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
Author
Release DateAug 21st, 2018
PublisherHarperCollins
LanguageEnglish
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller
Rating

Reviews Pieces of Her

  • Debra
    2018-04-17
    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...
  • Deanna
    2018-08-21
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...4.5 Stars!! Can you ever truly escape your past? Andrea Cooper and her mother, Laura are having lunch and celebrating Andrea's thirty-first birthday at the Rise n’Dine restaurant at the mall of Belle Isle.Just as they are about to finish up their lunch...Suddenly it feels like the world explodes.People are screaming and crying, trying to take cover. Andrea’s mother tack...
  • Paromjit
    2018-07-23
    Karin Slaughter gives us a thriller that explores the role of the mother and the mother-daughter relationship. Andrea 'Andy' Cooper is an unambitious woman who has largely gone through the motions of living. She never completed college and she has barely been engaged in any personal relationships. Unhappy in New York, she returned home to nurse her mother, Laura, through the worst of her breast cancer treatment. She has no impetus to create an in...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    2018-08-01
    EXCERPT: Andy squeezed her eyes shut. Immediately, the images started scrolling like one of Gordon's vacation slide shows. Laura holding up her hand. The long blade slicing into her palm. Wrenching the knife away. Backhanding the blade into the man's neck. Blood. So much blood. ABOUT THIS BOOK: 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. She know...
  • Sandy
    2018-05-08
    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...
  • Katie B
    2018-07-14
    I might have had too high of expectations going into this one because I loved the author's previous book, The Good Daughter. There's nothing significantly wrong with this novel, but I also can't help but feel like there's nothing new or different that make the story stand out. Andrea Cooper is basically drifting through life. All hell breaks loose when Andrea is at the mall with her mother, Laura, and a gunman starts shooting. In these moments of...
  • Helene Jeppesen
    2018-08-05
    Fast-paced. Intense. Confusing, yet stimulating. This book was all of that, and based on the one other book I've read of Karin Slaughter's, those are some of her trademarks. "Pieces of Her" is the newest thriller from Karin Slaughter, and having recently become addicted to her thrilling story-telling, I immediately snapped up this one when I saw it in the bookstore. The title might sound a bit gory and refrain some people from reading it, but res...
  • Pauline
    2018-07-20
    Pieces Of Her by Karin Slaughter was a thriller narrated in two different time lines by a mother and daughter. A violent encounter with a killer in a restaurant has a devastating effect on their relationship and Laura tells her daughter Andrea that she must leave town. The story then goes back in time 32 years to a woman Called Jane who is working with a group of terrorists. Although I enjoyed parts of this book, I found it disjointed and I didn'...
  • Amy
    2018-07-23
    4.5/5Most of you already know that I’m a huge fan of Karin Slaughter, I’ve read all of her books and think she’s the queen of crime, one of the best writers around, so every year I’m always very excited to read her latest book. While I wasn’t disappointed with this one it is vastly different from her other books and not at all what I was expecting, so heads up to the #SlaughterSquad!While there were several of the components in this boo...
  • Liz Barnsley
    2018-07-15
    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. ...
  • Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
    2018-07-16
    A quiet birthday celebration at a local mall turns deadly in the opening pages of Slaughter's new standalone book, Pieces of Her. A gunman opens fire killing one woman and then turning his sights on a mother, Laura Cooper and her 31 year old daughter, Andrea (Andy). In the middle of the ensuing chaos, Andy watches, paralyzed by fear and shock, as her mother calmly and coldly not only faces down a killer but overcomes him. Like most of us, Andy th...
  • NZLisaM
    2018-07-31
    Predictable and Long!I’ve been a long time fan of Karin Slaughter, although it’s been a few years since I’ve read one of her books. Having never read a standalone novel of hers, I was excited to delve into ‘Pieces of Her’.Mother-daughter, Laura and Andrea, are enjoying a quiet lunch, when a teenage gunman enters the mall diner, and starts firing. Small-town mum, Laura, not only manages to disarm the killer, but also stabs him in the nec...
  • Mandy White
    2018-07-15
    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...
  • KC
    2018-04-11
    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,...
  • Judy Collins
    2018-07-19
    From the internationally bestselling author of crime fiction, Karin Slaughter returns following (2017) The Good Daughter landing on my Top Books of 2017 with her latest —PIECES OF HER, an emotional heart-pounding action thriller featuring dynamic mother/daughter duo. What if everything you thought you knew about your quiet, middle-aged mother was wrong?First, let me begin by saying: "My nerves are fried after reading PIECES OF HER—this is ...
  • Emma
    2018-07-21
    This was not at all what I expected. Instead of the usual clever, multilayered plot with deftly drawn characters, there's this overdone, disconnected, extremely unlikely tale that's more like an airport thriller than her usual works. The main character is tiresome in the extreme and while her mother is much more interesting, there wasn't enough to either to elicit any real emotion. And the thing with Mike? What the hell was that even about?It's n...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    2018-08-20
    Andrea, just turning thirty-one has been living a kind of pathetic, stagnant life, but things get very interesting on her birthday lunch! Out with her mother, Laura, they’re caught up in a dangerous situation and the predictable, reliable mother she thought she knew turns into a cool-as-a-cucumber woman handling the deadly situation like she’s a trained professional. The details of the situation are splashed all over the media, and with the p...
  • Linda Strong
    2018-08-19
    Andrea is celebrating her 31st birthday with her mother in a small restaurant at the mall. This trip explodes into violence as a gunman bursts in killing two people who were talking to Laura and her mom. Andrea is frozen in fear while her mother single handedly confronts the shooter, killing him in the process.Immediately afterward, Andrea's mom tells her that she has to leave. She tells her where to go, hands her the key to a storage unit and a ...
  • Chloe
    2018-08-16
    Andrea and her mother Laura are enjoying a quiet lunch at the mall when a lone gunman opens fire killing two innocent people.Laura a cancer survivor and a speech therapist trying to save Andrea manages to disarm and kill the gunman . This incident sparks a chain of events that embarks Andrea on a difficult journey to discover who her mom really is. Pieces of her is a stand alone fast paced character driven thriller by Karin slaughter . Although ...
  • Marianne
    2018-08-17
    Pieces of Her is the fourth stand-alone novel by popular American author, Karin Slaughter. August 2018: after Laura Oliver’s fearless actions during a shooting in a diner, her daughter Andrea wonders who this cool heroine is, this woman who bears no resemblance at all to the suburban mom who has been her mother for thirty-one years. So begins Karin Slaughter’s latest thriller. This is merely the first of a series of dramatic events that soon ...
  • Jess ☺️
    2018-08-16
    Pieces Of Her is another fantastic book from Karin Slaughter,It's slightly different from her other books, it's fast , thrilling and nerve-racking all in one you need to keep flipping through the pages to find out what next is going to happen and the twists just kept on coming even when you thought you worked it out you really didn't.I did spend the first bit of the book wanting to shake the daughter and felt she came across alot younger than 31 ...
  • Susan
    2018-08-01
    Andreia (Andy) came home from New York to nurse her mother, Laura, who was suffering from breast cancer. Although her mother wasn’t aware of it, this was no great wrench for Andy, who was, literally, drowning in New York; struggling to pay rent on a shared apartment she hated and with dead end jobs. Now, her mother is recovered, but Andy is still something of a drifter. She has a fairly low paid, undemanding job and is just beginning to come un...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    2018-07-08
    Andrea Cooper lives a normal life. She has a job, a place to live, although above her mother's garage, but still, it's a place to sleep. Her parents are divorced and she has a good relationship with both of them and she thinks she knows her parents very well. That is until her 31st birthday and her mother, Laura, shows a side of her that Andrea has never seen before. Suddenly her whole world is turned upside down and she doesn't know if it will e...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    2018-08-18
    Slaughter is one of my favorite authors. Why, you ask? Well, let me tell you. Her writing is utterly addicting!! In Pretty Girls she really shows her grit and I loved every minute of it - there was even some chatter that she may have gone too far in one of her scenes, but not for me! In The Good Daughter, she was equally compulsive but I had so many more feelings - the last 150 pages had me in tears. While those two books are her most popular the...
  • Julie Lacey
    2018-07-28
    This is a stand-alone book and is a clever and complex thriller. Andrea is with her Mum when there is an attack in the mall and her mum's reaction is a massive shock to Andrea. After the attack her Mum tells her to leave and head towards a storage unit, and not come back until she tells her to. Andrea is confused and angry that her mum seems to be pushing her away but begrudgingly follows her instructions. Alongside this story we have flashbacks ...
  • Jen
    2018-08-13
    Pieces of Her was a fast paced, heart pounding, thrilling, intense, what-the-heck-is-going-on ride! It started slow and strange, then took off and I was on a white knuckled adventure. Andrea is at lunch with her mother, Laura, when a gunman enters the restaurant and begins firing. Andrea sees her mother take down the gunman and suddenly sees her in a new light. The whole experience is caught on camera and spread to the news. Suddenly, the past th...
  • Sue Em
    2018-07-01
    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...
  • Stephanie
    2018-08-14
    Pieces of Her is only the second book that I have read by Karin Slaughter. Like this, that was a standalone novel. I am aware that she has a huge fan base and after reading this book, which left me at times with my heart racing and had me chewing on my knuckles I know why. And I know I have a huge back catalogue to enjoy.It took me a while to get used to both of the main characters. Andy has some major issues, I couldn’t tell if it was lack of ...