So Much Pretty Paperback
by Cara Hoffman
'A man can only take so much pretty walking back and forth in front of him.' When nineteen-year-old Wendy White disappears, the small town of Haeden, New York, is shaken to its core.
The police are unable to trace the missing waitress; everyone assumes that she has run away.
But, six months later, Wendy's tortured body is found in the nearby woods.
She has only been dead for a matter of days. With no one willing to talk, the investigation slows to a halt.
But local reporter Stacy Flynn and high school student Alice Piper have their own reasons for finding out what really happened.
The truth behind Wendy's disappearance has a devastating effect on the town: what was once a rural idyll is now the backdrop to murder, violence and revenge.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 02/08/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099558484
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Review by celerydog
Written from various POV, fractured timeline. Not suitable for school library b/c of sexual exploitation content.
Review by Carolinejyoung
I've mixed feelings about this book. Some parts of it were interesting and some parts, particularly the essays forming case evidence, caused me to start skimming the text. Not until the last 80 or so pages did I become really interested and then, I didn't want to put it down. I'm still a little unclear about the parents' and friends' political and ethical motivations but that's possibly because I might well have skimmed too much!