Title: Pieces of Her
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publication Date: 2018
Andrea knows everything about her mother, who has spent her whole life living in the their small beachside town of Belle Isle. She would never keep a secret from her only daughter. Or so she thought.
When violence erupts at the local town mall while Laura and Andrea dine, she learns that there may be a whole other side to her mother she did not know existed. She soon comes to realize that her mother lived a completely different life in the past and it has been spending the past thirty years hiding from it.
This is the first Karin Slaughter book that I have read, though I have purchased several more because I know how much people love her work. I had a bit of trouble getting through this one because I felt the story was a bit too drawn out in places and I had a hard time connecting in some places as well.
I did enjoy the dual timeline aspect of the story. We see Laura’s past through her eyes in 1986 and the present in 2018 through Andrea’s. I also enjoyed the way in which it explored the relationship between mother and daughter and how Laura and Andrea both look out for each other.
I am looking forward to giving more of Karin Slaughter’s books a try in the future.
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Thank you to Harper Collins and Edelweiss for the copy of the book in exchange for and honest review.