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‘A stunning read from a superb storyteller.’ Clare Mackintosh
From the #1 ebook and Sunday Times bestseller, comes the tale of a young woman in search of her past, and the mother who will do anything to keep it hidden…
What if you were the worst crime your mother ever committed?
Dahlia Waller’s childhood memories consist of stuffy cars, seedy motels, and a rootless existence traveling the country with her eccentric mother. Now grown, she desperately wants to distance herself from that life. Yet one thing is stopping her from moving forward: she has questions.
In order to understand her past, Dahlia must go back. Back to her mother in the stifling town of Aurora, Texas. Back into the past of a woman on the brink of madness. But after she discovers three grave-like mounds on a neighbouring farm, she’ll learn that in her mother’s world of secrets, not all questions are meant to be answered…
The Good Daughter is a compelling take on a genre that shows no sign of slowing down. The perfect read for fans of Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins.
Praise for The Good Daughter:
‘A stunning read from a superb storyteller.’ CLARE MACKINTOSH
‘The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt is stunning. Every landscape, from rural Texas to the dark past of the characters, is intricately and beautifully crafted, pulling you in from the very first page to the very last. Rarely do we get to enjoy psychological suspense with such extraordinary descriptive narration. It's a wonderful read!’ WENDY WALKER
Praise for Little Girl Gone:
‘Fast-paced and gripping…the author’s ability to keep the reader guessing undoubtedly make this novel difficult to put down.’ INDEPENDENT
‘Compelling.’ THE SUN
‘A good, twisty read.’ DAILY MAIL
‘Does not disappoint…stunning surprises at every turn.’ MY WEEKLY
‘A gruesomely compelling tale.’ METRO
‘A page-turner too addictive to put down.’ OPRAH
‘Your heart will beat faster with every page.’ HUFFINGTON POST
‘A twisty, gripping read – beautifully written and impossible to put down.’ MEG GARDINER, Edgar Award winning author
About the author
Alexandra was born in Germany. After her college graduation she moved to Texas and, while pursuing literary translations, she decided to tell her own stories. After three years of writing classes her short fiction appeared in the Freedom Fiction Journal, All Things Girl, MUSED Literary Review, and Heater Crime Fiction Magazine.
She is a member of Sisters In Crime, an organization promoting the advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.
She live in Texas with her husband, her daughter, and two Labradors.
At the start of this convoluted novel from Burt (Remember Mia), 33-year-old Dahlia Waller finds an unidentified woman lying comatose in the woods near the home she shares with her mentally unstable mother in Aurora, Tex. The experience inspires Dahlia to dig into the mysteries of her own past, including the absence of her father, the nomadic nature of her childhood, and her mother's aversion to paperwork. When Dahlia discovers an abandoned farm that's been deeded to her mother and on which three bodies are buried, she demands answers. Her mother supplies nothing but stories regarding strangers, however, leaving Dahlia to wonder whether she'll ever know the truth about her family and their history. Burt dooms an intriguing premise with arbitrary plotting, glacial pacing, and characters that lack depth and verisimilitude. Supernatural elements introduced early in the tale hint at magic that never comes to pass, and the Jane Doe story line has so little to do with the rest of the book that it feels like an afterthought .