The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt

This had the potiential of being a 5 star book but the pacing made it a 3 star book. There were several mystery plot lines going in this book at once. Most of them were clear and easy to follow but some were confusing and convoluted. Dahlia had an unconventional upbringing where her mother, Memphis, moved them from place to place and would not allow her to go to school because they did not have paperwork. Finally they move to Aurora, Texas and settle down and Dahlia is allowed to go to school. But as an adult, Dahlia has questions about her past and returns to Aurora to get answers from her mom. But then she finds a woman half buried in the woods when she is on a jog and starts having visions about this woman, Jane Doe who is in a coma. And her mother also starts to slowly lose her mind and starts telling Dahlia stories about a woman named Quinn who lived in Aurora a long time ago. I kept reading because I wanted resolutions to all the mysteries in this book. But I think a rewrite to make it easier to follow and read would be very beneficial. Looking forward reading more by this author because I feel that she does have a lot of potential.

I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

I received a free advanced readers copy of this book from NetGalley for review consideration.


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