Book Review Of “The Good Daughter” By Karin Slaughter
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 (From Goodreads)
I rate this book a 5 out of 5 Stars
Holy crap! Guys, if you have not read Karin Slaughter before this is the one to read. It was absolutely fantastic. Reading this, it literally took over my life, I could not put it down. Life took a backseat to this gripping story of Charlie and Sam, and all the other characters.
The Good Daughter, was so intricately woven, vivid, and engrossing that you have no choice but to be pulled in. I was staying up late, waking up early, bringing the book everywhere I went, just so I could squeeze in more pages. Sitting outside, reading a book during the eclipse? Yea, that was me… This book was that good! Karin has a way with hitting you with gut punches, twists, and turns, that you NEVER saw coming. It’s brilliant.
Pick this one up guys, and while you’re at it. Pickup Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter too! I feel like I do need to inform you, there is one VERY graphic chapter towards the end of the book. It was pretty hard for me to read, but I got through it.
A person who has been up close when a gun is fired into another human being never mistakes the sound of a gunshot for something else.