Pretty Girls Dancingby Kylie Brant Published 1 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
Many years ago a young girl disappeared and even though a body was never found, she was presumed dead. Now another young girl has gone missing and the way to solve this case may be to take another look at the first case, opening up old wounds ... and finding secrets that have never been revealed.
Told in various voices of a broken mother, a guilt-ridden father, the sister who has never stopped hoping, the victim, and the detective who must expose the secrets and lies inn order to find a killer.
Kylie Brant is a well-known author who has never failed in well-written stories with convincible, engaging characters. This crime fiction's story line is crisp and riveting.
Many thanks to the author / Thomas & Mercer / Netgalley for the digital copy. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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.
This is so bad and bland and poorly constructed, when you find out whodunnit, you're like...who? Because the big reveal ends up revealing a person who has a handful of pages of dialogue and a boring name that sounds like every other male name in the book. Thank crap I read this on kindle and could later go back and search the name because I literally did not remember him ever coming up. And when I went back to check it out, I didn't remember the conversation/part of the book at all. And when I re-read all of it to kickstart my memory, I was like...him?
Seriously words don't describe how disappointing this book is. You see murder and ballet in the description and it's everything you can hope for and dream of, but it ends up being very little of both mixed in with a whole lot of blah.
A sub-par, slow burn crime procedural that fails to deliver a compelling, twisted thriller as it is marketed as. However, for what the story was, it kept my attention , which is definitely a plus in my book.