Pretty Girls Dancingby Published 01 Jan 2018
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Years ago, in the town of Saxon Falls, young Kelsey Willard disappeared and was presumed dead. The tragedy left her family with a fractured life—a mother out to numb the pain, a father losing a battle with his own private demons, and a sister desperate for closure. But now another teenage girl has gone missing. It’s ripping open old wounds for the Willards, dragging them back into a painful past, and leaving them unprepared for where it will take them next.
Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent Mark Foster has stumbled on uncanny parallels in the lives of the two missing girls that could unlock clues to a serial killer’s identity. That means breaking down the walls of the Willards’ long-guarded secrets and getting to a truth that is darker than he bargained for. Now, to rescue one missing girl, he must first solve the riddles that disappeared with another: Kelsey Willard herself. Dead or alive, she is his last hope.
"Pretty Girls Dancing" Reviews
I have read a lot of dark thrillers. I couldn't put this book down. I was sad and riveted. I needed to know who was this horrible killer. This book was different because...there was no light for me at the end of this tunnel, well there was a survivor.
But what a tough look at the families of a victim. The utter nightmare that engulfs their lives. This book was very well written. This author is a talented voice in this genre. This is a book that will stay with me.
Whitney, a young teen is missing, reminiscent of Kelsey a girl who vanished seven years ago.
Told from the third person points of view of Kelsey’s parents and younger sister, as well as Whitney and a detective investigating both cases as linked to a serial killer, PRETTY GIRLS DANCING is a story with a great premise and lackluster execution.
Kelsey’s sister Janie, who suffered from selective mutism and extreme anxiety was the most interesting character in the story. Despite her challenges she had the most moxie and personality. The other characters felt somewhat cliché.
The story moved at a snail’s pace, lacking the tension I should have felt. PRETTY GIRLS DANCING had its share of plausible suspects, the perp proved to be the least interesting. The ending left me feeling meh.
I chose PRETTY GIRLS DANCING as my free Kindle first choice for December. It wasn’t a terrible read, just below average and forgettable.
Hold on to your hats, Mystery Readers. People who like creepy and suspense, you might want to, too. Kylie Brant weaves an intricate plot, in which she tries something out of the norm from her other thrillers. Labeling several POV characters, throughout Pretty Girls Dancing, she lets you into their lives with deep point of view writing, which after only a few pages, I could not put down. By the time I finished this book, I could have sworn these people were real.
Ms. Brant writes superb teenage characters and if you like YA, you will be drawn in as well. She creates an unlikely cast of down-and-out heroes you'll be following throughout the book. (Guess the teacher and mother of five knows these people.)
In Pretty Girls Dancing, no one is one hundred percent good and no one is one hundred percent bad -- well..... I don't do spoilers. But the list of suspects is long, which is why I say mystery readers will LOVE this.
I read for emotion and to see good triumph over evil. In Pretty Girls Dancing, Kylie Brant delivers. I received an advanced reader copy of this book and I gladly give it five stars for its uniqueness, scintillating writing and twists and turns I never saw coming.
I enjoyed the book. I’m confused on how the killer was identified.
I got this as a Kindle First selection earlier this month, and I was so excited to start it. The prose sound different from a lot of the books I had been reading lately, so once I saw it as a selection, I had to choose it. I am glad I did.
This book was nice and twisty, you start to think that it's predictable, and at one point I was very bummed out, and then, hello game changer!!! Everything you thought had happened is totally wrong! Loved it! I also read this book incredibly fast, and was legitimately waking up around 4 a.m. just to read a few chapters and then went back to bed.
I really enjoyed the character development, I loved second guessing everyone, and trying to figure out who I thought was the TMK. For those with a sensitivity to violence and child abuse, read this book with caution. It does not get overly graphic, but there are definitely some icky parts. I loved the detective Mark Foster, and really liked a girl named Janice. I thought they were the strongest people in the book, and the most enjoyable perspective to read from. There is a lot of elements to this book, I mean when I say it really keeps you on your toes, and on the edge of your seat. It's a thrill ride, and when it's over, you are left wanting more!