Book Review: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Pretty Girls by Karen Slaughter is a hard hitting, can’t put it down but can’t bear to read it story of a family devastated by the disappearance of their daughter oldest Julia after 20+ years. The mystery surrounding her vanishing erodes the sanity of the father, propels the middle sister into addiction and so flatlines the affect of the youngest sister that she plays into the hands of the fiend who is the instrument of the destruction of her family and the families of many across the world. Fast paced and one of the most painful reads of my life, I gave it four stars because the violence and creeping psychological menace almost overwhelmed me. However, the mark of a great writer is that she can move hesitant romance/inspirational readers like me out of their comfort zone and move their broken reading hearts through connection with characters. An unforgettable read. Please pick it up.
Review by Karen