Pieces of Her) [E–pub/Pdf] Î Karin Slaughter

  • Paperback
  • 496
  • Pieces of Her
  • Karin Slaughter
  • English
  • 11 July 2019
  • 9780062883094

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Karin Slaughter ✓ 9 Characters Pieces of Her Characters ☆ 9 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 againTwenty 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. EXCERPT Andy sueezed her eyes shut Immediately the images started scrolling like one of Gordon s vacation slide shows Laura holding up her hand The long blade slicing into her palm Wrenching the knife away Backhanding the blade into the man s neck Blood So much blood ABOUT THIS BOOK What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at allAndrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura She knows she s spent her whole life in the small town of Gullaway Island she knows she s never had any ambition than to live a uiet life as a pillar of the community she knows she s never kept a secret in her lifeBut one day a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to LauraTwenty four hours later Laura is in hospital shot by an intruder who s spent thirty years trying to track her down Now Andrea must go on a desperate journey to follow the breadcrumbs of her mother s past If she can t uncover the secrets hidden there there may be no future for either of themMY THOUGHTS Karin Slaughter includes the following by Emily Dickinson in her book It perfectly describes how I felt on reading Pieces of Her I felt a cleaving in my mind As if my brain had split I tried to match it seam by seam But could not make them fit The thought behind I strove to join Unto the thought before But seuence ravelled out of sound Like balls upon a floor I started out loving Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter I loved the premise of the book What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all I mean really how well do we know our parents We know what they choose to reveal to us Usually no I loved the opening chapter I was firmly hooked and said so But as the book progressed I lost interest Not enough to make me abandon the read but neither was it the reading frenzy I usually experience when reading this author Between the title and the opening chapter I was expecting something deliciously dark It wasn t to be The chapters alternate between 2018 and 1986 It is like reading two different stories and it takes an inordinately long time to make the connection between the two I didn t feel emotionally invested in any of the characters Andy is extremely immature and her dithering monologues became extremely wearing and repetitive as was much of the book Laura s story also became extremely repetitive and it seemed like a very long read So from the initial excitement this read deteriorated into a grind for me and I was relieved to finally close the cover on Pieces of Her 5 or perhaps 5 might be appropriate THE AUTHOR Karin Slaughter is one of the world s most popular and acclaimed storytellers Published in 120 countries with than 35 million copies sold across the globe her eighteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books as well as the Edgar nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programing A native of Georgia Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta Her Will Trent series Grant County series and standalone novel Cop Town are all in development for film and television DISCLOSURE Thank you to HarperCollins Publishers Australia via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter for review All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions Please refer to my Goodreadscom profile page or the about page on sandysbookadaywordpresscom for an explanation of my rating system This review and others are also published on my blog sandysbookadaywordpresscom

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Pieces of Her

Karin Slaughter ✓ 9 Characters Pieces of Her Characters ☆ 9 ; she knows she’s never wanted anything than to live a uiet 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 weBut 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. This was not at all what I expected Instead of the usual clever multilayered plot with deftly drawn characters there s this overdone disconnected extremely unlikely tale that s like an airport thriller than her usual works The main character is tiresome in the extreme and while her mother is much interesting there wasn t enough to either to elicit any real emotion And the thing with Mike What the hell was that even aboutIt s not just that the author has broken out of her mould I loved her other standalone The Good Daughter but that she s lost what makes her writing so good the dark mystery the complex characters the genuine feeling of the relationships It s not going to stop me reading her books but it s a long way from her bestARC via Netgalley

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Karin Slaughter ✓ 9 Characters Pieces of Her Characters ☆ 9 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 electrifying provocative and suspenseful than anything she’s written beforeWhat 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. Karin Slaughter has been a relatively recent discovery for me I really enjoyed her dark gritty The Good Daughter especially the way she slowly paints in the relationship and backstory between the two female protagonists It was a nasty powerful readPieces of Her is another slow paced book about two women this time a mother and her daughter but I found the slowness here extremely dull And the plot seemed a little ludicrous honestly though also tamer than expected Rather than a gritty thriller that concentrated on the family dynamics Slaughter seems to do best we got a strange terrorist backstory that introduced a number of forgettable charactersThe beginning sees Andy and her mother Laura going to lunch for Andy s 31st birthday Laura has recently come out of intense rounds of chemotherapy to treat her breast cancer while unambitious Andy is struggling to figure out her life plan after a series of failures When a shooter opens fire in the cafe Laura tells him to shoot her next He doesn t and instead Laura uickly and coldly kills him Caught on camera delivering the killing blow without emotion first the police and then Andy start to ask uestions about Laura s past and who she really is After that everything spirals out of control and gets bigger and bigger Andy makes a number of discoveries that offer up uestions than answers Who is Laura What is she hiding Is someone after themThe story leaps between the present and thirty years ago revealing a past of murder scheming and secret identities Unfortunately though I just don t think Pieces of Her contained any of the emotion or urgency I would have expected from this author The reveals are anticlimactic the plot boring and convoluted and none of the characters made much of an impression on me To be honest I think that s what it really comes down to the story was unconvincing because my detachment from the characters kept me at a distance Andy s naivete at 31 years old is frustrating and uite annoying at times and I felt like a lot of character development was sacrificed for the sake of throwing in the detailed terrorist backstory I ll still read Slaughter s future books but this one was definitely miss than hitBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Stars from Another Sky The Bombay Film World of the 1940s provocative and suspenseful than anything she’s written beforeWhat if the Database Internals: A Deep Dive into How Distributed Data Systems Work 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. 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