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MontanaMama

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4. I just finished Pretty Girls by Karen Slaughter.
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 11:46 AM
Apr 7

I listened to it on audible. I finished it because I wanted to know if the bad guys would be held accountable. I would say it’s a hair raising thriller…however, I wish I had read more about the book in terms of trigger warnings. It was upsetting to me…the violence against women aspect of it was unexpected. If I had actually read about it before I downloaded the book, I might have passed.

Synopsis:

Karin Slaughter’s thriller novel Pretty Girls (2015) chronicles a family haunted by the sudden disappearance and presumed murder of their eldest daughter, Julia. Almost 20 years later, the Carroll family remains fractured by the lasting emotional fallout, each member using different strategies to cope with their grief. Upon the death of Claire Scott’s (née Carroll) husband Paul, the family is dragged back into the spotlight, but with new information that situates Paul at the center of Julia’s disappearance. Yet another young woman recently went missing under similar circumstances, exacerbating their resurgent trauma.
Slaughter situates the story in a realistic portrayal of Atlanta, Georgia, in the present day, taking care to include all the law enforcement and gender politic influences that complicate missing persons cases and femicides in the American South.


It was riveting but be prepared…
I read The Kingdom Of The Blind several years ago. Srkdqltr Apr 7 #1
Cool hermetic Apr 7 #3
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The Target, a Robie and Reed novel by Baldacci. brer cat Apr 7 #2
Another one! hermetic Apr 7 #5
I just finished Pretty Girls by Karen Slaughter. MontanaMama Apr 7 #4
Thanks, good to know hermetic Apr 7 #6
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That sounds quite awesome hermetic Apr 7 #8
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Never read that one.. hermetic Apr 7 #10
Tim Washburn: two titles cbabe Apr 7 #11
Ah Yellowstone hermetic Apr 7 #15
A David Baldacci, Bayard Apr 7 #13
Baldacci has a new one hermetic Apr 7 #16
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Yeah, hermetic Apr 7 #17
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Oh, I say hermetic Apr 7 #24
My bad The King of Prussia Apr 7 #26
Nah, you're good hermetic Apr 7 #28
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Cool! hermetic Apr 11 #38
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Yeah, hermetic Apr 7 #33
Which ones? usaf-vet Apr 7 #34
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Those sound great hermetic Apr 14 #42
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