The Good Daughter

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Pub Date 07 Feb 2017 | Archive Date 07 Mar 2017

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From the author of Remember Mia comes the tale of a young woman in search of her past, and the mother who will do anything to keep it hidden...
 
What if you were the worst crime your mother ever committed?
 
Dahlia Waller’s childhood memories consist of stuffy cars, seedy motels, and a rootless existence traveling the country with her eccentric mother. Now grown, she desperately wants to distance herself from that life. Yet one thing is stopping her from moving forward: she has questions.
 
In order to understand her past, Dahlia must go back. Back to her mother in the stifling town of Aurora, Texas. Back into the past of a woman on the brink of madness. But after she discovers three grave-like mounds on a neighboring farm, she’ll learn that in her mother’s world of secrets, not all questions are meant to be answered...

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From the author of Remember Mia comes the tale of a young woman in search of her past, and the mother who will do anything to keep it hidden...
 
What if you were the worst crime your mother ever...

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The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt Is a unique multi-layer story that interfered with my dreams. It is rare to have a novel lure me in to such depths as "The Good Daughter" did. The plots and sub-plots are a living tapestry of mystery, love, fear, madness, magic and crime. If you have ever lived in a small southern town in the US, the truths will vibrate like a cracked bell. Toward the end, I did not want to finish, but could not stop until the ride was over. If a reading adventure is a vehicle, I sat in the car for a while trying to get my land legs. Remember to breathe. I will recommend this for our library.

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Powerful often lyric novel that explores the complexities of motherhood and identity and the relation between the past and the present in a layered and gorgeously written story of one woman's search and another's loss.

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Complex, often heart-wrenching tale of a lost child, and the lost woman she becomes. The characters are so intensely drawn that it's easy to get tangled up in their emotions and to claim them as your own; you can almost feel the heat in the car as woman and child escape from one town to the next, brush the dust from your eyes as the tires kick up dirt from the roads less traveled. The tension in this story doesn't explode in your face, but it boils just beneath the surface... and you feel that unrelenting vibration as you devour every page. It's near impossible to set your reading aside, turn off the lights, and go to bed; I kept thinking "just one more chapter" as I raced through the pages. This author possesses an astounding gift for throwing out tantalizing tidbits that keep you tethered to the unfolding dramas, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Memphis and Dahlia, with all the ups and downs, all the sorrow and tragedies, all the angst, love and fear. These are vivid characters that will stay with you long after you've moved on to other books. I guarantee you'll be waiting for more novels from Ms. Burt; she's a force to be reckoned with. Highly recommended. *** This book was provided to me by the author and/or publisher, through NetGalley, as an ARC in exchange for my honest review. ***

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