Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

Title: The Good Daughter (The Good Daughter, #1)

Rating: 5-Stars

Summary on Goodreads.

"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..." [+ more]

First, a reviewer gave this book 1-star because, according to him, of graphic violence against children... Wtf? Grow a pair man; you are an adult and this is an adult book. Didn't you read the blurb? If you are sensitive about the subject of the book because you experienced it or whatever other shit, don't read it.

Now, with that out of the way....I couldn't put this book down. Damn! How well thought, organized and written it is. I think that Slaughter publishes too many books in a year so she obviously hires ghostwriters; and although I usually stay away from famous authors who use ghostwriters, this time I didn't mind at all.

By the way, I've seen some Stephen King's books now that say "with such and such author." I think it is wonderful that he is giving other people the chance to make a name out there instead of taking all the glory (after all, he is still being well paid for having his name on the book).

But back to The Good Daughter, this book is not what I thought it was going to be about. I doesn't matter what I thought the book was about, what the plot actually is about is equally good. I am completly satisfied with this book. Yes, I obviously never saw the culprit coming.

This book is part of a The Good Daughter series so I wonder who the good daughter actually is. Is it Sam or Charlie? Which one of them would the future books be about?