At first when I had read this latest offering from Karin Slaughter, I was not sure how I felt about it. Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. While most people can easily name serial killers like Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy, few. Is it possible that Andy never really knew her mom at all? It's not just that the author has broken out of her moul This was not at all what I expected. Andy and her Mom were at the Coffee shop In the Mall. Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura.
The incident is captured on film, becoming the spectacle of the moment, and Andy watches helplessly as her mother—first hailed a hero for her decisive actions—comes under increasing scrutiny from both the authorities and the news media. I went into this book totally blind, which often is the best way, so the story line took me completely by surprise. Though baffled, Andy understands that to argue would be futile and instead makes arrangements to temporarily live with her adoptive father, Gordon, a lawyer who remains on friendly terms with Laura despite their divorce. While Andy processes the event as a victim likely would, her mother acts with authority and experience and it's all captured on film. Why is her mother acting so angry and cold towards her? I would like to thank Net Galley and Harper Collins for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. Another standalone from Karin Slaughter and possibly one of my favourite books of hers so far. How could she still love someone who had tried to destroy her? It seemed like any other day.
You don't just get a mystery, you receive a beautifully written novel, full of detailed characters and excellent writing. But one day, a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. What the hell was that even about? Stardom was never her dream. Who will like Pieces of Her? You thought you know your Mum but do you really? Backhanding the blade into the man's neck. But it turns out Andrea may not have known her mother at all. Andrea has always found her mom to be direct and honest. Laura is hailed as a hero for her actions at the mall but 24 hours later she is in hospital, shot by an intruder, who's spent decades trying to track her down.
Thank you to audible for a copy of this novel. But one day at lunch, their whole lives are turned upside down. Until Andrea finds out otherwise. A great story that will keep you gripped and enthralled to the end as we dip into the current year and what happened 32 years ago. A really good read that will have you up all night. Andrea has always found her mom to be direct and honest.
The narration switches between Andy in the present-day and another narrator in 1986. She's been a great mother to Andrea. Nicola Edwards A fast paced thriller with intriguing characters. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. If you've already made up your mind to only like Slaughter's very safe series, then this is not the book for you. Andrea is having lunch with her mother Laura when in walks a man, shots are fired and everything changes.
Her Mother was berating her for being 31 her birthday and still at home. Even more, the mall episode sets off a series of events that can't be stopped and leads Andy on a dangerous journey unlike anything she ever imagined. What is Andrea's mother trying to hide? Now, the investigation focuses on Laura, and the dominoes begin to fall as Laura's life hangs in the balance, literally. While the book is a decided departure from her earlier works, Slaughter does explore some familiar themes; among them: finding oneself when seemingly lost, reconciling past and present, and the redemptive powers of truth. Twenty-four hours later Laura is in hospital, shot by an intruder who's spent thirty years trying to track her down and discover what she knows. Overall, I really enjoyed this one.
Be prepared to get goosebumps. It's like Laura is a completely different person - and that's because she was. A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta. When Andrea is caught in a random violent attack at a shopping mall, Laura intervenes and a Andrea Oliver's mother, Laura, is the perfect small-town mum. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. I hate her so much.
Instantly, I became a die-hard Slaughter fan. I want you to be happy, or, failing, that I want you to find peace with yourself…. In fact, I really got wrapped up in the characters, specifically those of the past. Beg, borrow, steal or buy to get your hands on it now! You can find my review of The Good Daughter. Because we all know our mothers, don't we? Then he would charm her back again so that she did not know if he was the snake or she was the snake and he was the handler. Video review will be up in a week or two : Pieces Of Her by Karin Slaughter was a thriller narrated in two different time lines by a mother and daughter. Suddenly it feels like the world explodes.
The story leaps between the present and thirty years ago, revealing a past of murder, scheming and secret identities. The twists and discoveries kept me reading, constantly trying to work out what was happening. Andy's foray into the past brings danger to her and others. Reading the book in two sittings proves how good it is and ultimately only the reader can decide whether mother was a hero, liar or killer. Mother took control of the situation in an unexpected way, ultimately giving Andy bizarre instructions that forced her into chasing down would be killers involved with her Mother's past. Now, we are mothers, lead boring lives but there are pieces of us that are not like other people. This was more political I'm not sure if that's the right word to use than psychological.
Published on Goodreads on 12. Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter is another great novel but in my opinion not as good as some I have read of hers. In this novel the bloody mayhem just feels, unfortunately, like a slice of contemporary American life. Whilst perhaps far fetched here and there, I was willing to let that go for the fascinating creation of Laura and her dramatic past and that of Andy, walking on territory that she could never have forseen. Andy watched her mother move to protect her, disarm th It seemed like any other day. Although I enjoyed parts of this book, I found it disjointed and I didn't enjoy it as much this authors previous books.