I picked up The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter thinking it would be Gillian Flynn-esque psychological thriller but it is more of a domestic thriller. None the less, it is freakin amazing!
It follows the Quin family, mainly Sam & Charlie, the 2 sisters. It has lots of family drama, but I actually didnot mind it cause it was somehow important for the progression of the plot. The majority of the story takes place in 2017, where one of the sisters is an eye witness of a school shooting and while unravelling this incident, past comes knocking at the door. It doesn't exactly go back and forth in time but there are 4 chapters where you are taken back to 1989 on the day of the incident that changed the Quinn family's lives. It's narrated by Sam and Charlie, and every time the incident is narrated you find something new, a different perspective.
This book. Honey, this book has violence! It shook me! It disturbed me to point where I had to put the book down & breathe. And mind you I'm not the one to get disturbed easily, that too by reading gory stuff. In movies you get visuals of blood, guts & all those dirty stuff so it's easier to get disturbed and I don't get disturbed by even such things! But man this book managed to do it! You should see my annotations in the book, I wrote all my frustrations down(but I can't show you as it would serve as spoilers)
The writing is good, depictions are so vivid & detailed. I'd definitely give trigger warning for rape, assault, murder, a(very)graphic miscarriage, police brutality. There is adultery, there is sexist stuff that annoyed me af. That's what the author wanted, I know. I understand that we all have flaws, we all make mistakes. But some people are simply bad, no explaination, no excuses, no traumatic past can justify it & this book features characters like this. People do some real bad shit in this book. This might sound weird but I love such characters! They are always interesting to read about😋 Any author who can write such dark, evil characters well, I applaud them!
The mysteries unveiled will blow your mind! If you wanna read a thriller that will shake you, pick this up. It won't disappoint.