The Good Daughter

Karin Slaughter ( has been thrilling her readers with grisly mystery crime since 2001 with her first novel Blindsighted . She is already the author of sixteen novels, her most recent being The Kept Woman, published in 2016. Having sold more than 35 million copies of her fiction in 36 languages, you may wish to check out whether you could start scribbling and get that rich! The only limit would be the depravity of your imagination. Slaughter’s latest is The Good Daughter, the summary of which follows.


Two girls had been forced into the woods at gunpoint. One had run for her life, the other was left behind. It was twenty-eight years ago that 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 defence attorney, devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.


Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer herself – the archetypal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again – and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatised – Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it’s a case which can’t help triggering the terrible memories she’s spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family nearly 30 years ago cannot remain buried.


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512 pages in Harper Collins

First published 2017

ISBN 978-0008150761


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