"She thought she knew her mother, but one incident changes everything..."
Reviewed by Magdalena Johansson
Posted August 2, 2018
Andrea Cooper lives a normal life. She has a job, a place to live,
although above her mother's garage, but still, it's a place to sleep. Her
parents are divorced and she has a good relationship with both of them
and she thinks she knows her parents very well. That is until her 31st
birthday and her mother, Laura, shows a side of her that Andrea has
never seen before. Suddenly her whole world is turned upside down
and she doesn't know if it will ever be right again. Who is this woman
she thought she knew so well, and why does it seem that someone is
PIECES OF HER is a massive book
at almost 500 pages, and once you start to read the book you will not
be able to put it down. The book has two storylines, the present story
with Andrea and a 1986 storyline where we get to know the young
Laura. I loved following Andrea in present time as she tries to figure out
who her mother really is. What she has been hiding all these years. This
is a book where both storylines are equally good, and both Andrea and
Laura are just as interesting to read about. I was curious to know what
Laura was hiding and why she still seems to be in danger. Likewise, I
was eager to follow Andrea as she uses the little she knows to try to
find out the truth.
I loved this mother-daughter story. It's a top-notch story that will keep
the reader engrossed from start to finish. Karin Slaughter is a fabulous
writer and one thing I love with her books is she has a way of creating
characters that you care about. I felt it with this book and I was a bit
sad when I turned the last page and had to say goodbye to them.
The #1 internationally bestselling author returns with a new
novel in the vein of the New York Times bestsellers
Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter—a story
even more electrifying, provocative, and suspenseful than
anything she’s written before.
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
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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