Blog Challenge: The Good Daughter Review

Day 04 for #BookReviewBlogChallenge by Great New Reads is to review any book with 400+ pages. And I’m reviewing The Good Daughter. Clocks in at 656 pgs and 18 hrs as an audiobook.

About The Good Daughter:

Blog Challenge: The Good Daughter ReviewTitle: The Good Daughter (Good Daughter, #1)
Author: Karin Slaughter
Pub. Date: August 8, 2017
Publisher William Morrow
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 656
Goodreads

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, Charlotte 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, Charlotte 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. Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, The Good Daughter is fiction at its most thrilling.

 

About the Author:

About Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter Author Picture

Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated COP TOWN and the instant NEW YORK TIMES bestselling novels PRETTY GIRLS, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and PIECES OF HER. Her most recent book, THE LAST WIDOW, features Sara Linton and Will Trent. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta. Her standalone novels PIECES OF HER, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and COP TOWN are in development for film and television.

IMHO: The Good Daughter:

I fucking loved this. I really need a damn win, and I got it with The Good Daughter.

Trigger warning though on gun violence, murder, child rape,

It’s immediately engaging.

I love both point of views.

Builds suspense and tension BEAUTIFULLY.

I figured some things out but only RIGHT before they were officially revealed.

Characters are all amazing in their own  way and memorable. No blandies or standees here!

Love how it handles PTSD and trauma. Understandable, realistic as well as their therapy experiences.

Bisexual people! Casually existing and mentioned and not a big deal. Except to bi-self reacting to them XD

I will absolutely be checking out more Karin Slaughter books. I can’t believe this is the first I’ve heard/read her.

five-stars

Amazing, Five Stars

 

Notes While Reading The Good Daughter:View Spoiler »

See my previous entries for #BookReviewBlogChallenge:

Day 0 Sparks Joy || |Day 4 Family  ||| Day 5 Rebel. 

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