Pretty Girls

Written by:
Karin Slaughter
Narrated by:
Kathleen Early

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
354
Narrator
137
Release Date
September 2015
Duration
20 hours 0 minutes
Summary
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.

Included with this gripping thriller is Karin Slaughter’s chilling short story “Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes.”
Reviews
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Anonymous

Didn’t grab my attention, it wasn’t nearly as good as her other books. I was a bit disappointed

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Chribarn

Just ok. Didn’t grab my attention. I had a hard time coming back to finish it.

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Laura Valver

Loved the book! Definitely keeps you interested. I loved the narrator as well and was totally absorbed.

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Erinbatt408

This is my first Karin Slaughter book. It was unnecessarily long, especially the second half, but I still really liked it. Cleverly written with tons of little twists and turns. It’s super graphic/violent, so don’t listen if that’s not you’re cup of tea.

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Patricia B.

Brilliant book— intense — couldn’t put it down— narrator did awesome job!!

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Molly G.

Great book! Very graphic (almost too graphic) very well written story. It really put me on edge, just knowing it really could happen. It was definitely worth the purchase.

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Jenny F.

The first have the book had me going.... by second half, I was constantly checking the time left and felt it really druuuuug out. Narrator was awesome!

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Anne C

AMAZING!! Amazing author, amazing narrator. I have terrible debilitating ADD, & these Karin Slaughter books keep me absorbed 100%. So refreshing

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Jill W

Good read and great direction. Will definitely pick up another Slaughter book.

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Samantha W

This book was actually recommended to me by a friend. I was not disappointed! Great story from start to finish. The narrator was spectacular. This was my first Karen slaughter book, but definitely won't be the last!

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Robin J.

I got really wrapped up into this book. Some surprising twists in this book. I really like the narrator I need to find more that she reads

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Dena Knight

This book was outstanding. It kept me on edge and I couldn't quit listening. The narrator did a fantastic job.

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Heather M.

My favorite read this year.

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Chie W.

Once again, Will Trent did it again along with Sera, Amanda and Faith, well even Angie. I just love the characters in this series. Very unpredictable and dark but furry at the same time. I don't know how this author comes up with this kind of ideas but unless you are sensitive to some gruesome graphics, it is a great book. As a healthcare provider who works at acute hospitals, the graphics do not bother me.

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Cynthia L.

This was an extremely well written book. Believable characters..I am a fan of murder mysteries..but, I will say the very graphic details in this book gave me nightmares. The book says "some things you just can't un-see". Well,you can't unhear them either. With all the current news regarding sex trafficking, I found this particularly disturbing.

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Latoya L.

Just when you think you knew your spouse, and everything falls apart, you find out who he truly is. Good story but crazy, do your hear me. Paul an OCD freak married Claire. He faked his death and that's when all things hidden came to the light. Finds out old Paul had a whole secret life. He went around abducting pretty women torturing them, killing them, having sex with them all while recording it. He had a huge client list to include the police, the mayor and overseas contacts, that paid huge amounts to do the same. Claire had no idea. Paul raped his sister lydia and was present when his father killed their other sister, Julia. The said thing is the cop who killed their sister, was the ome over the case, and knew all along. The betrayal and foolery done in this book. Chile this book, had me on edge till the end. Whew, Karin Slaughter this one's a winner. #book40of2019 #bookworm #whatsnext #highlyrecommended #pleaseread

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judy l

Wonderful book, listening easy.

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Anonymous

This was my second Karin Slaughter book. I was hooked from beginning until end. Once I kept thinking it was over I looked down and saw there was so much left! Throughly impressed!

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Amy G

I enjoy Karin Slaughter books. This one was easy for me to predict but I enjoyed it anyway.

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sarac

Loved the story development and the surprise at the end.

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Brenda D

Was a little long and at one point wanted to give up. Glad I didn't.

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Victoria Lenzi

She is one of the best writers of this genre. Her style is captivating.

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Marie Moore

I loved this book. It made me cry and laugh and was a pleasure to listen to

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Hannah Cho

A great book, my husband liked it as well. The narrator is EXCELLENT. Tempted to say she made the book better.

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CiCi Dixon

Good read/ great listen.... at times redundant with the over exaggerated questions asked over and over again... a bit anti climatic with the ending but overall a good read.

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Christine Benson

It started out interesting but it wasted too much time on never ending conversations at crucial times. There were times when life and death should have propelled the characters into meaningful resolutions! I think it would have been better in a shorter version

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Brianna Schuler

Loved loved loved this book. Would definitely recommend it!

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Sharon Spofford

I love Karen Slaughter this book kept my interest the entire time.

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Katie licata

I really liked this book, however it was somewhat predictable.

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Laurie Hackenburg

A bit long, yet kept my interest. Would recommend!!

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Jacqueline Garcia

Lengthy book that just got boring after awhile. I didn't finish it because it kind of drones on and on. I think the story could have been shortened by at least half. I felt information we already had was spoon fed to the reader over and over. Won't read another book from this author.

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Becca Cecca

Such a great book!!!! This is my first Karin Slaughter novel! Can't wait to read another one!

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Kari Gage

This is a MUST read!!! If you like suspense, this is it!! I have read all of her books. Check out the Grant County series. SO good!

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Natalie Murdoch

Really good book, very graphic and disturbing but compelling. Horrible to think that one person can commit such atrocities against another. The narrator did a really good job as well?

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Anne Gourlay

Very good, albeit a bit graphic re sexual torture. Kept me listening and engaged to the end. Very good narrator.

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Sonya Matter

this book is not for everyone, but I enjoyed it! definitely different......

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Sara Sandefur

Very good book. Story line is not for the faint of heart, very graphic.

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Andrea Brush

Loved listening to this! It was a bit disturbing, which was expected. The twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat. The narrator was really good as well. It was a nice surprise to have the extra book about Julia at the end. My first Karin Slaughter book and I will be back for more!

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Janet Batts

This was a great thriller. The narrator was very good, I am now listening to all her books. People need to read the summary and genre a little better before they download something. (Those who hated it)

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Mary Sullivan

This is the most vile thing I've ever started listening to. I stopped a third of the way in, horrified that people were actually promoting this trash and giving it good ratings. I wish I could unhear the part I did listen to. It saddens me that the society I live in considers this to be entertainment. If you like excruciatingly graphic sexual violence, torture, and murder, well have at it. Negative stars.

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Kimberly Olson

Awesome story and narrator. Had a hard time putting it down.

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Becky Obermayer

Not enjoyable book. Torture of women disturbing and unnecessary. Author goes into too much detail and drags the story out. Painful.

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kimberly SCoggins

I enjoyed this book. Good strong charters, twists

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Tracy kay

i really liked this book, twisted, developed and well done. narrator great to. was upset when it ended!

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Terri Lyons

Excellent. Was hooked the whole book. Hated to turn it off. Excellent narrator.

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Rebekka Vuojolainen

Story is great but the audio version is a little anniying

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Katie Viddivo

Love this book! So many twists and turns and perfectly developed characters.

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Rose Phillips

I didn't enjoy this book. I found the descriptions of torture of women misogynistic and disgusting. Unnecessary. Not intelligent.

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Sara Burke

Love this book!! Narrator is great, too!! Five stars for both

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Stacy Shaftoe

The book and narrator were amazing! Definitely going to listen to more of this author!!

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mandip dhaliwal

Wow..... I hadn't read through the description very well before beginning this book so it was unexpected to say the least. But once it began there was no way I could stop listening. It felt as though I was on the edge of my seat listening the entire time. Although explicit and gory, I would recommend this to any thriller reader!

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Shane Tellmann

Narration was awesome! And I was completely hooked on the book from the first word.

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Lesley Smith

Amazing book by an amazing author! Everything Karin Slaughter writes is amazing!

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Rosemarie Hoffmann

Great pacing! This book will hook you. The psycho's antics hover very near the edge of gratuitous sensationalism but Ms. Erly's reading is so accomplished, the reader is compelled to keep going. All in all, a great book that shines a big light on an underacknowledged danger for women.

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Veronica Roberson

Great read! Very detailed and suspenseful! Narrator does a wonderful job!

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Toni Clayton

Love the book, stayed up late listening all night! However the narrator pronounces all "w" words with the sound of "wh" drives me crazy, it's just one of my pet peeves.

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Nicole Bolog

Great read! A lot of details that give the full picture from beginning to end! Left me fulfilled!

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aubrey fisher

Very very good!I definitely recommend...good twist at the end and in the middle very good

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Sylvie Leone

Horrible listen- painfully badly written-repetitive and unbelievable

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Abbie Combs

I loved this book, but I am careful about recommending it to my friends. The book is definitely not for everyone. It can be very disturbing at times, but once I got into the story I had to see it to the end. It was hard to stop listening. That said, after hearing this story I need something much lighter for my next audio book to balance the scale.

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Holly Cox

Great read. So descriptive and full of surprises. Great ending.

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Melissa Altenburg

Creepy as hell.... I like creepy as hell. It even made me stop speeding to work, cuz I wanted to keep listening to it!

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Patricia Reed

Disturbingly great book. Loved it. Very engrossing and fast paced, disturbing but only because the characters were so well defined! Highly recommend.

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Eric Blevins

I loved this book - couldn't stop listening!! However.....it's VERY dark. The material is not for everyone - it's just brutal. I should mention that I loved the way she ended the book with the beginning of the original manuscript. Very creative. Hard to listen to knowing what's going to happen though....

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stacie gosiene

just so good. like Lisa scottoline on steroids. so many times I laughed, was horrified and cried

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Kim Heitzig

This book was gripping and thought-provoking. A bit long at times, but I can understand that the author was trying to develop the characters fully. Yes, it was scary at times, but this "stuff" does happen. The book made me appreciate my life and children all the more.

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Dori Augustine

Enjoyed how the story was spinned and told but when things got way too graphic, it actually got a little boring. Great narration.

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Cheryl Adams Bond

The content of this story is vile. The story is so disturbing I can't understand what kind of a person could think this up then devote the time to write 20 hours worth of a story like this. And it's not like you hear some terrible, horrific scene and then the book takes you through the journey of solving the crime. No. This book is 20 hours of non-stop horrible scenes of torture and degradation of women told in detail. I have finally had to stop listening. What kind of person could think up such things and then devote an entire book to describing them? If you have the stomach for listening to endless scenes of women being raped tortured and killed over and over and over, let me also point out that the plot is so thin, the characters unbelievably stupid as they find themselves hunting down the bad guy and taking no measures to protect themselves when it's obvious they are walking right into a situation where they are in danger. It's as bad as the old horror films when the victims stupidly run right into the place they should not be. I'm no prude and have read many award-winning books where're story centers on one horrific scene and the fallout from it (e.g. The Kite Runner). This is not that book. It's a book for people with a fetish for this stuff. It's that really awful internet porn you know probably exists but you couldn't bear to even try to find it. It's 20 hours of terrible, unthinkable things happening to women over and over. The one point the book makes that is worth note - you can't un-know things. That's true. I now have horrific images in my mind that will never go away.

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Anonymous

Unbelievable but a fun read EXCEPT it was too gory, much too gory.

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Sarah Wysocki

Couldn't put it down! Great book with lots of twists. Kept me thinking.

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Ghazal Bagheri

This book was amazing!!! I just couldn't stop listening. little scary but again amazing!!!!

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Jamie Orgeron

The title is a little misleading, as there is nothing "pretty" about this book. If you're looking for a dark and twisted storyline, this is the book for you. This is a horror/thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Some parts are extremely graphic and not for the faint of heart. All in all, I really enjoyed this read and will recommend to a friend.

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Jill Clinger

This is the best book!!!! The story is scary and believable and suspense filled and really kept me listening. I had to sit in my car after I arrived at my destination because I just couldn't shut it off. The readers voice was perfect. Perfect touch of southern drawl just when needed. I have everyone I know downloading and either reading or listening to this book.

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Abby Walsh

Although the book is suspenseful, people need to be aware that this is a very graphic and violent book. I am a 33 year old adult woman who had nightmares after listening to this book. I agree with another review I read here: I found myself questioning the author re the motives. Again: fast and suspenseful read, but be aware that this story line is frightening!

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Sebastiene Bonifield

I also couldn't stop listening to this audiobook. That wasn't necessarily a good thing though. It wasn't as if the writer was profound and several of her sentences seemed trite. Instead, I found myself sucked in by the increasingly mortifying levels of hell the author kept summoning and then outdoing. I kept questioning if I would be better off as a human if I stopped listening, but the book got so utterly twisted that I needed to keep listening in hopes of experiencing some redemption and relief from the emotional shock. I'm not sure if the ending was enough of an antidote for the horrible places this book took me. I wasn't prepared for the images now burned in my brain. Hearing this book was like having my soul raped. If you're into that sort of thing, go for it! :)

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Lisa Kinsey

This book definitely was a thriller and had you guessing on what was next.

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Meagan Cook

I couldn't stop listening!! Such a great story line!

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pilar padilla

this was a very difficult book to listen to. i found myself questioning the author's motives for even putting this content out in the world. perhaps it is important to be reminded of the horrors that can occur, but with such detail is questionable to me. Why?i do wish i had never read it, but once in, i tend to have to continue reading, if only for a little slave from a just ending or to understand better a larger purpose. mostly i believe this is a damaging text not necessary to indulge in.

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Parnell King

This book was awesome. I never heard a story or situation like what this story tells

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Tabatha Barry

What a great read. This book had me on the edge of my seat.

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