Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The tension here is pretty high, at times a little too high - sometimes it helps to let things calm down a bit so we feel the increase more, rather than get inured to it. There's a collapsed timeline, which may explain that decision. A few times I thought that the author was riffing on the Paul Bernardo case, albeit a riff with no Karla character. Some scenes are not for the squeamish, while others may strain credulity (example: when Claire enlists her mother's help, which is given without any questions? not likely!). This definitely falls into the Good Beach Read category.
ARC provided by publisher.