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The Good Daughter 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 NightTwenty 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 Packed With Twists And Turns, Brimming With Emotion And Heart, The Good Daughter Is Fiction At Its Most Thrilling It s 1989 and Samantha and Charlotte Quinn s lives are about to change forever Their father Rusty is a lawyer, and he represents some of the worst criminals in small town Pikeville Some of them have committed crimes so bad that they re now on death row Someone in the community clearly has it in for Rusty, the family home is burned to the ground, and as we meet the family, they re living in an old farmhouse, that s seen better days However, before they even get a chance to make this place a h It s 1989 and Samantha and Charlotte Quinn s lives are about to change forever Their father Rusty is a lawyer, and he represents some of the worst criminals in small town Pikeville Some of them have committed crimes so bad that they re now on death row Someone in the community clearly has it in for Rusty, the family home is burned to the ground, and as we meet the family, they re living in an old farmhouse, that s seen better days However, before they even get a chance to make this place a home, something truly horrific takes place, an attack of such terrible proportions that it s really hard to read The attack leaves their mother dead and the girls are taken into the woods at gunpoint One girl runs for her life, her sister is unable to When a second horrific crime hits this small community 28 years later, the secrets of the earlier tragedy are slowly revealed, and they will have repercussions for the Quinn family as well as the community at large.OMG, this was such an intense read that at times I could barely breathe The events that take place are not for the squeamish, but are essential to the storyline as a whole, it s not gratuitous violence for the sake of it, on the contrary, it very much serves a purpose It s intense, and it s shocking, but Karin Slaughter writes with such skill this is crime writing at its best She ll have you glued to every word, and ensure that you invest every ounce of your being in her characters Excellent I received my copy from Goodreads and have given an honest review in exchange This is the second thriller I ve read lately that opens with a shitstorm of drama In the best kind of way, of course But The Good Daughter is, in some ways, much darker than Stillhouse Lake, and in other ways slower andcharacter driven It s not a bad thing Slaughterclosely resembles my beloved Tana French in style, making her booksabout the detectives or, in this case, lawyers than about the actual crime mystery It s a clever technique that always ensures I m invested, whe This is the second thriller I ve read lately that opens with a shitstorm of drama In the best kind of way, of course But The Good Daughter is, in some ways, much darker than Stillhouse Lake, and in other ways slower andcharacter driven It s not a bad thing Slaughterclosely resembles my beloved Tana French in style, making her booksabout the detectives or, in this case, lawyers than about the actual crime mystery It s a clever technique that always ensures I m invested, whether or not I can figure out the twists and whodunnits The very best mystery thrillers, in my opinion, are about so muchthan the twists and whodunnits.The Good Daughter is essentially a deeply emotional, character driven family drama, set to the backdrop of two brutal crimes The first happened years ago two armed men forced their way into the home of young Samantha and Charlotte, murdering their mother and turning their lives completely upside down The girls, now adult women and lawyers, are left with both the physical and mental scars it is hard for the sisters to be around each other without serving as a reminder of the horrendous night that ruined everything.The second crime, twenty eight years later, is a school shooting that Charlie finds herself a witness to When Sam returns to town, both of them are caught up in the case It seems pretty obvious what happened mentally slow teenager, Kelly, is caught literally with the smoking gun in front of two dead victims But how much can Kelly be held responsible Is everything as it seems And, Charlie must ask herself what, exactly, did she really see that day I don t know which story was most compelling the gradual unveiling of what happened all those years ago, the investigating of the shooting and the dark secrets behind it, or the complex relationship between Sam and Charlie the web of guilt, bitterness and love that they are tangled up in.I should warn potential readers that there are some very disturbing and gory scenes of violence and view spoiler rape hide spoiler Slaughter doesn t gloss over details and there were some parts that had me cringing If you are particularly sensitive to this, I wouldn t recommend The Good Daughter for you But I was able to get past it.My one main complaint about the book was that Slaughter does like to waffle on a little too much in parts Some conversations between Sam, Charlie and Rusty go on for pages and pages without really adding anything Though Tana French is occasionally prone to over detailing, so I m forgiving of it Other than that, though, I thought it was a great read Both drawn out and complex, but also dramatic and compelling The author gets the balance just right.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Full review Anyone who knows me well knows that I m a Grade A, Karin Slaughter junkie I can t get enough of her stuff it s like crack for nerds who like all the dark things in their reading repertoire I began devouring her books right around my 18th birthday and have continued to do so for almost 10 years She s the only living author that I have continued to read for such an extended period of time I tell you all this so that you are aware just how good these books truly are I m going to k Full review Anyone who knows me well knows that I m a Grade A, Karin Slaughter junkie I can t get enough of her stuff it s like crack for nerds who like all the dark things in their reading repertoire I began devouring her books right around my 18th birthday and have continued to do so for almost 10 years She s the only living author that I have continued to read for such an extended period of time I tell you all this so that you are aware just how good these books truly are I m going to keep my review spoiler free for The Good Daughter, but the following paragraphs will have some spoilers for her previous series, mainly the Grant County books If you haven t read them and are planning to, or if you d rather skip the backstory, I d recommend skipping the section between the stars If I may I would like to share my journey so far with Karin Slaughter, as I have had so many people ask me on Goodreads why I am obsessed with her books and how I fell in to reading them I was lucky enough to grow up with an aunt who s a librarian in Georgia and has continually connected me with authors she knew are just phenomenal She was the first person who understood my need for consuming mysteries, thrillers, and all around dark themed novels the fact that I was able to pick up Blindsighted right as my mother was going through a scary breast cancer diagnosis and treatment was not lost on me The Grant County series wasn t just another set of books to teenage Chelsea they were a real place that I could escape to when my mom s tumors were being cut out of her body or while the chemo ravaged her body I could go someplace else where all that wasn t happening, but also where these people understood darkness, suffering, and pain This is why I think it s so important that people write books containing such dark content.I blew threw the Grant County series I literally read them all back to back and couldn t get enough I grew up in Atlanta and went to Auburn University, so if there has been arelatable series written for myself I can t think of what it might be When I turned the last page of Beyond Reach and I saw what Slaughter had done, I ll be honest, I was ready to rage and rant and throw books and cuss people out HOW COULD YOU KILL MY BELOVED When I was ready to make the transition into the Will Trent series, I thought I would be done No way could this woman make me love another man with Sarah How dare she I ll admit, it took me a bit of warming up to Will but then it hit me the reason I had so many feelings about these books was due to the dang characters Finally, I blew threw the remaining Will Trent novels with ease and care for this new family I d accumulated I also loved her standalone novels of late and thought they were a fantastic way for new fans to dip their toes in the great expanse of the Slaughter kingdom So that brings us up to speed for The Good Daughter If I m being honest, it s always nerve wracking to pick up a new book by your favorite author, especially once they ve been writing long term What if it isn t as good as those before It s a real fear so many authors burn out or try to keep writing the same story over and over while losing their viewers That fear was unnecessary here you heard me, this one gets Chelsea s Holy Guacamole stamp of approval Being another standalone, I wasn t really sure what the feel would be here, as each of her solitary novels are all quite different Cop Town had the feel of historical crime fiction that was heavily character driven and tied in to the past of some familiar previous characters, while Pretty Girls was a highly disturbing thriller wrought with tension and graphic content I believe the reason I was so drawn in by The Good Daughter was due to the nostalgic vibe it gave off.As a massive Grant County fan I was delighted to discover that TGD had such similar structure to Grant County and it s characters while simultaneously establishing it s own groove We are presented with an estranged couple we desire to reconcile set in a small town off of Atlanta with major drama that is kept within that close circle I did really enjoy that we were able to follow a family of lawyers this time it gave a fresh spin on the procedural formula that seems to work so well for the author This story did have a littleaction than some in the past, but as we all know the reason to read any book by KS is due to her master characterization skills The lady can write some relatable, intriguing, and empathetic characters Once again, this aspect was portrayed at it s best and I can t applaud how well the different personalities shined through in the writing.Speaking of, THIS is how you develop the people telling your story THIS is how you write inclusive, diverse crime fiction THIS is how you incorporate graphic content in a respectful manner that furthers the story and emotionally ties the reader to the characters There was no awkward writing in of a few diverse characters to cover the writer s backside Characters covering various forms of minorities are present here, but it s done so in a way that feels right It feels like real life and what we all desire from mainstream fiction Tough, timely issues are covered here, such as the life of a transgender woman in the deep south, the using and abuse of a child with diminished mental capacities, and the long, seemingly impossible journey to healing and restoration after such a brutal incident as described in the prologue were all just pieces of what made this book such a strong contender for my Top 10 reads of 2017.I ll shut up now, as I ve done enough damage, but my hope is that you ll give this book a chance, even if it doesn t sound like your typical read To answer many folks question, I felt this one wasn t quite as gratuitously graphic and violent as Pretty Girls, but it definitely is founded on a highly disturbing, brutal attack Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys a procedural that makes you feel things that we, as humans, should never grow numb to I apologize for the lengthy review and hope you enjoy this read as much as I did You won t find characters written quite like this anywhere else Many thanks to the publisher for providing my copy it was a pleasure to provide my honest thoughts here A quick note to let you guys know that the publication date has moved up to August 8th for various exciting reasons that will become clear later on.I also want to talk a little bit about the story With extremely, incredibly light spoilers in that I tell you who some of the characters are, but not what happens, especially when the aliens come and impregnate the men ha ha okay I m just kidding about that, but you ve been warned With the GOOD DAUGHTER, I decided to do another stand alone because A quick note to let you guys know that the publication date has moved up to August 8th for various exciting reasons that will become clear later on.I also want to talk a little bit about the story With extremely, incredibly light spoilers in that I tell you who some of the characters are, but not what happens, especially when the aliens come and impregnate the men ha ha okay I m just kidding about that, but you ve been warned With the GOOD DAUGHTER, I decided to do another stand alone because the Will Trent Sara Linton story I ve been thinking about isn t quite there yet in my head, so I was looking to do something different in order to give myself brain space for both stories to work themselves out I really enjoyed writing from the point of view of non investigators in PRETTY GIRLS, because it was a challenge to figure out how to put Claire and Lydia in the middle of the action in a believable way, and have them make choices that a normal person would make as opposed to choices that would just easily further the plot but don t make a lot of sense for a real human being who is afraid for their life So I decided to write about a family of lawyers I know, how did I not just kill them all on the first page At first I was a little hesitant about writing another sister story, because I didn t want to be the sister story woman which sounds like the title of a great Amish TV show but I am the youngest of three sisters, so I know what sisters are like, and also, I write about murder in every book and no one thinks of me as the murder woman though I understand having a last name like Slaughter does beg the question I also wanted to go back to writing about a small town, as I haven t really done that since Grant County I grew up in a small town, and I do most of my writing in a beautiful, small mountain town Pikeville is not you, Blue Ridge so I know what it s like so be in a place where everyone knows you or thinks they know you, and how that can at times be rewarding and at other times be incredibly stifling.A lot of times my stories tend to reflect what I m not seeing in other books that I read, or what I really like in books that I ve read I m thinking of you, Liane Moriarty , so one of the other goals in this book was to write about a woman who really, really loves her husband I am so proud of the way that Will and Sara s relationship has evolved, and I love the respect that they have for each other, because I thinkthan anything, that s what women crave in a partner someone who respects their opinion, who they are, what they feel You could go all the way back to the Knight s Tale in Canterbury Tales to understand this long standing desire So, I took the opportunity to write about a woman who adores her husband, but can t quite stop screwing things up And why she keeps screwing up goes to the heart of one of the many mysteries in this story.Long time readers will know that I also try to be inclusive in my writing and discuss how the world is for people with disabilities, so I took the opportunity in the GOOD DAUGHTER to write a bit about the struggle for someone who has mobility issues and how often times, small towns are not equipped to handle them whether through lack of funding or lack of care.Another character I was very eager to write about is Rusty Quinn A few years ago when Go Set a Watchman came out, I was at dinner with a bunch of authors for Thrillerfest in NYC and the NY Times had just released an excerpt where it was revealed that Atticus Finch was not the saint that many of us were led to believe Greg Isles and I got into a heated discussion about whether or not an educated man in a small Southern town would behave and think the way that the new Atticus did He was firmly on the side of educated men, and I was firmly on the side of anuanced approach perhaps because I had just read a book on the lynching of Leo Frank, and seen photos of some of Georgia s most upstanding citizens lawyers, judges, p0liticians standing proudly beside his hanged body At any rate, I wanted to write about a complicated man, not the saint that Scout worships in To Kill a Mockingbird, and not the casual racist she sees in Watchman Rusty is a good man, but he has his flaws, chief among them the belief that he always does what is right Now, as with a lot of people, what right means tends to be whatever he feels justified in doing The question of whether or not he is a good man, or a good flawed man, is another one I mull over in the book.Well, I think that s all I can say without dropping some massive spoilers So I will leave you with my heart felt thanks to the GoodReads community many of whom I ve shared some wonderful communications with and hope that you love this story as much as I do I know every author says that their favorite book is the last one they wrote, but I cannot express to you how happy I am with the themes and relationships and the fast pacing and the tension that I managed to weave through this novel.Please come see me on my tour Karin Slaughter

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