🎧 Berls Reviews Slaughter Daughter #COYER

Posted May 12, 2022 by Berls in Review / 1 Comment

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

🎧 Berls Reviews Slaughter Daughter #COYERSlaughter Daughter by Eve Langlais
Narrator: Sofia Willingham
Published by Tantor Audio on October 26, 2021
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Mystery
Length: 6 hours 30 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
Goodreads
three-stars

I'm being framed for murder, but I've got three great reasons to fight: Jag, Braedon, and freaking self-respect.
My parents are serial killers.
At least according to the cops and the media. Never convicted, nor arrested and charged. Tell that to the media's nickname for me: Slaughter Daughter. The infamy follows me wherever I go.
I won't give in to the bullying and, despite how it looks, I'm not a murderer. Problem is, the copycat killer on campus is doing his or her best to frame me.
And as if I don't have enough problems, I've got two hot guys angling for a spot in my bed. Terrible, I know. Is it wrong to enjoy them vying for my affection? To give them my trust?
Their betrayal leads to me finally discovering the secret behind everything. If only the truth didn't come at the cost of my lifeβ€”and my only chance at love.

My top thoughts:

I tend to enjoy Eve Langlais, so when I read this book’s description, it was kind of a no brainer for me. I really enjoyed it, for the most part. At one point I was thinking that I was surprised it wasn’t a series and was a little disappointed it wasn’t. But by the end, I was actually happy it was a stand-alone because I wasn’t thrilled with the conclusion and wouldn’t want to read more with these characters. It went a direction I was not expecting, I guess.

What I liked/didn’t like:

The premise is really interesting -you’ve got a daughter whose parents are accused of being serial killers because of a video that surfaces, and she’s made guilty by association – nicknamed “Slaughter Daughter.” And little things here and there give you the feeling that something paranormal/fantasy is going on but you’re not sure what. I really enjoyed that element of the story – did her parents do it? were they framed? It’s an interesting mystery that follows her as she moves to new locations trying to run away from her identity, until she lands in a college town where suddenly people are on her side. And that brings up a whole new element to the mystery – who are these people really? Really compelling.

But omg it takes a turn that… IDK, I guess if you really like twists, you got one hell of one. But I really like my twists to make sense and this one just didn’t work for me at all. Characters – particularly the main character – suddenly aren’t at all like you’ve known them for the entirety of the book. And it was just a bit of a whirlwind and, well yeah… just didn’t make sense. I still give the story 3 stars because the first 3/4ths were so compelling, but I wouldn’t really recommend it because nothing like getting to the end and having the floor pulled out from under you.

Narrator thoughts:

The narration was solid. I don’t think I’ve listened to Sofia Willingham in the past, but I would happily listen to her again (which it looks like I own at least 3 books with her as narrator, so that’s a good thing!). I read at 2x speed with no problem and the characters were well fleshed out and distinct.

3 stars Just Okay

About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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