The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter….Review Tour Stop

About The Good Daughter

• Hardcover: 528 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (August 8, 2017)

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.

Purchase Links

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My Review:

The Good Daughter, the newest work from author Karin Slaughter, had me glued to each page from the very first chapter.  Well-written and full of twists, turns, and emotion, I was kept transfixed to each page as I read.,,,and now I’m in total book hangover mode.

Two young sisters’ lives, Charlotte and Samantha, were ripped apart by an unimaginable violent moment.  Everything they knew changed.  Their family and relationship was forever altered and it would take another unimaginably violent event in the small town they grew up in to bring those broken pieces together.

Charlotte stayed in that small town while Samantha left and, even with years and miles between them, deep down I think they both knew one day they would be able to have a relationship again.

This story was told in a way that we got to see what happened to both sisters, both separately and together, that horrible night in their childhood and then brought to the current moment in time and see their lives today.  As the case currently rocking their small town runs its course, their father will need both of them to work together to find the truth.  The road to that truths has so many brilliant twists and turns.  Written with hints and breadcrumbs along the way, leading us on a long and twisted path.

Added into the sisters’ search for the truth were messy emotions and complicated personal issues.  A crumbling marriage, a loss of a spouse, infidelity, infertility, and many other relatable human moments.

Oh, and the characters themselves were superb.  Brilliant, flawed, multi-faceted, quirky, real. I loved every one of them.

Man, this story was just phenomenal.  Now, I will give you a  bit of a warning that some of the descriptions are a bit graphic, but I wasn’t bothered by it as I felt it really drove home the horror of the moments these woman had lived through.

My final thought?  This is one helluva great book! Thank you, Ms. Slaughter.

Four-and-a-Half Loves





Photo by Alison Rosa

About Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 36 languages, with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her sixteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novel Pretty Girls. A native of Georgia, Karin currently lives in Atlanta. Her Will Trent series, Grant County series, and standalone novel Cop Town are all in development for film and television.

Find out more about Karin at her website and connect with her on Facebook.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, August 22nd: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Wednesday, August 23rd: Read-Love-Blog

Thursday, August 24th: Readaholic Zone

Friday, August 25th: The Book Chick

Monday, August 28th: A Wondrous Bookshelf

Tuesday, August 29th: StephTheBookworm

Wednesday, August 30th: Mom’s Small Victories

Thursday, August 31st: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World

Monday, September 4th: Always With a Book

Tuesday, September 5th: Kritters Ramblings

Wednesday, September 6th: Booked on a Feeling

Thursday, September 7th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Friday, September 8th: The Book Diva’s Reads

Monday, September 11th: she treads softly

Tuesday, September 12th: Kahakai Kitchen


  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Great review Jillian!! Saw this in my library yesterday’ I will pick it up next time!!! Shared on my socials!

  2. Wow, what a ride! This book sounds SO GOOD!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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