The compelling new standalone novel from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of Unseen and Cop Town.
With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can’t help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared twenty years ago in a mystery that was never solved.
But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.
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Karin Slaughter kept us on our toes with this chilling novel about two women pulled apart—and brought back together—by horrific crimes committed two decades apart. We were repeatedly stunned by unexpected twists and awed by the bestselling American author’s crafty storytelling. Pretty Girls features compelling female heroines who overcome staggering obstacles and press on to find some closure. Slaughter intersperses the suspenseful narrative with a grieving father’s first-person revelations, boosting the story’s emotional wallop.
Claire Scott, the heroine of this gripping standalone from bestseller Slaughter (Cop Town), thought she knew everything about her architect husband, Paul, but her posh Atlanta life is turned upside down when he's fatally stabbed in an alley and she uncovers a series of nasty videos on his home computer. Paul's dark side is what drove a wedge between Claire and her sister Lydia 18 years earlier, when Lydia accused Paul of attempted rape. At the time, Claire sided with Paul, and the sisters stopped speaking. The family was already splintered following the 1991 disappearance of Claire and Lydia's older sister, 19-year-old Julia, who vanished near her University of Georgia dorm. Paul's death brings Claire and Lydia back together as they begin peeling back the layers of everything that the meticulously organized Paul kept hidden. Chapters from the girls' father's journal, written to the missing Julia, form a poignant counterpoint to the chilling violence of this unsettling tale.
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