Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.
“The stunning new standalone, with a chilling edge of psychological suspense, from the No. 1 bestelling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series.
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 for rape*
After reading this author’s other stand alone novel ‘Pretty Girls’, I immediately requested this when I saw it was the latest novel by Karin Slaughter and I was not disappointed.
I love the way the author writes. 500+ pages and you fly through it, I read this in just 4 sittings. She writes in a way that flows so well. The prose is simplistic, but that’s part of the reason it’s so easy to read, and one of the many reasons I love Slaughter’s work so much.
There is great characer development, as always from Miss Slaughter. At first I didn’t connect to them as much as I expected to, but I grew to love the sisters and you really do end up feeling for them, especially Charlie. I cried for her when I discovered the true horrors of what when on.
I was hooked from the get go. There was not a dull moment within the entire story and I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. Was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole thing.
Another outstanding novel. 4.5/5*. Bravo