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 with no hint. the 2 girls haven't spoken because, and now their lives couldn't be extra diverse. 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 woman and the homicide of a middle-aged guy, virtually a quarter-century aside: what may perhaps attach them? Forming a cautious truce, the surviving sisters glance to the earlier to discover the reality, unearthing the secrets and techniques that destroyed their family members all these years in the past . . . and uncovering the potential of redemption, and revenge, the place they least count on it.
 
Powerful, poignant, and completely gripping, jam-packed with indelible characters and unforgettable twists, Pretty Girls is a masterful novel from one of many best writers operating today.

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The three-year distinction of their a long time had continuously labored to Lydia’s virtue, yet this time it was once an additional thirty kilos that helped her be triumphant. She driven Claire so difficult that she stumbled backward. Her tailbone hit the ground. Claire huffed because the breath was once knocked out of her. Lydia stepped over her sister. Claire made one final seize for her leg, however it used to be too overdue. Lydia driven open the storage door. wood cabinets took up one part of a wall. 8 rows went from ground to ceiling, every one nearly 8 ft huge and a foot deep. VHS tapes have been stacked tightly jointly. Their coloured cardboard sleeves divided them into sections. a well-recognized quantity series used to be written by means of hand at the labels. Lydia already knew the code. The dates went again to the Eighties. She stepped down into the room. there has been a tremor in her physique, just like she used to be status too with regards to the sting of a cliff. Her ft tingled. Her palms shook. She was once sweating back. Her bones vibrated underneath her epidermis. Her senses sharpened. The sound of Claire crying at the back of her. The scent of bleach slicing into the again of her nostril. The flavor of worry on her tongue. Her imaginative and prescient tunneling to the six VHS tapes given a spot of prominence at the heart shelf. A eco-friendly rubber band held jointly the fairway cardboard-sleeved videotapes. The handwriting used to be angular and transparent. The quantity series used to be effortless to decipher now that Lydia knew the major. 0-1-3-9-0-9-4-1. 03-04-1991. March four, 1991. 11 Claire opened her mouth to inform Lydia to not contact something, however the phrases by no means got here out simply because there has been no aspect anymore. She had identified from the minute she observed the wall of videotapes that there has been no turning again, simply as she’d identified that this had all been inevitable. Paul were captivated with Claire for a cause. He have been the appropriate husband for a cause. He had manipulated their lives jointly for a cause. And all of the whereas, Claire had refused to determine what was once correct in entrance of her. might be that’s why she wasn’t feeling stunned. or perhaps she was once incapable of feeling surprised anymore, simply because whenever Claire inspiration she’d noticeable the worst of Paul, a few new aspect emerged and he or she used to be struck not only through the horror of his deeds, yet by means of her personal willful blindness. there has been no telling what Lydia was once feeling. She stood thoroughly nonetheless in the course of the chilly storage. Her hand used to be attaining towards the six videotapes, yet she had stopped simply shy of touching them. Lydia acknowledged, “March fourth, 1991. ” “I understand. ” Claire’s eyes had locked directly onto the labels the second one she’d opened the door. “We need to watch it. ” back, Claire didn't inform her to not. there have been such a lot of purposes to go away this position. there have been such a lot of purposes to stick. crimson pill/blue tablet. This used to be not a philosophical workout. Did they wish to understand what had occurred to Julia or no longer? Lydia evidently had her solution. She slowly turned unstuck. She grabbed the stack of eco-friendly VHS tapes with either fingers. She rotated and waited for Claire to get out of her method. Claire her sister again into the den.

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