Book Review: The Good Daughter

01 March 2018|

Title: The Good Daughter

Author: Karin Slaughter

Genre: Domestic Thriller

Main Characters:

  • Charlotte – lead female and daughter
  • Samantha – lead female and daughter
  • Gamma – their mother
  • Rusty – their father


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.


I could not put it down! The twists and turns of this plot, the endless trauma and heartache and secrets make it a real page turner – I picked it up at the airport at the start of the weekend and finished it in two days!

Have you read it? What did you think?

Any other good book recommendations?




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