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By Karin Slaughter

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Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.
More than two decades in the past, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished and not using a hint. the 2 ladies haven't spoken on the grounds 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 whilst Claire's husband is killed.
The disappearance of a teenage woman and the homicide of a middle-aged guy, nearly a quarter-century aside: what may well 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 kin all these years in the past . . . and uncovering the potential of redemption, and revenge, the place they least count on it.
Powerful, poignant, and totally gripping, full of indelible characters and unforgettable twists, Pretty Girls is a masterful novel from one of many most interesting writers operating today.

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He acknowledged, “I imagine I’m going to take you up on that provide to speak to you and your attorney. ” Claire’s eardrums full of the pounding of her personal heartbeat. “When? ” “How approximately this present day? ” “It’s Sunday. ” She hadn’t learned what day it used to be formerly. nearly a whole week had handed in view that Paul were murdered. Nolan stated, “I’m convinced you’ve bought sufficient cash to pay the Colonel’s weekend price. ” The Colonel. That used to be what they’d known as Wynn Wallace, the legal professional who’d helped Claire get out of the attack cost. Paul had referred to as him the Colonel simply because he used to be a similar kind of smug prick as Jack Nicholson’s personality in a couple of stable males. “Claire? ” How may Nolan be aware of their inner most nickname? Had Paul used the Colonel to get out of the embezzlement fees, too? “Hello? ” She checked out Lydia, who used to be shaking her head so challenging that she was once most likely going to provide herself whiplash. Claire requested, “Where? ” Nolan gave her the tackle. “I’ll be there in hours. ” Claire ended the decision. She placed the receiver again within the cradle. while she took her hand away, she observed that her palm had left a sweaty mark. Lydia requested, “You’re going to provide him the documents? ” “No. I’m not likely downtown. ” Claire stood up. “I’m going to Athens. ” “What? ” Lydia stood up, too. She Claire into the mudroom. “You simply informed Nolan you were—” “Fuck Nolan. ” Claire picked up her handbag. She slid her toes into her tennis footwear. She didn’t understand why, yet she needed to see Lexie Fuller. She wasn’t going to speak to her or drop a bomb on her lifestyles, yet Claire had to see the opposite girl together with her personal eyes. She stated, “Listen, Lydia, i actually appreciate—” “Shut up. I’m coming with you. ” Lydia disappeared into the home. Claire checked the mailbox at the video keypad by means of the door. The Auburn USB force was once nonetheless there. It was once 9:13 on a Sunday morning. was once it a great or undesirable factor that Adam Quinn was once dozing in? Or had he left the force for somebody else to select up? was once Jacob Mayhew on his means? could Fred Nolan think of Claire’s absence in hours a sort of willfully deceptive a federal agent? might she go back domestic this night to her personal mattress, or could she be spending the following few years of her existence in criminal? Lydia back along with her handbag. She had her iPhone in a single hand and the burner within the different. “I’m using. ” Claire didn’t argue simply because Lydia was once older and he or she continuously received to force. She opened the mudroom door and left it unlocked. At this aspect, Claire welcomed the burglars to come. She would’ve left cookies out for them if she’d had the time. Claire unplugged the Tesla. The keyfob used to be at the bench the place she’d left it. She threw it into her handbag and acquired into the automobile. Lydia climbed in at the back of the wheel. She reached down and changed the seat. She moved the mirrors. She frowned on the sparkling seventeen-inch touchscreen that ran down the center of the dashboard. “This is electrical, correct? ” Lydia sounded pissed off. She’d continuously been offended round new issues. “Athens is an hour away. ” “Really? I’ve by no means spotted that the eleventy billion instances I’ve pushed this exact same motor vehicle to Mom’s residence and again.

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