Review: Pretty Revenge
The name of the game is revenge—no matter the cost—in this emotionally charged thriller reminiscent of The Wife Between Us and The Perfect Nanny.
Kerrie O’Malley, jobless and in an unfulfilling relationship, can isolate the singular moment in her life when things veered off course—the night she was irrevocably wronged by someone she looked up to. Eighteen years later, when Kerrie sees the very woman who destroyed her life on television, a fire ignites inside her. The stakes are high. The risks are perilous. But she’ll stop at nothing to achieve the retribution she deserves.
Jordana Pierson is a gilded New Yorker who appears to have it all: wealth, glamour, a successful and handsome husband, and a thriving wedding concierge business. Her record is spotless. Her business is flourishing. No one knows the truth about her and the dark shadows of her past.
No one, that is, except Kerrie.
Exploring just how far someone will go for vengeance, Pretty Revenge is a riveting, compulsively readable novel bursting with twists and turns and plenty of suspense.
Pretty Revenge is a fun adventure with a straightforward end goal. I knew exactly what I was getting into with this book and I hopped on for the thrilling ride. It didn’t have many twists and turns or surprise elements but I liked it because I knew what I was going to get and just wondered how it all would unravel. I also really liked the pacing of this book.
The characters developed well throughout and by the end, I was rooting for them both. Jordana surprised me the most. She went from being seemingly one-dimensional, shallow and not really likable to a well-rounded and strong character that stood her ground. Kerrie started off as a headstrong with only one goal - vengeance and I began to think she was a little bit heartless until she came full circle as well and ended up getting what she wanted but discovering that she has an actual soul in the process. Both women were intelligent and capable of handling their shit without needing a man’s support which was so refreshing. The best character, in my opinion, was William, the harmless gentleman, and I think he may have been able to take credit for bringing some morality back into Kerrie’s life.
If you’re in need of a can’t-put-it-down revenge thriller, this is the book for you.
I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.