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The Good Daughter. A Propensity to Discuss review.

The Good Daughter – Karin Slaughter

I have said it before and here it is again: The absolute biggest problem with reading a Karin Slaughter book is finishing and having the agony of waiting for the next one! That being said, The Good Daughter follows true to form.

Rusty Quinn was a man of many words and many beliefs. First and foremost he believed that everyone had a right to a fair trial, which is why he defended the vilest of the vile, always knowing that his family was shunned in their small town because of his cases. And then it all came crashing down around him.

Twenty-eight years ago two men came looking for Rusty but instead found Gamma, the wife he adored, and his daughters Sam and Charlie. The night left Gamma dead and Charlie and Sam fighting for their lives. The events, told this time from Charlie’s point of view, detail what happened to her mother and her sister and how she ran as fast as she could to escape.

Charlie has been running ever since.

Fast forward 28 years to a horrifying shooting that rocks the small town and Charlie finds herself right in the middle of it, peeling the scabs off of the wounds that had never really healed. Head-strong, willful, deeply angry Charlie throws herself headlong into making things right. Rusty, as usual, is the only one ready to defend the girl at the center of this egregious crime again putting his life in jeopardy.

Once again, Karin Slaughter has managed to write a novel that is both grisly and beautiful, lurid and poignant. A book about hatred and healing, fear, and misunderstanding. A book about the power of forgiveness and the desperation of hate.

As with most of Karin Slaughter’s books, the audio version of The Good Daughter is read by Kathleen Early who, as always, brings something specific to every character, even if it is in just a subtle way. She does a superb job of relaying the anguish, the love, the hurt and the hate in a way that leads you straight into the mind of each and every character. I could listen to her read all day and all night. Especially if it was a Karin Slaughter novel.

I recommend this book wholeheartedly Five out of five stars for writing. Five out of five stars for the audio. But beware, once you begin, you are opening your heart for one huge emotional ride!

5 Stars. A Propensity to Discuss Review.

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Who the heck am I?

I am a wife, mother of 3, mother-in-law of 2, and grandmother of 2! I am a crafting, book-reading, techno-nerd, retired librarian/media specialist/teacher-librarian. (Pick one.) The ALA –American Library Association can’t decide what to call us so I will take any of the three.


I could, very easily, become a hoarder. I love crafting and making things and I love reading. I could have bookshelves full of books and little quirky bits I’ve made. However, I have a slightly OCD side that likes things to look neat and orderly. Clearly a holdover from my neat-as-a-pin parents. Clutter. Messes. Craft projects. Printed craft ideas. Paper. Stuff. Everywhere. Then along came Pinterest. Just what I needed! I can now pin things to board after board. My OCD tendencies are very happy because everything has its own little happy place.

When I want to make something, I go to my craft board. Read, you say? Yes, I have boards for books. Work? I am a library lady, remember? I have a board for the library, for marketing in the library. Collaborate with teachers? Yes, librarians do that! So I have education boards…all content areas plus a little humor thrown in for good measure. You can’t make it in education without a well-rounded sense of humor!

Not into education, you say? Well, I am nothing if not well-rounded! Do you like jewelry? There’s a board for that! Art? Journaling? Doodling? Zentangle? Yep! Boards for that.

A little more convincing needed? How about decorating your home? Or building and decorating a dream home when you win the lottery? I keep hoping to win, but I don’t really play, so I doubt that will come to fruition. 😉 And a Board for moving your stuff once you get that house! OOH…Furniture. I have one of those Boards! Re-purposing items? Check! Organizing? Check! Plants and gardens? Check! Swimming pools? Check!

There are also boards for nostalgia (I’m a 60’s baby, 70’s child, and 80’s teen = lots of nostalgia!), my favorite state: Georgia! (I’m a peach.), history, photography, mosaics, parties, holidays, owls (HOO doesn’t love those?), sewing, food, and syringomyelia. (That’s a post for another day.)

There are quite a few boards about miniatures. I have a small obsession. Pun intended.

Perhaps I should start a Board for ADD? My Pinterest account may look a little like I need some attention in that area. That will have to be a post for another day also. I think most educators have a touch of ADD in them.

Anyway, please stop by and check out a board or two. Or twelve…fifty…Oh, heck, just check out all 103 of them. Although soon there will 105. I don’t really like numbers that don’t end in 0 or 5. I’m strange that way. Just makes me a little uncomfortable.