The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

The Good Daughter

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 ...

Details The Good Daughter

TitleThe Good Daughter
Release DateAug 8th, 2017
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Crime, Suspense

Reviews The Good Daughter

  • Emily May
    This is the second thriller I've read lately that opens with a shitstorm of drama. In the best kind of way, of course. But The Good Daughter is, in some ways, much darker than Stillhouse Lake, and in other ways slower and more character-driven. It's not a bad thing. Slaughter more closely resembles my beloved Tana French in style, making her books more about the detectives or, in this case, lawyers than about the actual crime/mystery. It's a clev...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Full review:Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m a Grade-A, Karin Slaughter junkie. I can’t get enough of her stuff; it’s like crack for nerds who like all the dark things in their reading repertoire. I began devouring her books right around my 18th birthday and have continued to do so for almost 10 years. She’s the only living author that I have continued to read for such an extended period of time; I tell you all this so that you are...
  • Karin Slaughter
    A quick note to let you guys know that the publication date has moved up to August 8th for various exciting reasons that will become clear later on.I also want to talk a little bit about the story. (With extremely, incredibly light spoilers in that I tell you who some of the characters are, but not what happens, especially when the aliens come and impregnate the men ha ha okay I'm just kidding about that, but you've been warned!)With the GOOD DAU...
  • Melissa
    *4.5 stars*All hail the queen of crime fiction—Karin Slaughter has done it again. This clever author has penned another compelling and tantalizingly twisted thriller in her signature no-holds-barred approach. Not that I doubted her brilliance for even a second; there’s a reason she’s been one of my very favorites since stepping foot in Grant County more than a decade ago. As readers we all find ourselves hanging on to an author’s every wo...
  • Deanna
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...After reading the description and the prequel for this novel, I knew I had to read it soon. This book was INTENSE! It honestly had me feeling ALL THE FEELS. I really did both laugh and cry while reading this novel. "The Good Daughter" had me in its clutches from page one until the very end, and I'm still feeling the after-effects. The book opens in 1989. Samantha Quinn is fif...
  • PirateSteve
    If you ever find yourself in need of a good criminal defense lawyer, Rusty Quinn is the man. He is notorious for the acquittals his clients have received. Legendary for his beliefs that all people deserve the best legal defense possible, no matter what their station in life or the crime they've been accused of. With Rusty on your side you'll be singing his praises as well. "Sunshine is for everyone, Sunshine come back againCome all without, Come ...
  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    This is not a series! I just found this out today. Also you do not need to read Last Breath which is a novella. I think this was listed as a series just to get you to buy the novella.I think this was a cheap shot. Also very disappointed because I loved this book and was so looking forward to this being a series.This is a stand alone. Did anyone else think this was a series or is it just me?I just loved this book. I love Karin Slaughter and she ha...
  • Crumb
    I have officially drank the Karin Slaughter kool-aid. It's not that I had an aversion to reading a book by Karin Slaughter, it's just that I kind of kept putting it off. Boy, what a mistake! This book was OUTSTANDING. It was chilling, explosive, and shocking. Those are just three words that I could use to describe this book. It was also so much more. In all honesty, I don't feel there is much more that I can add to the overwhelming amount of posi...
  • Paromjit
    This is a superb, dark and brutal novel from the talented Karin Slaughter set in Pikeville, North Georgia. Two tragic set of events occur 28 years apart and their catastrophic repercussions on a family and their community are observed. Rusty is a notoriously able lawyer who believes that justice should be for everybody, such as defending innocent black people, and others deemed beyond the pale, like rapists. This has made Rusty a host of enemies,...
  • Meredith
    Whew! That was a lot to take in.Deeply disturbing intense read filled with drama, suspense, and unspeakable trauma. The Good Daughter is not for the faint hearted. Teenage sisters Sam and Charlie experience a traumatic and torturous event. What happens to them scars them both literally and figuratively for life. Nearly 30 years later, the past they worked so hard to bury comes back to haunt them as they deal with the fall out of a school shootin...
  • Maureen
    It's 1989 and Samantha and Charlotte Quinn's lives are about to change forever. Their father Rusty is a lawyer, and he represents some of the worst criminals in small town Pikeville. Some of them have committed crimes so bad that they're now on death row. Someone in the community clearly has it in for Rusty, the family home is burned to the ground, and as we meet the family, they're living in an old farmhouse, that's seen better days. However, be...
  • Emma Giordano
    A solid 4 star read. This was a really interesting novel and I'm glad I picked it up.TW: graphic murder, graphic rape, and miscarriagesI really enjoyed this story. I found it to be a strong psychological thriller as my head was constantly twisting between what is true and what is meant to be misleading. I will say, certain points were slow to trudge through and there was perhaps more dialogue than absolutely necessary, but nonetheless, it was a w...
  • Larry H
    You said it, George Takei! I seriously cannot get over this book.Over the last few months I've seen a number of friends on Goodreads waxing poetic about Karin Slaughter. I like a good crime novel/thriller, so I figured I'd need to check her out at some point. Then I heard about her newest book, The Good Daughter, so I thought, "Let's give this the old look-see, shall we?"DAMN, Karin Slaughter. You knocked my freaking head off with this one.It was...
  • Diane S ☔
    2.5 I am giving this three stars because I kept reading, and did want to find out what happened. This was, however, much more graphic than I am comfortable with, and I resented the fact that it was repeated three different times in the book. While I know it was told from different viewpoints, and more details were uncovered in each telling, I thought it could have been done differently. Felt manipulated in the repetition of this horrific telling,...
  • *TANYA*
    Wow!! Just WOW!!! Karin Slaughter keeps getting better. This book broke my heart, gave me anxiety, and made me cry several times. It had several "cringe/gasp" worthy moments. The writing was off the charts. I LOVED IT!!!
  • Susanne Strong
    4.25* Stars. (rounded down)Abso-fraking-Awesome! This was one heck of a read. The Good Daughter was my first introduction to Karin Slaughter and I can say without hesitation, it won’t be my last. Charlie Quinn and her sister Sam live in Pikesville, GA and they endure the most horrific event as kids. Something so bad, it changes their lives forever. It’s frightening and terrifying. Unthinkable actually.As an adult, Charlie once again finds her...
  • Matthew
    Maybe not quite as graphic and shocking as some other Karin Slaughter offerings, but still pretty intense. She always takes a gruesome series of events and steps it up a notch. Definitely an author to approach carefully if you are easily queasy.I was enthralled by the story and the characters. There was a whole lot of "you think you know a person", but you realize every so often there is a lot that is not what it seems. Frequent flashbacks help t...
  • Kendall
    This was absolutely phenomenal!! If I could I'd give this 10 stars I would!!!The Good Daughter is my second novel that I have read by Karin Slaughter and hands down... ladies and gentleman I think I must admit that I have a problem and am an official Slaughter addict. Honestly, I can't give this novel enough praise that it truly deserves. THIS is how you truly write crime fiction. Karin Slaughter is extremely talented and holy cow does she have a...
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    3.5* Rounded up!True to Karin Slaughter - A disturbing, chillingly and violent book. Two teenage sisters, Samantha and Charlie experience a violent event that will change the course of their lives. Years later as adults they are completely estranged from each other.Wrong place at the wrong time places Charlie in the line of fire...literally!Gunfire is heard, followed by screaming. Charlie doesn’t hesitate. She runs straight to the victims to as...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    When I see a new Karin Slaughter book coming out I get all excited. I'll beg and steal (I kid!) to get my greedy hands on a copy. I totally got denied an ARC copy of this one and I think I whined for 2 weeks. (Total first world problems) I sucked it up after my husband told me to shut the hell up and requested it from my lovely library. Then proceeded to be almost late for work because I couldn't stop reading it.Two sisters had their entire life ...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Twenty-eight years ago the Quinn family was getting ready for dinner when two masked men entered their home changed their lives forever. Twenty-eight years later a violent event has shaken the small town of Pikesville and past secrets that seemed to be buried are resurfacing. I do not want to give any more details, just know that this is a great thriller.The book is narrated from different points of view and alternates between the present and the...
  • Luffy
    What did I think? I thought that the book was written very compactly. There was little breathing space. Usually I groan somewhat when reading two timelines. Not with this author.Charlotte and Samantha Quinn are mere kids when they encounter a violent encounter. But now Charlotte herself is faced with going back in time to guess what happened actually.This book has unambitious goals. To shock and excite maybe. But it is also a testament to the tal...
  • Debra
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!When discussing Karin Slaughter, Gillian Flynn is quoted as saying "I'll follow her anywhere." What Gillian doesn't know is that she will have to step in line behind ME!!!Cop Town was my first Karin Slaughter book and it started my love affair with her books. I binge read her Grant County and Will Trent Series. She had me twisted up and crying in parts especially at the end of her Grant County series. I couldn't read Pretty Girls f...
  • Gary
    This is a stand alone novel by author Karin SLaughter that also featured in a prequel titled 'Last Breath'.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 defence attorney – devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night...
  • Brenda
    Holy crap, this book was INTENSE! By the end of the prologue, I was breathless. And the intensity didn't stop. Karin Slaughter’s pacing of this book is fantastic. Tension-tension-tension-tension!I love the Quinn family. Defense attorney dad, Rusty, and genius mom, Gamma, have two teen daughters, Sam and Charlie. I find it hard to call them dysfunctional because they make everything work for them. They are funny, quirky, unique. The brutality un...
  • Erin
    Karin Slaughter is an evil genius.So far I’ve enjoy everything Karin Slaughter has written, this is a standalone book (I think). The book starts with events that happened 28 years ago and then jumps into the present. Several of the main characters are lawyers but it isn't really a legal thriller even though there is a really fun courtroom scene. I loved the Quinn family especially the father Rusty, he is hilarious and completely insane (in a go...
  • Mackey
    The Good Daughter is Karin Slaughter's most recent stand-alone and a must read for all of her fans. It is a gripping, intense family drama involving a crime that happened 28 years ago but which alters the course of the future, a school shooting and all of those involved. The book opens with the story of Charlie, her sister and the original, horrific crime. It is told in very graphic, gruesome detail which Slaughter writes so very well. It brings ...
  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    Easily one of THE best books of 2017 and straight into my Top Ten Reads of 2017. Absolutely mind-blowing. I didn't think that Karin Slaughter could beat Cop Town but she has. This was a book that I never wanted to end. I could have read 1000 more pages of this exceptional plot and stand-out characters. Seriously - you do not want to miss this book. So let's get down to business. What did I love? Everything! I have not one quibble with this book. ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Traveling Sister Read! We were in different coulees on this one and had plenty of opportunity for discussion, which really helped me process how I felt about this book. I spent a long time thinking how to rate and describe The Good Daughter. It was off to a brilliant start with the opening chapter. I was set up for an overbearing mom and some interesting family dynamics, but the book took a sharp turn from where I thought it was going once Charli...
  • Imane
    “Nothing ever truly faded. Time only dulled the edges.” ― Karin Slaughter, The Good DaughterDARK. DISTURBING. CAPTIVATING. VIOLENT. BRILLIANT.Wow that was intense ! Slaughter's characters are so well written, and there was a lot of emotional baggage for both MC's in this book. The journey they take separately and together is a definite roller coaster ride of emotions.