Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter ~ Review

Title: The Good Daughter (The Good Daughter #1)
Author: Karin Slaughter
Genre: Adult, Thriller
Length: 656 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
Release Date: August 8, 2017
Source: Amazon Vine
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author — a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.

Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind…

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father — Pikeville's notorious defense attorney — devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself — the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again — and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized — Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case that unleashes the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won't stay buried forever…

Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, The Good Daughter is fiction at its most thrilling.

Holy cow. Karin Slaughter writes an amazing story that pulled me in from the beginning and never once let go. A new favorite author of mine. Tying two horrific events together - once current, one past - the Quinn family becomes the spotlight yet again. Charlie Quinn is following in her father's footsteps and defending those that no one else will touch. When a girl is arrested as the obvious shooter at a school that left a young girl dead, Charlie thinks there may be more to it.

But this rabbit hole runs deeper than anyone knows. The truth will eventually come to light, but not before many lives are torn apart, old wounds re-opened, and past wrongs are forgiven. The story is full of revelations, most of which I didn't completely see coming. 

Superbly in-depth characters and a plot full of suspense and tension, I hope to see more in this new series soon.

*I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of this book*

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