The Good Daughter

The Good Daughter

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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 30 years ago won't stay buried forever.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9780062430243
Branch Call Number: F SLAUGHTER
Characteristics: 515 pages ; 24 cm


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Decades after a shattering confrontation that left her mother dead and her sister traumatized, a New York-based lawyer returns to her Atlanta hometown to help her father save the life of a young woman accused of a school shooting.

Decades after a shattering confrontation that left her mother dead and her sister traumatized, a New York-based lawyer returns to her Atlanta hometown to help her father save the life of a young woman accused of a school shooting.

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Jul 13, 2018

Charlie and Sam's lives are turned upside down when their mother is murdered in front of them then the murderers do horrific things to them. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie is involved in another horrific event and Charlie's husband calls Sam home - telling her that her sister needs her. Sam returns home and gets involved in the case - more than she wanted. As the case begins to unfold, Sam and Charlie begin to resolve their differences and work together. A great story that keeps the reader guessing as the plot unfolds. Will be reading more Karin Slaughter books!

Jul 03, 2018

I really enjoyed this book. The only thing I would say it there are places where the book is redundant! In those places I tended to skim over the text. But as a whole! I stayed engaged! I have recommended this book to friends and will again!

ehbooklover May 28, 2018

This was my first Karin Slaughter read and it likely won't be my last. While unbelievably gory at times, I did really enjoy this book. The characters were complicated and interesting. I loved all of the twists and turns. A dark, disturbing, and page-turning thriller.

Apr 23, 2018

Another good book by Karen Slaughter. Book was a bit tedious at times, but ended up very well.

Apr 13, 2018

I am a big fan of Karin Slaughter and her Grant County and Will Trent series. But this stand alone book was one that I couldn't even finish. So many pointless details that have nothing to do with the story line, I got through 3/4 of the book (I skipped about 100 pages of nonsense and still kept with the storyline like I didn't miss a page) and still had not even gotten to the meat of the book. I have not had good luck reading her few stand alone novels. The story line could have been good if there wasn't so much fluff around the story. Not going to regret not finishing it though.

Apr 11, 2018

Oddly enough, I had not heard of this author before and came to this story with no expectations, just an interest in the topics described in the promo. I sat down to read about 8 p.m. and the first time I raised my head from the pages it was 2 a.m. There is no higher compliment I can give an author than becoming so immersed in his or her story that I lose a huge chunk of time.

The storycraft here is great. Slaughter feeds us pieces of information slowly, but constantly, reeling the reader in like a prize catch. The characters are all rich and multidimensional. You are sure you would recognize them if you encountered them in the street. The Southern small town in all its simplicity and complexity is skillfully recreated.

The ending is a surprise, yet perfectly completes the series of circles that have defined the book.

Read it. You will be glad you did.

Jan 27, 2018

THE GOOD DAUGHTER is another suspenseful read from Karin Slaughter. Creative story line, lots of twists and turns, and plenty of touches on some important issues of our times. It reads fast and is kind of hard to put down. One needs to be prepared for Slaughter's graphic scenes of bad behavior and violence. In this novel though she also touches on a couple of issues that are somewhat hard to process, including a school shooting. Still and all, this is her usual stuff and it is a good read.

Jan 08, 2018

This author did not disappoint with this latest novel. The details were repeated from various characters' perspectives, and were enhanced with each return to the memory banks of such a traumatic event. Graphic in some areas, but almost rote or clinical as appropriate for the character providing the detail. The graphic nature of this novel was appropriate for the crimes being relived. This author does not hold back, but I have read crime novels that were much more graphic, and those others were frequently extreme for just the shock value. Relationships were realistically complicated - and one needs to read to the very final pages for resolution. Great twists - I love that this author leaves no explanation forgotten as she weaves all the threads to the conclusion.

Dec 31, 2017

Too many detailed descriptions of unimportant activity. I like character/behaviour descriptions as much as anyone but these were over the top!
It was tedious reading though I stuck with it. The numerous repetitions of gory details was a bit much.
Will not be reading any more of this author's books.

Dec 23, 2017

Maybe it was just me but I found some of the book repetitive. I would start something and feel I'd read it before. Luckily, I could just skip through those parts. I have to agree with someone else about areas being too wordy. I consider this a good book but not great. Great, to me, is when you can't put the book down and can't wait to see the ending. I gave it a good because I would try to get into the book but would end up putting it down, reading another book and come back to it later. Parts of the book were good and I would read until I got bored.

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