Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter (TLC Book Tour Review)

Pieces of Her is a wild ride – a great suspense novel where you are not sure what will happen next and are constantly surprised.  In other words, the best kind of suspense novel.

Andrea is at a low point in life.  She tried to make it in New York City, but left that life behind to return home to the Georgia beach town of Belle Isle to take care of her Mom, Laura, who had cancer.  Now Laura is on the mend, but Andrea is at a loss on how to move forward. 

Laura and Andrea are out for lunch to celebrate Andrea’s birthday when they suddenly find themselves within a mass shooting.  Much to Andrea’s surprise, Laura is not a helpless victim and shows the type of moves and smooth thinking that does not match with her life as a speech therapist.  As Andrea starts a journey to learn about her mom and her past, she leans that she has only known pieces of Laura.  Who is the real Laura?

I don’t want to give up too much more of the plot as I loved the surprise of the twists and turns.  I enjoyed that Slaughter started the book with a bang and kept the action and suspense up at a furious pace.  The novel takes place in both the present and 30 years ago in the past to come together at the end for a great conclusion. 

Overall, Pieces of Her is a great suspense novel that has wonderful characters as well a fast-paced plot.  I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it!
Book Source:  Review Copy for being a part of the TLC Book Tour.  Thank-you!  For more stops on this tour, check out this link.

About Pieces of Her

• Paperback: 496 pages • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (May 21, 2019) COMING TO NETFLIX! Mother. Hero. Liar. Killer. How can you tell when all you have is... PIECES OF HER What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?
 Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura. She’s knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Gullaway Island; 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. . . .

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About Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is one of the world's most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her eighteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta. Her standalone novels The Good Daughter and Cop Town are in development for film and television. Find out more about Karin at her website and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  1. Sounds like the perfect thriller! Thanks for being on the tour!

  2. This does sound like a wild ride! :)

  3. I'm really excited for the Netflix adaptation and I love that a lot of books are being used as ideas for new shows and movies. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

  4. Laura, this suspense novel sounds very gripping. I'm not surprised that you enjoyed reading it. Terrific review! I'd like to read it, and/or see it on Netflix.

  5. It was a great thriller that left me on the edge of my seat - I need to read more by this author!