Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant

Pretty Girls Dancing

Years ago, in the town of Saxon Falls, young Kelsey Willard disappeared and was presumed dead. The tragedy left her family with a fractured life—a mother out to numb the pain, a father losing a battle with his own private demons, and a sister desperate for closure. But now another teenage girl has gone missing. It’s ripping open old wounds for the Willards, dragging them back into a painful past, and leaving them unprepared for where it will ...


Details Pretty Girls Dancing

TitlePretty Girls Dancing
Author
Release DateJan 1st, 2018
PublisherThomas & Mercer
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller
Rating

Reviews Pretty Girls Dancing

  • Christa
    2018-01-03
    Pretty Girls Dancing was an engrossing mystery/suspense. It caught my attention right away, and held my interest all the way through. Most of the characters were flawed, but I really liked a few of them. Others, not so much. I throughly enjoyed the book and would love to see it turn into a series with Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agent Mark Foster as the lead character.This book opens with the abduction of a teenager, Whitney DeVries. Ma...
  • TL
    2017-12-05
    *I got a free copy via Amazon First Reads (if I typed the new name wrong, please let me know) *previously known as Kindle First* All my opinions are my own:).----2.5 stars... Decent story. It was slow-paced but still kept me interested throughout the whole thing. Janie, Mark, and Whitney were the best drawn of the characters in the story. Everyone else felt underdeveloped.The reveal of the Perp was anti-climatic for me and felt like it came out o...
  • Selena
    2018-01-10
    I received a free e-copy of Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant from NetGalley for my honest review. This is an A++ Suspense novel. This book hooks you in from the first couple pages. This is a story of a young girl, Whitney, who was kidnapped 7 years ago and her body has still not been found. Now 7 years later, another girl, Kelsey is missing. The police believe both girls were taken by the Ten Mile Killer. This is a very tragic story that will ...
  • Marialyce
    2018-02-23
    2.5 wish it could have been better stars.Unfortunately, this was not the book for me. While its premise was good, that of a kidnapper/murderer/psychopath taking girls who were into ballet, the execution of this story was dull and at times haphazard. The book was presented by contrasting, in alternate chapters a family who lost their daughter seven years ago, not yet found, and a family just twelve miles away who have just lost their daughter. The...
  • Linda Strong
    2017-12-04
    Many years ago a young girl disappeared and even though a body was never found, she was presumed dead. Now another young girl has gone missing and the way to solve this case may be to take another look at the first case, opening up old wounds ... and finding secrets that have never been revealed.Told in various voices of a broken mother, a guilt-ridden father, the sister who has never stopped hoping, the victim, and the detective who must expose ...
  • Bernadette
    2018-03-03
    3 Stars for Pretty Girls Dancing by Kylie Brant. This mystery details the recent kidnapping of a teenager named Whitney, as well as the kidnapping of teen Kelsey that occurred seven years ago. The two kidnappings may or may not be the work of a serial killer that has never been identified. The book alternates between the point of view of Kelsey’s family members and the law enforcement officer in charge of the case. Brant creates very sympatheti...
  • Maureen ~Bitch Can Write A Book
    2017-08-13
    I have read a lot of dark thrillers. I couldn't put this book down. I was sad and riveted. I needed to know who was this horrible killer. This book was different because...there was no light for me at the end of this tunnel, well there was a survivor. But what a tough look at the families of a victim. The utter nightmare that engulfs their lives. This book was very well written. This author is a talented voice in this genre. This is a book that w...
  • Heather
    2018-02-18
    Excellent! This is my first book by this author and I am eager to read more of her books! I found it started a little slow but as the book went on, I became more and more invested and engaged in the characters and the story. The last 70-80 pages I was on the edge of my seat! There were family secrets, betrayal and dysfunction all wrapped up in this suspenseful thriller! I highly recommend this book!
  • Amy's Book Reviews
    2017-12-03
    1.5 STARS Whitney, a young teen is missing, reminiscent of Kelsey a girl who vanished seven years ago.Told from the third person points of view of Kelsey’s parents and younger sister, as well as Whitney and a detective investigating both cases as linked to a serial killer, PRETTY GIRLS DANCING is a story with a great premise and lackluster execution.Kelsey’s sister Janie, who suffered from selective mutism and extreme anxiety was the most int...
  • Xavier (CharlesXplosion)
    2018-01-01
    A sub-par, slow burn crime procedural that fails to deliver a compelling, twisted thriller as it is marketed as. However, for what the story was, it kept my attention , which is definitely a plus in my book.
  • Lauren Hopkins
    2018-01-11
    This is so bad and bland and poorly constructed, when you find out whodunnit, you're like...who? Because the big reveal ends up revealing a person who has a handful of pages of dialogue and a boring name that sounds like every other male name in the book. Thank crap I read this on kindle and could later go back and search the name because I literally did not remember him ever coming up. And when I went back to check it out, I didn't remember the ...
  • Alaina Meserole
    2018-06-01
    Pretty Girls Dancing was such a good audio book! Although towards the end when I got home I definitely switched to my kindle so I could read it. It had a ton of POV's and I definitely kept losing my place on who was speaking.Now the mystery throughout the book was so good! I kind of liked almost every character but I mostly just felt bad for them. Bad for Kelsey who disappeared a while ago. Her family has been broken before this event but it hasn...
  • Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
    2017-07-20
    A psychological look into the lives of 5 people effected by a serial killer. When an already imperfect family suffers a devastating loss it shatters their foundation and causes irreparable damage. The mother, Claire Willard, a mental mess since her daughter Kelsey was taken 7 years ago. The younger sister, Janie who before her sister was taken suffered from a social anxiety and has struggled to keep her head above water even more since she went m...
  • Kate
    2018-01-25
    Blah. It took me entirely too long to get through this but I just could not get into it! I thought the ideas for this book were great, I personally would have just liked to have seen them executed in a different way. This book is definitely your standard run of the mill find the serial killer thriller but I felt it was lacking some twists and turns up until the end. One thing I really loved about this was the character of Janie Willard. I thought...
  • Donnell Bell
    2017-09-18
    Hold on to your hats, Mystery Readers. People who like creepy and suspense, you might want to, too. Kylie Brant weaves an intricate plot, in which she tries something out of the norm from her other thrillers. Labeling several POV characters, throughout Pretty Girls Dancing, she lets you into their lives with deep point of view writing, which after only a few pages, I could not put down. By the time I finished this book, I could have sworn these p...
  • Vicki Willis
    2018-03-31
    A good thriller with some twists and turns. Written from different perspectives which I like. Worth the read!
  • Kathy
    2017-12-30
    Yet another mistake from the so-called privilege of being Amazon Prime member where they present one with horrendous book choice options and you have to rely on reviews by Amazon readers to make your horrendous choice. That's what I do each month. It's a ritual. Select something horrid that I am unable to read past the first two pages or so.Young girls being fooled by on-line predators and sneaking out of their bedroom windows to their deaths? No...
  • Melanie
    2018-01-10
    Wow, just wow. Pretty Girls Dancing was my first book by Kylie Brant. I picked it up as I'm into my mysteries at the moment and also it was on kindle unlimited. I'll be honest, more often than not with Kindle Unlimited I find I can be a bit disappointed with mystery books. I don't love books with heavy police plots and most of them are like that. Still I went into Pretty Girls Dancing with an open mind and I'm glad I did.I read this over 3 sittin...
  • Sue Holmes
    2018-01-10
    *Review copy via the publisherPretty Girls Dancing is a mystery thriller with the emphasis on mystery and told in the third-person from the viewpoint of the multiple characters.While its a decent read, the pacing is slow and I would have liked to see more of the thriller aspect.The characters are rather undeveloped and I don’t know them well enough to have a vested in their individual stories. Actually, I feel as though the book is more a super...
  • Darcey Hawkins
    2017-12-14
    I enjoyed the book. I’m confused on how the killer was identified.
  • saradevil
    2017-12-24
    If there was a horrible cliche to be used, this author didn't miss it.
  • Michelle Only Wants to Read
    2018-01-29
    For a moment, at the beginning, I was afraid I'd be disappointed with the story. Nothing concrete, it was just a feeling. I'm glad I continued reading because I got hooked after just a few chapters. I confess it kept me awake until very late on a Sunday night, accepting the fate of tiredness on Monday. I couldn't wait until the next day to read how the story unfolded. Written in five different character perspectives, two stories unfold. Whitney D...
  • Hayley Stenger
    2018-02-13
    Not particularly memorable, the killer came from left field, (not in an "aha" kind of way) and I didn't like the characters. That basically sums it up.
  • Sandra Knapp
    2018-02-26
    This was a very compelling story. Well written, great characters and I was blown away at the end of the story when it was finally revealed who the "monster" was.Great suspense, a real page turner. I definitely would recommend it.
  • Bob Keeney
    2018-04-28
    Grim mystery well toldGood story of families caught up in the grief of kidnapped daughters. Lots of dark family secrets, so it’s difficult to guess who the monster is.
  • Tonya
    2018-04-20
    Pretty Girls a suspenseful twister!!! Pretty Girls Dancing is a good suspense novel filled with flawed characters that are easy to relate to. From the main detective on the case, Mark Foster to the girls who fall victim to a senseless crime each of the characters seem to find a way into the heart of the reader. Crumbling marriages, betrayals, coping mechanisms, addictions, and struggles seem to be a norm for the majority of the characters in this...
  • Kayla
    2018-01-11
    One girl goes missing. Another one has been gone for 7 years. A serial killer has been at large for over 3 decades. Are they connected? If not, is this the work of a vengeful parent or a copycat? Just a couple of runaway teens? You'll have to read to find out!Told in the perspective of 5 major players, this story is filled with suspense and mystery. There were moments I felt were a little slow. But just when I felt I needed a break, the story wou...
  • Beth Cooper
    2018-01-10
    Whodunit Abduction &Murder MysteryThis book was an awesome psychological thriller! It takes place in a town in Ohio where the authorities believe a serial killer might have returned after a seven year rest. The writer did a good job including problems that we may have in today's world with family, marriage, anxiety disorders, religion, climbing the corporate ladder, infidelity, and More! You won't guess whodonit til the end .... And you'd Still b...
  • Stefanie
    2018-02-01
    The thriler/crime genre is stacked with many great books, but lately is suffering from a lot of unoriginality and archetypical tropes. This book DEFIES the stereotype of books with "Girl", "Wife", "Woman" in the title. This book is unique because of the author's skill in utilizing different point of views of the characters. Often when authors use this device, the depth of characterization suffers or it becomes confusing. This book managed to make...
  • Lauren Brownell
    2018-01-05
    3.5 stars (I need half stars!)Definitely kept me interested, and I read the last 250 pages in one sitting. Lots of minor plot holes, and LOTS of repetitive language; I wish someone had edited the book more thoroughly and found a different want to say things like, "Fear snaked up her spine," and "Her world shattered." I think the author did a great job of presenting the reader with red herrings and possible "bad guys" without beating us over the h...