#FuturisticFriday Review: The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

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This book was purchased for Traveling With T’s personal reading.

The Good Daughter

Summary: 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…


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I wanted to say that I LOVED this book. I wanted to push this book in everyone’s hands, sing all over the place how much I LOVED this book. Sadly, this is not the plan.

I enjoyed the mystery aspect to this book. I enjoyed how Karin Slaughter laid the book out- the before/after.

What really grated my nerves and took away my enjoyment at reading this book was the interaction between some of the characters. Take Charlie and her dad. They are having a conversation- and then it devolves into quoting Shakespeare. Or something else. Listen- I understand that there were major issues between Charlie and Rusty. I got that. But I would feel lost in these exchanges and I know that somewhere they revealed things to the other, but it just seemed a ploy that was ok at first and then became…. like nails scratching on blackboard.

Or… A conversation between Charlie and another character. Literally talking about NOTHING. For a page or 2. Then a few paragraphs later the other character makes a brilliant comment/question/statement that was true. I know it to be true because it’s in the first of the book. But I re-read the whole nothing dialogue between them and I could not find how this character was supposed to know this fact.

In the end.. the mystery is solid writing, (some) of the interactions between the characters were what I felt was lacking.


*Traveling With T purchased this book for her own reading pleasure.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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