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The Good Daughter - Karin Slaughter


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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 smalltown 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 defence 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 archetypal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again - and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatised - Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case which can't help triggering the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won't stay buried for ever ...


Once again, Slaughter does not disappoint


The Good Daughter is the third full-length stand-alone novel by popular American author, Karin Slaughter. Early one May morning, small-town Georgia lawyer Charlotte Quinn is at Pikeville Middle School for an embarrassing reason when she is caught in a school shooting. Quick action by those present averts a major tragedy, but Charlie is disturbed by the actions of the Police officers who attend, and those of a witness who takes an active role, as well as the affect of the shooter. And, inevitably, Charlie is forcefully reminded of the incident that devastated her family, twenty-eight years earlier. Charlie's father, Rusty Quin is a lawyer infamous (and reviled) for representing those that no-one else will: murderers, rapists, petty criminals unlikely to pay. So of course, he is acting for the shooter, which attracts something more than just the usual condemnation from the town. Meanwhile, a certain earlier indiscretion magnifies the awkwardness between Charlie and her estranged husband, Assistant District Attorney, Ben Bernard. Another gripping page-turner from Karin Slaughter in which the action takes place over the space of three days; the recall goes back thirty years. It includes an excellent court scene, lots of clever banter between characters and a generous dose of very dark humour throughout. Slaughter's characters are complex; all have scars, both mental and physical, all are strong but betray very human flaws; there are no saints here, but these characters are easy to care about. And of course, there are twists and red herrings that will keep the reader guessing right up to the final pages. Once again, Slaughter does not disappoint.


A keeper


A great read. Two devestating crimes; old and new - with a connection that the writer reveals gradually. Intriguing and a true page turner that's hard to put down.

South Coast NSW

The Good Daughter

5.0 2


‘This is a great writer at the peak of her powers. Karin Slaughter is at her nail biting, heart stopping, emotionally draining best.’ - Peter James

‘Simply the best book you'll read all year. Raw, powerful and utterly gripping – yet written with a tenderness and empathy that will break your heart’. - Kathryn Stockett, bestselling author of THE HELP

Praise for Karin Slaughter:

'I'd follow her anywhere' - Gillian Flynn

'One of the boldest thriller writers working today' - Tess Gerritsen

'Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivaled' - Michael Connelly

'Passion, intensity, and humanity' - Lee Child

Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing since she was a child. She is the author of the Grant County series of international bestsellers Blindsighted, Kisscut, A Faint Cold Fear, Indelible, Faithless and Skin Privilege, and the bestselling thriller set in Atlanta, Triptych. She is also the editor of Like a Charm, a collaboration of British and American crime fiction writers. She lives in Atlanta.

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ISBN: 9781460751732
ISBN-10: 1460751736
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 24th July 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.4  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.63