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Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
Pieces of Her is an intense, adrenaline-fueled thriller involving a mother-daughter relationship and past secrets. The action begins when Laura and her daughter, Andy, are celebrating Andy’s 31st birthday at an upscale restaurant in Georgia and a mass shooter opens fire. Laura, a 55-year old speech therapist with no known military or self-defense training, takes out the shooter, killing him with his own weapon. A video of the incident goes viral, and a shocked Andy suddenly wonders how well she actually knows her mother. The excitement continues, and Andy, a shy and insecure underachiever, soon finds herself on the run, trying to stay alive and slowly piecing together her mother’s past involvement in a terrorist cult. The story alternates between events from Laura’s life 30 years ago and Andy’s present-day challenges, and abusive relationships, corporate greed, social injustice, revenge, and the power of a mother’s love are prominent themes. Expertly written, shocking and addictive, Pieces of Her is highly recommended for readers who enjoy action-packed suspense, twisty thrillers, and underdog female protagonists.— Kim
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"Karin Slaughter has--by far--the best name of all of us msytery novelists."--James Patterson
Mother. Hero. Liar. Killer. How can you tell when all you have is...
PIECES OF HER
What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?
Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; 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 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 would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.
The police want answers and Laura’s innocence is on the line, but she won’t speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail 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. . . .
Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen 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, The Good Daughter, and Pieces of Her. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, she lives in Atlanta. Her novels Pieces of Her, The Good Daughter, and Cop Town are in development for film and television.