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Lee Child says it’s “stunning… certain to be a book of the year.” Kathy Reichs calls it “extraordinary… a major achievement.” Gillian Flynn says of Karin Slaughter: “I’d follow her anywhere.”Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.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.Powerful, poignant, and utterly gripping, packed with indelible characters and unforgettable twists, Pretty Girls is a masterful novel from one of the finest writers working today.
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"Not for the faint of heart….I’ll be having nightmares from the victims in this book, mostly because this could happen and the overwhelming details. Although much of the book I was able to predict It got more intense throughout. The ending had me more almost in tears. Kidnapping, secrets, and the bond of family, this was a great read!"
"A page-turner for sure! But a bit graphic and grisly. This was a captivating thriller, creepy and frankly, I couldn’t put it down. A girl goes missing and her family mourns for many years not knowing what happened to her. Her estranged sisters find a way back to each other and work together to solve the mystery."