So Much Pretty. Finished 9-21-16, rating 3.5/5, thriller, pub. 2011
Unabridged audio read by Aimee Bruneau. 9 hours, 55 minutes.
Set in a rural community steeped in silence and denial, So Much Pretty explores all parents’ greatest fear, that their child will be hurt. But it also examines a second, equally troubling question: What if my child hurts someone else? The disappearance and murder of nineteen-year-old Wendy White is detailed through the eyes of journalist Stacy Flynn and a host of other richly drawn characters, each with their own secrets and convictions. After Wendy’s body is found, Flynn’s intense crusade to expose a killer draws the attention of a precocious local girl, Alice Piper, whose story intertwines with Wendy’s in a spellbinding and unexpected climax. from S&S website
I listened to this in September and I’m going to post what I wrote on my 30 Days blog because I do remember bits and pieces and certain feelings, dark feelings, but the details I remember would reveal way too much about the book. There were three points of view on one of them is Stacy from Cleveland 🙂
I finished the audio at 11 pm. It is totally messed up (or is that me since that isn’t my first glass of wine?). I would recommend reading instead of listening because there is a lot of jumping from viewpoints and different years. Yesterday I read about the making of a terrorist and today I read about…well, I don’t want to spoil anything but it’s not too far off.
What’s it about – a reporter, a kidnapped young woman, and a girl live in Hayden, New York with a sad bunch of citizens.
What did I learn – although I know rape is something that happens often, this book really put it in context.
Who would love it – mystery lovers who enjoy the darker side.