Pretty Things is a novel by Janelle Brown about the dark side of Hollywood. The book follows two estranged sisters, Diane and Sharine, who are brought back together when their mother dies. They soon discover that their mother was hiding a secret life full of lies and deception. As they dig deeper into her past, they find themselves in danger and must race to expose the truth before it’s too late.
For who is this book for ?
Pretty Things is for people who are interested in the dark side of Hollywood and want to read a mystery, thriller, and suspense novel.
- The characters are well-developed and relatable.
- The plot is suspenseful and keeps you engaged until the end.
- It provides an interesting perspective on Hollywood culture.
- The story moves a little too slowly
- The characters are not very likable
- The ending is unsatisfying
Learn more about the author
Janelle Brown is the author of two novels, Pretty Things and This Is Where We Live. She has also written for magazines such as Wired, Salon, The New York Times Magazine and Los Angeles magazine. A graduate of Georgetown University and the Columbia Journalism School, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.
“Pretty Things is a deliciously dark and twisty novel that kept me glued to the pages. Brown has crafted an intricate mystery with complex characters that will appeal to fans of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.”
“Pretty Things is a fast-paced, suspenseful novel that reveals the seedy underbelly of Hollywood. Janelle Brown does an excellent job of creating complex and intriguing characters, while ratcheting up the tension with each page.”
“Brown has crafted a fast-paced, compulsive debut novel that hurtles toward its nerve-wracking climax.”
“Pretty Things is a fast-paced and suspenseful thriller that will keep you glued to the pages. Brown does an excellent job of creating complex and intriguing characters, while building up a tense atmosphere that will have you on the edge of your seat. A must-read for fans of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.”