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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

Blonde Hair Blue Eyes


Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: 8/18/2015

Format: Kindle (Novella)

Audible Narrator: Kathleen Early

My Rating: 5 Stars ​

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.

About the Author

Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of several novels, including the Grant County series. A long-time resident of Atlanta, she splits her time between the kitchen and the living room.

Karin Slaughter was born in Georgia, and, with the exception of traveling to support her book publications domestically and abroad, always returns home to Atlanta. Karin Slaughter is her birth name and not a pseudonym. Attended two years of college at Georgia State, and never graduated, though she considers herself a voracious and lifelong learner.Started a sign business before becoming a successful writer. She has toured a dozen countries promoting her work, including Australia, Singapore, France and Finland. Sold 30 million copies Worldwide to date. Karin is the only author in the history of the Dutch bestseller list to have 8 titles on the list, including the number one spot. Website Goodreads

Author photo by Alison Rosa

My Review

Depending on what part of the country you rest your head, (sooner or later) get prepared with a tantalizing prequel BLONDE HAIR, BLUE EYES by the southern queen of international crime fiction, Karin Slaughter! Get a glimpse of the upcoming ride of your life, setting the stage for her latest new standalone, PRETTY GIRLS. Slaughter is on fire! Being a huge Karin Slaughter fan, (also a Georgia gal), I anxiously await every book she cranks out. Trust me when I say PRETTY GIRLS, is definitely one you will not want to miss – making my Top Book List for 2015. I happened to be fortunate enough to listen to the audiobook, PRETTY GIRLS, prior to learning there was a prequel; could not hit purchase audiobook, fast enough, when learning of BLONDE HAIR, BLUE EYES. Now, if you want a match made in heaven, buy theaudiobook, ; Kathleen Early, narrator, and Karin Slaughter are in perfect sync – "what a delivery"! In PRETTY GIRLS, we learn of three sisters, one of them missing and two of them estranged — and the special bonds that unite them. The Carrolls, an ordinary Southern Georgia family, has suffered grief, loss, and tragedy. Twenty-four years ago, a traumatic disappearance of a daughter, a sister; Julia----an experience ultimately changing the course of each member of the family. Her body has never been found. In BLONDE HAIR BLUE EYES, (love short stories) –a great introduction and backstory of Julia. Readers learn of events of Julia Carroll, a nineteen-year-old attractive blonde hair, blue eyes student of journalism attending the University of Georgia, in Athens. She is obsessed with a report of a fellow college student, (similar in age, hair color, eyes, and looks). She has been missing for five weeks. Beatrice Oliver, is missing and a homeless woman-both taken off the street; gone without a trace. Julia, a features' writer for the college campus newspaper, wants to write a story about the abduction and delve further into the events leading up the tragedy. As always, the suspense, drama, and the intensity is high, keeping you hanging for more about these beautiful girls, and what psycho has in store. Read both – Well done! 5 Stars for both. BLONDE HAIR, BLUE EYES . . . Gentlemen really do prefer blondes . . According to new research, the average American male would describe their 'perfect woman' as having blonde hair, blue eyes and - perhaps surprisingly - a graduate degree, per a recent survey The BHBE trait, could be a misfortune; high on stalker/serial-killer radar if you are in Karin's books! Sounds as though we will get a new Will Trent series, coming soon, “The Kept Woman”. Cannot wait!

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Publisher: Random Audiobooks

Publication Date: 7/2/2015

Format: Other

My Rating: 5 Stars +

I#1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter returns with a sophisticated and chilling psychological thriller of dangerous secrets, cold vengeance, and unexpected absolution, in which two estranged sisters must come together to find truth about two harrowing tragedies, twenty years apart, that devastate their lives. Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.






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