Review: The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

Title: The Good Daughter
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publication Date: August 8, 2017
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Overall Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


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. Goodreads



The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter had my heart racing and my blood pumping from start to finish. Insane drama welcomes you as soon as you open the book.

Slaughter starts off by introducing you to the gruesome events that took place during Samantha and Charolette’s childhood which ultimately shaped who they are as adults as well as their twisted sisterly relationship. The Good Daughter is very character driven and centered around family drama above plot. Normally this kind of style would not interest me, but yet again Karin Slaughter somehow captures my attention with her disturbing images.

Twenty-eight years after Samantha and her sister Charolette are attacked, a school shooting takes place that Charolette finds herself a witness in. Both crimes are equally compelling and will have you begging your family to let you read one more chapter.

After reading Pretty Girls, I was a little hesitant to open another Karin Slaughter book due to the very graphic scenes Slaughter tends to write into her books. The Good Daughter did not disappoint and I look forward to diving into more by this author.


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