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Karin Slaughter

The Good Daughter

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    Natallia Shauchenkacompartió una citahace 2 meses
    And Charlie had not reached out to Sam directly, because even as a child, she was always asking for things that she wanted, never for the things that she needed
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    If they feel wrong all the time, they never get the chance to feel right
    Persillycompartió una citael año pasado
    “A man who did not want to wear her underwear.”

    Sam laughed, then felt bad for laughing.

    “Lenny introduced us. Did you know that?” Rusty did not wait for a response. “He dragged me up north to meet this gal he was kind of dating, and the minute I saw her, I thought a God damn boulder had fallen out of the sky and conked me on the head. I simply could not take my eyes off of her. She was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. Legs that went on for miles. Lovely curve of her hip.” He grinned at Sam. “And of course, lest you think your daddy was a total poonhound, there was the enigma of her mind. My Lord, she knew things. Just blew me away with the breadth and depth of her knowledge. I had never in my life met a woman like that. She was like a cat.” He pointed his finger at Sam. “Anyone ever say that about you?”

    “I can’t say that they have.”

    “Dogs are stupid,” Rusty said. “This is a known fact. But a cat—you have to earn a cat’s respect every single day of your life. You lose it and—” He snapped his fingers. “That’s what your mama was to me. She was my cat. She kept my compass pointing true north.”

    “Your metaphors are mixing.”

    “Cats sailed with the Vikings.”

    “To kill rats. Not to navigate the ship,” Sam said. “Mama hated what you did.”

    “She hated the inherent risks in what I did. She hated the hours, without a doubt. But she understood that I needed to do it, and she always respected people who made themselves useful.”

    Sam heard Gamma’s own voice in his words.

    Rusty said, “City of Portland v. Henry Alameda.”

    Sam felt a jolt of shock.

    Her first case.
    Persillycompartió una citael año pasado
    Their first trip abroad was magical. Except for an ill-considered freshman jaunt to Tijuana, Sam had never before been outside of the United States. Anton had taken her to Ireland, where as a boy he had summered with his mother’s people. To Denmark, where he had learned to love design. To Rome to show her the ruins, to Florence to show her the Duomo, to Venice to show her love.

    They had traveled extensively throughout their marriage, Anton taking jobs or Sam attending a conference with the sole purpose of being somewhere new. Dubai. Australia. Brazil. Singapore. Bora Bora. Every new country, every new foreign city that Sam set foot in, she thought of Gamma, the way her mother had urged Sam to leave, to see the world, to live anywhere but Pikeville.

    That Sam had done this with a man whom she adored made each journey that much more rewarding.
    Soukaina Oujdadcompartió una citahace 2 años
    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
    Soukaina Oujdadcompartió una citahace 2 años
    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.
    Soukaina Oujdadcompartió una citahace 2 años
    Samantha Quinn felt the stinging of a thousand hornets inside her legs as she ran down the long, forlorn driveway toward the farmhouse
    Bookaddictioncompartió una citahace 2 años
    “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.”
    Bookaddictioncompartió una citahace 2 años
    “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.’”
    Bookaddictioncompartió una citahace 2 años
    “‘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.”
    Bookaddictioncompartió una citahace 2 años
    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.
    Bookaddictioncompartió una citahace 2 años
    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.
    Bookaddictioncompartió una citahace 2 años
    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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