I just finished this book and I totally recommend it, hence this post!
“The stunning new standalone, with a chilling edge of psychological suspense, from the No. 1 bestselling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series.
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 smalltown 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 defence 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 archetypal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again – and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatised – Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it’s a case which can’t help triggering the terrible memories she’s spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won’t stay buried for ever…”
Trigger Warning: Rape, School shooting, Abuse
- Unique family dynamic. Even though they have been through a lot, I really enjoyed reading the way Sam and Charlie interacted with each other, I actually laughed out loud some times. The comments they made towards each other sounded like things my siblings and I would say to each other.
- The tension. The tension around to two situations really builds up and you are constantly wondering what will happen next.
- Plot twists!! I couldn’t guess who did it, I could tell there was more to the case than just what is assumed.
- The main character is different and very complex. Actually all the characters are very complex and they felt so real while I was reading this.
- Some heavy topics are talked about. But I felt like they were handled well and they really showed what that kind of event can do to someone.
- It is diverse! There is a LGBTQIA+ character in this book and I felt like the other characters reacted very positive on it, I personally can’t speak for the representation.
- The audiobook is great! You can listen to this while you are doing other stuff, but I sometimes stopped doing that stuff because I was so invested into the story.
Have you read The Good Daughter? Will you be picking it up?