Friday, October 6, 2017

The Good Daughter

Book: The Good Daughter
Author: Karin Slaughter

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…-Goodreads

Review: What a ride! From start to finish, I was engaged in the story and wanted to drop everything to read. The book begins in a small town in north Georgia where the Quinn family is forever changed when a horrible murder takes place. 28 years later, Charlie Quinn, who was 13 year when original crime took place, is now an attorney. She soon finds herself involved in another case and things soon get complicated.

This was fast paced and engaging. I seriously loved almost everything about this book. Charlie's father, a defense attorney in town who has no qualms about representing the most heinous criminals, is not well liked. He came off as a caricature at times and not a real person but there was a scene toward the end that humanized him. Overall, which the present day 'crime' was not difficult to figure out, this was a fun read. 

Grade: 4.5/5

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