You know you’ve read a great book when it sticks with you for days, even weeks after reading them. This is exactly how I feel about Karin Slaughter’s books. There is no doubt that she knows how to write amazing detailed stories that haunt you after finishing them. My only warning with her books is that they can be graphic and for me that makes me love her writing even more but for others that might be difficult to process. She leaves nothing to the imagination and allows takes you down a complex series of events. I have read quite a few Karin Slaughter books so far my favorites are Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter.
I don’t know how she does it but once again Karin Slaughter nails it. I loved this book and had the hardest time putting it down. I loved the sister dynamic in this story. They were extremely relatable and showed that not every family is close because it’s hard to let go of things even if you are family. I also loved how freaking badass they were. This book started off with a bang and then a few chapters in it slams you with another dramatic story and then a huge twist at the end that continued to make this book amazing. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. It’s right behind Pretty Girls which is my favorite book by Karin Slaughter.
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 defense 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 ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again — and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized — Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it’s a case that unleashes the terrible memories she’s spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won’t stay buried forever…
It’s Thursday so I’m doing a #throwback to this book which I’m also rereading. I remember reading these books in middle school and being so freaked out. I’m not ashamed to say that now in my 30s, some of these stories still give me the creeps. Did you read these is school? If so which one do you remember scared you the most?
A few of my favorites:
– The Hook
– The White Evening Gown
– The Babysitter
This is my first book by JT Ellison but definitely won’t be my last. I loved this book. If you are looking for a thriller with so many dark twist and turns, then this is the perfect book. The more I read the more I became completely obsessed with what was going to happen next. I love the complexity of this story, JT Ellison left nothing out with all the details in the story as well as the characters. It had been while since I read a thriller that kept the story going with more twist than I can count, which is another reason I love this book. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫. Thank you to @netgalley and @harpercollinsus for the ARC. This book will be published December 30th.
Perched atop a hill in the tiny town of Marchburg, Virginia, The Goode School is a prestigious prep school known as a Silent Ivy. The boarding school of choice for daughters of the rich and influential, it accepts only the best and the brightest. Its elite status, long-held traditions and honor code are ideal for preparing exceptional young women for brilliant futures at Ivy League universities and beyond. But a stranger has come to Goode, and this ivy has turned poisonous. In a world where appearances are everything, as long as students pretend to follow the rules, no one questions the cruelties of the secret societies or the dubious behavior of the privileged young women who expect to get away with murder. But when a popular student is found dead, the truth cannot be ignored. Rumors suggest she was struggling with a secret that drove her to suicide. But look closely…because there are truths and there are lies, and then there is everything that really happened.