Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes by Karin Slaughter
Date Read: August 2015
A beautiful young girl was walking down the street―when suddenly…Julia Carroll knows that too many stories start that way. Beautiful, intelligent, a nineteen-year-old college freshman, she should be carefree. But instead she is frightened. Because girls are disappearing.A fellow student, Beatrice Oliver, is missing. A homeless woman called Mona-No-Name is missing. Both taken off the street. Both gone without a trace.Julia is determined to find out the reasons behind their disappearances. And she doesn't want to be next…Michael Connelly calls Karin Slaughter "unrivaled among thriller writers." This gripping, unforgettable short story proves why. And be sure to order Karin's new novel, Pretty Girls, on sale September 29, 2015.
Publisher: Witness Impulse
Also by this author: Pretty Girls, The Kept Woman br> br>
NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂
Read for Review (Harper Collins)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.00
First Thought when Finished: Blond Hair, Blue Eyes by Karin Slaughter was a brilliant introduction to a new series!
Quick Thoughts for a Short Book: This was a fantastic way to introduce a new series and also sets a timeline. I really enjoyed getting a glimpse not only into the MO of the big bad (can’t really say Serial Killer because I’m still not sure which is also pretty brilliant) but also a glimpse into the beginnings of the case. You know that moment before the police know things are connected? When it is just reporters, hunches, and those on the streets. Really that moment before a case becomes a case. Those moments you hardly ever see in thrillers. This intrigued me and I can’t wait to see how it plays out in Pretty Girls!
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