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Welcome to Mailbox Monday! Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at the Mailbox Monday blog.
Here are the books that made their way into my physical and digital mailboxes last week:
Paper Review Copies
Additions to Personal Paper Library
Although PRETTY GIRLS is a “review copy,” I see no one has reviewed it. I’m reading it right now. It’s a very good book. If you haven’t read it, Vera, you should. After I finish it, I’ll comment further here.
I finished reading PRETTY GIRLS. Of the Karin Slaughter books I’ve read, this one is by far the best. For that matter, PRETTY GIRLS is one of the best books I’ve read this year.
The pretty girls in PRETTY GIRLS are three pretty sisters. When the book begins, one of those sisters, Julia, has been missing for almost 20 years. The family, her two younger sisters, Lydia and Claire, and her mother and father, have never felt closure. Lydia and Claire, as a matter of fact, have felt ignored by their parents as a result.
Eighteen years ago, Claire married Paul, a genius-level architect. They are rich and happy together. That happiness is not to last. First, Paul is murdered. Then, when Claire is going through his personal belongings, including his home offices and computers, she finds evidence that Paul had been leading a hidden life. And she is to discover much, much more. Paul had been committing and was responsible for horrors.
Lydia is estranged from her family. Since Julia went missing, Lydia became addicted to drugs and let herself go fat. But when PRETTY GIRLS opens, she has gone straight, has a daughter, now a teenager, and has an ongoing relationship with the man who lives next door. Claire involves Lydia in the horrors.
I will say no more about this story. Doing so would deprive readers of learning what Claire and Lydia do while they are doing it. If readers don’t know the discoveries ahead of time, most will find this book can’t-put-it-down good.
To contradict myself, I should say this much more: some scenes involving torture are hard to read. But they are not gratuitous; they ensure that readers feel as horrified as they should.
I am about to start Pam Jenoff’s book. I so enjoyed every book I read of hers.
I am looking forward to The Book of Lost And Found.
ENJOY all of your books. I always like to see your post on Mondays.
Elizabeth Silver’s Reviews My Mailbox Monday Elizabeth (Silver’s Reviews) recently posted..Maud’s Line by Margaret Verble
Great Mailbox Monday. So many good ones.
Some good looking reads! I have been curious about After Alice.
Don’t Ever Change and Pretty Girls are on my TBR list too!. I listened to the audio version of The Woman Who Stole My Life and really enjoyed it. Perfect for summer reading!
Russian Tattoo sounds good, and I always enjoy Jenoff’s books
Wow, all of these look great! I have a couple on preorder myself. The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach is one I am really looking forward to!
Wow, a lot of great books this week! I have The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach and am excited to red it soon. I’ve heard really good things about Remember Mia and The Book of Lost and Found and After Alice sounds great. Thanks for sharing! Colleen Turner recently posted..Review: The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
I’m going to add “Russian Tattoo” to my TBR list right now! It sounds excellent.
Have a great week! DeniseF recently posted..Mailbox Monday (47)
Holy cow, what a mailbox! A Thousand Miles to Freedom looks like the kind of book I love. bermudaonion (Kathy) recently posted..Mailbox Monday
The Kim book was in my mailbox too. Have a good week! Mary recently posted..Sunday Post
What a great selection of books. Enjoy.
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