Gosh, what a story this is, dramatic, powerful, and so incredibly addictive. The Good Daughter is a standalone novel from Karin Slaughter. 28 years ago, as murder tore apart their family in a small town in North Georgia, one girl fled while the other stayed behind; in 2017 another act of violence threatens the family once more. From the very first page my whole attention was captured and kept prisoner until I had reached the end, and even now my thoughts still pop and burn. We start in 1989, and within a short time I found my body tensing, I was almost in fight or flight mode myself. I couldn't stop reading, each sentence branded my minds eye, and I could clearly see the drama as it unfolded in front of me. This really is clever writing, dots start to join up, creating a sinuous, convincing storyline. Even if thoughts of suspicion are already present, the impact of what is to come still breaks with intensity. The Good Daughter is a breathtaking whammy of a read, pure escapism at its best, and I can highly recommend it! ~ Liz Robinson
July 2017 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month.
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 smalltown 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 defence 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 archetypal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again - and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatised - Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case which can't help triggering the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won't stay buried for ever...
Closing date: 04/07/2018
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'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
'The best yet' Lesley Pearse
Praise for Karin Slaughter:
'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
Publication date: 13/07/2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||13th July 2017|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,|
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. Author photo © Alison RosaMore About Karin Slaughter