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By Karin Slaughter

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Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.
 
More than 20 years in the past, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished and not using a hint. the 2 girls haven't spoken when you consider that, and now their lives couldn't be extra assorted. Claire is the glamorous trophy spouse of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a unmarried mom, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. yet neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak in their shared loss—a devastating wound that is cruelly ripped open while Claire's husband is killed.
 
The disappearance of a teenage lady and the homicide of a middle-aged guy, virtually a quarter-century aside: what may attach them? Forming a cautious truce, the surviving sisters glance to the previous to discover the reality, unearthing the secrets and techniques that destroyed their relatives all these years in the past . . . and uncovering the opportunity of redemption, and revenge, the place they least count on it.
 
Powerful, poignant, and completely gripping, filled with indelible characters and unforgettable twists, Pretty Girls is a masterful novel from one of many most interesting writers operating today.

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She driven again opposed to him. He groaned, taking the circulate for pleasure, yet she may slightly breathe. “Paul—” “Don’t flow. ” Claire understood the phrases, yet her mind took numerous seconds to strategy the truth that they'd now not come from her husband’s mouth. “Turn round. ” Paul began to flip. “Not you, asshole. ” Her. He intended her. Claire couldn’t movement. Her legs have been shaking. She may well slightly carry herself up. “I stated flip the fuck round. ” Paul’s fingers lightly wrapped round Claire’s hands. She stumbled as he slowly became her round. there has been a guy status without delay in the back of Paul. He was once donning a black hoodie zipped slightly below his thick, tattooed neck. A sinister-looking rattlesnake arced throughout his Adam’s apple, its fangs displaying in a depraved grin. “Hands up. ” The snake’s mouth bobbed because the guy spoke. “We don’t wish hassle. ” Paul’s palms have been within the air. His physique was once completely nonetheless. Claire checked out him. He nodded as soon as, telling her it was once going to be ok whilst truly it used to be no longer. “My wallet’s in my again pocket. ” the guy wrenched out the pockets with one hand. Claire may perhaps purely think a gun used to be within the different. She observed it in her mind’s eye: black and glossy, pressed into Paul’s again. “Here. ” Paul took off his marriage ceremony ring, his category ring, his watch. Patek Philippe. She had got it for him 5 years in the past. His initials have been at the again. “Claire,” Paul’s voice was once strained, “give him your pockets. ” Claire stared at her husband. She felt the insistent tapping of her carotid artery pulsing in her neck. Paul had a gun at his again. They have been being robbed. That’s what was once happening. This used to be genuine. This was once taking place. She seemed down at her hand, the flow monitoring slowly simply because she used to be in surprise and terrified and didn’t be aware of what to do. Her palms have been nonetheless wrapped round Paul’s keys. She’d been preserving directly to them the total time. How might she have intercourse with him if she was once nonetheless keeping his keys? “Claire,” Paul repeated, “get your pockets. ” She dropped the keys into her handbag. She pulled out her pockets and passed it to the fellow. He jammed it into his pocket, then held out his hand back. “Phone. ” Claire retrieved her iPhone. All of her contacts. Her holiday photographs from the previous few years. St. Martin. London. Paris. Munich. “The ring, too. ” the fellow glanced up and down the alley. Claire did an analogous. there has been nobody. Even the aspect streets have been empty. Her again was once nonetheless to the wall. The nook resulting in the most highway used to be an arm’s size away. there have been humans in the street. a lot of people. the guy learn her strategies. “Don’t be silly. Take off the hoop. ” Claire took off her marriage ceremony ring. This was once alright to lose. they'd assurance. It wasn’t even her unique ring. they'd picked it out years in the past whilst Paul had ultimately accomplished his internship and handed his Registration examination. “Earrings,” the guy ordered. “Come on, whinge, circulation. ” Claire reached as much as her earlobe. Her palms had began to tremble. She hadn’t remembered setting up the diamond studs this morning, yet now she might see herself status in entrance of her jewellery field.

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