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The Good Daughter

January 16, 2017
The Good Daughter Book Cover The Good Daughter
Alexandra Burt
February 7, 2017
Net Galley

Description of The Good Daughter

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…

My review of The Good Daughter

This book is on the dark side so it won’t be for everyone.

The over all story I liked. It was confusing in the beginnig because of all the different point of views. Once you get to know the characters you understand the different point of views and why the author chose to tell the story this way.

The story is utimately about what lengths a mother will go to protect her child. Though I don’t agree with how she did it.

It is a little unbelievable that in this day and time  they could  completely circumvent the system by not producing birth records and social security numbers. It would be very difficult to do. Dahlia would not have been able to attend school at all.

Quinn’s contribution to the story is hard to read. She was gang raped and the details are very vivid.

If you like a dark mystery, suspense, you will like this book. I tend to like feel good stories.

Give this one  a try and let me know what you think.


About the author

Alexandra Burt was born in a baroque town in the East Hesse Highlands of Germany. Mere days after her college graduation, she boarded a plane to the U.S and worked as a freelance translator. Determined to acknowledge the voice in the back of her head prompting her to break into literary translations, she eventually decided to tell her own stories. After three years of writing classes her short fiction appeared in online magazines and literary reviews.

She currently lives in Central Texas with her husband, her daughter, and two Labradors. She is an outspoken animal welfare supporter, and a proud vegan. One day she wants to live in a farmhouse and offer rescue dogs a comfy couch to live out their lives.

She is a member of Sisters In Crime, a nationwide network of women crime writers. Remember Mia is her first novel. She is currently working on her second novel.


About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.

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