Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Pieces of Her - Thriller Blog Tour Review

About Pieces of Her

• Paperback: 496 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (May 21, 2019)

COMING TO NETFLIX! 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 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. . . .

My Thoughts:  Karin Slaughter has been on my radar for years and years but for some reason I never got around to reading her until this book.  The only reason I'm not kicking myself (besides my general lack of coordination) is because I now have a pretty big back list to read through.  I've been a bit meh about reading lately but this book was a "maybe I can sneak in one more chapter" with a little bit of a "whoops I meant to only read a chapter and ended up reading a 100 pages" thrown in.  There was a bit of dual timeline and and lots of fast moving twists and I absolutely flew through it.  I didn't really care for Andy a lot of the time but I was just invested as she was to put all the pieces together.  This is a bit darker than my usual read and while there is some violence it never felt gratuitous or overly gory.  I thoroughly enjoyed this visit to the darker side of the mystery genre and will be looking for more of Slaughter's books on my next bookstore visit!  Rating:  Very Good

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About Karin Slaughter

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 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 programming. A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta. Her standalone novels The Good Daughter and Cop Town are in development for film and television. Find out more about Karin at her website and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. I've read everything Karin Slaughter dishes up. There was only one of her books I was not thrilled with and it was Pretty Girls-- so much squeamish violence against women... but maybe that was her point. You should pick up the first in the Grant County series-- Blindsighted and see if you like it.

    I had no idea that her books were being made into shows, that's great.

  2. I've read almost all Karin Slaughter has written, but not this one as yet. Our mystery group read Blindsighted several years ago and some loved it and some did not. Slaughter does flirt with the edge of the thriller/mystery genre (dark side), but I love her character Will Trent so much. He doesn't show up for a while, but he's a winner for sure.

  3. I am glad to hear you enjoyed this. I've had this author on my list of ones to try as well.

  4. I haven't read any of her work but this one sure sounds interesting. I hope you are doing well and if in PT that's going well too.

    Thanks so much for asking about Aja. She's an important member of the family and it guts us when she gets sick. We did have a nice grilled dinner for our anniversary though :-)

  5. I read and liked this one even though I find her writing just a little on the gritty side for me.

  6. I've heard good things about Hunter as well, but I've yet to read her either. This one sounds like a good place to start!

  7. Ooooh! Def going to have to check this out before it airs!!

  8. I'm so glad you enjoyed this! I've read quite a few of hers and she's my author that I never go for her book first and I don't know why because I've loved every single one that I've read. I have this one on my desk to read and all of the reviews sound great. Thanks for being on this tour!

  9. Oh boy, crazy is what popped into my head when I started reading this book's summary.