Pieces of Her – Karin Slaughter
Published: August 21, 2018 by William Morrow
Swathi’s Rating: 3.5/5
Verdict: A story even more electrifying, provocative, and suspenseful than anything she’s written before
So the weekend is here FINALLY and I thought I could recommend a book from Crime/Thriller Fiction. For those of you who are familiar with the books of Karin Slaughter, this book released in August and it’s an instant hit! If you haven’t read her books yet, well, you MUST! She is the present day Queen of Thrillers and this book doesn’t disappoint. Go ahead, read through the blurb and get a copy if you like the sound of it.
What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?
Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we?
But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.
The police want answers and Laura’s innocence is on the line, but she won’t speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . . .
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Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in thirty-seven languages, with more than thirty-five million copies sold across the globe, her novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestsellers Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter. Her Will Trent series, Grant County series, and Cop Town are all in development for film and television. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
What to expect: A fast paced Story from an author whose expertise is writing Crime Thrillers. Expect some unexpected twists and unpredictable climax which will leave you guessing until the last page. If you’re a Karin Slaughter fan, then this book might be a different ride for you.
What is new: This book talks about the sensitive love in a mom-daughter relationship, and what levels a mother would go to protect her daughter. Written in a brilliant tone, the storyline is told in two different timelines, a past and the present. Every chapter is clearly labeled with the time and date, so the reader will never be lost within chapters.
What is missing:
Not her usual piece of cake I’m afraid. The usual case of police procedurals and serial killers are not here. But it is still a crime Fiction, there is still Crime here, and the mystery following it. Karin guarantees that nail-biting, edge-of-the-seat finale for her readers in all her books, and this one is no exception!
Being a sincere fan of Karen’s crime books, I remember my ecstasy while sharing a post on Instagram, on the day of the book’s release. I’ve been anticipating this one for so long, that I could hardly contain my enthusiasm. This book was a slow starter for me, I even had doubts about whether this book is for me or not. But once the pace rises, there is simply no going back. This is somehow a mom-daughter centered story with a dwelling past.
I thank the publisher for the advanced copy. All opinions are honest and they are my own.
Until next time! Xo.