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The Good Daughter: A Novel – by Karin Slaughter

Immerse yourself in the gripping world of “The Good Daughter” by Karin Slaughter, a compelling novel that combines the elements of a cold-case thriller and psychological suspense. Set in the small town of Pikeville, this story follows Charlie and Samantha Quinn, two sisters whose lives were shattered by a horrific attack on their family home twenty-eight years ago. As Charlie, now a lawyer herself, is confronted with a new wave of violence in Pikeville, she is forced to confront the secrets and traumas from her past that she has long tried to bury. With its mix of tension, mystery, and emotional depth, “The Good Daughter” will captivate readers from beginning to end.

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The Good Daughter: A Novel – by Karin Slaughter

The Good Daughter: A Novel - by Karin Slaughter

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Author: Karin Slaughter

Format: Mass Market Paperback, Unabridged-CD, Unabridged-MP3

The Good Daughter: A Novel - by Karin Slaughter

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Publisher: William Morrow & Company

Published: Apr 2018

The Good Daughter: A Novel - by Karin Slaughter

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Genre: Fiction – Mystery & Detective – Women Sleuths

Retail Price: $9.99

Pages: 656


Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint.

One runs for her life. One is left behind . . .

The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author—a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.

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, 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 . . .

“I’d follow Karin Slaughter anywhere.” —Gillian Flynn


The Good Daughter: A must-read for mystery and thriller fans

Karin Slaughter’s powerful storytelling

Discussion of the novel’s themes and characters

The Good Daughter is a gripping novel written by the talented author Karin Slaughter. It is available in various formats, including Mass Market Paperback, Unabridged-CD, and Unabridged-MP3, making it accessible for readers who prefer different reading experiences. Published by William Morrow & Company in April 2018, this thrilling book falls under the genre of Fiction – Mystery & Detective – Women Sleuths. With a retail price of $9.99 and 656 gripping pages, it promises to keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

In this novel, Slaughter weaves a captivating story that centers around two girls who are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One manages to escape and runs for her life, while the other is left behind, forever haunted by the traumatic events that unfold. The author skillfully blends cold-case thriller and psychological suspense to create a searing and spellbinding narrative that will leave readers eagerly turning the pages.

The story takes us back twenty-eight years, when Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s idyllic small-town family life is shattered by a horrifying attack on their family home. Their mother tragically loses her life, leaving their father, Pikeville’s notorious defense attorney, devastated. The entire family is consumed by the secrets and trauma that stem from that fateful night, causing irreparable fractures within their relationships.

Fast forward to the present day, and Charlie, one of the Quinn sisters, has followed in her father’s footsteps, becoming a lawyer herself. She embodies the quintessential “good daughter,” striving to make her father proud. However, when violence erupts once again in Pikeville, resulting in a shocking tragedy that leaves the entire town traumatized, Charlie is thrust into a nightmarish situation. Not only does she find herself as the first witness at the crime scene, but the case opens up old wounds and forces her to confront the terrible memories she has long tried to repress. The shocking truth about the crime that tore her family apart nearly thirty years ago threatens to resurface, unearthing buried secrets and unleashing chaos.

Readers looking for a thrilling and captivating read will not be disappointed with The Good Daughter. Karin Slaughter’s powerful storytelling ability shines through in this novel, captivating readers with her expertly crafted twists and turns. Her ability to seamlessly blend suspense, mystery, and psychological depth is truly remarkable.

Throughout the novel, Slaughter delves into a range of compelling themes, such as the lasting impact of trauma, the complexity of family dynamics, and the quest for justice. The characters she creates are multidimensional and relatable, adding depth and richness to the narrative. From Charlie, the resilient and determined protagonist, to the supporting characters who each have their own secrets and motivations, the cast of characters brings the story to life.

The Good Daughter is a must-read for fans of mystery and thriller genres. It will keep you guessing until the very end, as Slaughter expertly crafts a web of intrigue and suspense. Whether you choose to dive into the gripping pages of the Mass Market Paperback, listen to the Unabridged-CD, or enjoy the convenience of the Unabridged-MP3 format, this novel promises to leave a lasting impact.

In conclusion, The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter is a masterpiece that showcases the author’s exceptional storytelling skills. It is a thrilling and thought-provoking novel that will captivate readers and leave them eager for more. The themes explored, the compelling characters, and the expertly crafted suspense all contribute to a truly unforgettable reading experience. So grab a copy of The Good Daughter and prepare to be transported into a world of mystery and suspense that will keep you up all night.