Standalone Sunday :: 12/11/16

Happy Sunday, my blogging buds! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It was so very cold here, so I stayed bundled up all weekend, which was fine by me! That’s the one thing I love about the cold… bundling up on the couch with family, a good book, and a hot vanilla latte. Anywho – it’s time for another Standalone Sunday! So let’s see which standalones we picked for this week!


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Standalone Sunday is a feature created by yours truly where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend! There’s so much focus on books that are part of a series… I thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!

Feel free to join in on this weekly feature by creating your own Standalone Sunday post! And you’re more than welcome to use the image I created. Link to your post in the comments below or make sure you link back to this post so I can check it out and add you down below!


25574782-1Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

#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.

More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that’s cruelly ripped open when Claire’s husband is killed.

The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Forming a wary truce, the surviving sisters look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago . . . and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.

Powerful, poignant, and utterly gripping, packed with indelible characters and unforgettable twists, Pretty Girls is a masterful thriller from one of the finest suspense writers working today.


I read this book with one of my Goodreads groups about a year ago and I will never forget it. This book had my spine tingling from the very first page. There are some parts that are a little gruesome, but that’s part of what makes the story so great. Slaughter weaves such a chilling and frightening tale with this one, I couldn’t rate it anything less than five stars. If you’re a fan of psychological thrillers and haven’t read this book yet, I highly recommend you do so as soon as possible. You’re missing out big time!

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Standalone Posts Around the Blogosphere

Britt @ Geronimo Reads • Beth @ Reading Every Night  Didi @ Didi Oviatt  Sam @ One Bookish Girl • Nicki @ The Secret Library  Renee @ It’s Book Talk  Melissa @ Book Nerd Momo  Stevie @ Stevie’s Bookshelf  Kaytlyn @ The Bohemian Bookworm  Azia @ The Uncharted Word


Have you read this book? What are some standalone novels you would recommend? If you want to participate in this feature, link up your post in the comments and I’ll add you up top!

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45 thoughts on “Standalone Sunday :: 12/11/16

  1. Yes Megan! this meme is seriously forcing me to re-focus on my much neglected stand-alones smh. I actually own this in HC since purchasing it sometime last year, even went as far a bookstagramming it & somehow managed to forget I owned it 😦 bumping this one back up on my TBR 🙂

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