The Crown of Thorns

Author:Karin Slaughter

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:006242906X

Total Pages: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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All His Pretty Girls

Author:Charly Cox

Publisher:Hera books Ltd

ISBN:1912973170

Total Pages: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

Pretty Girls

Author:Lisa Portolan,Samantha McDonald

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:192238707X

Total Pages:250

Viewed:1054

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Pretty Girls is a visceral narrative of violence, personal tragedy and female resilience set against the backdrop of one of Australia’s most politically charged communities, Redfern, where sinister racial tensions underpin everything. Evie is a woman in her mid-thirties who returns to her hometown to meet with her dying father. In coming back to the place where she grew up she has to revisit her history of violence – the death of her mother, the suicide of her brother and the domestic violence that occurred in her home. Her father only has a short time to live – she expects to find him a changed man. But he’s not. He’s unrepentant and unapologetic for his actions. Evie has to reclaim her story – she’s not just a pretty girl, she won’t just sit down, be quiet, stay still – but getting there is more than tough, more than an ordeal – it’s a mammoth display of tenacity and strength. Pretty Girls is ultimately a story of triumph. Evie rises from the ashes of a hellish past and re-writes her story. There is a part of Evie in every woman and Pretty Girls seeks to start a movement. "I know there are other people out there, just like me. People who think they are alone in life and that their cards have been dealt... But now I know there's always time for change and there's always a better path. You just have to look for it." - Jimmy Barnes, Working Class Boy

Little Girls in Pretty Boxes

Author:Joan Ryan

Publisher:Doubleday

ISBN:0307828557

Total Pages:256

Viewed:1380

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A sports reporter investigates the training of girls as professional gymnasts and figure skaters, arguing that the pressure to succeed and to look beautiful results in mental and physical harm, from eating disorders to psychological trauma.

What Pretty Girls Are Made Of

Author:Lindsay Jill Roth

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1476798656

Total Pages:280

Viewed:517

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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?

Strong Is the New Pretty

Author:Kate T. Parker

Publisher:Workman Publishing

ISBN:1523500182

Total Pages:240

Viewed:1421

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Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is the New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves. Real beauty isn’t about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images. A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it’s what’s inside you that counts, Strong Is the New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person.

Such a Pretty Girl

Author:Laura Wiess

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1416531467

Total Pages:224

Viewed:970

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A darkly compelling novel about a young woman who must defend herself against her abusive father. “In the character of Meredith, Laura Wiess has created a girl to walk alongside Harper Lee’s Scout and J.D. Salinger’s Phoebe. Read this novel, and you will be changed forever” (New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice). They promised Meredith nine years of safety, but only gave her three. Her father was supposed to be locked up until Meredith turned eighteen. She thought she had time to grow up, get out, and start a new life. But Meredith is only fifteen, and today her father is coming home from prison. Today her time has run out.

Pretty Girls in the VIP

Author:Daaimah S. Poole

Publisher:Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN:1617730289

Total Pages:320

Viewed:824

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“A voice of her generation.” –Black Issues Book Review Three women are determined to ride their rich men’s successes to the very top... When her marriage to an NFL phenom ended, so did Adrienne Sheppard’s chance at wealth and security. Now she’s betting on her exclusive new nightclub—and her new man—to turn her luck around....Sexy vixen Shanice Whitaker is taking her pay-for-play schemes to a whole new level to stack up the mad fortune of her dreams....And Zakiya Lee is sure she knows how to work the sports fame game straight into full-time professional wife-hood with her NBA star. But soon, all three will learn the hard way that truly making it on their own will cost more than they ever bargained for... “Poole invites readers to the party where players get played. Gold diggers are nothing new, but this is one crazy, in-your-face tale of trysts and ludicrous schemes.” --RT Book Reviews on A Rich Man’s Baby

Pretty Girls

Author:Deyanira Garcia

Publisher:Balboa Press

ISBN:1452517851

Total Pages:26

Viewed:457

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Deyanira García’s children’s book provides the answer to one of the most important questions girls usually have at many points in their lives, but are too afraid to ask: “What do pretty girls look like?” In this beautiful and colorful book, your child will find herself traveling through the beauty of her being. This beautiful mother and daughter story is one of the best gifts we can give to our little girls. It was written in the hopes that they will use their beauty to continue the transformation process for generations to come.

Pretty Girls

Author:Lisa Portolan,Samantha McDonald

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:192238707X

Total Pages:250

Viewed:1802

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Pretty Girls is a visceral narrative of violence, personal tragedy and female resilience set against the backdrop of one of Australia’s most politically charged communities, Redfern, where sinister racial tensions underpin everything. Evie is a woman in her mid-thirties who returns to her hometown to meet with her dying father. In coming back to the place where she grew up she has to revisit her history of violence – the death of her mother, the suicide of her brother and the domestic violence that occurred in her home. Her father only has a short time to live – she expects to find him a changed man. But he’s not. He’s unrepentant and unapologetic for his actions. Evie has to reclaim her story – she’s not just a pretty girl, she won’t just sit down, be quiet, stay still – but getting there is more than tough, more than an ordeal – it’s a mammoth display of tenacity and strength. Pretty Girls is ultimately a story of triumph. Evie rises from the ashes of a hellish past and re-writes her story. There is a part of Evie in every woman and Pretty Girls seeks to start a movement. "I know there are other people out there, just like me. People who think they are alone in life and that their cards have been dealt... But now I know there's always time for change and there's always a better path. You just have to look for it." - Jimmy Barnes, Working Class Boy

All the Pretty Girls in a Row

Author:Della

Publisher:SchurrDesign

ISBN:

Total Pages:70

Viewed:1554

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The world is full of pretty women, and most of us assume that their lives are charmed. They’ll always get what they want. But if we knew what they were thinking, we might realize that their minds are churning with pain or fear. Their faces are masks. These fictional stories are about pretty girls, young and old, who don’t feel half as good as they look … and some of the reasons why.

What Pretty Girls Are Made Of

Author:Lindsay Jill Roth

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1476798656

Total Pages:280

Viewed:1725

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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?

Pretty Girls in the VIP

Author:Daaimah S. Poole

Publisher:Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN:1617730289

Total Pages:320

Viewed:1157

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“A voice of her generation.” –Black Issues Book Review Three women are determined to ride their rich men’s successes to the very top... When her marriage to an NFL phenom ended, so did Adrienne Sheppard’s chance at wealth and security. Now she’s betting on her exclusive new nightclub—and her new man—to turn her luck around....Sexy vixen Shanice Whitaker is taking her pay-for-play schemes to a whole new level to stack up the mad fortune of her dreams....And Zakiya Lee is sure she knows how to work the sports fame game straight into full-time professional wife-hood with her NBA star. But soon, all three will learn the hard way that truly making it on their own will cost more than they ever bargained for... “Poole invites readers to the party where players get played. Gold diggers are nothing new, but this is one crazy, in-your-face tale of trysts and ludicrous schemes.” --RT Book Reviews on A Rich Man’s Baby

Last Breath

Author:Karin Slaughter

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062742159

Total Pages:48

Viewed:1246

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Protecting someone always comes at a cost. At the age of thirteen, Charlie Quinn’s childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end. Two men, with a grudge against her lawyer father, broke into her home—and after that shocking night, Charlie’s world was never the same. Now a lawyer herself, Charlie has made it her mission to defend those with no one else to turn to. So when Flora Faulkner, a motherless teen, begs for help, Charlie is reminded of her own past, and is powerless to say no. But honor-student Flora is in far deeper trouble than Charlie could ever have anticipated. Soon she must ask herself: How far should she go to protect her client? And can she truly believe everything she is being told? Razor-sharp and lightning-fast, this electrifying story from the #1 international bestselling author will leave you breathless. And be sure to read Karin Slaughter’s extraordinary new novel The Good Daughter—available August 22, 2017.

Pretty Girl-13

Author:Liz Coley

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0062127381

Total Pages:352

Viewed:1561

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Reminiscent of the Elizabeth Smart case, Pretty Girl-13 is a disturbing and powerful psychological thriller about a girl who must piece together the mystery of her kidnapping and abuse. Perfect for fans of books like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, Elizabeth Scott's Living Dead Girl, and Caroline B. Cooney's The Face on the Milk Carton series, Pretty Girl-13 is a haunting yet ultimately uplifting story about the healing power of courage, hope, and love. Angie Chapman was thirteen years old when she ventured into the woods on a Girl Scout camping trip. Now she's returned home . . . only to find that it's three years later and she's sixteen—or at least that's what everyone tells her. What happened to the last three years of her life? With a tremendous amount of courage, Angie embarks on a journey to discover the fragments of her lost time. She eventually discovers a terrifying secret and must decide: what do you do when you remember things you wish you could forget?

Pretty Dead Girls

Author:Monica Murphy

Publisher:Entangled: Teen

ISBN:1633758923

Total Pages:336

Viewed:1902

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“A suspenseful, thrilling read that will keep you on pins and needles until the last page.” —Liezel and Angie's Book Blog Beautiful. Perfect. Dead. In the peaceful seaside town of Cape Bonita, wicked secrets and lies are hidden just beneath the surface. But all it takes is one tragedy for them to be exposed. The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she's next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope—and to a boy from her physics class. The one she's never really noticed before, with the rumored dark past and a brooding stare that cuts right through her. There's something he isn't telling her. But there's something she's not telling him, either. Everyone has secrets, and theirs might get them killed.

Ugly Girls

Author:Lindsay Hunter

Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:0374710120

Total Pages:240

Viewed:1513

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Perry and Baby Girl are best friends, though you wouldn't know it if you met them. Their friendship is woven from the threads of never-ending dares and power struggles, their loyalty fierce but incredibly fraught. They spend their nights sneaking out of their trailers, stealing cars for joyrides, and doing all they can to appear hard to the outside world.With all their energy focused on deceiving themselves and the people around them, they don't know that real danger lurks: Jamey, an alleged high school student from a nearby town, has been pining after Perry from behind the computer screen in his mother's trailer for some time now, following Perry and Baby Girl's every move—on Facebook, via instant messaging and text,and, unbeknownst to the girls, in person. When Perry and Baby Girl finally agree to meet Jamey face-to-face, they quickly realize he's far from the shy high school boy they thought he was, and they'll do whatever is necessary to protect themselves. Lindsay Hunter's stories have been called "mesmerizing. . . visceral . . . exquisite" (Chicago Tribune), and in Ugly Girls she calls on all her faculties as a wholly original storyteller to deliver the most searing, poignant, powerful debut novel in years.

Those We Left Behind

Author:Stuart Neville

Publisher:Soho Press

ISBN:1616956372

Total Pages:368

Viewed:917

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Blood has always been thicker than water for two Northern Irish brothers caught in the Belfast foster system, but a debt of past violence will be paid by not just them, but also by those they left behind. Ciaran Devine, who made Belfast headlines seven years ago as the “schoolboy killer,” is about to walk free. At the age of twelve, he confessed to the brutal murder of his foster father; his testimony mitigated the sentence of his older brother, Thomas, who was also found at the crime scene, covered in blood. But DCI Serena Flanagan, the only officer who could convince a young, frightened Ciaran to speak, has silently harbored doubts about his confession all this time. Ciaran’s release means several things: a long-anticipated reunion with Thomas, who still wields a dangerous influence over his younger brother; the call-to-action of a man bent on revenge for his father’s death; and major trouble for Ciaran’s assigned probation officer. Meanwhile, Serena Flanagan has just returned to the force from her battle with breast cancer, only to endure the pitying looks of her coworkers and a mountain of open case files. She will soon discover that even closed cases can unleash terror on the streets of Belfast. From the Hardcover edition.

The Pretty Girl Killer

Author:Andrew Byrne

Publisher:Penguin Group Australia

ISBN:0143796755

Total Pages:368

Viewed:910

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This is the story of Christopher Wilder: the surf-loving son of a decorated naval war hero born in the suburbs of Sydney, who became the most wanted man in America – a psychopathic serial killer who slaughtered more than sixteen young women in the USA and is the prime suspect in the infamous Australian Wanda Beach murders. Wilder was handsome and charming, and time and time again he managed to convince beautiful young women that he was a fashion photographer looking to help them start a career in modelling. What followed were some of the most brutal, sadistic crimes the world has ever seen – as well as a years-long police operation, dogged by missed opportunities and bad decisions, to track the killer down. Featuring new evidence unearthed from case files and interviews with FBI agents, witnesses and survivors, some of whom have spoken for the first time since the horrendous crimes were committed, The Pretty Girl Killer takes us right into the mind and moment of one of Australia’s most heinous exports.