The Good DaughterKarin Slaughter

The Good Daughter

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The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter Book Summary

“The Good Daughter is like Law and Order meets The Good Wife.” —theSkimm

The stunning new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her— 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.

The Good Daughter (Karin Slaughter) Book Reviews

Great readFirst of this author’s books I have read. I will be looking for more..Score: 5/5

Don’t waste your moneyThis book was awful. As one reviewer noted, It’s terribly repetitive and redundant, some of the characters’ memories are retold too many times. Honestly, just subpar writing and unnecessary details, like “she wiped her eyes with her fingers”. I expected to devour this book and had to force myself to finish it because I kept holding out hope that it would get better. Alas, it did not; this will probably be the last Karen Slaughter book I will ever read..Score: 1/5

It’s a very good story!It’s a good story, I really enjoyed it. Buuuut, there is a lot of unnecessary details/over explaining like over describing the way certain things look. Other than that I really liked it. The characters had some depth and relatability to them, which I like..Score: 4/5

The Good DaughterThought provoking—Karen Slaughter usually writes great stories. It was on sale. Long blocks of chapters of similar but not quite—near the same words! I think maybe each was from a different person’s point of view—the sisters—Charlie and Sam. There were some very good parts in the story. Overall, kept my interest. I did give a rating of 4 STARS. I plan on re reading it at a future time, to see if I get a new perspective. Don’t let the negative reviews throw you off. It will not disappoint you! 🐰🐰🐰🐰.Score: 4/5

I couldn't put it downIt was so good I read it in 2 days. I fell asleep reading & as soon as I opened my eyes, I wanted more. This book reminded me so much of Gillian Flynns Dark Places. I would absolutely read it again..Score: 5/5

Another great read!!!Can't wait for my next book, love this author!.Score: 5/5

Highly recommend!I couldn’t put it down! Loved the style of writing, twists, characters and story line..Score: 5/5

ExcellentI listened to the audiobook. Loved it. Definitely a good read..Score: 5/5

Not impressedThis is the first of Karin Slaughter’s books that I have read. I will not rush to read another. The entire story does not “hang together” very well. Somehow the notion that the two girls who survived an extremely violent rape/murder/ beating etc. could go on to get into college and graduate law school.....well that just doesn’t happen! And much of the rest of the plot was pretty weak as well...there was not much character development anywhere. I got this book because the price was right. I wouldn’t be in a hurry to get another of her books!.Score: 2/5

Search for Satisfying Read - FOUND!Wow...this Slaughter novel had it all. Suspense, romance, familial love and misunderstanding; vicious violence, revenge and redemption. Wrapped in a package that the reader cannot predict. I stopped everything to read for 25 hours..Score: 5/5

‼️SAMPLE NOT COMPLETE ‼️FYI!! If you download the sample, it starts with the first chapter, not the prologue! If you decide to read the book, you need to start with the prologue because obviously the book won’t make any sense! Not sure why the prologue wasn’t given as the sample piece instead of using the first chapter.....Score: 3/5

The good daughterThe story was a little too drawn out. The characters could have had more depth. At times I felt like should I continue with this read? I did finish but still felt I unsatisfied. I won’t recommend this book not because it’s a bad story it’s just a little I unchallenging..Score: 3/5

Okay DaughterAfter reading Pretty Girls I was expecting more from Slaughter. Not sure why this was a much awaited thriller. Not impressed..Score: 3/5

Definitely worth the readI thoroughly enjoyed this read. The plot moved along at a good pace while allowing for deep character development. I was not expecting some of the twists at the end. Definitely recommend!.Score: 5/5

The Good DaughterAs someone that has read all of Karen Slaughter’s books, I can honestly say this book is a true disappointment. If there was a lower rating than one star, I would have given it. It was a waste of time and money. I was disappointed that perhaps her writing has deteriorated this far..Score: 1/5

The good daughterVery good!.Score: 5/5

Great read!Great read!.Score: 5/5

Very good but a little confusingIt was a good book, but I kept going back and forth so it just confused me a bit. Other than that it was an excellent read!.Score: 5/5

The Good DaughterAlthough I initially had some difficulties with the characters, I very quickly could not put this book down! Heartbreaking at times, the suspense of the book was incredible. This is a book I would read again..Score: 5/5

FantasticExcellent writing A+!.Score: 5/5

Couldn't put it downKarin slaughters books are extremely well written and I can honestly say this book does not disappoint. I read it within 4 days and literally could not put it down. You get to know the characters and can feel the emotions that they are going through - by the end I wanted more about Sam, Charlie and Ben!!.Score: 5/5

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A BustI generally devour Karin Slaughter’s books, but not this one. I was unable to bond with any of the fictional characters. The story was not interesting. In fact, I read a couple of other books before I finally went back to finish the Good Daughter. Very disappointed with this book👎🏻.Score: 2/5

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Great BookI definitely recommend everyone to read it. Very interesting..Score: 5/5

Slaughter As A Last Name?I was gonna read this but then I saw the last name and decided not to. I'm still rating it five stars though..Score: 5/5

Can’t put it down!This book had me staying up reading until 4am just to find out what happened. So many plot twists!.Score: 5/5

WarningThe sample section starts in chapter 1 The book actually starts a "chapter" before with information about the character. I decided to read this book in the print version but while I was waiting for it I thought I would read the sample on iBooks. Not a huge deal but little bummed that when I opened the book I had noticed that I had read "ahead" one chapter. Anyway, I love all of this authors work and would suggest it to anyone who may be a little warped and had tough skin!.Score: 5/5

Horribly unnecessarily tragicThis book kept me getting close to loving the characters enough to finish reading it, but it was just needlessly sad and never had a positive or uplifting moment. I get tragedy, and heart wrenching poignant stories- this was just violence, sadness, torture, and corruption. It's just page after page of characters you can't understand or like, dysfunctional relationships, horrible tragedy and violence, with no underlying point or message. Murder, rape, mass shootings, cheating, corruption, it just went on and on and on......literally kept getting worse to the point I had to force myself to finish the book. I was left feeling mad, sad, and incredibly disappointed. First time I've read this author in a long time and after this, I can guarantee I won't be reading her again. Ever..Score: 1/5

The Good DaughterThe characters were not likable, the story was retold too many times, the personalities were not believable. There were about 40 pages left, unfinished, because it was becoming redundant. Sorry..Score: 1/5

The good sisterGreat story! Disappointed in continued disrespect towards law enforcement. If it hadn’t been for that this would’ve been a 5 star book. It disgusts me that it continued through the book..Score: 2/5

Couldn’t put it down.How have I missed this author all these years? So delicious to have all her other books out there, waiting to be read!.Score: 5/5

I will miss Sam and Charlie.A story with lots of twists and turns. And strong, smart women protagonists with a few personal twists and turns of their own..Score: 5/5

The Good DaughterIt's one of those books that I couldn't put down. A very unique story..Score: 5/5

Stunning and ExplosiveFrom the get-go, this story is absolute madness and intensity. I enjoyed the never ending twists and turns. I’ve got to say this author knows how to write a thriller. Also, there are many spiritual offerings. I highly enjoyed this novel. Do it!.Score: 5/5

Really liked this oneI’ve been plowing through all the KS books for a few months now and this one was pretty good. Great characters, pretty good ending. Great story..Score: 5/5

Kept me guessing the whole timeI had conflicted feelings on this book; for the strength of the plot twists alone, it is worth a read and I genuinely did not expect the ending. However, it is pretty gruesomely violent and upsetting at parts. My other critique is that the main characters’ emotions, particularly Sam and Charlie, seems a bit contrived and I can’t imagine real people would act or feel that way after their past. I enjoyed Rusty’s character and the legal side of the book the most; some of the family dynamics were a bit long..Score: 4/5

AwesomeSo good!.Score: 5/5

Plot lingers with youI got that same feeling at first that I got when I read "Lovely Bones"; that is, flip flops in my stomach but I loved the story. The plot is very realistic. I never had a moment when I said, "yeah right, that would never happen." Oh no, it would totally happen and that is why the character development is so good. The summary doesn't do the book justice though. Read it!.Score: 5/5

Loved itI loved this book, I couldn't put it down! The author never disappoints, she always keeps my interest and she is a master at dreaming up original story lines. I recommend this book, I recommend this author!.Score: 5/5

The Good DaughterWow, what a ride! This one definitely did not disappoint. Karin Slaughter has hit another homer up with this one. I can't wait for more stories. Pieces of Her has been preordered..Score: 5/5

Didn’t hold my interestI made it about half way and I’m putting it down. The book really didn’t grab me.Score: 2/5

BkFor.Score: 5/5

Remarkable!Truly amazing! I didn't want to put it down or want it to end! Don't second guess this! A must read!.Score: 5/5

Haunting and AmazingI couldn’t put this book down! Love the suspense!.Score: 5/5

Didn’t get the point of the story.If you've seen the movie "The Judge" starring Robert Downey Jr., then chances are, you're familiar with a large part of this books plot. I went into this book with such high hopes, because a lot of my reader friends had read it and enjoyed it. That said, I walked away very, very, very disappointed. The story was way too laborious of a read, which is odd, considering I am a huge fan of classic novels and we all know how those reads go. They make your mind work for the story, but in a good way! A huge issue I had with this book, is that there didn't seem to be a central theme or point to the plot. I can't go into specifics without spoiling it, but, there were way too many subplots and side stories competing for the readers attention. If they all flowed TOGETHER, then it would have been a much better read, in my humble opinion. Instead, when I finished the book, I literally said out loud "what the heck was the point of this story?" Some bits of it were interesting, though and that is why I won't close the door on trying another Karin Slaughter book!.Score: 3/5

Fantastic readI love books that have twists and turns! This book had me at the edge of my seat and then baffled at every turn!.Score: 5/5

Must read!Loved it!.Score: 5/5

Another great readThe good daughter by Karin Slaughter is about revenge and forgiveness and terrible secrets hidden for years. One night, two armed Men show up at the old farmhouse where a mother (Gamma) and two daughters (Sam abd Charlie) prepare for dinner. The horror that ensues is tragic. Years afterward the family is still splintered, their healing is up and down, so many things unsaid and unknown about that night keeps pulling them down. I don’t want to give anything away because there are two mysteries in this book and multiple turns that I don’t want to reveal. This book isn’t Slaughters normal book and style, but it’s a fulfilling read. Her writing, always good, holds up here too. Most of the characters are troubled, but some work harder to heal. I ended up thinking, what would I be able to forgive, or would I end up sinking down to the depths of revenge? The setting is a small, southern town in Georgia, where the Ol’ Boy’s Network is alive and flourishing, at least for the time being. I recommend this book if you are a slaughter fan and like a combination of an action and character driven story..Score: 4/5

The good daughterRiveting.Score: 5/5

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Fantastic!Very good book! I’m usually good with predicting things/endings but that definitely wasn’t the case with this novel!.Score: 5/5

The good daughterLoved it! A must read. Great story..Score: 5/5

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