On a muggy night in 1978, a Florida State University sorority girl decides to not go out with her friends—a decision that saves her life. In the early morning, Pamela investigates a noise in the house, sees a man leaving, and discovers a brutal crime. With her sorority sisters brutally murdered, Pamela finds herself in the deadly web of one of the most prolific serial killers in history.
On the opposite side of the country, Tina believes the man responsible for her best friend’s disappearance is the same man who committed the murders in Florida. Tina’s search for justice will takes her on a journey that unites her and Pamela in a shared goal.
Bright Young Women is the latest from Jessica Knoll (Luckiest Girl Alive). While it’s quite apparent that Ted Bundy is the killer, Bright Young Women is a unique story in that Knoll doesn’t specifically name him, a technique to ensure the focus of this book is the two ladies who are bonded together over their shared tragedies. Knoll has done a fantastic job in ensuring the reader is absorbed into every aspect of this story. From the anticipatory chaos of the sorority house as the students prepare for a night out, to the gut-wrenching, enduring grief both Tina and Pamela endure, every emotion is palpable and the anticipation intense.
Bright Young Women is available now.
I received a copy of from Simon Element and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review