Day 12 – The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter
If you’re idea of a good Halloween Movie Night is less about the slashers and more about the psychological thrillers, this is a book worth picking up. Ripe with suspense, the story slowly unravels, revealing bit by bit what tragedy tore apart the Quinn family 30 years ago, and what dangers still follow. In usual Slaughter fashion, the book is well researched and centers on characters who are specialists in their fields, and determined to answer the big questions: what happened, who did it, and why? Be warned: there is violence, and a school shooting is at the heart of the present day timeline. I was nervous about the school shooting being sensationalized for the sake of thrilling storytelling, but it didn’t end up feeling that way to me. It was, however, a wild ride.
Recipe: Dirt Pudding Parfait because the book definitely teaches you, in great detail, how to dig yourself out of the dirt if you’ve been buried alive (see, it’s educational)
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