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!
One ran. One stayed. But who is...the good daughter? Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's childhoods were destroyed by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - a notorious defence attorney - devastated. And it left the family consumed by secrets from that shocking night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer. But when violence comes to their home town again, the case triggers memories she's desperately tried to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family won't stay buried for ever...
Closing date: 06/09/2018
'The best book you'll read all year' - Kathryn Stockett, bestselling author of The Help
'Big, dark, rich, satisfying, and bloody - like a perfectly cooked steak' - Stuart MacBride
'A great read' - Daily Mail
'The best suspense novel of the year' - Daily Express
'Fierce, savagely well-written' - Metro
Publication date: 03/05/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||3rd May 2018|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, 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