MYSTERY
Pieces of Her
HarperCollins. Aug. 2018. 480p. ISBN 9780062430274. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062430298. THRILLER
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The latest stand-alone thriller from Edgar Award nominee Slaughter (Cop Town; The Good Daughter) introduces Andrea Cooper, a college grad living in New York City, working three part-time jobs and sitting on a mound of college debt. When her mother, Laura, is diagnosed with breast cancer, Andrea returns to the beach town of Belle Isle to care for her. While visiting a local mall, Andrea and Laura get caught up in a fatal shooting, revealing a side to Laura that Andrea has never before witnessed. Twenty-four hours later, Laura is in the hospital, wounded by an intruder who has spent 30 years trying to track her down. As secrets are uncovered and exposed, Andrea starts to wonder if everything she thought she knew about her life has been a fabrication.
VERDICT With an intrigue- and suspense-filled plot, Slaughter's well-crafted, tense, and exhilarating story will keep readers on the edge of their seats. [See Prepub Alert, 1/22/18.]

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