If you liked Beautiful Malice or Mice you'll be on the edge of your seat as you read Pretty Girl.
Best friends Paige, Sarah, Jess and Tallulah have begun their first year of university. They're living on campus at Galston College and it seems like at last life is starting. But after a college party, things between the friends change. One night, Sarah saves Paige from drowning in the university swimming pool, and she's convinced she glimpsed someone else sneaking away in the dark. Then Jess's body is found outside the college laundry; it seems she had secrets too.
With Paige in hospital, that leaves Sarah and Tallulah. Grieving and guilt-stricken, the girls withdraw from each other. It's not until Sarah meets the gorgeous and charming Jonny that she can finally tell someone what she thinks she saw by the pool that night. Will sharing her suspicions put Sarah's life at risk too?
“A great psychological thriller, the likes we generally only see in adult fiction . . . It’s the sort of book you will read in one sitting because the way the story unravels; you need to keep going to put all of the puzzle pieces together.”
“This is a gripping psychological drama, and a rather cautionary tale, that older girls are sure to enjoy. It also shows the depth of talent in author, J. C. Burke who constantly surprises with her themes, setting and genre.”
Deborah Marshall, readplus.com.au
“A stunning thriller.”
Fran Knight, Magpies