The Good Daughter is another stand-alone book that Karin Slaughter wrote. I am a die-hard Karin Slaughter fan. Pretty Girls, her other independent story, is one of my favourite (and our book clubs) books of all time. I think it’s impossible for anyone to replicate the reaction and angst I experienced while reading Pretty Girls. The characters stayed with me long after as I revisited their choices, and the results that transpired. What I love about this book is that it’s unique compared to her other stories, focusing on a family of lawyers rather than detectives, and is similar to Pretty Girls as it revolves around the relationship between two sisters. The Good Daughter is much slower than Pretty Girls, however the character development is integral for understanding the heart of the mystery. By the ¾ mark I had tears in my eyes as the tragedy unfolds, and the intensity that it brings. The depictions are uncomfortably realistic, violent, and graphic. I found it to be her most emotional novel yet. I will provide a full review after our Book Club discusses. I can’t wait to hear what people think!
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