Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
This book intrigued me with the idea of “How much do we really know about another person?” It made me think of Agatha Christie-and how she brings up that same concept.
Andrea is celebrating her 30th birthday, although she doesn’t have much to celebrate. She is working as a 911 dispatch operative-so boring with the endless crank calls. She lives in her mother’s home, well…the added room she made.
And to top it off, her mother is kicking her out. Life sucks.
But then–a crazy guy comes in dressed up as an outlaw and shoots his ex-girlfriend who dumped him because of his crazy, abusive behavior, and his ex-girlfriend’s mom. Seeing Andrea’s uniform and mistakeningly thinking that she is a cop-he starts to threaten her as he wants to go out in a blaze of glory-shot by a cop.
She is terrified and horrified, but then the unexpected happens. Her mother-cool and collected-steps in and steps in front of Andrea, disarms the gunman, and kills him.
That should be the end of it-except the gunman as the child of a famous lawman. Now everything has been spun against Andrea’s mother Lauren-and they are framing her as a murderer.
Andrea watches the video and while she knows her mother saved her she is just as shocked as everyone at how Lauren just decimates him.
Now Andrea is searching for the truth as to who, or what, her mother is.
Thoughts After Reading:
This had an interesting premise, but it was soooooooooooo boring!
Yeah, I do not recommend it.
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