Richard & Judy Review Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll

Richard & Judy Introduce Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll

An absolutely cracking opening to Jessica Knoll’s gripping story. Don’t be deceived by the leisurely pace of the first few pages – it’s like a slowly opening door that will suddenly and without warning be blown off its hinges. College sorority president Pamela Schumacher is disturbed by strange sounds on campus at dead of night. She is about to encounter a scene of appalling violence – two of her friends dead, two maimed. Thus begins four decades of mystery surrounding a crime that will captivate public interest – and trust us, yours too.

Richard's Review

Richard's Review:

Jessica Knoll really knows how to pull a switch and she does it in the very opening pages of this enrossing novel.

Everything on college campus is normal for a Saturday evening. In the girls' only living quarters, students are putting on makeup and swapping outfits before going out. It is 1978 and the Tallahassee discos are calling: Barry Gibb a reassuring falsetto background soundtrack. Nothing bad can happen while the Bee Gees are spinning on the DJs’ turntables, can it?

Then she hears them. The sounds.

Judy's Review:

A tinkle of breaking glass from the back of the building.

A woman’s scream. ‘Don’t just stand there! Do something! DO something!’ Then a thud, coming from the bedroom above the kitchen.

Next, the unmistakable pattern of footsteps, running very, very fast. It is the beginning of a series of horrific events that will scar Pamela’s life: the slaying of two friends and the maiming of two more. She becomes helplessly entangled in a gruesome crime that will grip America for four decades.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, a woman thinks she has connected the Tallahassee tragedy with the inexplicable disappearance of her best friend. She believes the Florida killer is responsible for that, too.

So she goes to the Sunshine State – and a journey into darkness.

Judy's Review

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