The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author — a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.



Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind…

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father – Pikeville's notorious defense attorney – devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself – the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again – and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized – Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case that unleashes the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won't stay buried forever…

Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, The Good Daughter is fiction at its most thrilling.


"Karin Slaughter has — by far – the best name of all of us mystery novelists. More to the point, THE GOOD DAUGHTER is Karin Slaughter’s most ambitious, most emotional, and best novel. So far, anyway."
—James Patterson

"Simply the best book you'll read all year. Raw, powerful and utterly gripping — yet written with a tenderness and empathy that will break your heart."
—Kathryn Stockett

"This is a great writer at the peak of her powers. Karin Slaughter is at her nail biting, heart stopping, emotionally draining best."
—Peter James

"The darkness of the past is very present in this utterly chilling thriller. With heart and skill Karin Slaughter keeps you hooked from the first page until the last."
—#1 Worldwide Bestselling Thriller Writer, Camilla Lackberg

"It’s not hyperbolic to declare that Slaughter is a master of her craft."
Booklist starred review

"If you like twists and turns, delve into this tale of cold cases and spellbinding suspense."
Southern Living

"Slaughter keeps the twists coming. "
Publishers Weekly

"Whether she’s extending her franchise or creating stand-alones like this, she really does make your hair stand on end."
Kirkus starred review

"Book clubs that love taut thrillers: Look no further."

"Seventeen years into one of the most impressive careers in contemporary publishing, Karin Slaughter is still pushing herself into new territory. [The Good Daughter] is the author’s most stylistically ambitious novel to date."
The Big Thrill

"It’s Slaughter’s prodigious gifts of characterization that make her stand out among thriller writers."
Washington Post

"Karin Slaughter once again proves her tremendous prowess at delivering a page-turning, tautly written thriller."
USA Today

"Karin Slaughter at her very best. It is wonderfully written and unexpectedly touching."
Huffington Post

"Slaughter's assured writing, her solid plotting with outstanding twists and intense characterizations make The Good Daughter a standout in a career highlighted by several superb novels "
Associated Press

"Karin Slaughter’s The Good Daughter is a Small-Town Thriller With a Strong Female Lead."
Houstonia Magazine

"The best suspense novel of the year."
The Express

"Karin Slaughter delivers crisp pacing and characters with the full complement of human quirks and flaws…building expertly to a final twist."
News & Observer

"…look forward to a gut-wrenching novel of psychological suspense."

"‘The Good Daughter’ by Karin Slaughter Is a Stay-Up-All-Night Read"
Huffington Post

"The blend of legal, criminal, and family drama reminded me so much of the shows that keep me binge-watching. And the act of reading the book itself, strange as it may seem for such a dark novel, reminded me of being a kid again, reading a book I just had to finish, regardless of how late it got."
Real Simple

One of "The Best Mystery Novels of 2017"