Entertainment Weekly - "Hollywood is finally catching up to Karin Slaughter"

Entertainment Weekly | August 14, 2018

"She’d given up on the movies. Author Karin Slaughter may have seemed an ideal fit for adaptations, given the addictive nature and sheer popularity of her work, which has sold more than 35 million copies worldwide. But for 17 years, she was told her novels were 'too female-centric' by producers and execs, and eventually she stopped trying to get them on screen. 'I was just so disillusioned,' she says.

Then, as if with a snap of the fingers, everything changed."

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PIECES OF HER by Karin Slaughter - Parade "Watch: Sneak Peek from Karin Slaughter's 'Pieces of Her'"

Parade | August 14, 2018

"The wait is almost over for Karin Slaughter fans–her next novel, Pieces of Her(William Morrow), which tells the story of a daughter unraveling her mother’s hidden past after she sees her stop a killer in his tracks, is out on August 21. Take your place on the edge of your seat—with the lights on—and check out this video teaser."

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Jessica Spivey
PIECES OF HER by Karin Slaughter - AudioFile Review

AudioFile | August 9, 2018

"Once listeners start Karin Slaughter's new mystery, stopping won't be an option. From the first words, Kathleen Early's narration snares us in a labyrinthine web of lies, deceits, betrayals, and truths that span decades. Andrea Cooper thinks she knows her mother, Laura, better than anyone, but in one shocking, violent moment, Andy wonders who her mother really is. As more violence erupts, Early faultlessly navigates Andy's dangerous quest to uncover Laura's truths. As pieces of Laura's secret life begin falling into place, Early's deftness at defining characters and her remarkable skill at revealing well-hidden emotions make Andy's discoveries both stunning and satisfying. Slaughter's clever plotting and Early's high-voltage performance will keep listeners glued to their listening devices. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award."

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RUST & STARDUST - Book Page Review

Book Page | August 1, 2018

"As the novel is told in large part through Sally’s youthful perspective, it is easy to see how she is so easily duped by an adult who professes to be first an officer of the law and later her long-lost father. Readers will sympathize with Sally’s tragic plight while being revolted by LaSalle’s predatory instinct as he sexually exploits her.

Greenwood reportedly spent more than two years researching Sally’s abduction and years drafting Rust & Stardust. The result is an unflinching portrait of a vile criminal and his helpless victim. What is perhaps just as vivid is how sexual predators today continue to mirror the exact methods LaSalle used to usurp Sally’s will—and body—with empty promises, gifts and eventually threats."

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PIECES OF HER by Karin Slaughter - The Guardian "The best recent thrillers"

The Guardian | July 27, 2018

The Guardian included Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter in their recent review round-up of the best thrillers!

"American writer Karin Slaughter’s Pieces of Her (HarperCollins, £20) shifts between two time zones, the present and the 1980s, to show the change of attitudes in sexual politics. Andrea Oliver, a 911 operator, has always been intimidated by her high-achieving parents. She is celebrating her birthday in a mall cafe when a gunman opens fire, and is coolly dispatched by her mother, Laura. This devastating action changes Andrea’s image of Laura, whose newfound celebrity results in the revelation of her hidden past. Slaughter judiciously keeps the characterisation of her imperilled protagonists to the fore."

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I'LL EAT WHEN I'M DEAD - Fortune "Summer Reading List"

Fortune | July 6, 2018

I'll Eat When I'm Dead by Barbara Bourland was included in Fortune's round-up: "Your Summer Reading List: Page-Turning Novels Set in Politics, Finance, and Tech."

"Let me tell you, contrary to you might have heard, books about fashion can be both smart and funny. Barbara Bourland’s snarky debut novel manages to tackle the politics of fashion magazines, the pitfalls and pratfalls being a social media influencer, and the true dangers of the pressures put on women for their appearances and the very real threats to their mental and physical health. And yet Bourland walks the line between serious and comedy so deftly that anyone who has read a women’s magazine or caught an episode of America’s Next Top Model will understand the jokes and the lessons without conflict."

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