The Good Daughter

The Good Daughter

A Novel

Book - 2017
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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 30 years ago won't stay buried forever.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2017]
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ♭2017
ISBN: 9780062430243
Characteristics: 515 pages


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Dec 09, 2017

I love Karin Slaughter and this book does not disappoint. Fabulous! Could not put it down!

Nov 24, 2017

Quite a thriller that has many twists and turns!

Nov 20, 2017

Karin Slaughter has become one of my absolute favorite authors. I've been a big fan of the Will Trent series but with this stand-alone novel she has really outdone herself. There are
a few slow spots in the book but taken as a whole I would say this is her very best so far.
The plot twists and turns are amazing and I became very involved in the lives of the characters.
It was very hard to put down and now I need to try to catch up on all the household chores that I let slip while I was curled up with this great story.

Nov 15, 2017

Thriller about a two girls who experience a traumatic event in their young lives and how that follows them into the present day when another tragedy occurs in a schools where one girls who is now a woman, visits. Too much explaining events and harping on the traumatic events and not enough action for me in this story. Came out of it disappointed even though it got good reviews. Don't know if I'll read any more her though.

Nov 14, 2017

I have read a number of her books. This one is excellent and I rank it as highly as "Cop Town". Well worth the time.

Oct 21, 2017

This author is one of my favorite storytellers, and I think this was her best story to date. The main characters are well-developed, the plot is compelling and startling, there are mysteries and surprises, and everything is wrapped up tight in the end, making reading this a very satisfying experience. My only disappointment was finding sexism and crudeness (both simple, fleeting moments) that were somewhat jarring and entirely unnecessary to the story. Perhaps I have higher expectations of female authors.

Oct 03, 2017

I could have rated this book 4 instead of 3.5 but at times a well described personality or relationship used more words than necessary. However, the context of the story - events in time, past affecting the present, local hometown, father-daughter relationships, secrets and withheld information, rape, murder, - all kept me reading to find a complete, nothing left out, more-than-a-murder mystery.

Sep 28, 2017

I read Pretty girls first and none of the other books are anywhere near as well written.

Sep 23, 2017

This book has many story lines weaved in to make you wonder where it is going in places but in all a good read

Sep 07, 2017

This is the first book in a long time that kept my attention and made me laugh out loud. The characters come to life on the page.
Highly recommend this book..

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