A standalone book you could probably skip Blonde Hair entirely without missing anything important definitely do that and read Three Twisted Stories instead for much better short fiction Blonde Hair Blue Eyes is a short story prelude which gives you the back story for Karin Slaughter s new novel Pretty Girls Now I am enjoying Pretty Girls a lot than this short I really didn t like it that much at all The prime reason was the main character Julia I hated her and by the end f the read I just wanted to punch her lights ut She is self absorbed selfish mean spiteful and nasty and I couldn t find a single nice thing to say about her In addition she is described as being beautiful but finding her beauty a burden Really Come n that is probably Bases Loaded onef the most stupid things I have ever read How many beautiful women do you really think would say Oh I hate being beautiful it is such a burden Absolute Rubbish Although this gives you the back story I would skip it and go straight to Pretty Girls as you won t really miss anythingMany thanks to the publisher for the review copy 35 starsThis is a preuel short story to Pretty Girls Of course I read them in reverse Have A Good Night, Volume 1 order but in this instance it really didn t seem to matterBlonde Hair Blue Eyes introduces This was a just a short little story used as a prelude to her upcoming novel Pretty Girls dueut soon and which many already have read courtesy f Netgalley It is set in the very early 90 s n the University f Georgia campus in Athens and told by a very beautiful blue eyed blond haired girl We are told ften very When You Lose Your Job often how incredibly beautiful she is This repetitiveness is partially the reason for my lower rating That and while I understand that this was always meant to be a short story I still expect some substance in these typesf tales Think John Steinbeck Flannery O Connor Truman Capote a lot f writers sink their teeth into short stories This was just a throw away Which is sad because I LOVE Karin Slaughter and her writing especially when she goes back in time like she did in Cop Town So in my pinion I wouldn t even bother to download this It s short wouldn t take you but an hour to read but it s a hour you could spend doing something worth with your time Julia Carroll was a beautiful nineteen year Isabel the Queen: Life and Times old with blonde hair and blue eyes Studying at the local college not far from her family s home she also worked and wrote articles for the college paper which she loved Another missing girl led Julia to do some researchn missing girls and what she found horrified. O dig deeper and plans an article for her college paper She becomes gradually bsessed with the case never imagini.
This is a preuel to Pretty Girls I did not know thatlike who doesn t know that so I read it after and was thinking that I just read about these girls lol It really didn t matter I enjoyed it just the same It s an introduction and a little background n the characters It s very short and a nice hook at the end that will have you anxious to read Pretty Girls ASAP Julia is a 19 year Tim Crouch old finding her way in the world making that journey away from her parents and family trying to be independent sometimes being an adult She thinks she is in love for the first time She is a journalism student writing for the campus newspaper and is given thepportunity to write a front page story She is increasingly becoming aware f the terrible things men can do to women and has an idea to write about rapeKarin Slaughter packs a lot into this short story and I found it interesting Every woman should think That could be me While it s listed as a short story Karin Slaughter s Blonde Hair Blue Eyes is f a prologue to her latest novel Pretty Girls It s just sold separately for some reason coughmoneycough Set in 1991 Julia s a pretty 19 year Drawing the Human Head old college student studying journalism There s been a spatef attractive young women being abducted in the area and it s worrying everyone Guess what happens to Julia at the end Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics of this story It s not just the predictabilityf the narrative it s how absolutely nothing happens that annoyed the crap ut f me Sure Slaughter can write a convincing portrayal f a young woman s life but give us a reason to care about what we re reading She goes to classes where her teacher s a birruva perv Her roommate s a bitch She feels marginalised as a woman when pitching stories to her editor in a male dominated newsroom She goes dancing The cute boy she likes asks her ut and they do it She has irritating sisters That s it After reading Three Twisted Stories which were fast paced imaginative short stories reading Blonde Hair Blue Eyes was like reading a totally different writer This Karin Slaughter was ponderous and dreary content to subject the reader with page after page f uninteresting rubbish If this had been my first exposure to the writer I wouldn t have bothered with any f her Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, other works and would ve missedut n the brilliant fiction f Three Twisted Stories After reading just Slaughter s short stories I ma gonna give her novel Pretty Girls a shot If it s anywhere near as brutally boring as Blonde Hair was though I m giving up n this novelist Also given that Pretty Girls is being marketed as. A missing girl in the news reminds Julia Carroll f herself nineteen beautiful blonde hair blue eyesJulia begins
Her As she pitched her idea to her editor she was stunned at the comments from a colleague and also the resultsJulia had a happy family life she was the eldest Pontius Pilate of the siblings and in part felt responsible for her sisters wellbeing But living at the college dormitory gave her a sensef independence she and her roommate had been best friends for a long time Was Julia about to put herself in danger with her relentless and paranoid pursuit into the unsolved cases Blonde Hair Blue Eyes is a short story by author Karin Slaughter and is the preuel to Pretty Girls both Livin de Life of which were released in 2015 Not as tension filled as Slaughter s usual work nonetheless this novella was fast paced gripping and a uick easy read I ve already read Pretty Girls and it blew me away I thoroughly enjoy everything written by this author and definitely recommend Blonde Hair Blue Eyes to all fans plus loversf the thriller genre 325 stars I m glad I read this preuel to Pretty Girls second because after reading pretty girls I feel like I got to know Julia and what her state Aeralis of mind was prior to her gone missing Julia was just normal teenage girl whom even though was physically beautiful she had insecurities and actually hated the attention she got I found this read hauntingly eerie and sad knowing what happened to her and even though it was a short read I felt like I knew her and saw how protective she wasf her sisters Original Review October 2015Blonde Hair Blue Eyes is a short story preuel to Karin Slaughter s September 2015 novel Pretty Girls It is a brief look at Julia s life before she went missing In my Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half opinion I don t feel that it is necessary for readersf Pretty Girls to read this but it provided interesting insight into local crime at the time Julia s character some family dynamics and Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives of course her abduction I read Blonde Hair Blue Eyes after reading Pretty Girls and it did feel haunting than I think it would have vice versa Regardless it does bring awareness to the many young people who go missing every year Like Julia they have a last event a last conversation a last thought a last everything before being taken Truly horrificStatistics provided by Karin SlaughterIn America in 2013 a woman was raped every 66 minutes An estimated 80%f all rapes go unreported Get help if you Radio Crackling, Radio Gone or someone you know has been assaulted You are not alone Thenly reason my daughter has not come home is because someone is keeping her Keeping her Julia Carroll sees the news everywhere young women go missing at a steady rate And she knows stati. Ng how close she herself is to danger Includes an extract from Karin Slaughter’s gripping new novel Pretty Girls.
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