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Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

23 reviews

samsaindon's review against another edition

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i realized im not into body horror at all

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aaronreadsatad's review

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dark emotional mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5


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marigoldgem's review

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challenging dark mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

*PLS CHECK TRIGGER WARNINGS* The story was very predictable and the ending drags but it did keep me hooked throughout the story. If you are still getting into horror but already have a good understanding of what topics you can and can’t read then this is a book I would recommend. If you’re big into horror this book might be boring for you. 

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sabrinalefebvre's review against another edition

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dark emotional medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5

While the book did deal with some pretty dark themes, I was expecting on page graphic scenes, which honestly didn’t really happen.

I didn’t have the right expectations going into this book, I will concede.

However, when I first started reading, I was bored out of my mind for the first 150-200 pages-ish. I thought the pacing was also a bit off at first, and I was pretty confused about the plot. Some things weren’t explained or didn’t make sense, some characters magically figured something out out of the blue. 

While I did enjoy the dad’s chapters, I don’t see the point in them. To me, they didn’t really add anything to the story. Perhaps showing the perspective of a grieving father?

Ngl, I kinda knew what was going to happen in the first pages, it wasn’t that hard to figure out.

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amsswim's review

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dark emotional mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

I really enjoyed this book. Devastating look into a family torn apart by a missing sister. While I was able to predict some of the twists, the details and other parts kept me very interested and caught me off guard. My final listening session (today), I started at 60% and listened to the rest. Really picked up in the end, despite the beginning not really even dragging. The actions of the main characters felt believable and detailed. Overall a good read.

This was incredibly violent and graphic, so I'd recommend reading warnings before starting. 

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evevallarta's review against another edition

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dark mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

Pretty girls,
Al principio el cambio de narrador en cada cap√≠tulo me confundi√≥ porque no entend√≠a. Una vez que llegas a la escena del cementerio todo se aclara y se pone super interesante y muy buena la historia. MUY IMPORTANTE CHECAR EL TRIGGER WARNING ‚ö†ÔłŹ porque si est√° fuerte.

Lo que no me gustó:
No se si soy yo o sentí un tono racista cuando metieron a ciertos personajes que son ladrones o "malos" pero no van con el plot principal, los describen poniendo enfasis en su raza o color de piel, no me gustó eso.
 La parte donde Aclara que "también" hay mujeres en el fbi... Like, no lo digas, solo di hombres y mujeres. 
El √ļltimo cap√≠tulo est√° de sobra, lo hubieran metido antes o resumido, no tiene sentido. Si el pap√° estaba dejando las cartas hubiera escrito algo m√°s interesante para que cuando terminar√°s de leer pensaras que "ah√≠ estaban todo el tiempo las respuestas".
Igual cuando están ya en el granero y dicen que ese no es el momento para hablar de las cosas... Que piensen en chistes y cosas bonitas???? O sea, la policía, fbi y medios estarán acosandolas sobre el tema en minutos... En qué otro momento pueden hablar de lo que acaba de pasar y todo ese pedo!?


Fuera de esas partes la idea fue muy buena, me sorprendió realmente al principio y el no saber quién es bueno y quién no te mantiene en suspenso.
Pero creo que ten√≠an una gran historia y les falt√≥ editarla, los √ļltimos cap√≠tulos casi los skymee, realmente da miedo y el tema est√° bien pensado, pero esperaba m√°s.

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ladyeowyns's review

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dark sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Slaughter has a chronic case of writing "not like other girls" characters. Don't get it twisted though, this is a horror book. A lot of the reviews here seem confused about that. 

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kearac's review against another edition

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2.25


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fallandfox's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

TW: Sequestro, estupro, gore, snuff filmes, assassinato e stalker

A historia é sobre as irmãs Claire Scott e Lydia Carroll que 20 anos atrás a irmã Julia desapareceu sem deixar nenhuma pista, quando o livro começa elas estão em um período da vida de ambas em que não se comunicam mais depois de um certo evento que marcou Clair. Após a morte do seu marido Claire começa a fazer descobertas terríveis que viram seu mundo de cabeça para baixo e dão a chance dela se comunicar com a irmã novamente.
Eu decidi come√ßar essa leitura porque o alugues dele estava como ‚Äúdispon√≠vel para todos‚ÄĚ na biblioteca e lendo a descri√ß√£o pareceu ser algo intrigante.
Quando eu finalmente terminei ele senti que estava me afogando em todas as informa√ß√Ķes principalmente porque o ultimo capitulo foi altamente alucinante e r√°pido.
Eu cheguei com a expectativa de um mistério mas já imaginando um certa conclusão, mas eu estava muito errada e o livro é bem gore como uma reviravolta que  revirou o meu estomago.

Escrita dessa autora é tão boa principalmente na hora de mais tensão em que começamos a descobrir as coisas com as personagens.

Acho que uma das coisas que eu gostei no livro foi que mesmo em meio a toda a coisas ruins e descobertas que começaram a fazer as personagens principais começaram a entender uma a outra, talvez tenha sido o trauma unindo elas dessa ao invés de separar elas.

E um livro pesado que trata de temas bem horríveis e eu não vou negar esse fato nunca, não recomendo para quem não tem costume de ler coisas desse estilo e até mesmo eu que ja possuo senti momentos em que eu precisei parar e tirar a cabeça dele.

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schnanko's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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