Pretty Girls

Pretty Girls

A Novel

Book - 2015
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hsunseri
May 18, 2019

3.99

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bsidney
Mar 14, 2019

i enjoyed this read it was gory but i liked the novel. Not for everyone as there was alot of s and m content.

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stuchbery
Jan 14, 2019

I generally love mystery and suspense novels, and honestly they usually tend to center around a missing or abducted/murdered girl. This novel was no different in that aspect, but it was HIGHLY graphic. So much so that I wanted to put the book down. I forced myself to keep reading because I wanted to know if the villain got what was coming to him in the end. I also found some of the plot points outlandish and the protagonists scheme seems to work out a little too well in the end, and relies on a few coincidences for her to do so. Overall, I'd pass on this book if you are bothered in any way by graphic depictions of rape, torture, murder, general violence against women.

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cathh3
Sep 03, 2018

I hope this horrifies readers. Or, is this what we have become? Voyuers?? Sorry, I don't want all the gory details.... which I believe only encourage and give ideas to those warped minds.

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nicky_m
Jul 29, 2018

Fantastic book. Could not put it down! Another winner from Karin Slaughter.

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AshtinA
Mar 08, 2018

Great read!

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kwsmith
Dec 31, 2017

I was hoping to find a Gillian Flynn read-a-like, but was a bit disappointed with this dark psychological thriller. This tense and twisty story connects the unsolved cases mysterious disappearances of two young women. Warning: this book contains graphic and gruesome descriptions of extreme violence against women.

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cscott19
Nov 16, 2017

I was so excited to read this book because I heard fantastic reviews from friends and online. The plot was intriguing, but it wasn't something I couldn't put down. It actually took me awhile to get through. I wasn't able to root for the main characters because they kind of annoyed me. I enjoy thriller novels, but this was one was only OKAY.

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terrygerhardt
Oct 21, 2017

No way! I felt like this was writtened for a movie script, not Karin Slaughter's fans! I wanted to rip it up, but I have to give it back to library.

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Gilda2007
Oct 08, 2017

A great read!

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mallymay25
Sep 08, 2017

This book kept me on my toes! I wanted to keep reading to the end to make sure justice was served. It was...but the path to get there was so dark and twisted that I would hesitate to recommend this book. It is not for the faint of heart! If you can handle very dark, violent themes and love a thriller - this is the book for you. If you're like me - a more casual fan of the thriller / suspense genre, I would say to skip this one in favor of a less intense read like "The Couple Next Door."

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shareads
Jul 17, 2017

SUCH A GREAT READ!! This book had me scared, empathetic, overjoyed, just an array of emotion. It is beautifully written and detailed very well. Pretty Girls is just the book the keeps on giving.

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empbee
Apr 28, 2017

Tense, smart, well twisted but a little too long.

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katrinadav
Mar 20, 2017

This was much too graphic for my liking, but I felt I needed to read to the end to resolve the images that had been placed in my head. Characters were a little too "convenient" in their discovery and secondary characters were not well-fleshed out.

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yasghanem
Feb 27, 2017

This book was incredible. My very first thought after finishing it, was I wished I could start it all over again (and I never reread books). If you aren't a fan of graphic images / scenes than maybe pass on this. It can be extremely graphic in parts but it is such a beautifully crafted story. I absolutely loved it. And I seriously find myself thinking about the last chapter all the time. If you are a mystery / thriller book lover, read this!!

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EmmilioEstevez
Feb 19, 2017

Quite a disturbing and gruesome novel, however I could not put it down. Slaughter is a master of engaging and thrilling writing and this novel is a shining example of her style.

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Rachelc24
Jan 12, 2017

Dark, twisty, dark... but a good read. I plan to read more of her books.

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DixieWesterlin
Dec 29, 2016

The only good thing about this book were the letters a Dad wrote to his missing daughter. I found the book disturbing. Plus the 2 remaining sisters were just too far fetched smart. wished I wouldn't have finished it but it had such good reviews and the mother made such a recovery.... Really the wife had no idea after being married for 20 years ....bad fairy tale

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amberd88
Dec 19, 2016

While this book was undoubtedly intense and gruesome, it was also a story about family and strength. It was very touching and moving in just the same way that it was violent. This is thanks to Slaughter's ability to describe, not only a scenario, but a feeling. 4 and 1/2 stars because it was a bit unnecessarily lengthy. But Pretty Girls is a fantastic multidimensional psychological thriller. I am looking to reading more of Ms. Slaughter's novels, as well.

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rahmmie
Oct 06, 2016

Entertaining, fast-paced, and despite some really big leaps in logic and out-of-the-hat solutions, it was a good read.

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mjk236sb
Sep 19, 2016

This was an excellent book - but as other have said -not for the faint of heart. There were twists and turns that you could not have imagined as this started. Who were the good guys and who were not? This kept you going to the very end and this book and despite the subject matter it could not be put down. Even though this is not based on a true story I believe that unfortunately there are true stories just as despicable. Very good read and I will be finding additional books by this author, as this was well worth the time.

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Sansha
Sep 06, 2016

Not for the faint-hearted. A gruesome tale of death at the hands of a psychopath. Those left behind not knowing who to trust. Some nights I couldn't read on, a psychological thriller of the highest order.
I will be reading more of Karin Slaughter's novels.

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mystical23
Aug 31, 2016

Very disturbing read but that also made it a page turner. I could not put this book down! Gruesome does not usually bother me but there were parts in this book that made me cringe. Overall though it was an excellent book and very suspensful at times.

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BigOrange
Aug 13, 2016

It's my own fault for continuing to read this book til the end but this subject matter makes me ill.

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zeel13
Jul 26, 2016

I think I need therapy after reading this book. It was a very interesting story line with a few mind-blowing twists.

Warning: It is very gruesome and might eliminate your faith in humanity. :(


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