Today I am hosting the review blog stop of Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes by Karin Slaughter organised by Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours.
Title : Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes
Author : Karin Slaughter
Genre : Suspense, Thriller
Source : Free copy from the publisher/author for an honest review.
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.
My Musings :
This is the first time I am reading a book from this author and it kind of disappointed me. But I won't say that it was a total washout though.
Actually the short story was written pretty well. The way how it is actually kind of a teaser for the next book, Pretty Girls is what made me lose the enthusiasm for the book, mind, I say book not the story. Because the story reeled me in easily with its premise and the description.
The author set the stage with the delightful insight into the daily life of Julia. It was done in a manner meant to entice the readers to want to know more about her. It was just the tip of the iceberg in this case and the book ended right when more was to be revealed. This has just whetted my appetite and I am ready to get Pretty Girls to know what's the real story because I am sure that's where the true tale is.
On the other hand, the book has made me think about the psychological reasons people get snapped up from the street. It is mind boggling and scary and makes one be more paranoid.
So, overall, the story merits a 4 star on performance and a 3 star on it being a prelude-ish book.
My one line review : More of a prelude than a full story with engaging premise.
My rating : 3/5
My reread factor : 4/5
Meet the Author :