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Pieces of Her

by Karin Slaughter

Books of the Month Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel Crime / Mystery Family Drama Star Books Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Pieces of Her

Pieces of Her blew me away, it’s sharp, edgy, compulsive reading. I foolishly started to read late in the evening and ended up keeping the early hours company for some time as I simply couldn’t put it down! 31 year old Andrea finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew about her mum Laura when a birthday trip ends in horrific violence, further danger rushes in and Andy desperately needs to find answers. The prologue encourages intrigue to bubble away nicely then, oh my word… chapter one!

Chapter one brilliantly sets the scene before exploding in the most shocking way, I gulped, settled further into my chair and just read.

Karin Slaughter has the ability to set the page on fire, she fans the flames, and I needed my wits about me as the time frame changed and left my understanding floating for a while, searching for answers. Andy and Laura are fascinating characters, they challenged my thoughts and feelings in the best possible way. Incredibly stimulating and enthralling Pieces of Her has left me on a heart-hammering reading high!

Liz Robinson

Pieces of Her Synopsis

You've known her your whole life... Andrea Oliver knows everything about her mother Laura. She knows she's always lived in the small town of Belle Isle; she knows she's a pillar of the community; she knows she's never kept a secret in her life. but she's hiding something...

Then one day, a trip to the mall explodes into a shocking act of violence and Andy suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. and it could destroy you both... Hours later, Laura is in hospital, her face splashed over the newspapers. But the danger has only just begun. Now, Andy must go on a desperate race to uncover the secrets of her mother's past. Unless she can, there may be no future for either of them... 


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Pieces of Her Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

Karin Slaughter is back at her best with a great thriller that will take you through a mum & daughter story with twists and turns until the truth is finally revealed. Full review

Cathy Small

A unique but lengthy tale. Full review

Lisa Davies

Fab book, a real page turner. Full review

Krissy Rix

This is an exciting and emotional thriller and is a must read for Karin Slaughter fans. Full review

Britteny Sutcliffe

What to believe? Who to believe? Andy’s world has been turned upside down, the facts seem totally unbelievable. Her mother, her perfectly ordinary mother, a criminal? Full review

E.A. Rhodes

An apparently random shooting in a mall, leads to a daughter tracking her mother's past - is she a killer, liar or hero? We have to find out. A compulsive read. Full review

Jan Kirkcaldy

Andrea doesn't know it yet but her mother has a secret and it's a big one. Karin Slaughter skilfully peels away the layers of lies like skin from an onion. Full review

Rachel Aygin

A story of a mother's past catching up with her and a daughter trying to find out about a mother she didn't know. Full review

Susan Andrews

Not Karin Slaughter's best work but all in all a good read, some bits confusing and jumping about in time. I'm sure it will sell well. Full review


Brilliant - a Mother and Daughter story. You thought you know your Mum but do you really? Captivating. Full review

Alison Bisping

Karin Slaughter is an exceptional storyteller and this is one of her best books. A really good read that will have you up all night. Full review

Jocelyn F Garvey

Gripping. Intense. Emotional. Thought provoking. If you haven’t discovered this author yet you must! You’re onto a winner! Full review

Amanda O'Dwyer

A fast paced thriller with intriguing characters. Full review

Nicola Edwards

A tense thriller, packed with suspense, deceit and secrets. Andy is 31 and her boring, dead-end life is about to change forever when she discovers the earth shattering truth about her mother’s past life. Full review

Adrienne Kinsella

Pieces of Her Press Reviews

`Slaughter has outdone herself with Pieces of Her-a novel that sets the standard for psychological thriller writing. Rarely in fiction have the past and the present collided with such force and in such a distinctive and compelling voice' Jeffery Deaver

`One can trust Karin Slaughter to consistently come up with captivating stories, stocked to the rafters with credible and engaging characters, superb dialogue and twists that take you by surprise no matter how hard you try to anticipate what is coming...amongst the world`s greatest and finest crime writers' Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Praise for Karin Slaughter:

`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

`It's big, dark, rich, satisfying, and bloody - like a perfectly cooked steak' Stuart MacBride

`The best yet' Lesley Pearse

`A great read' Daily Mail

'The best suspense novel of the year' Daily Express

`Fierce, savagely well-written' Metro

`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' Jeffery Deaver

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780008150853
Publication date: 18/04/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780008150822
Publication date: 09/08/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780008150860
Publication date: 09/08/2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008150822
Publication date: 9th August 2018
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Genres: Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, Crime / Mystery, Family Drama, Star Books, Thriller / Suspense,

About Karin Slaughter

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 Rosa  

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