Posted by Book Mavens on 16th October 2011
BOOKS SO NICE, WE’VE REVIEWED THEM TWICE!
Title: Pretty Little Things
Author: Jilliane Hoffman
Publisher: Vanguard Press, September 2010
Summary: Although this book is a work of fiction, the subject will be a reality check for some- especially those with teenagers. Lainey Emerson is a 13 year old girl living in a somewhat dysfunctional family. She turns to the internet for companionship. There she meets someone calling himself “El Capitan” whom she agrees to meet in person. When Lainey’s mother finally realizes that she is missing, the family initially believes that she has run away just as her older sister Liza has done numerous times before. When her mom finally decides to call the police the case is given to agent Bobby Dees, also known as “The Shepard”, because he has found and brought home so many runaways. As they get further into the investigation, the detectives finally figure out there is a psycho out there who abducts teenagers and keeps them locked up. The kidnapper then sends an oil painting of the victim to a certain reporter who has been trying to make it big in the business. If you enjoy books with a lot of twists, turns and surprises I think you will enjoy this book. Due to the graphic details, it is not for the faint of heart.
Who will like this book: Readers of thrillers and suspense, and anyone who has enjoyed Jilliane Hoffman’s previous novels.
Recommended by: Virginia, Circulation Dept.
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