They tried to bury us… they didn‘t know we were seeds!
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This book had me captivated by the very first page. The 2018 timeline was action packed and I loved it. But when it went back to 1986 chapters is slowed down a lot. Also the decisions this women is making.. The character was 31 and I just couldn't imagine anyone that age making the stupid decisions she did. Also there was a lot of repetition that felt like it was juat to make the book longer. All of those things just knocked a star off for me.4/5
#StoryGraph: fiction mystery thriller dark mysterious tense fast-paced
480 pages | first published 2018
When Andrea is caught in a random violent attack at a shopping mall her mother, Laura, intervenes and acts in a way that is unrecognisable to her daughter. It's like Laura is a completely different person - and that's because she was. Thirty years ago.
5-10-22: My 43rd finished book of 2022! Wow! This book was gruesome and kept me on the edge of my seat! Andrea Oliver is thrust into a terrifying situation after a trip to the mall ends in a violent act. She sees her mother, Laura, in a new light and must embark on a journey to save herself and her mom from her traumatizing past. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣4️⃣3️⃣ Can‘t wait to see the TV series on Netflix!
Slaughter is one of the author queens of thrillers. I saw this was turned into a Netflix series, so of course I had to read it before watching. My only complaint is that there is some unnecessary repetition throughout - presumably to help readers make connections through the somewhat complicated storylines. I'm optimistic about the show 😊
Does anyone want to talk about the adaptation of this book to Netflix series?! I thought it was OK. Casting was not what I pictured at all. I pictured more of like Halle Berry for the mom-gorgeous, and muscular/ripped like she could beat some serious rear end. And for the daughter, the actress was kind of a dud. Anyone agree?
Why did I wait so long to read Karin? Because I really enjoyed this. Despite being lengthy for a thriller, she kept me locked in to this story that asks how well do you know your mom?
Laura, a middle aged cancer survivor, shows surprising combat skills when faced with a mass shooter. She sends her adult daughter to a storage facility where it looks like she has a getaway identity stored. Both women are in jeopardy until the truth is revealed.
Wow this is a roller coaster ride. It is both fast paced and slow at the same time. It is too long, yet too short. You are figuring it out but you still have no idea what is going on. And you are left wondering if there is more to the story on the last page. It is atmospheric and unsettling. Excited to see the show.
Watching the 1st episode!
This was really interesting. It kept me hooked all the way through. Family secrets that lead to a daughter trying to unravel the darkness in her mother‘s past are the meat of this story. I thought it was well written, but a lot of characters to keep track of and at certain points I thought it was slow. I liked the story and how it ended. I just think it could have been a bit shorter.
In standard Slaughter fashion, the opening is amazing. I am seriously hard-pressed to think of another thriller author who writes better openers than Karin Slaughter.There is more humor in POH than most of her books. I typically don't lol while reading, but there were at least a couple of instances while reading that I did. Although the morally ambiguous characters are present & there are dark elements, with few plot twists & long chapters,👇
1) The tagged book. I'm reading it in preparation for the upcoming Netflix series. I 💙 Toni Collette. It has a different vibe from the other Slaughter books that I've read, but I did just yell plot twist!
2) I've been dipping into Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son the past few weeks. Earlier this month I read, & loved, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Abdurraqib.
3) I have been meaning to read The New Jim Crow for awhile.
Not my favorite Slaughter book (I feel like there needs to be a Will Trent adaptation!!) but still super excited for this nonetheless 😆
Setting myself a reminder to binge watch on March 4 👏🏽
The novel has two timelines, one in the 1980s and one in the late 2010s (i.e., pre-pandemic). The first section for each timeline is very exciting and tense though the remainder of the book doesn't always manage to keep the excitement and tension at the same level. I would like to have seen how the rather passive follower in the 1980s developed into the fierce ninja-like 21st century figure.
I enjoyed reading this book even though I liked present story more than past. I love books where someone is escaping - they can be so thrilling and this book sure was it!
There were two timelines and I wasn't really invested in the past timeline immediately. It took some time before it captivated me.
Overall this was really captivating read for me.
Book 5 during #novelnovember
Great read! I started during #Scarathlon2021 but wasn‘t able to finish it in time. Not at all what I was expecting/thinking and that‘s okay ‘cause it kept my🧠 active through the fog ,🐌&🐿 modes of recent.
Finished the group #buddyread just in time last night! I really liked this one, but I must admit, I found the modern-day story more compelling and the '80s storyline didn't quite fit for me. Still excellently suspenseful though! Taking a picture in the car seemed most fitting.
17 hours down for #20in4!
#bookandasweater #iseeyoushiverwithanticipation #littensdressedinblood #teamslaughter #scarathlon2021 @Clwojick @MidnightBookGirl
Photo finish! I turned the last page of this vivid page-turner last night. Andy feels stuck at home & in her job as a 911 dispatcher when a mall shooting reveals her mother Laura isn‘t the affable speech pathologist she seems. Don‘t want to spoil any of the twists, but I rooted for Andy, who pulls herself together to help her tough mother & herself, as they move on from the extremes of Laura‘s past. #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter #buddyread
So yesterday I finished the #buddyread for #teamslaughter #Scarathlon2021. 😁
But It wad only a so-so read for me, because it wasn't my topic and very bloody and violent. I know Slaughters Books are often so, but this book couldn't carry me away.
For all the reads and tv-shows I got 255 points for #teamslaughter this last week. I love the #readathon! And big thank to @Clwojick!
Enjoyable but highly unlikely story. Kind of makes me want to have an escape plan and/or take a road trip.
#TeamSlaughter team read, plus 9 hours for two readathons = 230 points
#scarathlon2021 #screamathon #littenlisten
Finished this one on 10/27/21. It was exciting and twisty but I figured it out about 2/3 the way through, maybe less. I have to admit that I like mysteries very much. I don‘t know why I didn‘t think I did. I don‘t want to watch it on Netflix though. #131 #BookSpinBingo #12 #BFC21 #Scarathon2021 #Screamathon #Frightfall #SpookOWeen #LittenListen #SweaterWeatherReadathon #Wickedathon
Finished the #TeamSlaughter buddy read which was my main goal for #readathon. Very slow burn. I kind of wanted to punch Andy in the face a few times myself 😂 I wish we could have seen more of Gordon. #Scarathlon2021 #BookSpinBingo #Screamathon #Wickedathon #Spookoween #OutstandingOctober
Just wanted to pass on that this story is addicting! I have been listening to it for the past 3 hours after 1 1/2 hours last night! I can‘t stop! So @Clwojick how many points for the 2nd Team Book? I already read Toucan…