The Good Daughter

A Novel

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Publisher Description

“The Good Daughter is like Law and Order meets The Good Wife.” —theSkimm

The stunning new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her— 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.

Mysteries & Thrillers
August 8
William Morrow

Customer Reviews

HMF14 ,

Kept me guessing the whole time

I had conflicted feelings on this book; for the strength of the plot twists alone, it is worth a read and I genuinely did not expect the ending. However, it is pretty gruesomely violent and upsetting at parts. My other critique is that the main characters’ emotions, particularly Sam and Charlie, seems a bit contrived and I can’t imagine real people would act or feel that way after their past. I enjoyed Rusty’s character and the legal side of the book the most; some of the family dynamics were a bit long.

Mac-Chick ,

Another great read

The good daughter by Karin Slaughter is about revenge and forgiveness and terrible secrets hidden for years.

One night, two armed Men show up at the old farmhouse where a mother (Gamma) and two daughters (Sam abd Charlie) prepare for dinner. The horror that ensues is tragic.

Years afterward the family is still splintered, their healing is up and down, so many things unsaid and unknown about that night keeps pulling them down.

I don’t want to give anything away because there are two mysteries in this book and multiple turns that I don’t want to reveal.

This book isn’t Slaughters normal book and style, but it’s a fulfilling read. Her writing, always good, holds up here too. Most of the characters are troubled, but some work harder to heal. I ended up thinking, what would I be able to forgive, or would I end up sinking down to the depths of revenge?

The setting is a small, southern town in Georgia, where the Ol’ Boy’s Network is alive and flourishing, at least for the time being.

I recommend this book if you are a slaughter fan and like a combination of an action and character driven story.

dml266 ,

Great read

First of this author’s books I have read. I will be looking for more.

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