The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter (Review)

My Rating: 8/10

Climax on page one! The most thrilling scene was narrated on the first few pages after flipping the cover.

What made me choose this book: I honestly do not know why I chose this book among all the other tempting books waiting to be read. The title was ordinary and the cover has nothing to do with the story. (The cover from the book I got was of a white flower, and I found other pictures of this book with a girl on its cover, which made more sense.) It was like I simply tried reading a few pages then ended up finishing the book.

When I read it: I expected the book to be bloody and scary. It was a little scary but there is also humor on this book. I cried twice on this book. First was because of Rusty and Charlie, the second was because of Ben and Charlie.

Why I was hooked: This is not the usual novel where the setting starts in a coffee shop or some other passive scene, it does not start with a “once upon a time”. It started with a story that makes you visualize this: “One woman was murdered and her organs and flesh were scattered all over the kitchen. The family had to replace the airconditioner since some of her flesh was stuck there. The husband also found his wife’s tooth in one of the cabinets.”

For me, that’s the best way to start a novel. I was very hooked. I hate every minute spent without reading this book. The author presented the climax and the problem first, and she presented it real well!

My general opinion on this book: I read this book along with Self Incrimination by Randy Singer which also consists of lawyers as the novel’s main character. This book reveals the different lives of lawyers and the risks they are exposed to nearly everyday. This is a really good book to read especially for those who love solving mysteries along with the characters, and for those who love suspense along with humor.

Also, this book truly coincides with my two favorite element I look for in a story — Dead people and beautiful girls.

Thank you for reading and happy bookworming!

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Eva Harmoni

There was one night when the rain poured so hard, and i didn't want it to stop. Weird, because i was afraid and amused by the sound of the rain and thunder. The sound of it made me less alone that night. The next day i woke up to find my collection of journals soaked. I keep it near the window to make sure no one could read it. The writings can still be read but i was devastated by the damage. I wanted it preserved but i don't want it published. Still amused by the rain but afraid of the wrath it could bring to my journals, i created this blog.

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