Top positive review
A legal Harrowing, brutal drama and thriller...
5 August 2017
Karin Slaughter masterfully weaves an incredibly layered plot. 'The Good Daughter' is a story of family and is strangely heartwarming, despite some of the horrific content.
The initial scene is by far the most graphic & horrific however it is so compelling it had me hooked for the rest of the novel. This overpowering event sets the stage for a psychological thriller like no other I've read and introduces us to three females - the brilliant mother “Gamma,” and sisters Samantha and Charlotte who demonstrate their intelligence and perseverance time and time again.
Nearly 30 years later, the two women are in the middle of a new tragedy that rocks their community and forces the sisters to reopen many old wounds. It's part legal drama, part mystery, part family intrigue, but above all, it's a harrowing, brutal thriller that will be hard to read at times and most of the time be hard to put down.
Filled with suspense and twists that I didn’t see coming, even at quite a long length (583 pages), it still had me madly swiping and utterly gripped. Karin Slaughter is clearly an exceptional author as Michael Connelly aptly describes... “Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivaled among thriller writers, and if you haven’t yet read her, this is the moment.”
'The Good Daughter' always kept me guessing... I just didn't want the novel to end. Great choice.