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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes - A Short Story- By Karin Slaughter

A missing girl in the news reminds Julia Carroll of herself: nineteen, beautiful, blonde hair, blue eyes.

Julia begins to dig deeper and plans an article for her college paper. She becomes gradually more obsessed with the case, never imagining how close she herself is to danger.

Includes an extract from Karin Slaughter’s gripping new novel, Pretty Girls.
Blonde Hair, Blue EyesBlonde Hair, Blue Eyes by Karin Slaughter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes by Karin Slaughter is a 2015 Cornerstone Digital publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

This novella length story sets the stage for the full length novel “ Pretty Girls”.

Julia is a college student concerned about the recent disappearance of a couple of girls who are strikingly similar in appearance. She is hoping to be a reporter/journalist and wants to write a story about rape statistics.

In the meantime, Julia still wants to belong, wants to have fun, is hoping the guy she is seeing feels the same way about her as she does about him. She's both mature and immature at times, and I so I found her character to be pretty typical of her age.

The story is atmospheric from the beginning with a palpable sense of foreboding, and by the end of this short story, I was very, very uneasy and disturbed.

The author throws out some truly frightening statistics about female victims and draws parallels between how these crimes are approached and viewed from various standpoints.

I strongly urge you to have “Pretty Girls” already on your kindle before reading this short prequel, because this story does come to a sudden and shocking stop.

Overall, this story accomplishes what it set out to do, which is to entice readers to read the full length novel.


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