Mother. Hero. Liar. Killer?

How can you tell, when all you have is Pieces of Her? 

Pieces of Her

Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She’s knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we?

But all that changes when a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one will ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.

Twenty-four hours later Laura is in the hospital, shot by an intruder who’s spent thirty years trying to track her down and discover what she knows. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumbs of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . . .



“Slaughter has outdone herself with Pieces of Her—a novel that sets the standard for psychological thriller writing. Rarely in fiction have the past and the present collided with such force and in such a distinctive and compelling voice.”Jeffery Deaver

Pieces of Her is Slaughter slaughtering the competition with another fear grabbing, tension inducing monster of a story. Nobody, and I mean nobody, can create a tale like Slaughter does.”Jackie K. Cooper

“A propulsive, high-stakes thriller rife with intrigue and suspense.”—USA Today

“..the characters keep you involved all the way, as does the vivid writing.”—Washington Post

“The ever-popular crime novelist is back with another pulse-pounding standalone, this one considering the twisted relationship between a mother and a daughter after the latter realizes she may not know the woman who gave birth to her at all.”—Entertainment Weekly 20 NEW BOOKS TO READ IN AUGUST

Pieces of Her is filled with Slaughter’s trademark twists…”Entertainment Weekly, “35 Million Books Sold, 17 Years to the Screen”

“Slaughter reinforces her place at the top of the thriller pack.”Publishers Weekly

“With an intrigue and suspense-filled plot, Slaughter’s well-crafted, tense, and exhilarating story will keep readers on the edge of their seats.”—Library Journal

“Readers will find themselves totally immersed in the suspenseful, alternating story lines and won’t want either of them to end.”—Booklist, Starred Review

“…even more electrifying, provocative, and suspenseful than anything she’s written before.”BookBub

"Pieces of Her is a well-plotted thriller, full of surprising developments and enough depth to keep readers both guessing and thinking."Book Reporter

“Karin Slaughter manages to immerse her readers into the story of these two women so deeply that these characters really do feel like living and breathing human beings.”Bolo Books

“A smashing new novel by this elite suspense writer, who a few years ago left her excellent thriller series behind in favor of one stunning stand-alone after another.”Shawangunk Journal

“[Slaughter’s] latest thriller, Pieces of Her…is a most ingenious take on the delicate relationship between mothers and daughters.”Iron Mountain Daily News

“…once you start to read the book you will not be able to put it down.”Fresh Fiction

“…arguably her most heart-pounding standalone thriller to date.”Brooklyn Digest

“…a nerve-shredding psychological thriller that will keep readers guessing to the very last page.”New York Journal of Books

“Karin Slaughter grabs readers, submerging them in her thriller-ama like some ‘mega’ predator in a made-for-SyFy-Channel movie.”Book Reviews by David Marshall James

Pieces of Her by #1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter is an electrifying, provocative, and suspenseful novel unlike anything she’s written before.”Criminal Element

Pieces of Her is a well-paced intriguing read with some very startling and unexpected twists.”Dees Rad Reads and Reviews

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter is a spellbinding, psychological thriller.”
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