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June 10, 2019

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter ~ a Review

by Susan Roberts

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?

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Pieces of Her
May 2019; William Morrow; 978-0062883094
audio, ebook, print (496 pages); thriller
Pieces of Her is my first book by Karin Slaughter and after reading this, I am going to check out some of her older books. This was a roller coaster ride of a book that kept me turning pages until 2 a.m. just to find out how it all ended. I had a few things figured out before the end but there was still a lot of surprises that I never saw coming.

Andrea is 31 years old and living with her mother. She had lived in NYC but came home to help her mom through her cancer scare and never went back. She is a dispatcher at the police department and lives a pretty basic life without any close friends or family other than her mother and her stepfather who are divorced. Andrea is socially awkward and can't have trouble speaking at all in social situations. Her mom, Laura, has always been the strong person who helped her through her life. When Andrea and Laura are caught in a random violent attack at a shopping mall, Laura intervenes and acts in a way that is unrecognizable to her daughter. Andrea begins to question who her mom really is and when her mom tells her to run and hide, she is determined to find out about her mom's past - for better or worse.

This is an incredible book about the love between a mother and a daughter and how far a mother will go to protect her child. I thought that Laura was a wonderful, multi-layered character who had a lot of secrets and Andrea, despite her social awkwardness, showed a lot of strength to help her mom.  This is a fast-paced thriller, well-written, with solid characters that will keep readers guessing until the end.

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About the Author

Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated COP TOWN and the instant NEW YORK TIMES bestselling novels PRETTY GIRLS, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and PIECES OF HER. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta.

Author Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Netflix has announced that it is adapting Karin Slaughter's best-selling thriller Pieces of Her. The streaming service confirmed that the crime author's novel will be turned into an eight-part series very soon.

Susan Roberts lives in North Carolina when she isn't traveling. She and her husband enjoy traveling, gardening and spending time with their family and friends. She reads almost anything (and the piles of books in her house prove that) but her favorite genres are Southern fiction, women's fiction, and thrillers. Susan is a top 1% Goodreads Reviewer. You can connect with Susan on FacebookGoodreads, or Twitter.

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  1. glad to see your introduction to karin was such a good one. i love the sounds of this one and always have my eye out for her work. i have been reading her for some time now. welcome to the fan club. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. Sherry, I've already ordered a couple of her older stand-alone books because I enjoyed this one so much!

  2. I really enjoy Karin Slaughter and to see this is being adapted on Netflix? All in! Thanks for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours