Girls and it blew me away I thoroughly njoy Les brumes d'avalon : roman everything written by this author and definitely recommend Blonde Hair Blue Eyes to all fans plus lovers of the thriller genre 35 starsThis is a preuel short story to Pretty Girls Of course I read them in reverse order but in this instance it really didn t seem to matterBlonde Hair Blue Eyes introduces us to Julia oldest sister of 3 who is a big focal point in Pretty Girls It isssentially her backstory going to school helping at a homeless shelter working on a story for the school paper about a local missing girlAgain not much to this 60 some pages and I m not sure why it was needed but in true Slaughter style it s Malakai (Wicked Games, easy to follow and well written While it s listed as a short story Karin Slaughter s Blonde Hair Blue Eyes is of 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 old college student studying journalism There s been a spate of attractive young women being abducted in the area and it s worryingveryone Guess what happens to Julia at the nd of this story It s not just the predictability of the narrative it s how absolutely nothing happens that annoyed the crap out of me Sure Slaughter can write a convincing portrayal of 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 ditor in a male dominated newsroom She goes dancing The cute boy she likes asks her out 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 of uninteresting rubbish If this had been my first Celtic Fire (Rogue Angel, exposure to the writer I wouldn t have bothered with any of her other works and would ve missed out on the brilliant fiction of 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 on this novelist Also given that Pretty Girls is being marketed as a standalone book you could probably skip Blonde Hairntirely without missing anything important definitely do that and read Three Twisted Stories instead for much better short fiction 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 The Family Plan enjoyed it just the same It s an introduction and a little background on the characters It s very short and a nice hook at thend that will have you anxious to read Pretty Girls ASA. Ng how close she herself is to danger Includes an xtract from Karin Slaughter’s gripping new novel Pretty Girls.
The only reason my daughter has not come home is because someone is keeping her Keeping her Julia Carroll sees the news verywhere young women go missing at a steady rate And she knows statistically it s likely to happen again As it bothers her the fact that no one is talking about what s happening to all these pretty blond haired blue A Doctor in Her Stocking (From Here to Maternity eyed women It feels like someone is sweeping this under the rug She manages to convince her professor to let her write an article about it but gets far than she bargained for So I get that this was 67 pages and it s meant to be a short storyand a lot of short storiesnd on a brief noteBut it bugged me so much that there was build build build and then zip Nothing No payout It cut off right as the story picked up It felt frustrating and annoying I wish it would ve at least had a page or two Celebrity Bachelor epilogue Ah wellYouTube Blog Instagram Twitter Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading 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 of mind was prior to her gone missing Julia was just normal teenage girl whomven though was physically beautiful she had insecurities and actually hated the attention she got I found this read hauntingly For Better and Worse eerie and sad knowing what happened to her andven though it was a short read I felt like I knew her and saw how protective she was of her sisters This was a just a short little story used as a prelude to her upcoming novel Pretty Girls due out soon and which many already have read courtesy of Netgalley It is set in the very Cassidys Kids (Maitland Maternity, early 90 s on the University of Georgia campus in Athens and told by a very beautiful blueyed blond haired girl We are told often very 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 Rescuing the Texans Heart expect some substance in these types of tales Think John Steinbeck Flannery O Connor Truman Capote a lot of writers sink their teeth into short stories This was just a throw away Which is sad because I LOVE Karin Slaughter and her writingspecially when she goes back in time like she did in Cop Town So in my opinion I wouldn t Wrangled (Whitehorse, MT: Chisholm Cattle Co., 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 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 amnjoying 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 Her Cowboy Hero (Refuge Ranch end of the read I just wanted to punch her lights out 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. A missing girl in the news reminds Julia Carroll of herself nineteen beautiful blonde hair blueyesJulia begins
Beautiful but finding her beauty a burden Really Come on that is probably one of the most stupid things I have ver 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 Julia is a 19 year 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 the opportunity to write a front page story She is increasingly becoming aware of 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 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 opinion I don t feel that it is necessary for readers of Pretty Girls to read this but it provided interesting insight into local crime at the time Julia s character some family dynamics and 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 very year Like Julia they have a last Mine to Take (Nine Circles, event a last conversation a last thought a lastverything before being taken Truly horrificStatistics provided by Karin SlaughterIn America in 2013 a woman was raped His L.A. Cinderella every 66 minutes Anstimated 80% of all rapes go unreported Get Julia Carroll was a beautiful nineteen year old with blonde hair and blue A Groom for Greta (Amish Brides of Celery Fields, 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 research on missing girls and what she found horrified her As she pitched her idea to herditor she was stunned at the comments from a colleague and also the resultsJulia had a happy family life she was the The Baby They Both Loved eldest of the siblings and in part felt responsible for her sisters wellbeing But living at the college dormitory gave her a sense of 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 of which were released in 2015 Not as tension filled as Slaughter s usual work nonetheless this novella was fast paced gripping and a uickasy read I ve already read Pretty. O dig deeper and plans an article for her college paper She becomes gradually obsessed with the case never imagini.
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