A review by gmcousino16
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

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


I might get some heat for this, but this one was almost a DNF until about 65/70% of the way in. The writing style was hard for me to get in to. I felt like I was originally getting so much back story that I kept getting lost in what was actually going on. I’m happy we got the POV from Claire and Lydia, but it all bounced all over the place a little bit. 

The ending was really great though. I love when the bad guy gets what they deserve in stories like this. There were definitely parts that hit parts of my emotions that took my by surprise. 

One thing I really think would’ve helped the book were shorter chapters. I find I read books much faster if the chapters are shorter. Not sure why, but it helps!

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