Pieces of Her

Karin Slaughter

Kathleen Early (Narrator)

08-21-18

16hrs 5min

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08-21-18

16hrs 5min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

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“A propulsive, high-stakes thriller rife with intrigue and suspense.” USA Today

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
Finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel
A New York Times bestseller
A New York Times audio bestseller
An iBooks bestseller in Audiobooks
An Audible.com bestseller
An Audible Pick of Listeners' Favorites of the Month
A USA Today Pick of New Books Not to Miss
An Entertainment Weekly Pick of the Month
An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick of the Month in Mysteries
A Bookish Pick of Must-Reads for Summer
A BookRiot Pick of Upcoming Mystery Releases
See All +

The #1 internationally bestselling author returns with an electrifying novel of devastating secrets and hidden lives that probes the fraught relationship between daughters and mothers and the lengths we go to protect those we love.

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 knows Laura has spent nearly her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle, Georgia; she knows Laura’s never wanted anything more than to lead a quiet, normal life in this conventional community; she knows Laura’s a kind and beloved speech pathologist who helps others; she knows Laura’s never kept a secret in her life. Andrea knows that Laura is everything she isn’t—confident, settled, sure of herself. Feeling listless, with no direction, Andrea, unlike Laura, struggles to find her way.

But Andrea’s certainty is upended when a visit to the mall is shattered by an act of horrifying violence that reveals a completely different side of Laura—a cool woman who calmly faces down a murderer. It turns out that before Andrea’s mother was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from the woman she once was, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.

The assailant was a mentally troubled, teenaged scion of Georgia law enforcement royalty, and now the police want answers about what really happened in those terrifying moments at the mall. Though she’s being scrutinized at every level of the criminal justice system and her innocence is on the line, Laura refuses to speak to anyone, including her own daughter. She pushes Andrea away, insisting it’s time for her to stand alone and make a life for herself.

To save her mother, Andrea embarks on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother’s past. Andrea knows that if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for her mother … or her.

Filled with intriguing turns, surprising revelations, and a compelling cast of characters, Pieces of Her is Slaughter’s most electrifying, provocative, and suspenseful novel yet.

Praise

“A propulsive, high-stakes thriller rife with intrigue and suspense.” USA Today

“Pulse-pounding.” Entertainment Weekly

“Readers will be immediately invested in late bloomer Andy’s journey to uncover the shocking backstory of her pillar-of-the-community mother, then root for her as she belatedly finds her own place in the world.” Library Journal

“Totally propulsive.” NPR

“It’s a compelling story that swept me along, unable to resist and unable to stop reading.” Suspense Magazine

It’s a fast-paced thriller…[that] has everything: conspiracies! Cults! Coming of age! Mother/daughter bonding!” BuzzFeed

“From the first words, Kathleen Early’s narration snares us…Slaughter’s clever plotting and Early’s high-voltage performance will keep listeners glued to their listening devices. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

“Narrator Early so adroitly depicts Laura’s immediate transformation from a warm, supportive parent into a rejecting, icy fortress that the listener joins Andy in asking if we genuinely know those closest to us…Early shifts seamlessly as each person oscillates from being a victim to the perpetrator of violence.” Booklist (audio review)

“Slaughter never abates her trademark intensity, and fans will feel that the story is pumping adrenaline directly into their bloodstreams.” Kirkus Reviews

“A small town, family, secrets, and explosive violence—sounds like Slaughter is still at her best….For fans of dark mystery thrillers and procedurals that explore human nature.” BookRiot

“Gripping…The plot takes a while to build momentum, but once it does, it speeds to the satisfying payoff. Slaughter reinforces her place at the top of the thriller pack.” Publishers Weekly

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Language English
Release Day Aug 20, 2018
Release Date August 21, 2018
Release Date Machine 1534809600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories New Books to the Screen, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Women Sleuths, Police Procedurals, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, New Additions, New Additions
Author Bio
Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of over a dozen thrillers, including the Will Trent and Grant County series. A longtime resident of Atlanta, she splits her time between the kitchen and the living room.

Narrator Bio
Kathleen Early

Kathleen Early, a five-time winner of the Earphones Award for audiobook narration, is also a television, film, and stage actress. She studied at the University of Oklahoma, the Oxford School of Drama, and the Actors Theatre of Louisville before moving to New York City, where she understudied on Broadway and toured nationally. Her television credits include recurring roles on Miami Medical and Grey’s Anatomy.

Overview

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
Finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel
A New York Times bestseller
A New York Times audio bestseller
An iBooks bestseller in Audiobooks
An Audible.com bestseller
An Audible Pick of Listeners' Favorites of the Month
A USA Today Pick of New Books Not to Miss
An Entertainment Weekly Pick of the Month
An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick of the Month in Mysteries
A Bookish Pick of Must-Reads for Summer
A BookRiot Pick of Upcoming Mystery Releases
See All +

The #1 internationally bestselling author returns with an electrifying novel of devastating secrets and hidden lives that probes the fraught relationship between daughters and mothers and the lengths we go to protect those we love.

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 knows Laura has spent nearly her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle, Georgia; she knows Laura’s never wanted anything more than to lead a quiet, normal life in this conventional community; she knows Laura’s a kind and beloved speech pathologist who helps others; she knows Laura’s never kept a secret in her life. Andrea knows that Laura is everything she isn’t—confident, settled, sure of herself. Feeling listless, with no direction, Andrea, unlike Laura, struggles to find her way.

But Andrea’s certainty is upended when a visit to the mall is shattered by an act of horrifying violence that reveals a completely different side of Laura—a cool woman who calmly faces down a murderer. It turns out that before Andrea’s mother was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from the woman she once was, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.

The assailant was a mentally troubled, teenaged scion of Georgia law enforcement royalty, and now the police want answers about what really happened in those terrifying moments at the mall. Though she’s being scrutinized at every level of the criminal justice system and her innocence is on the line, Laura refuses to speak to anyone, including her own daughter. She pushes Andrea away, insisting it’s time for her to stand alone and make a life for herself.

To save her mother, Andrea embarks on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother’s past. Andrea knows that if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for her mother … or her.

Filled with intriguing turns, surprising revelations, and a compelling cast of characters, Pieces of Her is Slaughter’s most electrifying, provocative, and suspenseful novel yet.

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