The Prettiest One

The Prettiest One When Caitlin Sommers finds herself alone in a deserted parking lot with blood on her clothes and no memory of the past few months it seems like one of the nightmares that have tormented her for years

  • Title: The Prettiest One
  • Author: JamesHankins
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When Caitlin Sommers finds herself alone in a deserted parking lot with blood on her clothes and no memory of the past few months, it seems like one of the nightmares that have tormented her for years but it s all too real Desperate to learn the truth about where she s been and what has happened to her but terrified of what she may find, Caitlin embarks on a search for anWhen Caitlin Sommers finds herself alone in a deserted parking lot with blood on her clothes and no memory of the past few months, it seems like one of the nightmares that have tormented her for years but it s all too real Desperate to learn the truth about where she s been and what has happened to her but terrified of what she may find, Caitlin embarks on a search for answers Her journey takes her from the safe suburban world she knows to a seedy town she s never heard of, where a terrible truth from her past lies hidden a truth she can t quite remember yet can t completely forget.

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    1. 3.25 starsI have really mixed emotions on this oneThere were some aspects of this book that I really enjoyed, and others that had me rolling my eyes.The best way I can sum it up is this- it had all the right ingredients for a really tasty treat, but when mixed together, the end result left me unsatisfied.It does look like I'm in the minority on this feeling though, based on others reviews I've read. So maybe I missed an ingredient or two along the way.wouldn't be the first time!The main protag ( [...]

    2. None of this book made sense. It defied logic in all senses to try and push the plot forward. From the husband's POV: you have spent the last seven months being accused of killing your wife and she shows up all of a sudden. WHY ARE YOU NOT CALLING THE POLICE? That was in the first, like, ten pages and the lack of logic or even basic intellect of the characters continues to go down hill from there. If you like even moderately good thriller/mystery/crime novels save yourself and skip this book.

    3. This was one of the worse books that I have ever read as part of the Kindle First program. It begins with an interesting premise as the main character suffers from a dissociative fugue and cannot recall anything that has happened over the past 7 months. The author seems to believe that the reader also has amnesia because he reminds you every couple of pages that the main character should remember something but can not. Additionally, the plot is very simple, but the author again needs to recap wh [...]

    4. Caitlin Sommers has a problem. She doesn't know where she's been, but she's covered in blood and carrying a gun. When she gets home, her husband is astonished to see her she's been missing for 7 months and presumed dead.Amnesia? Maybe Does she really not remember anything that has happened since she walked out of their house following an argument? She and her husband, Josh, decide to backtrack to see if they can figure out where she's been and what she's done. When they do, the first person th [...]

    5. James Hankinsreturns following the popularShady Crosswith a psychological mystery crime suspense page-turner, THE PRETTIEST ONE—a memory wiped out, a decades old crime, a race against time, and two men risking it all, to save the woman they both love.Caitlin Sommers,a real estate agent finds herself in a fog. She has no idea the time, date, or where she is. Everything is hazy. She recalled going to a store and buying something yellow. She is in a strange place and does not recognize how she ar [...]

    6. A psychological thriller that keeps you guessing, who did what to whom? A young woman finds herself on the doorstep of her home with blood all over her cloths and with no memories of the last seven months of her life. She and her husband set off to find out what happened to her before the police do. What she did revolves around her childhood and she must find out before she is killed by a family of lunatic killers or arrested for a murder she has no memory of committing. Interesting and fast pac [...]

    7. Too many good books out there to wade it out with this poorly written juvenile slop. Shallow characters, far-fetched plot, and don't get me started on the dialogue. Potential is there, but needs some serious editing.

    8. Okay, have you ever decided to make a cake from scratch? You get all the right ingredients, follow the recipe to a tee and yet when it's done it just doesn't taste right? Well, that is what this book was for me. The book had all the right ingredients for a good thriller but it just didn't work out. There were parts of the book that I actually skipped over and yet I was still able to follow the story. If you want my opinion you didn't even need the parts with the detective at all. I think the boo [...]

    9. THE PRETTIEST ONEThis book was a Kindle First choice for September, it was listed as a thriller and it is. It could be listed as a psychological thriller; Caitlyn is a very mysterious character- not only to herself, but to those she is close to.I can't say too much about the story without injecting spoilers. Things start happening right from the first chapters, everything keeps building on her amnesia. The story delves into Caitlyn's past, present and future.There are many twists and turns, keep [...]

    10. This is hands down the worst book I have ever read. At first it was just the writing that was bad but the plot was pretty good. Then the plot took a turn for the ABSOLUTE WORST and there was nothing left to save it. This book made me sick to my stomach and it hurt my heart. Do yourself a favor and skip this book.

    11. The concept of this book was pretty interesting, but the execution was really lacking. The writing is often weak, and a fair amount of what happens move beyond implausible territory and into ridiculous territory, so that prevented me from getting into the book. Still, I could have suspended my disbelief more if the characters had been stronger.The most egregious offender, though, is the ending.Serious, huge spoiler about the ending ahead, so do not click unless you're prepared for it!(view spoil [...]

    12. This is literally one of the worst books I have ever read - normally I would quit a book like this much earlier, but there were so many good reviews on (because this is one of the free Prime Owner books) that I thought maybe it would turn around.My first problem with this book is how the author never allows the reader to come to their own conclusions. The descriptions and conversations are overwrought and, frankly, painful to read because of how obvious the conclusion was. The book reads someth [...]

    13. The Prettiest One was a fast paced, engaging thriller about a woman, Caitlin, suffering from memory loss. As amnesia stories go, this was definitely one of the better ones. It gripped me right from the start, and I felt the plot and the characters were well developed. I enjoyed the witty interactions between Josh, Caitlin's husband, and Bix, Caitlin's fiancé. I was never quite sure where the plot was heading, so full marks for unpredictability. The only reason why I am giving this book 4 stars [...]

    14. Review:Note: Spoiler Alert, hidden plot material is hinted upon.The Prettiest One is a gracious gift given to me FREE, by James Hankins for an honest review. Honestly, I’m a huge fan of Hankins. His writing is smooth, editing is well-done, and maybe the most important factor is that he doesn’t try and impress the reader with crude language, unnecessary sex, and brutal violence. Out of the books I’ve read by him, Shady Cross is still my favorite. In it an ex-con named Stokes finds a lot of [...]

    15. After reading the first few chapters, I was hooked. However, the plot revealed its secret half way thru the book (with unbelievable story). In addition, many points were repeatedly told in the same way with nothing to add or change in perspective. By ~80%, everything was clear and I lost my interest. But I had to know the ending which was personally disappointing.---Spoilers---- The fact that Caitlin was able to act like Katie whenever she wanted, is weird.- The argument subject between Josh and [...]

    16. Sometimes when I see books that look awesome, I request them on netgalley and -first reads, knowing that I'll never get either. For this book I got BOTH!!!!!!! So here is my review for a book I was lucky enough to receive from my two favourite book sites :)The quickest summary I can give you is the following: Adult thriller version of "Dude, Where's My Car?"Review: As the book developed, the amnesia plot made more and more sense. Initially it seemed overdone. Also, the idea that two adults would [...]

    17. Like reading the phone book.Names, name, names, and more names. The main character has three or four names. The protagonists has three or four names. All these names and not a single character is well developed. If you like this sort of chaos then have fun. I read to page 280 then dumped it the,"not worth finishing," collection.

    18. I absolutely loved this! Literally has me gripped the full day. I will definitely read more from this author!

    19. A few thoughts right after finishing the book. (Will probably change the rating after I have time to fully accept the ending but one star for now.)Reason for an one-star rating: the ending is total bullshit. I just can't understand why Caitlin would ditch Josh (the good guy) for Bix (the bad guy). Yes Caitlin spent 7 months with Bix as his girlfriend. But to be fair seven months as Katie, seven months that Caitlin does not, and probably never will, remember. To Caitlin Bix is merely an overall u [...]

    20. The prettiest one is a thriller about Caitlin who has been missing for 7 months and just appears at her home but can not remember anything from that time in her life.Her husband is shocked to see her he thought she was dead plus she is covered in blood but not her own and in her bag is a gun and artificial hands.A good read i had to keep reading this book just to see what was happening i had no idea what was going to happen next as she and her husband Josh back track to find out where she has be [...]

    21. Overall, a fun read and good for what it is--a fast paced suspense. Along with that, though, comes the typical genre tropes and characters that many times lacked dimensions. Also, and the main reason I gave this three stars, the middle sagged down. The novel opened strong and the last 1/4th moved along nicely, but the middle ended up largely stagnant for me. There were revelations that fell a little short and it seemed after every one, Hankins felt it necessary to summarize the events to that po [...]

    22. Thrilling,First sentence will get a hold on you and you won't be able let go of your Kindle. Good thing long weekend, story of Caitlin is incredibly heart pounding thrill. One bogeyman and his two sons. Learned about " Dissociated future - DSM-5".If you didn't read his other books make sure read them too. They are all five stars.

    23. I've actually had this book for quite some time and accidentally uploaded it to my phone from Audible, so I figured since it was already loaded and I was looking for my next book, that I would give it a go, and I am glad that I did!There were parts of the story that were hard to follow, but it started off rock solid and at a good pace and maintained that throughout! I liked the idea of the story of the main character not knowing what happened and following her through trying to back trace her st [...]

    24. ‘Caitlin opened her mouth to reply, then seemed to realize that she had no idea what to say.’Massachusetts author James Hankins is not only a movie star handsome man he is also a highly successful and honored writer. In addition to these skills he has been active as a lawyer (receiving his degree from University of Connecticut School of Law), was in health administration and embraced screenwriting. Attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, he received the Chris Columbus Screenwriting Award. [...]

    25. I have mixed feelings about this book. I found it engaging from the first chapter. Caitlin Sommers "wakes up" in a parking lot of a warehouse in Smithfield, MA, a fictional city, covered in blood and not remembering how she got there. She heads up the highway in her car to go home to Bristol, NH. Once there she learns from her husband that she has been missing for seven months and has no memory, a kind of amnesia, of what she did in those seven months. She vaguely remembers having an argument wi [...]

    26. I can't say this was a good read necessarily, but I enjoyed it. It was written better than I could've done but I'm so used to reading such strong authors that I found the writing amateur and, many times, annoying. There were a number of times where a scenario was dumbed down, repeated, or overly explained. We don't need it! I found each character pretty shallow, but none more so than the main character because the author chose to give her 1. No memories of anything ever until it was convenient a [...]

    27. 'The Prettiest One' is one of those thrillers that requires a vague review in order to not spoil the entire novel for future readers. Caitlin's character is multi-dimensional and there will be many times readers will need to shake their heads in order to process passages that they've read. There is definitely a mystery componest so it isn't exactly, strictly a thriller. I'd absolutely add that there is a great deal of suspense. Alert readers may begin piecing the puzzle together, but most will b [...]

    28. I have nothing bad to say about this book, though I did not love it. The plot is very well done—suspenseful and tightly woven. The characters are fleshed-out and you really do care about and relate to them. All of them. There is only one nagging issue I have, and that is with the behavior of Josh and Caitlin in the very first scenes. Your wife comes home in the middle of the night, after being gone for seven months. She has no memory of those seven months. You were accused of harming her by th [...]

    29. I’m really torn about whether I liked this book. The premise, that a woman in bloody clothing awakens with a gun in a deserted parking lot, with no memory of how she got there or who she is, held promise for an interesting mystery to be unraveled. Somehow, she manages to make it home to her husband, who tells her she’s been missing for 7 months after they argued and she stormed out of the house and disappeared. The husband was suspected by the police as a likely suspect in her disappearance. [...]

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