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 defence attorney devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.
Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself – the archetypal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatised, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case which can't help triggering the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress. But the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won't stay buried forever.
About Karin Slaughter
Karin Slaughter is an international bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including The Will Trent and Grant County series and the instant International bestsellers Cop Town and Pretty Girls. There are more than thirty-five million copies of her books in print around the world. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
It’s not hyperbolic to declare that Slaughter is a master of her craft. Booklist starred review
Karin Slaughter has — by far – the best name of all of us mystery novelists. More to the point, The Good Daughter is Karin Slaughter’s most ambitious, most emotional, and best novel. So far, anyway. James Patterson
Simply the best book you'll read all year. Raw, powerful and utterly gripping — yet written with a tenderness and empathy that will break your heart. Kathryn Stockett