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THE THRILLING NEW BOOK FROM NO. 1 INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR KARIN SLAUGHTER
You’ve known her your whole life…
Andrea Oliver knows everything about her mother Laura. She knows she's always lived in the small town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s a pillar of the community; she knows she's never kept a secret in her life.
but she’s hiding something…
Then one day, a trip to the mall explodes into a shocking act of violence and Andy suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura.
and it could destroy you both…
Hours later, Laura is in hospital, her face splashed over the newspapers. But the danger has only just begun. Now, Andy must go on a desperate race to uncover the secrets of her mother's past. If she can't, there may be no future for either of them…
Praise for Karin Slaughter:
‘This is a great writer at the peak of her powers. Karin Slaughter is at her nail-biting, heart-stopping, emotionally-draining best’ Peter James
'Karin Slaughter has – by far – the best name of all of us mystery novelists. More to the point, The Good Daughter is Karin Slaughter’s most ambitious, most emotional, and best novel. So far, anyway' James Patterson
‘Simply the best book you'll read all year. Raw, powerful and utterly gripping – yet written with a tenderness and empathy that will break your heart’ Kathryn Stockett, bestselling author of The Help
‘The darkness of the past is very present in this utterly chilling thriller. With heart and skill Karin Slaughter keeps you hooked from the first page until the last’ Camilla Lackberg
‘It’s big, dark, rich, satisfying, and bloody – like a perfectly cooked steak’ Stuart MacBride
‘The best yet’ Lesley Pearse
‘A great read’ Daily Mail
'The best suspense novel of the year' Daily Express
‘Fierce, savagely well-written’ Metro
‘I’d follow her anywhere’ Gillian Flynn
‘One of the boldest thriller writers working today’ Tess Gerritsen
‘Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivaled’ Michael Connelly
‘Passion, intensity, and humanity’ Lee Child
‘A writer of extraordinary talents’ Kathy Reichs
‘Fiction doesn't get any better than this’ Jefferey Deaver
About the author
Karin Slaughter is the No. 1 internationally-bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the Will Trent and Grant County series and the instant New York Times bestsellers Cop Town and Pretty Girls. There are more than thirty-five million copies of her books in print around the world. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
At the start of this gripping standalone from bestseller Slaughter (The Good Daughter), down-in-the-dumps Andrea "Andy" Oliver and her mother, Laura, a gifted speech therapist, meet for lunch at the Rise-n-Dine in her hometown of Belle Isle, Ga., to celebrate Andy's 31st birthday. When a gunman opens fire in the diner and kills two women, Laura confronts the man and shows remarkable courage in putting an end to his spree. In the ensuing media frenzy, Andy realizes how little she knows about her mother, who turns out to have been involved in some shady activities in the late 1980s, as revealed in flashbacks. As Andy tries to track down the pieces of her mother's past, her curiosity puts others in danger. Readers will be fascinated by Laura's backstory if sometimes frustrated by timid Andy's woes. The plot takes a while to build momentum, but once it does, it speeds to the satisfying payoff. Slaughter reinforces her place at the top of the thriller pack. Author tour.