“The Good Daughter is like Law and Order meets The Good Wife.” —theSkimm
Instant New York Times Bestseller
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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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Karin Slaughter’s terrifying thriller isn’t for the faint of heart, but those who dare plunge into this story will be rewarded with wall-to-wall suspense, surprisingly real characters, and the bestselling author’s trademark smart and shockingly dark storytelling. Charlie Quinn is a small-town lawyer who can’t escape her father’s notoriety or the violent tragedy that shattered her youth. When she becomes a witness to a horrific crime, Charlie’s submerged memories break through. The Good Daughter thoroughly rattled us.
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The Good Daughter
Wow, what a ride! This one definitely did not disappoint. Karin Slaughter has hit another homer up with this one. I can't wait for more stories. Pieces of Her has been preordered.
Don’t waste your money
This book was awful. As one reviewer noted, It’s terribly repetitive and redundant, some of the characters’ memories are retold too many times. Honestly, just subpar writing and unnecessary details, like “she wiped her eyes with her fingers”. I expected to devour this book and had to force myself to finish it because I kept holding out hope that it would get better. Alas, it did not; this will probably be the last Karen Slaughter book I will ever read.
The Good Daughter
As someone that has read all of Karen Slaughter’s books, I can honestly say this book is a true disappointment. If there was a lower rating than one star, I would have given it. It was a waste of time and money. I was disappointed that perhaps her writing has deteriorated this far.