Pretty Little Girls

Agent Victoria Heslin Thriller, Book 2
Narrated by: Stephanie Dillard
Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
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Until you know who to trust, trust no one.

The disappearance of a prep school girl from an affluent family leads to a world of hidden secrets, more shocking and horrifying than anyone could imagine. 

FBI agent Victoria Heslin investigates alongside local police, but the mysteries only get deeper. Why are the girl’s parents so uncooperative? And why are the local authorities resisting her help? 

When her efforts uncover a sex trafficking operation, Heslin enlists friend and fellow agent Dante Rivera to go rogue and try to save the girls, before it’s too late.

Pretty Little Girls is the second book in the Agent Victoria Heslin Series by USA Today best-selling author Jenifer Ruff. It can be listened to as a stand-alone.

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Loved it

Can be read as a standalone but suggest starting with the equally fantastic book 1 the numbers killer
Interesting characters with a dark plot I finished this in one sitting
Once again Stephanie provides excellent narration
If your a fan of mystery/thrillers I highly recommend jenifer ruffs work
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Great series so far

I really like Victoria Heslin as a character and Stephanie Dillard voices her and the other characters with an excellent performance. The story is quite suspenseful and manages to obscure contrivances with enough realism to make it believable. This is a great series so far.

NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A deeply disturbing look at human trafficking.....

Pretty Little Girls is the second book in the series, but I think that it could be enjoyed as a standalone. However, I highly recommend both the writing and narration of the first book in the series, The Numbers Killer. Once again, FBI Special Agent Victoria Heslin is neck deep in a dangerous and intriguing mystery as she attempts to find the missing daughter of a prominent family. Victoria is originally sent in to assist the local police department at the behest of her boss (whose wife is friends with the girl's mother), but she becomes invested in solving the case when she realizes that the local police department is not aggressively pursuing leads. Once she discovers that the girl is the victim of a human trafficking ring, Victoria pulls out all the stops to find the girl and save not only her but other victims of this brutal crime. The action and twists and turns of the case go right until almost the final paragraph of the book, and I listened straight through because I had to know what was going to happen next. As with the first book, we get occasional glimpses into the background and character of Victoria and why she is so fiercely protective of victims, and I grow to enjoy her more and more with everything I watch her do and learn about her.

Stephanie Dillard narrates both books in the series, and I really appreciate that continuity between books. Plus, she is a wonderful narrator and the perfect choice for the various facets of Victoria's character. With her higher pitch, almost lilting voice, Dillard also handles the voices of the scared and young girls in the book extremely well. I am looking forward to hearing more from Dillard soon.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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Pretty little girls

I usually don't read these types of books. I prefer cozy mysteries but I liked the blurb and thought I would give it a go.
And I have to admit that I enjoyed listening to it more then I thought I would.
This is in a different spectrum to cozy mysteries, it is more darker and delves into the side of life that people don't really see.

This book has violence, rape (we don't see it but we can hear what is being done or are told), drugs and I can't remember if there was profanity. If there were it would have been done well for me not to remember.
I would actually recommend this book if you don't mind the things I mentioned above.

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Great Read

Pretty Little Girls was a great read by Jenifer Ruff. A prep school girl from an affluent family goes missing, which leads to many hidden secrets. Victoria is a FBI agent who is asked to assist the local police in investigating the disappearance. No matter how hard she tries, the girls resist her help. She uncovers a sec trafficking operation and Victori asks Dante, another agent, to help with the case. I really enjoyed reading this book and can’t wait to read more by Jenifer Ruff.

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Great Thriller

Pretty Little Girls is the second novel in the Agent Victoria Heslin series, but it is not necessary to read the first novel before this one.

FBI agent Victoria Heslin is called in to investigate the case of missing girl. Rich, young, and pretty the feds begin to question if her disappearance is linked to a smuggling ring. Victoria is a great character, tenacious and caring. The novel also introduces you to other girls who were kidnapped as part of the smuggling ring and then sold into sex slavery.

The novel flawlessly combines many different points of view as well as balancing the thrills of an FBI case with the perilous the girls go through. I very much enjoyed the novel which I received for free in exchange for a review. All thoughts are my own.

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  • Julie
  • 01-17-20

A pretty great book

wow I really enjoyed this book. but then again I enjoyed the first book as well. Each book is a stand alone book but as FBI agent Victoria Heslin is such a strong capable character I think you will enjoy both books and I hope there is a lot more to come in this series. The story is split between characters so you know what is going on and despite knowing who the baddy is there is still a free twist in store.
When a young girl goes missing FBI agent Victoria Heslin is called in. Normally you have to wait 24 hours before the police get involved but as the boss's wife knows the missing girls parents Victoria is sent in to see what she can do. What she stumbles on isn't just a runaway teenager but a carefully orchestrated plan to traffic young girls for sex. Have they picked the wrong girl this time? With Victoria not sure who to trust, when they just miss finding the girls, she goes rouge and enlists help from sometimes partner Dante Rivera Can the pair find the girl in time or will it be another dead body with a brand on her back?
I really like the narrator and think her voice helps to make this such a great book.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Angela
  • 01-21-20

Hard-Hitting Crime Thiller

I haven't read the first book in the Victoria Heslin series as it clearly stated this could read as standalone, and this is correct. I didn't feel like I missed out on anything overly important and this is very much a book in it's own right, definitely not a sequel.

The story itself is rather hard-hitting. Graphic and violent in parts dealing with underage sex trafficking and kidnapping. The story moves along at a good pace and the villains are portrayed well. There was one section where Ruff has attempted to humanise the ringleader, and that didn't wash with me and felt pretty out of place in the book. Ending was a little rushed but overall satisfactory.

Audio was done well. Dillard has a nice, melodic voice to listen to. Usually her type of voice wouldn't go with this type of book but I think it worked. There are a lot of female protagonists in this book and she was very good at being to differentiate between them all.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request via Audioboom and have voluntarily left this review