Karin Slaughter

The Good Daughter

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They all stood in their mother’s shadow. Gamma Quinn was a towering figure: quick blue eyes, short dark hair, skin as pale as an envelope, and with a sharp tongue just as prone to inflicting tiny, painful cuts in inconvenient places
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They all stood in their mother’s shadow. Gamma Quinn was a towering figure: quick blue eyes, short dark hair, skin as pale as an envelope, and with a sharp tongue just as prone to inflicting tiny, painful cuts in inconvenient places. Even from a distance, Samantha could see the thin line of Gamma’s disapproving lips as she studied the stopwatch in her hand.
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Samantha Quinn felt the stinging of a thousand hornets inside her legs as she ran down the long, forlorn driveway toward the farmhouse
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“The Golden Rule,” Charlie said. “Do unto others as they do unto you.”
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I’m just the woman who cooks his meals and irons his clothes and bleaches the stains out of his underwear.”
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“You never know how bad your marriage is until it’s over.”
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“‘An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to evil, a false witness that speaketh lies and he that soweth discord among brethren.’”
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“‘Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility.’”
“Shakespeare?”
“Mr. Darcy to Bingley.”
“Of all people.”
“If it wasn’t his pride, it was his prejudice.”
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Charlie tore through her gifts like a Chihuahua on methamphetamine.
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Sam had looked like the quintessential Victorian Dracula, from her stylish clothes to her air of entitlement, to the way she had unhinged her jaw and swallowed Ken Coin like a plump rat.
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She did that intimate thing that women do where they reach out and touch a man’s arm in a way that only the man’s wife could tell was inappropriate.
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after her disastrous attempts at seduction, she had to stop denying the possibility that her husband would not come back.
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He talked about how people always obsess about lies. Damn lies. But no one really understands that the real danger is the truth
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I hate him for not taking care of himself. And I love him for living his life on his own terms.”
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It is a father’s job to love his daughter in the way that she needs to be loved.”
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But a cat—you have to earn a cat’s respect every single day of your life.
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‘It is better to be sometimes right than at all times wrong.’”
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He said, “What a rapist takes from a woman is her future. The person she is going to become, who she is supposed to be, is gone. In many ways, it’s worse than murder
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“That’s the problem with life, Sam. If you’re not rising, you’re falling.”
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That if you loved someone, you should do everything you could to make it work because the person you adored more than anyone else in the world could complain of a sore throat one day and be dead the next.
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