Pretty Things

Pretty Things Review

Two wildly different women--one a grifter, the other an heiress--are brought together by the scam of a lifetime in a page-turner from the New York Times bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear.

Nina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career. When that dream crashed, she turned to stealing from rich kids in L.A. alongside her wily Irish boyfriend, Lachlan. Nina learned from the best: Her mother was the original con artist, hustling to give her daughter a decent childhood despite their wayward life. But when her mom gets sick, Nina puts everything on the line to help her, even if it means running her most audacious, dangerous scam yet.

Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world. Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer--traveling the globe, receiving free clothes and products, and posing for pictures in exotic locales. But behind the covetable façade is a life marked by tragedy. After a broken engagement, Vanessa retreats to her family's sprawling mountain estate, Stonehaven: A mansion of dark secrets not just from Vanessa's past, but from that of a lost and troubled girl named Nina.

Nina, Vanessa, and Lachlan's paths collide here, on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe, where their intertwined lives give way to a winter of aspiration and desire, duplicity and revenge.

This dazzling, twisty, mesmerizing novel showcases acclaimed author Janelle Brown at her best, as two brilliant, damaged women try to survive the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever play.

Title:Pretty Things
Edition Language:English

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    Pretty Things Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Good news! Nicole Kidman sets to star and produce this book’s adaptation into streaming Amazon series! Another conning story with full of secret and lies, delicious twists and shocking revelations! ...

  • chai ?

    pros of this novel: it made several important points about social media, family, and legacy cons: bored me out of my mind full review to come....

  • Melissa

    I watch, I wait. And then, when the opportunity arises, I take.The intriguing premise, along with the attention-grabbing opening penned by Janelle Brown, conned me into thinking this book was somethin...

  • Debra

    3.5 stars"New money, suit and tieI can read you like a magazineAin't it funny? Rumors flyAnd I know you heard about meSo hey, let's be friendsI'm dyin' to see how this one endsGrab your passport and m...

  • Kim ~ It?s All About the Thrill

    3.5 stars round up to 4This cover is gorgeous!! I must admit that is what initially drew me to this book. This book started out really strong the first couple of chapters. I defiantly was drawn right ...

  • Brenda -Traveling Sister

    Janelle Brown joined us for a spoiler-free Q & A in our Behind the Pages Goodreads group and shared some insight to her writing process and the characters in this story. You can find the thread here h...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook... narrated by JuliaWhelan, Lauren Fortgang, and Hillary Huber I ended up LOVING IT!!!!!I know there are low review; the biggest beef of being too long!! I didn’t mind!! I enjoyed many/mos...

  • Tammy

    I rarely award commercial fiction with five stars. This is a notable exception. Pretty clothes, shoes, jewelry, hair, make-up, and glamourous photo shoot locations epitomize the life of a young heires...

  • David Putnam

    DNF. The opening character has great depth. The conflict is firmly set in the first forty pages. There is backstory done in flashback that stops the forward motion of the story, but the author motivat...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister and proud Grandma!!!

    Stunning cover, twisty, and clever!The cover of PRETTY THINGS by JANELLE BROWN is initially what attracted me to read this book, isn’t it pretty? JANELLE BROWN delivers a slow-burning, character-dri...