I’ve read one other book by Karin Slaughter and loved it – read the review here if you missed it. The Good Daughter is about two teenage sisters who are faced with most horrifying night of their lives – one runs for her life and the other is left behind. 28 years later they’re plunged into another nightmare that seems to resurface everything from that horrifying night 28 years ago. There were secrets that night many years ago that are bound to open up the wounds of the past but they can’t remain buried any more.
This wasn’t a typical thriller. It was exciting from the mystery/thriller standpoint but it was deeply emotional too. I found myself sobbing at times, which doesn’t happen that often in my books. The last time that happened was when I read When Breath Becomes Air, which was one of the most wonderful autobiographies I’ve ever read. Anyway, despite all that emotion, The Good Daughter totally delivers on the suspense. Every time I felt like I had figured something out, bam! there was another twist. I absolutely couldn’t put it down.
The Good Daughter has some graphic content, so be warned. It’s gripping, fast and absolutely amazing right to the very end. I’m giving it all the stars and making lots more room in my library for more Karin Slaughter novels! Buy your copy here.