The Good Daughter – Karin Slaughter

And enter my introduction to Karin Slaughter… I can’t believe it took me this long to read one of her books! I am now a big fan!

The Good Daughter is a well written crime drama with a strong female lead character. The book starts back in time and tells the story of a traumatic past experience the main character lives through. The book then brings us to present day where the main character again bears witness to a traumatic tragedy and has to get involved in solving the crime and the small town corruption that comes along with that.

The book is well written and dives deep enough to give us strong character development and background on our characters. Although a bit graphic for some, I think it accurately depicts a graphic crime story and gives the reader the details they want when reading crime fiction.

Here is the Book description:

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 which destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won’t stay buried forever…

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