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As stated by the other reviewers, you can always count on Karin Slaughter for a good read/listen. Nor will I restate the synopsis of this book as I don't want to spoil it for anyone. I will say I was initially a little disappointed that this was not another book in the Will Trent series BUT I have to admit that this book is far from disappointing.
Right from the beginning you get a picture of a family that isn't quite right in their interactions. Following the murder of the wife/mother the surviving members loose their cohesion and it takes another 20 years for them to reunite.
This is a really good stand alone book and a great place to get acquainted with this author if you've never heard anything written by Slaughter before. She has such a good style of writing and knows how to pull a reader in. Her characters are very well developed and her storyline complex enough with out getting confusing or predictable. In this book she goes back and forth between the present and the past and wraps up with a solid and complete ending (no cliffhangers). I do hope that if this does become a series that it doesn't mean the end of the Will Trent/Sara Linton series.
Kathleen Early does a fantastic job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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Karin Slaughter has written so many outstanding novels that picking the best is impossible for me. My current favorite is probably The Kept Woman or maybe Beyond Reach or Triptych or even Pretty Girls. The Good Daughter is not as good as any of those, but it is still a solid 5 star suspense mystery that I highly recommend. As usual Slaughter shines most with her great talent developing characters. Slaughter is one of my favorite authors.
Audible shows The Good Daughter as Book 1 in The Good Daughter series. There is certainly potential with sisters Charlie and Sam for future novels, but I doubt it will happen. The sisters could, I suppose join together in Atlanta, possibly with Charlie's husband, in a criminal law firm We shall see. Whatever direction she takes her career, If she writes it I will read or listen to it.
Charlie's older sister Sam (Samantha) had a much larger role in this novel that I anticipated after reading the prequel (Last Breath).
Kathleen Early's narration is outstanding.
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