Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes
by Karin Slaughter
Fiction / Thriller / Suspense
Date Published: 8/18/2015
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.
I am lover or Karin Slaughter’s other books – they are suspenseful thrillers. This novella however was so different I had trouble believing it was her book.It started very slowly , and I believe this is a prequel novella for her new book Pretty Girls, and whilst it sets the back story up a little it fell flat on Slaughters usual suspense writing style.
The book focuses on Julia’s everyday life – her boyfriend, her room mate and how she is scared and slightly obsessing over the disappearance of Beatrice Oliver.
It was slow and not much happening until practically the last page! I kept waiting and waiting for something to happen albeit it eventually did I didn’t quite expect it to happen on the last page and then just end!
It set it up for Pretty Girls and the ending does make me want to go off an read it when it comes out, but the story as a whole just fell flat for me.
Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the Will Trent and Grant County series and the instant New York Times bestseller Cop Town. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print around the world.