Thursday, August 24, 2017


Published August 8th, 2017 by William Morrow
ISBN 0062430246
Hardcover, 528 pages

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…

After being stuck in a slump of ho-hum books Karin Slaughter’s THE GOOD DAUGHTER eliminated the cobwebs and dirt that had accumulated deep in the folds of my brain's white matter. This being the first book of hers that I have consumed I am with great impatience waiting to indulge in another. Why all this hype you ask? Well, I will give you a minute bit to munch on then it is imperative for you to get a copy to read, asap.

“The inmate has puked approximately four times over the last half hour. I gave her a pack of orange crackers and one can of coke served in a Styrofoam cup. I asked if she wanted medical attention. She declined. You’ve got fifteen minutes before I come back in.” She tapped the watch on her wrist. “Whatever I hear when I come in is what I hear. You got me?”

The character development is first-class all the way. Therefore, the characters come to life in your mind's eye each having a genuine human quality to them, yet each character is unique in their own. Such as, why Charlie and Sam called their mother “Gamma”,  the sisters survived a horrific ordeal as children and even though the battle scars run deep they made it through to the other side, and Rusty even though he was not a saint of a defense attorney or a perfect father, I was surprised by his humor and civility.

The stinging of a thousand hornets ran up and down her leg as Sam made her way down the long, forlorn hallway. The sound of her shoes slapping hospital tiles bongoed along with the slow thumps of her heart. Sweat glued her hair to the nape of her neck. The twigs of delicate bones inside her wrist and ankle felt ready to snap.  

Anywho, don’t be fooled by what I have so far written because this is one white-knuckled story. Hence, Slaughter has a knack for remarkably detailed gruesomeness as she is describing a grisly scene you can also feel the grit of bone exfoliating your skin. It is this ability with details that brings alive the story like blood pumping through veins. Furthermore, as the hair stands up on your neck and your nerves are wound so tight you keep forgetting to breathe, remember to leave a couple extra lights on so you don’t trip when a snack is needed at three am since who can sleep until YOU'RE FINISHED 🔫

Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of seventeen thrillers, including the Grant County and Will Trent series, COP TOWN, PRETTY GIRLS, THE GOOD DAUGHTER and the e-original short stories “Snatched” “Busted" "Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes" and "Last Breath."

Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia community, and now resides in Atlanta. She is widely credited with first coining the term "investigoogling" in 2006 and is damn good looking.

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

THE KEPT WOMAN is available in paperback NOW!

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 comment:

  1. I haven't read any of Karen Slaughter's books before but I've heard great things. This book looks AMAZING!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.