Pieces Of Her by Karin Slaughter | Book Review

I love when books start off with a bang and immediately draw you in. Pieces Of Her by Karin Slaughter is immediately engaging right off the bat. This was my first book by Slaughter but absolutely not the last. I had been intending to read this book for awhile — knowing that it was becoming a Netflix show. Also, because it was on my shelves and I am on a mission to get them somewhat cleared. Additionally, I am trying to gather up the thriller books on my shelf to pass along to a friend of a friend.

Pieces Of Her opens up with a shooting. Andy and her mother, Laura, are in a diner having brunch for Andrea’s birthday. Unfortunately, this is the same day that Jacob Helsinger has decided to enter the diner, shoot two women and potentially shoot a third person. Laura is utterly calm and stops the shooting but also kills Helsinger with a knife. She then comes under suspicion. Meanwhile, what happens in the diner launches all kinds of questions for Andrea. As it turns out though, Laura’s past catches right up and so she sends Andy on the run to protect her. Andrea comes across some real shady characters and is not at all sure who to trust. She’ll figure it out fast though as that’s the only way she’s going to survive.

Wow, okay, so this book is basically 500 pages but I read it in about two days. I could NOT set it down. The chapters are really long which is something I typically don’t care for, but ya’ll, I was turning those pages. I could not wait to get to the bottom of Laura’s past and see what would happen to Andrea next. I loved the way it all played out plotwise. Also, I can see how some people wouldn’t like Andrea, because she is a failure to launch 31 year old. She doesn’t really seem to have a whole lot going on for herself. Personally, I liked her journey and how she evolved throughout the book. And!! The bits on Laura’s past as we got Pieces Of Her had me hooked.

If you’re someone who likes thrillers — especially thrillers written by women — pick this book up. I promise you will have zero regrets.


Pieces Of Her by Karin Slaughter is immediately engaging right off the bat. This was my first book by Slaughter but absolutely not the last.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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