I am a huge fan of this author and I'm always excited to get a new book from her. "Pieces of Her" starts off with a bang. Right from the beginning Karin Slaughter drags you into the plot and you're not sure what exactly is going on but you know it's going to be a crazy ride.
Andrea is thrown into a nightmare after she witnesses her mother killing a man. As the clues unfold she realizes she's never known her mother at all and she can't be sure she's going to live through her mother's secrets.
"Pieces of Her" was fast paced and entertaining right from the first page. The pace didn't slow down until the very end. The writing was good and the characters complicated and complex. One of the things I liked about this author the most is her ability to take somewhat unlikable characters and make the reader invested in what happens to them.
This wasn't one of my favorite books by this author, some parts were a big too hard to believe, but I still enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.
The #1 internationally bestselling author returns with a new novel in the vein of the New York Times bestsellers Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter—a story even more electrifying, provocative, and suspenseful than anything she’s written before.
What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?
Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She’s knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Gullaway Island; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we?
But all that changes when a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one will ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.
Twenty-four hours later Laura is in the hospital, shot by an intruder who’s spent thirty years trying to track her down and discover what she knows. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumbs of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . . .