The Prettiest One
When Caitlin Sommers finds herself alone in a deserted parking lot with blood on her clothes and no memory of the past few months, it seems like one of the nightmares that have tormented her for years…but it’s all too real. Desperate to learn the truth about where she’s been and what has happened to her but terrified of what she may find, Caitlin embarks on a search for...more
2.…more 1. The author implies that Chops/George killed the three treasure hunters and buried them in the hole that they helped enlarge to accommodate them.
2. Chops was mailing body parts as a message to those that would infringe on his clients' territory.
3. Many were prostitutes and generally won't report the crimes and even if they did, they wouldn't be taken seriously by police. Most though were drugged with a drug that fogs memory.(less) (hide spoiler)]
I have really mixed emotions on this one...
There were some aspects of this book that I really enjoyed, and others that had me rolling my eyes.
The best way I can sum it up is this- it had all the right ingredients for a really tasty treat, but when mixed together, the end result left me unsatisfied.
It does look like I'm in the minority on this feeling though, based on others reviews I've read. So maybe I missed an ingredient or two along the way....wouldn't be the first time!
The main ...more
Amnesia? Maybe ... Does she really not remember anything that has happened since she walked out of their house following an argument? She and her husband, Josh, decide to backtrack to see if they can figure out where she's been and what she's done. When they do, the first ...more
Caitlin Sommers, a real estate agent finds herself in a fog. She has no idea the time, date, or where she is. Everything is hazy. She recalled going to a store and buying something yellow. She is in a strange place and does not recognize ...more
This book was a Kindle First choice for September, it was listed as a thriller and it is. It could be listed as a psychological thriller; Caitlyn is a very mysterious character- not only to herself, but to those she is close to.
I can't say too much about the story without injecting spoilers. Things start happening right from the first chapters, everything keeps building on her amnesia. The story delves into Caitlyn's past, present and future.
There are many twists and turns, ...more
The most egregious offender, though, is the ending.
Serious, huge spoiler about the ending ahead, so do not click unless you're prepared for it!
My first problem with this book is how the author never allows the reader to come to their own conclusions. The descriptions and conversations are overwrought and, frankly, painful to read because of how obvious the conclusion was. The book reads ...more
Names, name, names, and more names. The main character has three or four names. The protagonists has three or four names. All these names and not a single character is well developed. If you like this sort of chaos then have fun. I read to page 280 then dumped it the,"not worth finishing," collection.
Note: Spoiler Alert, hidden plot material is hinted upon.
The Prettiest One is a gracious gift given to me FREE, by James Hankins for an honest review. Honestly, I’m a huge fan of Hankins. His writing is smooth, editing is well-done, and maybe the most important factor is that he doesn’t try and impress the reader with crude language, unnecessary sex, and brutal violence. Out of the books I’ve read by him, Shady Cross is still my favorite. In it an ex-con named Stokes finds a lot of money ...more
The quickest summary I can give you is the following: Adult thriller version of "Dude, Where's My Car?"
Review: As the book developed, the amnesia plot made more and more sense. Initially it seemed overdone. Also, the idea that two ...more
First sentence will get a hold on you and you won't be able let go of your Kindle. Good thing long weekend, story of Caitlin is incredibly heart pounding thrill. One bogeyman and his two sons. Learned about " Dissociated future - DSM-5".
If you didn't read his other books make sure read them too. They are all five stars.
Her husband is shocked to see her he thought she was dead plus she is covered in blood but not her own and in her bag is a gun and artificial hands.
A good read i had to keep reading this book just to see what was happening i had no idea what was going to happen next as she and her husband Josh back track to find out where she has ...more
There were parts of the story that were hard to follow, but it started off rock solid and at a good pace and maintained that throughout! I liked the idea of the story of the main character not knowing what happened and following her through trying to back trace her ...more
Massachusetts author James Hankins is not only a movie star handsome man he is also a highly successful and honored writer. In addition to these skills he has been active as a lawyer (receiving his degree from University of Connecticut School of Law), was in health administration and embraced screenwriting. Attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, he received the Chris Columbus Screenwriting Award. His ...more
Alert readers may begin piecing the puzzle together, but most will ...more