Pieces of Her

Pieces of Her

A Novel

Large Print - 2018
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Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows Laura spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she has never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she's never kept a secret in her life. But all that changes when a 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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper Luxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2018]
Edition: First Harperluxe edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780062845764
Characteristics: 722 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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Jan 04, 2019

I love all Karin Slaughter novels and this one is no exception! Different than her usual novels this one had great characters in the mother Laura, whos back storey is told in flashbacks, and her daughter Andy, who has no idea who her mother really is. There is great growth in the Andy character from start to finish that is very satisfying. Loved this book!

Jan 01, 2019

I tried to continue reading this wanting to reach the conclusion but I was disappointed by how inmature Andy was, spineless. Sorry.

Nov 28, 2018

This was the first Karen Slaughter book I have read. It was fine although I found it a bit too detailed/long in the internal monologues of both Andy and Laura. I might try another book by her.

Hillsboro_StephanieC Oct 28, 2018

If you think this book is about Andy and not her mother Laura, you're missing the boat. If PIECES OF HER were about Andy, we'd all be disappointed: she's one of the most forgettable, pathetic characters Slaughter has ever given us. But Andy's not really the main character -- she's just a plot device used to help illuminate the complex and twisted backstory of her mother's life, and move a story decades in the making to its clever conclusion.

While I wish every new Karin Slaughter book featured Will Trent, I haven't enjoyed Slaughter's standalones as much because they have mostly been *very* dark and *very* twisted. The feel of PIECES OF HER felt like the familiar story I want from Slaughter, where the past always haunts you and the consequences of your mistakes take a long time to play out.

Oct 25, 2018

Karin Slaughter can write stories with more twists and turns than anyone. PIECES OF HER is no exception. The story line is interesting. The characters are a a bunch of misfits, which makes things interesting. Slaughter's stories often include graphic violence, and this one does as well, though less so than usual. In this novel the violence is primarily psychological, and there is way more of that than usual. So this novel is different in some respects to her usual fare, but not detrimental to a good story.

Oct 16, 2018

Loved the story. Different than other stories she has written. Kept me interested in how it would end.

Oct 14, 2018

Slaughter is one of my favorite authors, but this book was extremely disappointing. One of the main characters, the daughter, is so annoying I couldn't continue past page 160. I wanted to smack her, I was so irritated. The character is simply not believable, and skipping to the last few pages, I think the plot is also pretty far-fetched. Waste of time.

Sep 25, 2018

Disappointed in this one, although I've loved Slaughter's books for over a decade. I couldn't like the characters, the story line only mildly interested me, and about 200 pages in I realized I was skimming pages instead of reading them. I firmly believe if I'm not enjoying a book life is too short to struggle on. It may well turn into something more for the last 300 pages but I'm not interested enough in finding out.

If this were the first Slaughter novel someone was reading I'm afraid they would not see the brilliance her other books show.

K_ROK Sep 17, 2018

I love this author and was happy to see her expand on her storytelling in that this book didn't have cops at the forefront and it really focused on the characters and the backstory involved. It may not be for the average Karin Slaughter reader however this book is great and the story kept me engaged throughout the entire book.

Sep 08, 2018

This was a very complicated story - with lots of questions as you were going along. However if you keep with it you will find that there are many interesting characters and answers to all the questions that come up during the telling of the story. It was good but very convuluted.

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