The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter Review

Title: The Good Daughter

Author: Karin Slaughter

Publisher:  William Morrow

Format: eBook

Publication Date: August 8, 2017

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

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, 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…

I love Karin Slaughter’s books, and my only regret is that I decided to read this one, instead of listening to Kathleen Early narrate it. She just adds something to the books for me. That being said, this book is still a fantastic read. It was very very different than the other Karin Slaughter books I’ve read (mostly Grant County). This book was so incredibly interesting because Charlie was such a strong character.

There were so many revelations that I didn’t see coming until they were happening. Most of them are spoilers and part of the enjoyment was how Slaughter created the story as to deliberately conceal the happenings of 28 years ago. From a mother’s perspective it tore my heart apart, but woman to woman Charlie’s strength was undeniable. I don’t know how she managed to keep on going for so many years, but she did.

I loved the way that the family came back together after being ripped apart for so long. The problems didn’t miraculously go away but they were able to work through them and come to some sort of closure and healing. The only draw back here was the pacing, it felt very quick instead of the slower pace that I’m used too. Overall I would give this 4 out of 5 stars.


4/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**


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“A trial is nothing but a competition to tell the best story. Whoever sways the jury wins the trial.”
― Karin SlaughterThe Good Daughter