An absolutely excellent read. The novel is less did-he-do-it and more about the judicial system that is in place (not at all boring or procedural), and the challenges a he said/she said legal process presents; how is a jury ever to know what to believe?
The story is told (mainly) from two perspectives the (was she long-suffering?) wife, and the prosecuting barrister with her own agenda. These two sides offer two strong and individual female stance on sexual assault.
Just as I thought it was over, the last few chapters threw more curve balls. An enjoyable and riveting read.
2018 is certainly shaping to be the year for exceptional debut writing!
An incredible read.
The story is devastating and some descriptions are not for the faint-hearted.
I felt very invested in all of the characters and the multiple versions of the stories intertwined beautifully. When the final chapter ended I was genuinely bereft.
I’m glad to see that this book may be the first in a Good Daughter series, and if so, I can't wait for the next instalment from Karin Slaughter.
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of The Good Daughter in exchange for my honest review.