Fans of Karin Slaughter can stop here, you already know you’re
in for a great read, but for newbies this standalone novel is a powerful and
welcome introduction to her extensive back catalogue.
Slaughter is known for not pulling punches when delivering
tales of violence, but this book takes that to new heights. There’s nothing
gratuitous about the violence though, it’s part of the journey to understanding
the motivations and characters of those involved.
Charlotte Quinn survived an attack on her family that left
her mother dead. She escaped her attackers and then escaped her family and home
to start a new life. Her sister was not so lucky.
Twenty-eight years later and Charlotte is a successful lawyer. But
the nightmare begins again when she is the first witness at the scene of a
shocking tragedy; and is forced to reconnect with her estranged father and
sister stirring up memories of horrific events so long ago.
This is an exceptional thriller, blending extreme violence
with the tenderness of family bonds, and the heart-breaking consequences that
are endured by family members when one person puts their principles first. The
sisters and their relationship are at the core of the book, but every character
plays a completely necessary role in delivering a deeply layered, superbly
Shocking but gripping must read.
Submitted by Lorna
Available as a book and an eBook