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The Prettiest One: A Thriller by [James Hankins]

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Caitlin Sommers can’t remember how she ended up in a strange car with a bagful of prosthetic hands, and she certainly doesn’t know why she’s covered in blood. Needless to say, when I first read this opening scene, I couldn’t put down my Kindle until I’d learned—right alongside protagonist Caitlin—the truth behind her missing memories. Where had she been for seven whole months, how had she gotten into this situation…and whose blood was it?

I don’t want to say too much, as half the fun of this compelling story is discovering Caitlin’s secrets. Caitlin herself is a huge part of what makes this book work. She doesn’t know where she’s been or what she may have done, but she’s determined to find out and face the consequences. Despite the uncertainty, despite the fact that she may be confronted with ugly truths, Caitlin has to

And that impulse to question—that urge to peek behind the closet door, shine a flashlight into the shadows, pick up the rock to see what squirming horror might be nestled underneath—is a quality I share with Caitlin. It’s part of why I love reading crime fiction!

Care to join Caitlin and me in kicking over a couple rocks?

- Alison Dasho, Editor

About the Author

Bestselling author James Hankins pursued writing at an early age. After career detours into screenwriting and the law, he recommitted himself to writing fiction. Each of his books has spent time in the Kindle Top 100 and become an Amazon #1 bestseller.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00TXY7HK0
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Thomas & Mercer (October 1, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 1, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1880 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 402 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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James Hankins is the USA Today bestselling author of numerous thrillers, mysteries, and suspense novels, including THE INSIDE DARK, THE PRETTIEST ONE, SHADY CROSS, BROTHERS AND BONES, JACK OF SPADES, and DRAWN, each of which spent time in the Kindle Top 100 and became Amazon #1 category bestsellers, with THE PRETTIEST ONE reaching the #1 spot across all categories in the Kindle Store. In addition, SHADY CROSS received a coveted starred review from Publishers Weekly, while BROTHERS AND BONES earned one from Kirkus Reviews and was named to its list of Best Books of 2013 before becoming a USA Today bestseller.

James lives with his wife and sons near Boston. Please visit his website at Also, please like his Facebook page,, and follow him on Twitter (@James_Hankins_).

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