Pretty Things

A Novel

    • 4.1 • 794 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • $9.99

Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Who’s really following you on social media? The scam of a lifetime brings together two wildly different women in this page-turning thriller about greed, legacy, and betrayal from the New York Times bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear.

An ID Book Club Selection • “It’s Dynasty meets Patricia Highsmith.”—The Washington Post
 
Nina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Nina learned from the best: Her mother was the original con artist, hustling to give her daughter a decent childhood despite their wayward life. But when her mom gets sick, Nina puts everything on the line to help her, even if it means running her most audacious, dangerous scam yet.
 
Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world. Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer—traveling the globe, receiving free clothes and products, and posing for pictures in exotic locales. But behind the covetable façade is a life marked by tragedy. After a broken engagement, Vanessa retreats to her family’s sprawling mountain estate, Stonehaven: a mansion of dark secrets not just from Vanessa’s past, but from that of a lost and troubled girl named Nina.
 
Nina’s, Vanessa’s, and Lachlan’s paths collide here, on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe, where their intertwined lives give way to a winter of aspiration and desire, duplicity and revenge.
 
This dazzling, twisty, mesmerizing novel showcases acclaimed author Janelle Brown at her best, as two brilliant, damaged women try to survive the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever play.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2020
April 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
3.7
MB

Customer Reviews

richypir ,

Twisty suspense

Started really slow but then great unexpected twists!

A_Rose08 ,

Slow first half

Conceptually this book should be 5/5 stars. Unique idea but execution was 2.5/5. All and all a decent book but this could have been 150 pages shorter. The first half of the book is slooooow with excessive description on things we already knew. The story is told and retold from different perspectives so there is a lot of duplicate detail with little payoff to the actual story. The second half picks up once we are no longer told the same information twice.

Mywaynichols76 ,

Full of surprises!!

What a great read. It captured and kept my attention from beginning to end. One of the best books I’ve read in a while.

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