The Good Daughter - Karin Slaughter

The Good Daughter

By Karin Slaughter

  • Release Date: 2017-08-08
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Score: 4.5
From 459 Ratings


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

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…

Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, The Good Daughter is fiction at its most thrilling.

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  • Didn’t get the point of the story.

    By Kiarra Monique
    If you've seen the movie "The Judge" starring Robert Downey Jr., then chances are, you're familiar with a large part of this books plot. I went into this book with such high hopes, because a lot of my reader friends had read it and enjoyed it. That said, I walked away very, very, very disappointed. The story was way too laborious of a read, which is odd, considering I am a huge fan of classic novels and we all know how those reads go. They make your mind work for the story, but in a good way! A huge issue I had with this book, is that there didn't seem to be a central theme or point to the plot. I can't go into specifics without spoiling it, but, there were way too many subplots and side stories competing for the readers attention. If they all flowed TOGETHER, then it would have been a much better read, in my humble opinion. Instead, when I finished the book, I literally said out loud "what the heck was the point of this story?" Some bits of it were interesting, though and that is why I won't close the door on trying another Karin Slaughter book!
  • The good daughter

    By Sdbride13
  • Highly recommend!

    By Anna Busby
    I couldn’t put it down! Loved the style of writing, twists, characters and story line.
  • The good daughter

    By foofcorbin
    The story was a little too drawn out. The characters could have had more depth. At times I felt like should I continue with this read? I did finish but still felt I unsatisfied. I won’t recommend this book not because it’s a bad story it’s just a little I unchallenging.
  • A Bust

    By Always Tracking
    I generally devour Karin Slaughter’s books, but not this one. I was unable to bond with any of the fictional characters. The story was not interesting. In fact, I read a couple of other books before I finally went back to finish the Good Daughter. Very disappointed with this book👎🏻
  • Not impressed

    By LeeArlington
    This is the first of Karin Slaughter’s books that I have read. I will not rush to read another. The entire story does not “hang together” very well. Somehow the notion that the two girls who survived an extremely violent rape/murder/ beating etc. could go on to get into college and graduate law school.....well that just doesn’t happen! And much of the rest of the plot was pretty weak as well...there was not much character development anywhere. I got this book because the price was right. I wouldn’t be in a hurry to get another of her books!
  • Couldn’t put it down.

    By Meatball 2
    How have I missed this author all these years? So delicious to have all her other books out there, waiting to be read!
  • Fantastic read

    By bookworm472
    I love books that have twists and turns! This book had me at the edge of my seat and then baffled at every turn!
  • The Good Daughter

    By Kat8286
    The characters were not likable, the story was retold too many times, the personalities were not believable. There were about 40 pages left, unfinished, because it was becoming redundant. Sorry.
  • Really liked this one

    By Krissibex
    I’ve been plowing through all the KS books for a few months now and this one was pretty good. Great characters, pretty good ending. Great story.