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.
This is the first book that I've read by Karin Slaughter, and after the roller-coaster ride that she took me on, it definitely won't be the last! It was chock-full of twists and turns and I had no clue what would happen next. Slaughter truly is a master with a pen in hand!
I was hooked by the opening chapter of this book, which set the reader up for what would happen later on in the book. We meet a mother and her two daughters who are struggling to set up their new home in an old farmhouse after their first house was destroyed in a fire. The girls' father, Rusty, is a high-profile lawyer in town known for taking on the most controversial cases possible and when one of his cases goes to trial, his family suffers as their house is burnt down and they lose everything that was inside of it. Just as they believe that they are ready to move on and start again, they become the victims of yet another vicious attack, which leaves their mother dead and the girls running for their lives.
The majority of the book takes place twenty-eight years later. Daughter Charlie has become a lawyer herself, following in her father's footsteps, and when she witnesses a horrific crime all of the events from her past are once again brought to the forefront of her mind, revealing details about that day that she thought would remain hidden forever.
Just when you think that you are getting your bearings while reading The Good Daughter, Slaughter changes direction and floors you. I was gripped by this book and the events and secrets! I also loved that this was about more than just the events of that night so long ago. This is about relationships between families and sisters and fathers. Since this is a stand-alone novel this is a great choice for a read for someone who has not yet read anything by Karin Slaughter.
I had a hard time putting The Good Daughter down, and even though it's a big book at over 500 pages, reading it flew by for me. Now that I have read my first book by this author I can't wait to read more! My thanks to TLC Book Tours for inviting me along on this tour.
Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 36 languages, with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her sixteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novel Pretty Girls. A native of Georgia, Karin currently lives in Atlanta. Her Will Trent series, Grant County series, and standalone novel Cop Town are all in development for film and television. Find out more about Karin at her website and connect with her on Facebook.