Pretty Girls (Hardcover)
William Morrow, 9780062429056, 416pp.
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
October 2015 Indie Next List
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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.”
Jeffery Deaver says that “fiction doesn't get any better than this.”
Gillian Flynn says of Karin Slaughter: “I’d follow her anywhere.”
See for yourself what these #1 New York Times-bestselling authors are talking about.
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.
About the Author
Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her eighteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta. Her standalone novels The Good Daughter and Cop Town are in development for film and television.
Praise For Pretty Girls: A Novel…
— Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers
“Stunning family.... Certain to be a book of the year.”
— Lee Child
“Slaughter’s eye for detail and truth is unmatched. . . . I’d follow her anywhere.”
— Gillian Flynn
“One of the boldest thriller writers working today.”
— Tess Gerritsen
“Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivaled among thriller writers.”
— Michael Connelly
“Breathtaking…. Fiction doesn’t get any better than this.”
— Jeffery Deaver, New York Times-bestselling author of Solitude Creek and The Skin Collector
“Searing, searching, soulful: a major achievement.”
— Kathy Reichs, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Speaking in Bones
“A hell-raising thriller…a genuinely exciting narrative driven by strong-willed female characters who can’t wait around until the boys shake the lead out of their shoes.”
— New York Times Book Review