Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Pieces of Her

You’ve known her your whole life…Andrea Oliver knows everything about her mother Laura. She knows she's always lived in the small town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s a pillar of the community; she knows she's never kept a secret in her life.but she’s hiding something…Then one day, a trip to the mall explodes into a shocking act of violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura.and it could destroy you both…Hour...

Details Pieces of Her

TitlePieces of Her
Release DateJul 26th, 2018
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction

Reviews Pieces of Her

  • Debra
    3.5 StarsHow well do you know someone? Andrea Cooper thought she knew her Mother, Laura. Her mother is a speech therapist who is a pillar of the community. She is liked and known by most people in their town. But one day at lunch, their whole lives are turned upside down. In the face of danger, Laura jumps into action and Andrea (and the rest of the world) gets to see another side of her Mother. Just who is this woman? Certainly not the woman tha...
  • Sandy
    3.5 starsWhen we first meet Laura Oliver & her daughter Andrea, they seem to have a close, dependent relationship. But make no mistake. These are 2 very different women. Laura is an elegant, self assured speech therapist in a small community outside Savannah. Andy is mousy & introverted, working night shift as a police dispatcher. She comes across as paralyzed, incapable of making any decision that would help her climb out of her rut & get a life...
  • KC
    Her mother appeared to have been trained to kill, perhaps a spy or former military, but before that horrifying and dreadful day in the diner, Andrea Cooper believed she had a quintessential upbringing. From that moment on, what she knew of life, of herself, and of her mother, it had all been a fabrication, a deception. The reader is led on a roller coaster ride of suspense, deceit, and intrigue. With the recognized style of the Jason Bourne saga,...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Another standalone from Karin Slaughter and possibly one of my favourite books of hers so far.A cross between a fast paced page turner and insightful psychological thriller, this was one I read fast, so caught up was I in Andy's story as she tries to put together the pieces of her Mother and discover the truth about her background. We have past and present colliding as Laura saves the day but in doing so exposes herself to some dangerous people. ...
  • Mandy White
    Karin Slaughter has done it again, what an amazing book! I have read and enjoyed many of her books and this stand alone one is fantastic. If you have not read any of Slaughters books before then you really need to rectify that.. get Pieces of Her!!Andrea and her mother Laura live in a small, quiet town. One day they are caught up in a violent attack in a cafe in a local shopping mall. When the gunman starts firing Laura starts to behave ini a way...
  • Cisz Strasters
    "Ken je dat zinnetje uit de film, als iemand zegt: "Ik schiet je kop van je romp"? Dat gebeurt dus. Dat gebeurt dus echt." ~ p79.Karin Slaughter doet wederom waar ze goed in is: een thriller schrijven waarbij je als lezer op het puntje van je stoel blijft lezen! Details waarvan het kippevel over je rug kruipt en een plot waar je een puntje aan kunt zuigen. De titel 'Queen of Crime' heeft ze niet voor niets!"Ze begreep inmiddels dat als je iemand ...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    To be reviewed over at Fresh Fiction!
  • Jessica Woodbury
    To start, I should say that I have read at least a dozen Karin Slaughter books. I tend to prefer her at her darkest (PRETTY GIRLS is perhaps my favorite, though COP TOWN is a strong second) and I tend to prefer her standalones rather than her series. With all that said, for me this was about in the middle, though I suspect readers who don't really like Slaughter's extra dark books will rank this one among her best. It'll come down to taste and pr...
  • Cass ☘
    I haven't read too many of Karin Slaughter's novels, but this book will definitely have me reading more of hers. Tagline: What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. Or so she thinks. Laura leads a quiet suburban life in a small town, as a prominent speech pathologist. Andrea herself though has been in a rut, working in as a 911 dispatcher...
  • Sue Em
    Karin Slaughter writes tense compelling thrillers, and amazingly she continues to best herself with each of the past several books. When I say this is her best book, that means clear your calendar and read this book.Andrea Cooper is enjoying a pleasant birthday meal out with her mom, Laura. Andrea had come home from NY to nurse her mom through breast cancer and everything is looking up now. But their lunch is violently disrupted by an active shoo...
  • Juul Van den berg
    Mijn meningIk ben fan van Karin Slaughter. Dat is geen geheim. En ook nu keek ik reikhalzend uit naar het nieuwe boek. En vorige week plofte hij op de deurmat, ik mocht hem vooruit lezen. En natuurlijk heb ik alles wat ik aan het lezen was opzij geschoven, de deurbel ui, telefoon op stil en genieten maar!Maar was het ook genieten? Volgens mij kan Karin geen echt slechte boeken schrijven. Toch vond ik deze helaas wat minder. Zeker na de fantastisc...
  • Roman Clodia
    Karin Slaughter is one of my go-to authors for smart, emotive and dark thrillers - but this one? Not so much. Something about this whole book just didn't work for me: the writing feels muddied and lacking in clarity; the characters, especially the daughter who is 31-going-on-13, don't really make psychological sense; and the story seems to be driven by in-your-face twists rather than the more carefully planned emotional trajectories of the previo...
  • Ciska Bokhorst
    Zucht.... Het moest een keer gebeuren. Een minder boek van je favoriete auteur.Het zit hem voor mij in het verhaal. Dat sprak me totaal niet aan. Gelukkig is de schrijfstijl wel zoals altijd. En sommige stukken waren echt wel goed maar ik miste de spanning.Hopelijk is haar volgende boek gewoon weer Sara en Will. Die begin ik best te missen...
  • Paula
    Recensie: http://mustmag.nl/recensie-gespleten-..."Ontzettend goede thriller weer van Karin Slaughter. Ik geef het boek 4 sterren. Het is adembenemend. Ik zat met momenten echt met open mond te lezen, zó spannend is het. Als je van thrillers houdt kun je dit boek zeker niet overslaan."
  • Anupama C K(b0rn_2_read)
    This book was different from other Karin Slaughter books, people who don't like her dark novels would like it better. I found the starting very intriguing, but somewhere around the middle I didn't like it so much, but the last part was good. Detailed review later
  • Ankita Singh
    Pieces of Her is the first book I read by Karin Slaughter and I loved it. The book wasn't exactly a mystery in most parts, except for some tricky revelations throughout, like Laura's true identity and some other things which I can not reveal because of SPOILERS!I loved watching Andy transform from a thirty years old girl who hates her job to a mature headstrong woman. The way she handles everything with as much clarity as she can, given the ci...
  • Liesbeth Van der ven
    Wat weer een geweldig boek!!
  • Alisa
    Not my favorite from this author but still a good book. Full review to come
  • Veerle Roets
    Spannend! Diverse plotwendingen. Beetje bij beetje wordt het geheim van de moeder vrijgegeven.
  • Karyn Niedert
    I'll publish my complete review closer to the publication date. This is not typical Karin Slaughter, so I'm still digesting how I feel about her latest book. She is, bar none, my favorite author.
  • Rebecca J Kirkpatrick
    My hungry eyes greedily devoured every word of Pieces of Her. Slaughter’s style turned me into an insatiable reader who could not stop until she had reached the end. Slaughter’s ability to hook a reader in with original, jaw-dropping plots continues to amaze me. I started Pieces of Her, excited to read another Karin Slaughter novel, but there was a nagging voice in the back of my mind that insisted, “Surely, surely this one can’t be as go...
  • Suzanne
    Author Karin Slaughter is one of the best when it comes to creating memorable scenes and characters. As readers we feel we know the characters so well that we can anticipate what they will do next, how they will react and what their homes will look and smell like. She paints word pictures that are vivid and preternaturally alive. It is that unique ability that sends me to her books over and over again. In past books, her protagonists have been ea...
  • Lisa Jordan
    Somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars.I never quite know what l am going to get with Karin Slaughter. I have not read her series, but think l would like to try them eventually. I have read some of her previous standalone novels and have been a bit all over the place with feelings about them. This book is no different.Normally l am shocked by the graphic descriptions (some of which seem overly gratuitous) but this book was less graphic than say, Prett...
  • Tamara Van dishoeck
    ik ben dol op de boeken van Karin Slaughter en heb ook van dit boek genoten. hij speelt zich af in 2018 en in 1986. in 2018 volg je Andrea die erachter komt dat haar moeder niet degene is die ze dacht als ze gaan lunchen en er een schutter binnenkomt en haar moeder die uitschakelt. vooral als blijkt dat haar moeder het doelwit was. ze gaat op reis op verzoek van haar moeder maar vraagt zich steeds af wie haar moeder is en waarom mensen haar dood ...
  • PennsyLady (Bev)
    Pieces Of HerIt's Andrea's Cooper's 31st birthday and she and mother, Laura are celebrating with lunch.The most descriptive word for Andy (at this time) is mousey.She's a timid, colorless night shift police dispatcher.She almost seems incapable of leaving her mother's side andfinding a life route of her own.After all, her mother's breast cancer diagnosis had given her the opportunity to leave New York and return to a complacent small town life.La...
  • Stephanie
    Thanks to Edelweiss for providing a free electronic ARC in exchange for an unbiased review.I'm a big Karin Slaughter fan, and I thought I was very firmly Team Will & Sara until this latest rush of standalones. Sure, I liked Coptown, but if there was no Will Trent, I wasn't that into it. Then came The Good Daughter (wowza!). I am hoping there is more to be heard from Charlie Quinn, but I digress ... This standalone does not disappoint. I have said...