After devouring The Good Daughter, I was delighted to get an advanced copy of Karin Slaughter's newest offering.
I read the book in two sittings, one the first evening, I took it out to dinner, just in case I was left alone for a minute or two! I don’t know how Karin Slaughter does it. By the end of the first chapter I care about the caharacters, feel for their predicament THEN comes a massive action sequence and at the start of chapter two I feel in the middle of a book unable to put it down.
Andy doesn't know who her mother is, what she is, but now Andy is running for her life. She's not even sure who she is running from. Is it the man? The government? Or worse? Laura's back-story was compelling and as it intertwined with Andy's escape, it became clearer and clearer who Laura was and why she had hidden her past. The suspense was built by the very long chapters, allowing the reader to be immersed in the past and the present respectively. The extensive research was evident without being overwhelming or intrusive to the story.
An excellent story, with great characters, stretched across the globe.
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
I'm now sad that I have finished the book, and there is a literary hole to fill.
Karin Slaughter is a recent discovery and considering how much I enjoyed this book (and The Good Daughter), it occurs to me there is so much of her back catalogue I have to enjoy!
Thank you so much the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a complimentary electronic copy in return for an honest review.