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Book Review: Pretty Little Girls by Jenifer Ruff


Book Review Pretty Little Girls by Jenifer Ruff

My thoughts about Pretty Little Girls by Jenifer Ruff

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The book synopsis for Pretty Little Girls by Jenifer Ruff

Pretty Little Girls by Jenifer Ruff

The disappearance of a prep school girl from an affluent family leads to a hidden world of shocking secrets.

Winner of the 2020 Reader’s Favorite International Book Award in Thriller Fiction. 
FBI Agent Victoria Heslin is called to Charlotte, NC to investigate alongside local police, but the mysteries only get deeper. Why are the girl’s parents so uncooperative? And why are the local authorities resisting Victoria's help?

When her efforts uncover a sex trafficking operation, Heslin enlists friend and fellow Agent Dante Rivera to go rogue and try to save the girls, before it’s too late.

Pretty Little Girls is the second book in the popular Agent Victoria Heslin Thriller Series by USA Today Bestselling Author Jenifer Ruff.
It can be read as a standalone.

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Discussing Pretty Little Girls by Jenifer Ruff

Quotes from Pretty Little Girls by Jenifer Ruff

Just because someone seemed kind, didn’t mean they could be trusted.

“Kids don’t run away from homes because they’re poor, they run away because they need to escape something. Rich kids can need to escape, too.

Sofia turned the page in her book, trying to stay focused on the fictional lives it contained inside. In the windowless basement, there was rarely any indication that the outside world existed. No mingling of voices, no whoosh of passing trucks or honking of cars, just the occasional hum and rattle of the exposed pipes. Until now.

After all that had happened to her, all she’d just recently experienced—kidnapping, rape, beatings, having her virginity stolen—Sofia didn’t know for sure that Emma had been a virgin, but it seemed likely —after all that, the girl appeared most shocked about having to relieve herself in a bucket.

Only when she was immersed in a book was she able to completely forget about her circumstances.

“Can’t tell me or you’ll have to kill me?” “No. Nothing like that.” She laughed and curled her toes up under the covers. “I can tell you, but it’s not what I want to talk about. You and the dogs are like my happy place. I don’t want to mess it up talking about work.”

“You want the girl back. But you might not find her if someone with power is thwarting your efforts. So, you improvise until you figure out who to trust. Basically, until you know who you can trust, you trust no one.”

His forced jovial attitude had disappeared. Some things were harder to pretend through than others.

“I have to pee first, or I might wet myself. And no one here tonight has asked for that . . . yet.” She smirked to hide her hatred.

“Can’t trust rich people. They’re the best liars. They’re not worried because they always get away with it. That’s what makes them lie so good.”

Things aren’t always what they appear to be. And neither are people.

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  1. This is one of those tropes I have learned to avoid, it is too unsettling for me.

  2. Sounds like my kind of read. Great review I shall check the book out.