One ran. One stayed. But who is…the good daughter?
Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s childhoods were destroyed by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father – a notorious defence attorney – devastated. And it left the family consumed by secrets from that shocking night.
Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer. But when violence comes to their home town again, the case triggers memories she’s desperately tried to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family won’t stay buried for ever…
RATING: ♦♦♦♦.5 / 5
This book was a whirlwind from the start to the end. Nothing was predictable and I loved it so very much. Being unable to guess what is going to happen next definitely kept me at the edge of the seat.
Majority of the story is narrated in parallels of the past and the present and you would think that this would give you a rough idea of what is going on and who is what sort of person, but trust me, none of my guesses were right and there were multiple twists and turns and every single one of them were just so very clever and fantastic.
I will be honest, my memory is rusty regarding certain parts of the book since I read it two months ago. But there are two particular scenes from the book that is just stuck in my head and I don’t think that I will ever forget them. Those moments exuded such raw emotions and I legit had tears in my eyes for one particular scene. I would say which one it is, except I don’t want to be that person who ruins it for everyone by posting spoilers in her reviews.
In addition to the whole mystery aspect of this book, there were just so many emotions playing on the side that just got to me. It was all just too painful and it made me angry & sad at the same time. The emotions were just beautifully executed and the best part is the ending, which was so very satisfying, which made all the suspense worth it.
Two different stories go on in this book; one is the past which put certain people through a lot of pain & trauma, and the other is the ongoing mystery which ends up digging up people’s past. These two stories are written so very cleverly and together it’s just a magnificent enigma which makes you want to read it & unravel the mystery with every passing chapter,
Overall, this was a perfect mystery novel to read and as always Karin Slaughter did not disappoint. I highly recommend this book to any and every mystery fanatic out there. Though a word of caution, a strong stomach might be needed for certain aspects of this book.