Alienated from her family for over 20 years since her
sister Julia's disappearance, Claire is devastated when her
husband is murdered during a mugging. She's been totally
dependent on Paul, a controlling perfectionist who's
amassed a fortune, but Claire doesn't know how to handle
anything without his strict guidance.
In desperation, Claire reaches out to her estranged sister
Lydia, a recovering addict trying to put her fractured life
together after the decimation of their family.
Surprisingly, Lydia doesn't hesitate rushing to help
Claire. Even after all these years apart, they are still
sisters dealing with a shared loss.
With the police and FBI insistent on investigating Paul's
life, Claire is shocked with what she discovers on one of
his computers. The more information they keep from the
police, and the deeper she and Lydia probe into what Claire
has found, the more dangerous the situation becomes for
both of them. It will take all of their tenacity and
courage to trust each other as they deal with even more
shocking revelations about the past -- and Paul's
PRETTY GIRLS is a gritty and frightening psychological
thriller written by Karin Slaughter, a true master
of the genre. The suspense is terrifying, the pacing
concise, the characters intensely developed, and the
chilling plot stunningly conceived and executed. I was
absorbed from the first page until the shocking, explosive
ending. Karin Slaughter has outdone herself in this
impressive stand-alone thriller.
#1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter
returns with a sophisticated and chilling psychological
thriller of dangerous secrets, cold vengeance, and
unexpected absolution, in which two estranged sisters must
come together to find truth about two harrowing tragedies,
20 years apart, that devastate their lives.
Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.
More than 20 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 thriller from one of the finest
suspense writers working today.