Book Review – The Good Daughter

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter (Harper Collins) ISBN: 9780008150778

Charlotte and Samantha Quinn live in a small town called Pikeville. They are forced to move with their parents to a new home, a farmhouse, after their home is burnt down. Their lives seem to be in constant danger because of their father’s work. It is here that they experience the gruesome murder of their mother, Gamma.

They know the perpetrators. They are forced into a nearby bush where Samantha is shot in the head and buried in a shallow grave. Charlotte runs for dear life. Rusty Quinn, their father is a defence attorney, hated by most people in the town. He is devastated by the catastrophe that befalls his family.

Twenty-eight years later, Charlie, now a lawyer like her father, is caught up in tragedy that shakes the whole town. Memories that have been long buried now emerge. The truths about the past suddenly crop up.

This is a touching, terrifying story and I couldn’t put the book down.

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