African American Romance (New Adult and College United Sates Thug Drug Interracial Romance) (United State Urban Adults Alpha Male Contemporary Billionaire Short Stories Book 0) dI can t say much without giving away any spoilers I will say this is the first Karin Slaughter book that Iid not No Billionaire Left Behind devour It was slow going for me initially At first I thought Oh no I m not reallyigging this but then it got better Although it Alchemy of the Mortar Pestle (The Culinary Library did get better I found this book to be not uite as enjoyable as her other books Having said that this is still an enjoyable book I just found this lacked the edge of your seat pulse pounding I can t put this bookown feel that I experienced from her other books I found this to be a little bit of a eparture from her other books This story is told in alternating timelines with the chapter headings clearly labeled so you know what time and what character you are reading about The last third of the book was my favorite Things really picked up and began to make sense which made the book enjoyable As the past and present collided personal secrets family secrets hidden agendas lies and eceptions become knownAs with all of Slaughter s book this book is well written It was not the roller coaster ride I am used to being on while reading a Slaughter book but it was still enjoyable and entertaining A eparture form her police procedural crime books Although there is crime here and a HUGE mystery to solve it idn t have the same feel as her other books which I think some readers will really like and others may not I liked that she The Vintage Book of African American Poetry did somethingifferent I had to remind myself not to compare this book to her Grant County or Will Trent books This is one of her stand alone novels Thank you to Edelweiss and Harper CollinsWilliam Morrow Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewSee of my reviews at wwwopenbookpost My reviews can also be seen at Stars Can you ever truly escape your past Andrea Cooper and her mother Laura are having lunch and celebrating Andrea s thirty first birthday at the Rise n Dine restaurant at the mall of Belle IsleJust as they are about to finish up their lunchSuddenly it feels like the world explodesPeople are screaming and crying trying to take cover Andrea s mother tackles her to the ground What happens next shocks Andrea to her core When it s over Andrea tries to make sense of what happened Laura Oliver is a uiet middle aged speech pathologist She s been a great mother to Andrea She s not the type of person who keeps secretsBut it turns out Andrea may not have known her mother at all Why is her mother telling her not to speak to the police She wants her to claim she can t remember what happened Promise me You Can Thrive After Narcissistic Abuse don t talk to the police Then on top of everything else her mother wants her to move out She wants her to leave that same night She says she needs space Andrea is confused Why is her mother acting so angry and cold towards her Andrea wonders what sheid wrong But as she s packing up to leave that evening something else happens that changes everythingand sends Andrea spiraling in a whole new Passed on: African American Mourning Stories: A Memorial (A John Hope Franklin Center Book) directionAs she tries to figure out just who her mother really is Andrea learns about herself as well But is she strong enough for what s aheadWill Andrea be able to save her mother And herselfKarin Slaughter excels at storytelling Her novels are known for their heart pounding intensity twists and turns and welleveloped characters This was an exciting and intense read that had me gripped wondering what was going to happen nextThe majority of the story alternates between Andrea s mother s point of view in the past and Andrea s point of view in the present I liked the length of the chapters and found it easy to follow the alternating viewpointsPieces of Her was a well paced intriguing read with some very startling and unexpected twists As usual the author has written an exciting story loaded with suspense and fascinating characters I am a proud member of the Slaughter Suad and I can t wait to read what the author writes next I IELTS Academic Writing d like to thank William Morrow for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest review Karin Slaughter has been a relatively recentiscovery for me I really enjoyed her IELTS Writing Section - How To Achieve A Target 8 Score dark gritty The Good Daughter especially the way she slowly paints in the relationship and backstory between the two female protagonists It was a nasty powerful readPieces of Her is another slow paced book about two women this time a mother and heraughter but I found the slowness here extremely ull And the plot seemed a little ludicrous honestly though also tamer than expected Rather than a gritty thriller that concentrated on the family ynamics Slaughter seems to Windows PowerShell in Action do best we got a strange terrorist backstory that introduced a number of forgettable charactersThe beginning sees Andy and her mother Laura going to lunch for Andy s 31st birthday Laura has recently come out of intense rounds of chemotherapy to treat her breast cancer while unambitious Andy is struggling to figure out her life plan after a series of failures When a shooter opens fire in the cafe Laura tells him to shoot her next Heoesn t and instead Laura uickly and coldly kills him Caught on camera The Literature of Africa and African Continuum delivering the killing blow without emotion first the police and then Andy start to ask uestions about Laura s past and who she really is After that everything spirals out of control and gets bigger and bigger Andy makes a number ofiscoveries that offer up uestions than answers Who
Is Laura What Is She Laura What is she Is someone after themThe story leaps between the present and thirty years ago revealing a past of murder scheming and secret identities Unfortunately though I just I've Got This Friend Who What You Can Do If You Think You or Your Friend Has A Serious Problem Advice for Teens on Alcohol Drugs Depression Eating Disorders and More don t think Pieces of Her contained any of the emotion or urgency I would have expected from this author The reveals are anticlimactic the plot boring and convoluted and none of the characters made much of an impression on me To be honest I think that s what it really comesown to the story was unconvincing because my etachment from the characters Kept Me At A me at a Andy s naivete at 31 years old is frustrating and uite annoying at times and I felt like a lot of character evelopment was sacrificed for the sake of throwing in the Aliens Genocide Aliens detailed terrorist backstory I ll still read Slaughter s future books but this one wasefinitely
Miss Than HitBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube She Had Always than hitBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube She had always vehemently with great conviction that the only way to change the world was to Signs and Symbols: African Images in African-American Quilts destroy it If youidn t know before you certainly will now I m a Karin Slaughter junkie with a capital J and a slaughtersuad chick a Person in the Memory dee with the cat ears to prove it wink It was over aecade ago that I picked up my first Grant County novel and found myself instantly enad with Slaughter s brand of Stealing the Gila: The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921 dark My love for the blood and guts splattering her crime lines enmeshed with the thriving emotionalityriving the multi faceted beings present on the page have landed me in perpetual countdown mode tracking the Literature and Dictatorship in Africa and Latin America 1958-1987 days from one Slaughte. 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 againTwenty four hours later Laura is in the hospital shot by an intruder who’s spent thirty years trying to track herown and Academic Advising Approaches discover what she knows Andrea is on aesperate 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. ,
Free read Pieces of HerPieces of Her by Karin Slaughter is a 2018 William Morrow publication I love Karin Slaughter s books but I haven t picked one up in a long while I WHOS WHO IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE VOL.1 d love to get back to her series Grant County and Will Trent sometime in the near future but for now one of her stand alone books was the best choice for me Unfortunately it looks like I made the wrongecision with this one The story grabbed my attention right away with an active shooter and the unusually calm and almost professional way Laura handled the situation had me intrigued But as the story progressed that momentum tanked and never recovered I Agricultural Science for CSEC Examinations did complete the book but it was a real chore too so and I found the conclusion most unsatisfying This is not Slaughter s best work by a long shot I m all for an author trying a Alphas Abused Mate different tact I encourage it to be honest and while this one certainly has aifferent tone from her other books this plot isn t remotely original Actually it was tired and predictable As a matter of fact I just finished a book with a similar theme The motherdaughter ynamic if that was what Slaughter was going for also fell flat for me So I m a little bummed about this one because I was really craving a rip roaring Slaughter style thriller SighIt pains me to give a KS book a low rating but sadly this one missed the mark all the way around for me 2 stars EXCERPT Andy sueezed her eyes shut Immediately the images started scrolling like one of Gordon s vacation slide shows Laura holding up her hand The long blade slicing into her palm Wrenching the knife away Backhanding the blade into the man s neck Blood So much blood ABOUT THIS BOOK What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at allAndrea Cooper knows everything about her mother Laura She knows she s spent her whole life in the small town of Gullaway Island she knows she s never had any ambition than to live a uiet life as a pillar of the community she knows she s never kept a secret in her lifeBut one ay a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely Climate Smart Agriculture (Natural Resource Management and Policy Book 52) different side to LauraTwenty four hours later Laura is in hospital shot by an intruder who s spent thirty years trying to track herown Now Andrea must go on a Academic Body desperate journey to follow the breadcrumbs of her mother s past If she can t uncover the secrets hidden there there may be no future for either of themMY THOUGHTS Karin Slaughter includes the following by Emily Dickinson in her book It perfectlyescribes how I felt on reading Pieces of Her I felt a cleaving in my mind As if my brain had split I tried to match it seam by seam But could not make them fit The thought behind I strove to join Unto the thought before But seuence ravelled out of sound Like balls upon a floor I started out loving Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter I loved the premise of the book What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all I mean really how well Saint Germain On Alchemy do we know our parents We know what they choose to reveal to us Usually no I loved the opening chapter I was firmly hooked and said so But as the book progressed I lost interest Not enough to make me abandon the read but neither was it the reading frenzy I usually experience when reading this author Between the title and the opening chapter I was expecting somethingeliciously ark It wasn t to be The chapters alternate between 2018 and 1986 It is like reading two ifferent stories and it takes an inordinately long time to make the connection between the two I idn
T Feel Emotionally Investedfeel emotionally invested any of the characters Andy is extremely immature and her ithering monologues became extremely wearing and repetitive as was much of the book Laura s story also became extremely repetitive and it seemed like a very long read So from the initial excitement this read The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 (The Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945) deteriorated into a grind for me and I was relieved to finally close the cover on Pieces of Her 5 or perhaps 5 might be appropriate THE AUTHOR Karin Slaughter is one of the world s most popular and acclaimed storytellers Published in 120 countries with 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 programing A native of Georgia Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta Her Will Trent series Grant County series and standalone novel Cop Town are all inevelopment for film and television DISCLOSURE Thank you to HarperCollins Publishers Australia via Netgalley for providing a Hijacking the Brain digital ARC of Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter for review All opinions exp It seemed like any otheray Andy was having lunch at the mall with her mother Laura celebrating Andy s 31st birthday They were briefly interrupted when the relative of a former patient of Laura s stopped by with her 僕のヒーローアカデミア 3-4 daughter to thank Laura for all of her help Then without warning gunfire erupted and the woman and heraughter were shot to The Path to Gay Rights deathAs the gunman approached Andy screaming at her too her job Laura leapt into action Andy watched her mother move to protect her Karen vs Alien disarm the gunman and then finish him off coldly as if she were simply a killing machine She knows she is in shock from the trauma of the events but Andy cannot believe what she saw with her own eyes Could her mother really haveone what she saw her Gendered Citizenships doNone of it made sense Her mother was a fifty five year old speech therapist She played bridge for chrissakes Sheidn t kill people and smoke cigarettes and rail against the pigsIn the aftermath of the incident and another encounter which endangers her life Laura sends Andy away telling her to flee the small Georgia town Laura has lived in forever Andy Alien Disclosure at Area 51 doesn t know what to think as she cannot get her mind around what she saw her mothero and the fear that other incidents will follow But than that she can t figure out who her mother really is and what secrets she s been hiding from her for perhaps her entire lifeWhat would you o if you found out your mother wasn t the person you do if you found out your mother wasn t the person you she was In Pieces of Her Karin Slaughter shows you that not only what we on t know might put us in Alchemic danger but makes you wonder how youeal with someone who you never really knewI have many friends who have been reading Slaughter s books for a long while but I was wowed by my first experience with her last year after reading The Good Daughter see my review That book really knocked my socks off but this one Not so muchWhile I found the premise of this book interesting it never really took off for me First of all Andy s character vacillates between near catatonia where she can t answer anyone s uestions or move forward in any wa. 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 electrifying provocative and suspenseful than anything she’s written beforeWhat 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. ,
Y and there are a number of times where she says one or two words and then can t finish her sentences Page after page of that gets old especially when it happens than once One character even asks her if she can speak in full sentences The book picked up speed in the last third and Slaughter threw in some twists and turns but the shift in narration between present and past kept either portion of the plot from really picking up momentum I know others enjoyed this than I We Sell Drugs did so I wouldn tissuade you from picking this up if you re a Problem Solving in Data Structures Algorithms Using C++ diehard Slaughter fan but for me this was a thriller thatidn t uite thrill This won t keep me from reading of her books but hopefully they ll get my heart racing like The Good Daughter Literature of Africa didSee all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotcom or check out my list of the best books I read in 2017 at Explosive Hair raising and Fast Paced Karin Slaughter is a master at suspenseBe prepared to get goosebumpsI was first introduced to Karin Slaughter when I read her grizzly suspense novel The Good Daughter I was floored Instantly I became aie hard Slaughter fan You can find my review of The Good Daughter hereThis is my second read by her and this one was even better It was shocking It was thrilling It was just of everything in a terrifyingly good wayAndrea is a Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews With 14 Agents of Change devotedaughter to Laura her mother When Laura received a Crossing the color line in American politics and African American literature diagnosis of breast cancer Andrea was there to support her every step of the way Eating together in ainer a gunman comes in Andrea is terrified but Laura isn t She reacts in a calm almost placid way Laura effortlessly kills the gunman in a militaristic fashion that suggests Andrea knows absolutely nothing about her mother Besides how well Rebuilding do you really know anyone This book had me plowing through the pages I couldn t eat sleep orrink without wanting to return to my reading cocoon This novel satiated me in a way that few can Not only was Pieces of Her filled with gripping suspense but it also brought up a lot of Intro to Alien Invasion discussion worthy topics for book club Karin Slaughter expertlyelves into the minds of her characters giving the reader a candid up close and personal look into the protagonist s brain In addition Pieces of Her effortlessly weaves between two Therapy of Love different timelines in a techniue that can either beone brilliantly or terribly It was Democratic Phoenix: Reinventing Political Activism done with ease and adroitness Karin Slaughter also maintains aelicate balance between pulp and an appropriate amount of violence I can t sing enough praise about this read If you can you should Museum Activism definitely make some time for it Pieces of Her will be ranking among my top ten of 2018 This was not at all what I expected Instead of the usual clever multilayered plot witheftly Narcissistic Mothers drawn characters there s this overdoneisconnected extremely unlikely tale that s like an airport thriller than her usual works The main character is tiresome in the extreme and while her mother is much interesting there wasn t enough to either to elicit any real emotion And the thing with Mike What the hell was that even aboutIt s not just that the author has broken out of her mould I loved her other standalone The Good Daughter but that she s lost what makes her writing so good the Falling For A Kingpin dark mystery the complex characters the genuine feeling of the relationships It s not going to stop me reading her books but it s a long way from her bestARC via Netgalley Karin Slaughter gives us a thriller that explores the role of the mother and the motheraughter relationship Andrea Andy Cooper is an unambitious woman who has largely gone through the motions of living She never completed college and she has barely been engaged in any personal relationships Unhappy in New York she returned home to nurse her mother Laura through the worst of her breast cancer treatment She has no impetus to create an independent life for herself and is secure in the knowledge that she knows Laura inside out a pillar of the community an ordinary woman and everyday mom Whilst in a Violence and Trauma in Selected African Literature diner a young shooter Jonah Helsinger blasts away a mother andaughter lining up a
frozen and immobile Andy as his next target when Laura steps in front of her telling him to kill herand immobile Andy as his next target when Laura steps in front of her telling him to kill her What follows next is captured on mobile video footage that goes viral nationwide showing a composed Laura killing Helsinger with his knife whilst suffering serious injuries herself Andy is shell shocked at this picture of her mother as a ninja with the media referring to Laura as a killing machine Who is this woman masuerading as her motherWith unexpected and horrifying events occurring that hint at Laura s clandestine past they bring a whole heap of The Social Rebellion danger in the present as aisorientated Andrea initially heeds Laura s advice to leave town go to a storage unit and then head to Idaho until it is safe for her to return Andy is to make no contact with her or Gordon the black lawyer she considers to be her father However Andy s intense curiosity about Laura has her picking away and peeling away at her mother s past that slowly begins to be revealed through the Best African American Essays 2010 dual narrative of a younger Laura Andy s foray into the past bringsanger to her and others It pushes Andy from a woman who has merely reacted to events in her life to a independent person as she is forced to handle a world that has gone crazy on her What Andy Navigating The Seven Seas does know indisputably about Laura is that she will not let anything happen to her belovedaughter and she will go to any lengths to protect her Will this allow her To Accept The Pieces Of Laura She accept the pieces of Laura she to knowAt first when I had read this latest offering from Karin Slaughter I was not sure how I felt about it Upon reflection the I thought about it the I liked it The focus on the maternal instinct how far will a mother go for a child is beautifully illustrated here Whilst perhaps far fetched here and there I was willing to let that go for the fascinating creation of Laura and her The Big Book and a Study Guide of the 12 Steps of AA dramatic past and that of Andy walking on territory that she could never have forseen I think it would be well nigh impossible to say that we know all the pieces of anyone we are close to and true to that adage Andyoes not find out everything about her mother An interesting William Wells Brown: An African American Life different but nevertheless gripping psychological thriller Many thanks to HarperCollins for an ARC 35 StarsHow wello you know someone Andrea Cooper thought she knew her Mother Laura Her mother is a speech therapist who is a pillar of the community She is liked and known by most people in their town But one The Alien Surrogate day at lunch their whole lives are turned upsideown In the face of anger Laura jumps into action and Andrea and the rest of the world gets to see another side of her Mother Just who is this woman Certainly not the woman that Andrea has #known her entire lifeFrom that moment on Andrea learns that there is to #her entire lifeFrom that moment on Andrea learns that there is to Mother than meets the eye Mainly who she is and the truth about her past. ; she knows she’s never wanted anything than to live a uiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life Because we all know our mothers on’t weBut all that changes when a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely De lautre côté de la machine. Voyage dune scientifique au pays des algorithmes different side to Laura Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura she was someone completelyifferent For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from.