Post Script: Pretty Girls – a Novel – Karin Slaughter

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Pretty Girls

 A Novel

 Karin Slaughter

Random House, Cornerstone

Cornerstone Digital

ISBN: 9781473507876



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.

My View:

A narrative that will chill you to the bone! Outstanding!


This novel should come with a warning, several warnings actually.


  1. Do not start preparing meals or doing anything else that requires you attention when you start reading this book. I was fortunate – I just managed to rescue the dinner in the oven before if became charcoal. Then I finished the book.
  2. Book a yoga or Pilates class or a session of massage for after you finish reading this book – your body will be so tense you will need assistance to wind down after you finish reading this fantastic book.
  3. Second thoughts a night cap might also do the trick.
  4. Once you have read this you cannot “unread’ the images- be warned- graphic violence.
  5. Be prepared to read about truly strong heroines, who do not heed my warnings of not to open that door, or not to go there or to listen to their intuition; especially that little voice in your head that says “do not trust that cop.” They won’t pay you any heed! And you will still be filled with tension.
  6. Be prepared – to read the most outstanding book in the sub-genre Domestic Noir.
  7. Be prepared to read this in one sitting – you just have to know how this will end.
  8. You wont be the same after you have read this.
  9. And finally there are no star ratings that can do this justice – I say 10 stars!!!!


7 thoughts on “Post Script: Pretty Girls – a Novel – Karin Slaughter

  1. So, let me guess, Carol. You liked this one, right? ;-). In all seriousness, I’m very glad you liked it so well. And there is something about domestic noir, isn’t there? I have to say I’m not one for graphic violence. Still, if the plot is strong, and the characters are well drawn, that makes all the difference.

  2. Karin Slaughter is my all time favourite author and now I’m stuck over whether to request this on Netgalley and take it on holiday with me on my kindle (if accepted) or buy the hardcover when I get back! Argh! Because I’d love it on my bookcase but I so want to read it, especially after reading your review!

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