hidden videos that shatters her image of her husband. Not having spoken to her sister for years, she still decides that she needs Lydia’s help.

Understand that this is less than a fifth of the way into the story, and that so many twists and turns and revelations follow that I have opted out rather than try to describe them without spoiling the beautiful house-of-cards plot constructed my Ms. Slaughter. I wasn’t blowing smoke when I called Ms. Slaughter fearless, either; this is a visceral novel that doesn't dissemble or shy away from brutality and violence, both physical and emotional. Yet even as it stares into the abyss I found this to be a work full of strength and hope, both embodied in the touching and psychologically nuanced relationship between the sisters, Lydia and Claire.

Both are fully-realized characters, and they grow and evolve and deepen as Ms. Slaughter steers them into ever deeper and darker situations that test their resolve. Just about every character in the book feels real and true, and Ms. Slaughter’s prose never fails to captivate. Her first-person narration of Sam’s story, the father, is particularly vivid, and just about broke my heart.

If all of this wasn’t enough, Ms. Slaughter shows a very deft hand in action scenes, bringing the physical violence to life without shying from the pain and blood. I may not have mentioned it yet, but her prose is smooth and assured and the setting is vivid and feels true-to life.

As the end this novel comes to terms, with grace and skill, with the fact that life is very seldom about winning and losing, but more often about surviving. That is more than enough.

Review by: Mark Palm
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"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" --

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