Author: Karin Slaughter
Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Crime Drama
Karin Slaughter is another author that I've grown to love her stories. This is not the first one I've read by her, and it is just another one that keeps the pages turning (or in my case, not get out of the car). The audiobook itself had a lot of cds, so it's a pretty long book. Took me awhile to get through it since the only time I can listen is in the car on my commute to work. Still though, it's a good book.
Two women, sisters, have their lives uprooted when they were teenagers. Since then they've been dealing with life and trying not to let their troubled past catch up to them and ruin anymore of their lives. Well, this novel doesn't let that happen because then it wouldn't be interesting to read right? There's a school shooting in their home town. One of the women, the "good daughter" never left home, followed in their father's footsteps, and became a great lawyer. Well, the other daughter also became a lawyer, just let home entirely to get away from all the bad memories.
Basically, the novel is about these two women trying to find out the truth about the school shooting and ultimately save the "shooter" from death row.
This book hits close to home with the whole school shooting thing, and I commend Karin on using something so devastating in the times that we are having right now. On top of that having the two main characters trying to help out the said shooter is a good read. The novel itself is fast paced and I loved how every once in awhile the author snaps back to the past to recant the story of the two girls' tragedy some 30 years ago. Each time adding a new fact that really adds to the anticipation and the horror of it all.
I'd recommend this book if you like crime dramas. I will say that I've liked her other books better than this one, but I still would like to read the other novel she's written based on the same characters. I believe it's a prequel? Nevertheless, it's on my list as are other books by this author. I'll give it 4 out of 5 stars.