Thursday, August 26, 2010

(arc) Review: Pretty Little Things by Jilliane Hoffman

What I Thought:

There are a lot of books that I like and enjoy but it's not often that I'm gripped to a story within the first chapter. This book had me totally enthralled from page one all the way to the end!

The characters were interesting with their own underlying stories that you find out about along the way. The storyline was gripping and compelling; I was reading as quickly as possible because I NEEDED to know what would happen.

The suspense in this one is so thick that you can feel it as your reading...the author did a fantastic job with building up this story. There was always a twist or turn that kept you guessing. The ending was great...totally shocking and had me in tears. NOT AT ALL what I was expecting!

Overall, I thought this one was fantastic! Suspense and thriller fans should definitely check this one out. I know that I look forward to reading more of this author's work.

About The Book:
(from FSB Website)

Thirteen-year-old Lainey Emerson is the middle child in a home police are already familiar with: her mother works too much and her stepfather favors his own blood over another man's problems -- namely Lainey and her wild older sister. When Lainey fails to come home from a night out with friends, her disappearance is dismissed by the Coral Springs PD as just another disillusioned South Florida teen running away from suburban drama and an unhappy home life.

But FDLE Special Agent Bobby Dees, who heads up the Department's difficult Crimes Against Children (CAC), is not quite so sure. Nicknamed "The Shepherd" by colleagues, he has an uncanny ability to find the missing and bring them back home -- dead or alive. After a search of Lainey's computer and a frank talk with her best friend reveal the teen was involved in a secret internet relationship, Bobby suspects she may be the victim of an online predator. And when chilling evidence of other possible victims is sent to a local Miami television station, he fears she may not be the only one.

The faceless monster from cyberspace, who has gone to remarkable lengths to stay invisible, now seeks a captive audience. And it is Bobby Dees he wants watching. Haunted by the still-unsolved disappearance of his own teenage daughter, Bobby will find himself pulled into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the most prolific serial killer he's ever encountered. But will he be able to save Lainey and the others before it's too late?

You can read an excerpt here!

**review copy provided by FSB Media


  1. Sounds really interesting! I feel like I haven't read a book in a while that has had been hooked from page one until the end! I'll have to check this one out! Great review!

  2. Great review. I have this one on my Wishlist but if I didn't I would have from your review.