• The Bossy Bookworm

Review of Pretty Things by Janelle Brown

Updated: Aug 3, 2020

Brown kept me happily turning the pages to see who would get what was coming to them.

Cross, double-cross! This book really hit the spot.


A seasoned and a rookie con artist together set their sights on taking advantage of a spoiled socialite—and one of the cons aims to right some wrongs in two of the characters' shared (but mysterious and complicated) history along the way. Not everyone's motivations are clear or remain constant, which allows for the twists and turns.


The characters were largely unsympathetic, yet Janelle Brown kept me happily turning the pages of Pretty Things to see who would get what was coming to them. The resolution was a little neat but also satisfying and made me happy.


NetGalley and Random House provided me with an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

What did you think?

I'm a sucker for a double-cross in a suspense book.


Brown offers a great escapist book in Pretty Things. I haven't read any of her other three books.




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