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Pieces of Her

Narrated by: Kathleen Early
Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (281 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The electrifying new thriller from international best seller Karin Slaughter explores the deadly secrets kept between a mother and daughter.

"Slaughter has outdone herself with Pieces of Her - a novel that sets the standard for psychological thriller writing. Rarely in fiction have the past and the present collided with such force and in such a distinctive and compelling voice" (Jeffery Deaver)

What if the person you thought you knew best turned out to be someone you never knew at all?

Andrea Oliver's mother, Laura, is the perfect small-town mum. Laura lives a quiet but happy life in sleepy beachside Belle Isle. She"s a pillar of the community: a speech therapist, business owner, and everybody's friend. And she's never kept a secret from anyone. Or so Andrea thinks.

When Andrea is caught in a random violent attack at a shopping mall, Laura intervenes and acts in a way that is unrecognizable to her daughter. It"s like Laura is a completely different person - and that's because she was. Thirty years ago. Before Andrea. Before Belle Isle.

Laura is hailed as a hero for her actions at the mall but 24 hours later she is in hospital, shot by an intruder, who's spent decades trying to track her down.

What is Andrea's mother trying to hide? As elements of the past return and put them both in danger, Andrea is left to piece together Laura's former identity and discover the truth - for better or worse - about her mother. Is the gentle, loving woman who raised her also a violent killer?

©2018 HarperCollins Publishers Australia Pty Limited (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Australia Pty Limited

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Fascinating

The Andrea character struck me a a little 2 dimensional but I enjoyed the references to militant activism and how easy it is for the average person to be sucked into a vortex of destruction. I wanted more from Laura at the end... it didn’t ring true that she would be so hypnotised by the psycho dude... he had killed one of her babies and tried to kill the other. I believe that mother lion would take over.

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Sickeningly gripping from the very start

Very powerful writing, extensive vocabulary use and the storyline keeps you always guessing. The narrator uses great intonation and adds to this exceptional story. I couldn’t put it down.

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Pieces of her by Karin Slaughter

Not happy with this book and offered an audiobook replacement which I chose but was charged

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Hard to get into

not the best book took me ages to get into it but was good and enjoyed it by the end I think other books has a better but if you want a good listen to it's worth it

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Couldn't stop listening

At a certain point in the book I was hooked. I just couldn't stop listening. I was listening to it constantly!

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Brilliant

Narrator has you riveted from the start. Never enjoyed my car journey to and from work so much! Another Karin Slaughter fantastic book.

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psychological thriller

Another great book from Karin Slaughter. strong characters, great storyline. Enjoyed the flashbacks to the 80s and the merging of storyline.

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It was ok

The story was alright. The main character Andrea was irritating in her mute behaviours, I just wanted to shake her.

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absolutely awesome

sideways turns and fantastic storyline ... so awesome being able to listen to this book. a great reader as well.

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Exceptional...

An exciting thriller with a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat holding your breath.