Pretty Girls

A Novel

Author: Karin Slaughter

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006242906X

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Lee Child says it’s “stunning… certain to be a book of the year.” Kathy Reichs calls it “extraordinary… a major achievement.” Jeffery Deaver says that “fiction doesn't get any better than this.” Gillian Flynn says of Karin Slaughter: “I’d follow her anywhere.” See for yourself what these #1 New York Times-bestselling authors are talking about. Sisters. Strangers. Survivors. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed. The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Forming a wary truce, the surviving sisters look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago . . . and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it. Powerful, poignant, and utterly gripping, packed with indelible characters and unforgettable twists, Pretty Girls is a masterful novel from one of the finest writers working today.
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Such a Pretty, Pretty Girl

A Novel

Author: Winston Groom

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9780375501616

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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A beautiful, married television anchorwoman in Los Angeles, Delia Jameson finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is harassed, blackmailed, and stalked by an unknown admirer from her past, and only Johnny Lightfoot, another old flame, can help her. 30,000 first printing.
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Such a Pretty Girl

A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride

Author: Nadina LaSpina

Publisher: New Village Press

ISBN: 161332099X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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A memoir by a disability rights activist Such a Pretty Girl is Nadina La Spina's story—from her early years in her native Sicily, where still a baby she contracts polio, a fact that makes her the object of well-meaning pity and the target of messages of hopelessness; to her adolescence and youth in America, spent almost entirely in hospitals, where she is tortured in the quest for a cure and made to feel that her body no longer belongs to her; to her rebellion and her activism in the disability rights movement. LaSpina’s personal growth parallels the movement’s political development—from coming together, organizing, and fighting against exclusion from public and social life, to the forging of a common identity, the blossoming of disability arts and culture, and the embracing of disability pride. While unique, the author's journey is also one with which many disabled people can identify. It is the journey to find one's place in an ableist world—a world not made for disabled people, where disability is only seen in negative terms. La Spina refutes all stereotypical narratives of disability. Through the telling of her life’s story, without editorializing, she shows the harm that the overwhelming focus on pity and on a cure that remains elusive has done to disabled people. Her story exposes the disability prejudice ingrained in our sociopolitical system and denounces the oppressive standards of normalcy in a society that devalues those who are different and denies them basic rights. Written as continuous narrative and in a subtle and intimate voice, Such a Pretty Girl is a memoir as captivating as a novel. It is one of the few disability memoirs to focus on activism, and one of the first by an immigrant.
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All His Pretty Girls

An absolutely gripping detective novel with a jaw-dropping killer twist

Author: Charly Cox

Publisher: Hera books Ltd

ISBN: 1912973170

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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‘A five star read for me and a must read for fans of the genre.’ (5 stars) Reader review Detective Alyssa Wyatt is hunting a serial killer. She doesn’t know that he’s hunting her. A woman is found naked, badly beaten and barely alive in the New Mexico mountains. The shocking discovery plunges Albuquerque Detective Alyssa Wyatt into a case that will test her to the limit. It appears that Callie McCormick is the latest plaything of a shadowy psychopath that leaves a long shadow on the streets of New Mexico – an individual linked to a string of deaths but leaving no evidence. But when Alyssa makes a breakthrough that just might reveal the killer, she unknowingly puts herself in the crosshairs of a brutal maniac – one with an old score to settle. Because the killer knows Alyssa very well, even if she doesn’t know him. And he’s determined that she’ll know his name – even if he has to extract his deadly revenge on her and everything she loves. The launch of a dark, gripping, completely unputdownable crime thriller series, All His Pretty Girls introduces Albuquerque detective Alyssa Wyatt. Fans of Kendra Elliot, Melinda Leigh and Angela Marsons will be utterly engrossed. Readers are hooked on All His Pretty Girls: ‘This debut novel hits it out of the park. Gripping, full of tension, suspense, and chills, this story grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let go.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘I haven't found a book that made me feel a compulsion to keep going like this one did... I loved it so much! This is a solid crime drama/ thriller pick and I will be recommending this to anyone that will listen!!’ Reader review ‘Wow! Couldn’t put it down and I can’t believe this is a debut novel...well written and keeps you guessing the whole way.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘This was a creepy, suspenseful thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed...The twist was one that I did not see coming.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘A thrill ride from the beginning to the enormously satisfying conclusion.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘Wow....Creepy, dark and graphic but a phenomenal story.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘a very gripping read with a twist that leaves you shocked.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘really good and hard to put down once it was started...As someone who reads many thrillers, I have to say this one is high on my list.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘I would recommend this title to anyone looking for an original and suspenseful read.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘This book kept me sitting on the edge of my chair. I had no clue that it would end the way it did.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘There were so many twists and turns and it just really keeps you guessing. If you want a good police procedural mystery thriller...This book is for you!’ Reader review ‘Awesome book! Great new author I will continue to read.’ (5 stars) Reader review ‘Charly Cox has written a superb thriller!... A five star read for me and a must read for fans of the genre.’ (5 stars) Reader review
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All the Pretty Girls

A Thrilling suspense novel

Author: J.T. Ellison

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1460395824

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Nashville Homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson is working to catch a serial rapist after a local girl falls prey to a sadistic killer. The Southern Strangler is slaughtering his way through the Southeast, leaving a gruesome memento at each crime scene—the prior victim's severed hand. Taylor finds herself in a joint investigation with her lover, FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin, as they pursue the vicious murderer. Ambitious TV reporter Whitney Connolly is certain the Southern Strangler is her ticket out of Nashville; she's got a scoop that could break the case. But she has no idea how close to this story she really is—or what it will cost her. Battling an old injury and her own demons, Taylor is desperate to quell the rising tide of bodies. But as the killer spirals out of control, everyone involved must face a horrible truth—the purest evil is born of private lies.
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Such a Pretty Girl

Author: Laura Wiess

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847396054

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Meredith was promised nine years of safety, but they only gave her three. Her father, who was sent to prison for sexually abusing Meredith and other children in the small town, has been released early on good behaviour. He was supposed to be locked up until Meredith's eighteenth birthday, when she would be free of her abusive father and her delusional mother, who dwells on a fantasy that the three of them will be a happy family once more. But Meredith is only fifteen, and her father is out of prison…and her mother is bringing him home. And Meredith won't let him hurt her, or anyone else, ever again. No matter what the cost. Lyrical, suspenseful, and emotionally shattering, SUCH A PRETTY GIRL is the compelling story of one young woman's painful fight for survival - and her journey back to herself.
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Pretty Little Dead Girls

A Novel of Murder

Author: Mercedes M Yardley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944784249

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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"Run, Star Girl." Bryony Adams is destined to be murdered, but fortunately Fate has terrible marksmanship. In order to survive, she must run as far and as fast as she can. After arriving in Seattle, Bryony befriends a tortured musician, a market fish-thrower, and a starry-eyed hero who is secretly a serial killer bent on fulfilling Bryony's dark destiny. Mercedes M. Yardley's Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy is a dark, lovely fairy tale with lyrical language and a high body count, and features a cover by Hugo award-winner Galen Dara. Includes "Oliver Bloom" by Ryan Johnson, a short story featuring characters from Pretty Little Dead Girls.
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Pretty Girls Dancing

Author: Kylie Brant

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477820155

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Years ago, in the town of Saxon Falls, young Kelsey Willard disappeared and was presumed dead. The tragedy left her family with a fractured life--a mother out to numb the pain, a father losing a battle with his own private demons, and a sister desperate for closure. But now another teenage girl has gone missing. It's ripping open old wounds for the Willards, dragging them back into a painful past, and leaving them unprepared for where it will take them next. Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent Mark Foster has stumbled on uncanny parallels in the lives of the two missing girls that could unlock clues to a serial killer's identity. That means breaking down the walls of the Willards' long-guarded secrets and getting to a truth that is darker than he bargained for. Now, to rescue one missing girl, he must first solve the riddles that disappeared with another: Kelsey Willard herself. Dead or alive, she is his last hope.
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Daddy's Girls

A Novel

Author: Danielle Steel

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0399179631

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In Danielle Steel’s riveting novel, three women raised by their father on a sprawling California ranch now confront difficult truths about their past. Decades ago, after the death of his wife, Texas ranch hand JT Tucker took his three small daughters to California to start a new life. With almost no money, a will of iron, and hard work, he eventually built the biggest ranch in California. But when he dies suddenly at the age of sixty-four, the ranch is inherited by his three daughters—each of them finding it impossible to believe that this larger-than-life figure is gone from their lives. JT’s relationship with each daughter was entirely different. Caroline, the youngest and most reserved, was overlooked by her father for her entire life and fled to become a wife, mother, and writer in Marin County. Gemma, his declared favorite, sought out Hollywood glamour and success and became a major television star. Kate, the eldest, stayed at home with her father to do his bidding as a ranch hand, without thanks or praise, forsaking marriage and a family of her own for the love of him. Now, upon JT’s death, the paper trail he leaves behind begins to reveal much more than the three sisters ever guessed about who he really was. It will turn their world upside down, and each of them must grapple with a new reality, strengthening their relationships with one another, and discovering who they are now as grown women, in spite of him. Set against the magnificent backdrop of the West and the drama of a family in turmoil, Daddy’s Girls is the story of three remarkable women and their unique bond to each other—the daughters of a complex, many-faceted, domineering father who left his mark on each of them.
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What Pretty Girls Are Made Of

Author: Lindsay Jill Roth

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476798656

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 2884

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Envision Lauren Weisberger’s The Devil Wears Prada in the high-drama, estrogen-infused world of cosmetics, and you have What Pretty Girls Are Made Of—a hilarious debut novel from a writer who’s lived it. In the make-up world, life and love are never cruelty-free... After living in New York City for four years and reaching a dead end on her acting career, Alison Kraft needs a new role—time for a career change. When she reads about the world-famous Sally Steele Cosmetics studio, Alison quickly swoops in to make a good impression and lands a job as an assistant to the diva herself. Surrounded by fantastic new hues of blushes, eye shadows, and glosses, Alison loves her new job and the new swag. Even better, she discovers she’s actually really good at it! But in the midst of juggling her love life, crazy family members, and the grueling demands of a jealous, flaky boss who could put Miranda Priestly to shame, Alison starts to question her choices. How long before the pretty face cracks for good?
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