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Pieces of Her

Narrated by: Kathleen Early
Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (536 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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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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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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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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Slow!

Got this book after finishing and loving the good daughter but this story although it had some twists, just seemed to drag on and on and I could not connect with the main character at all. Got nearly half way and gave up and returned.

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not a fan a really laboured story

a story with so many holes and repeated words no real beginning or end but lots a full ins..

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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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Great story!

Really enjoyed this. The performance was really well done and the writing really took me on the journey with the characters.

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  • Kim
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Great book, though a few noticeable performance errors

Several times throughout the book, the narrator says the wrong name. I found that quite off putting, but enjoyed the book otherwise :)

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Not Karin’s best work...

I normally love Karin Slaughter but this book was way below her normal standard. I struggled to even finish it.

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Little frustrating

Not sure what to say. I kept listening with frustration Andrea the daughter is a very frustrating character and her mother to boot!! The narrator however is excellent. Not sure I really enjoyed the ending was a let down.