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Saturday, 29 August 2015

☀ Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes - Karin Slaughter

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes, a Suspense Thriller novelette / short story by (, Witness Impulse, 112 pages).

Includes an extract from Karin Slaughter’s gripping new novel, Pretty Girls.

PREVIEW: Read the beginning of this novella with Amazon Look Inside.

Currently this item is available in digital format.  The paperback will be available on 29 September 2015 and it is available now for pre-order.  

Check out the book's synopsis and the excerpt below. Watch out for our review; in the meantime you can read other reviews posted during this tour!

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Synopsis | Teaser | Review | About the Author | Tour Stops

Synopsis

A beautiful young girl was walking down the street―when suddenly...

Julia Carroll knows that too many stories start that way.  Beautiful, intelligent, a nineteen-year-old college freshman, she should be carefree.  But instead she is frightened.  Because girls are disappearing.

A fellow student, Beatrice Oliver, is missing.  A homeless woman called Mona-No-Name is missing.  Both taken off the street.  Both gone without a trace.

Julia is determined to find out the reasons behind their disappearances.  And she doesn't want to be next…

Michael Connelly calls Karin Slaughter "unrivaled among thriller writers." This gripping, unforgettable short story proves why. And be sure to order Karin's new novel, Pretty Girls, on sale September 29, 2015.

Teaser: Excerpt

Monday, March 4, 1991

7: 26 am – North Lumpkin Street, Athens, Georgia

The morning mist laced through the downtown streets, spiderwebbing tiny, intricate patterns onto the sleeping bags lining the sidewalk outside the Georgia Theater. The doors wouldn’t open for at least another twelve hours, but the Phish devotees were determined to have front-row seats. Two heavy-set young men filled plastic lawn chairs by the chained front door. At their feet were beer cans, cigarette butts, and an empty sandwich bag that had likely contained a large amount of weed.

Their eyes followed Julia Carroll as she walked down the street. She could feel their collective gaze clinging to her body as closely as the mist. She kept her head trained forward, her back straight, but then she wondered if she looked cold, haughty, and then she wondered with some annoyance why it mattered how she looked to these boys who were complete strangers.

She never used to be this paranoid.

Athens was a college town, anchored by the University of Georgia, which took up almost eight hundred acres of prime real estate and employed in some capacity over half of the county. Julia had grown up here. She was a student in the journalism program, a reporter for the campus newspaper. Her father was a professor at the college of veterinary sciences. At nineteen years old, she knew that alcohol and circumstance could turn nice-looking boys into the kind of people you didn’t want to run into at seven-thirty on a Friday morning.

Or maybe she was being silly. Maybe this was like the time she was walking late at night in front of Old College and she heard footsteps behind her and saw a looming, speeding shadow and her heart flipped and she wanted to run but then the scary man had called out her name and it was only Ezekiel Mann from biology class. He had talked to her about his brother’s new car, then started quoting Monty Python lines, and Julia had picked up her pace so quickly that they were both jogging by the time they reached her dorm. Ezekiel had pressed his hand against the closed glass door as she’d signed herself into the building.

“I’ll call you!” he’d practically yelled.

She had smiled at him and thought, Oh, God, please don’t make me hurt your feelings, as she’d made her way toward the stairs.

Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes - available NOW!

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About the Author

Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the Will Trent and Grant County series and the instant New York Times bestseller Cop Town. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print around the world.

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Tour Stops

Follow Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes's tour at:

August 30 - Storey Book Reviews
August 31 - eBook Addicts
September 1 - I Am MoLaShae
September 2 - Cheeky Pee Reads
September 2 - Penny For My Thoughts
September 3 - Around the World in Books
September 4 - A Fold in the Spine
September 4 - RABT Reviews

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