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Author: Karin Slaughter Narrator: Kathleen Early Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: September 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781504610681

Publisher Description

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.”

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  • “A stunning family tragedy and a hold-your-breath pedal-to-the-metal thriller magically blended by Karin Slaughter’s trademark passion, intensity, and humanity.”

    - Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “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
  • “Disturbing at times, shocking at others, and scary enough to have you checking over your shoulder while you read late into the night, unable to put it down.”

    -, editorial review
  • “The author’s trademark of complex plots coupled with character studies makes Pretty Girls another standout.”

    - Associated Press
  • “Packs a heck of a wallop, and while it’s a powerful thriller, it’s also a deft look into a family forced to confront horrific tragedy. Slaughter’s longtime fans will be thrilled. New readers will be hooked on this twisted tale from page one.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Slaughter shreds your own nerves along with those of the sisters…Slaughter is so uncompromising in following her blood trails to the darkest places imaginable that she makes most of her high-wire competition look pallid, formulaic, or just plain fake.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “Narrator Kathleen Early accurately delivers Claire’s revulsion…Early uses a hyper-edgy tone, keeping the ghastly descriptions understated, allowing the real horror to emerge. With stunning twists and unpredictable turns, Early’s performance of Slaughter’s chilling novel invents a new word for the OED: ‘unputdownable.’ Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Pretty Girls…is a powerful examination of grief, and thriller fans will get more than their money’s worth.”

    - Shelf Awareness
  • “This is a complex story that one does not soon forget. I found myself thinking about it for days and weeks after I finished it. It was powerfully resonant. But Pretty Girls is also a narrative that contains a lot of extreme violence and very disturbing situations and images. It is certainly not for the feint of heart… This is what one has come to expect from Karin Slaughter: an ingenious plot which pushes the edges of societal norms. The reader, Kathleen Early, gives a bravura performance, which greatly adds to the power of the novel.”

    - Deadly Pleasures


  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for October 2015
  • An Indie Next List Pick for October 2015
  • A 2015 GoodReads Readers’ Choice Best Mystery & Thriller Book Award nominee
  • An bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller in iBooks Audiobooks
  • A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
  • A Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015Selection for Mysteries & Thrillers and Popular Fiction
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Parade Magazine’s Top Books for Entertaining Gift Ideas for Sisters and BFFs
  • An iTunes Top Seller for December 2015
  • A 2016 RUSA Reading List Winner for Adrenaline
  • A 2016 People’s Choice Award Favorite Book Winner for Crime & Mystery
  • A 2016 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee
  • An iBooks Bestseller 

Customer Reviews

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  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5

    " Too slow, and too many details…. I was a little disappointed, I have read almost all of the series and stand alone novels. I will "

    - Blanca, 8/29/2021
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book, great story, very suspenseful, many twist and turns! Could not put it down... I will listen to it again soon. "

    - Andrea, 3/2/2020
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    " This book kept me going! Not a fast start but before you know it, you’ll be comply submerged. "

    - Anne, 10/4/2018
  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5

    " Well done even though I figured it out early on. Still very suspenseful. "

    - Florence, 7/2/2018
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I had previously listened to The Good Daughter so I was excited to start this one. I won't lie, there are some very difficult passages to listen to. The subject matter deals with a lot of violence towards women. I actually appreciate that Mrs. Slaughter did not shy away from describing these acts. She did not let social constaints stop her or soften her approach. Well done "

    - Shannon Petrosky, 2/8/2018
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The narrator did an excellent job and had me hooked from the very beginning. I quickly had high hopes for this audio book. As the story progressed however, the gruesome details and subject matter was more than I could tolerate. I ended up having to jump to the end to avoid walking around with the yuckiness and negativity that this novel was leaving me with. I could not recommend this well written book because of this reason. "

    - Tammy, 10/22/2017
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The narration was captivating and from the beginning I was hooked. As the story progressed however, the subject matter and gory details were more than I could handle. I ended up skipping to the end simply because it was too intense. "

    - tammy, 10/21/2017
  • 3.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 53.666666 out of 5

    " I thought the story line was pretty riveting and kept me interested throughout. Lots of twists and turns that were unexpected. I did find some of the scenes to be a little graphic when they were described. It was a bit disturbing and if you are not one for vivid imagery, I would not recommend this. I very much enjoy crime drama but prefer to leave the gruesome moments to the back of my imagination rather than have them brought to the surface with very specific torture details. Again, I enjoyed the story line and would recommend to anyone who can tolerate the very detailed human suffering. As far as the narration, I was pleased with the pace and voice. "

    - julie, 8/26/2017
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " An interesting story line, somewhat confronting. Kathleen Early is a very good narrator. "

    - zena, 8/9/2017
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Listened to this with my Husband over the course of a few long car rides. Kept our attention the whole time. We still talk about this book. "

    - Mason, 7/25/2017
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " this is a great read, but not for the faint of heart. a little graphic and disturbing. "

    - craig, 5/21/2017
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was a very suspenseful novel. I enjoyed every minute of it!! The ready did very well with emotion and suspense building in reading the text. I recommend listening to it! "

    - Tania, 3/4/2017
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I won't lie, this book has very hard passages, in a sense of the descriptions of the violence to the women. Nothing fantastical about it though, as people like this do exist, which I guess makes it tough to read. GREAT story though, kept me hooked from the first sentence. Her characters are vivid and totally believable. "

    - Marie, 2/14/2017
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book! This book is very suspenseful. I listen to audio books on my car rides to and from work and this book definitely kept my attention and made me look forward to my commutes. This story is brilliantly written. It caught my interest right off the start and i was never bored. "

    - Charla, 10/21/2016
  • 3.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 5

    " the person reading did sound like she was spitting while reading. Not good. "

    - Danna Rae, 10/17/2016
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " edge of your seat plot. great thriller. will listen to again "

    - tumblingspirit, 4/10/2016

About the Author

Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of over a dozen thrillers, including the Will Trent and Grant County series. A longtime resident of Atlanta, she splits her time between the kitchen and the living room.

About the Narrator

Kathleen Early, a five-time winner of the Earphones Award for audiobook narration, is also a television, film, and stage actress. She studied at the University of Oklahoma, the Oxford School of Drama, and the Actors Theatre of Louisville before moving to New York City, where she understudied on Broadway and toured nationally. Her television credits include recurring roles on Miami Medical and Grey’s Anatomy.