I have only read one Karin Slaughter book before, and it was one of the most effed up books I've ever read in my entire life. I briefly reviewed Pretty Girls last year and it remains one of my favorite suspense novels ever.

When I saw that Slaughter had a new book out, I immediately downloaded it to Audible and started listening.

The Good Daughter book starts out in the past, and it starts off with a vengeance. It was so disturbing I almost stopped listening -- I like to be worked up into a twisted plot, not start off with it.

I stuck with it and the book turned out to be incredible.

Taking place in Atlanta, it surrounds a family that has gone through incredible trauma. The father in the story, Rusty, is a criminal lawyer and defends the worst kinds of criminals in their small town of Pikeville. Because of this, his family is a target of harassment and violence.

It spirals out of control and tragedy strikes the entire family.

Fast forward almost 30 years and Charlie Quinn is still living in Pikeville and is a lawyer working at her father's firm. Another tragedy strikes the town and Charlie is caught right in the middle of it. The events that follow bring up a lot of horrible memories and also a lot of clarity of what happened all those years ago.

There are so many twists and turns in this story, I was constantly on the edge of my seat. You couldn't really predict anything that happened in this book and it was a wild ride!

I didn't want to let go of this series once it was over (and it was a very satisfying ending for everyone involved) so when I found out there was a prequel to this story, I was thrilled.

I downloaded "The Last Breath" right after I finished The Good Daughter and it was a nice way to subside my addiction to the Quinn family. I don't think you have to read this before The Good Daughter, I almost think it's better to read it after because you'll be able to appreciate everything that happens in The Last Breath a little more.

I highly recommend 'The Good Daughter' to all you suspense lovers out there. I'm hoping to start Slaughter's other books and series in her library very soon!

What book have you read recently that you loved?
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