Crime novelist Slaughter started her career at Harper’s Morrow imprint and we’re happy to have her back. Her 2001 debut, Blindsighted, catapulted to the bestseller list where she’s pretty much stayed ever since. This new book is a standalone and a therefore great entry point for new readers. Loyal fans should be happy, too; the advance reviews are great and it’s an Indie Next pick for October.
Twenty-four years after a traumatic disappearance tore a Georgia family apart, Slaughter’s scorching stand-alone picks them up and shreds them all over again…Once she’s plunged you into this maelstrom, Slaughter shreds your own nerves along with those of the sisters…by peeling back layer after layer from beloved family members Claire and Lydia thought they knew. The results are harrowing. 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)
“A gritty page-turner about the crimes perpetrated against women and the devastating effect on those who love them…Mega-best-selling Slaughter’s previous stand-alone was an instant New York Times best-seller; her second is sure to follow suit.”
“Slaughter’s stand-alone novel 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)
“Another strong thriller from Karin Slaughter. She keeps a great pace and creates a creepy villain in this stand alone novel. Perfect for an edge of your seat read, it will leave your heart racing till the conclusion.”
— Liesl Freudenstein, Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO
Pretty Girls (9780062429056) by Karin Slaughter. $27.99 hardcover. 9/29/15 one day laydown.