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    September 18, 2017
     WRITERS IN THE LOFT presents
    the bestselling author of The Kept Woman and Pretty Girls
    with her latest work
    Wednesday, September 27, at 7 pm
    “Slaughter’s prodigious gifts of characterization make her stand out among thriller writers….quite a feat.” —Washington Post
    “Karin Slaughter has – by far – the best name of all of us mystery novelists. More to the point,  THE GOOD DAUGHTER is Karin Slaughter’s...best novel. So far, anyway.” —James Patterson   
    "It's hard to think of any writer since Flannery O'Connor who's succeeded as consistently as Slaughter." Kirkus, starred review
    ”A standout.”  —Associated Press
    “Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivaled among thriller writers, and if you haven’t yet read her, this is the moment.” —Michael Connelly
    What: The Music Hall welcomes to its Loft stage the internationally bestselling author of The Kept Woman and Pretty Girls, Karin Slaughter, who will talk about her latest work, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, which debuted at #2 on the New York Times Book Review list (8/27 print date).  The novel is a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense. The plot: Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead, their father, an attorney, devastated. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself.  But when violence comes to Pikeville again and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized, Charlie is plunged into a nightmare…. Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, THE GOOD DAUGHTER is fiction at its most thrilling. The event includes a 30-minute presentation and a moderated Q+A facilitated by Patricia Lynch, Executive Producer of Writers in the Loft.
    When/Where:             Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7pm
                                      The Music Hall Loft
                                        131 Congress Street
                                        Portsmouth, NH 03801
    Tickets: The ticket package for Writers in the Loft: Karin Slaughter on Wednesday, September 27, at 7pm is $42 ($40, members). In addition to a reserved seat, the package includes a copy of THE GOOD DAUGHTER  ($27.99, hardcover), a bar beverage, and book signing meet-and-greet.  Packages can be purchased online at TheMusicHall.org, over the phone at 603.436.2400 or in person at the B2W Box Office at the Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut Street.
    About the Author: Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 36 languages, with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her sixteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novel Pretty Girls. A native of Georgia, Karin currently lives in Atlanta. Her Will Trent series, Grant County series, and standalone novel Cop Town are all in development for film and television.
    About Writers in the Loft
    Akin to The Music Hall’s anchor literary series, Writers on a New England Stage, Writers in the Loft features bestselling authors in a smaller, more intimate space. The series brings audiences today’s top authors, the best of fiction and nonfiction, and award-winners across categories. The evening package includes a reserved seat and bar beverage, author presentation and Q+A, a copy of the book, and a meet-and-greet book signing with the featured writer.
    Series Sponsor:  RMC Research Corporation
    Season Sponsors:  Carey & Giampa Realtors;  Portwalk Place; The River House restaurant
    Contributing Partner:  The University of New Hampshire
    About The Music Hall
    The Music Hall is a performing arts center featuring curated entertainment from around the world in two theaters in its downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire campus - one, a landmark 1878 Victorian theater, designated an American Treasure for the Arts by the National Park Service’s Save America's Treasures Program, the other the intimate Music Hall Loft around the corner, recently named "best performing arts venue" by Yankee Magazine and the recipient of the NH AIA award for design excellence.
    Web: www.TheMusicHall.org | Twitter: @MusicHall | Facebook: /musichall | YouTube: /musichallnh
    “The crown jewel of Portsmouth’s cultural scene”- Yankee Magazine

    “The beating cultural heart of New Hampshire's seacoast” - Boston Globe
    For more information, contact:
    Margaret Talcott, Producer
    The Music Hall                                                                            
    or Patricia Lynch, Executive Producer
    “Simply the best book you’ll read all year. Raw, powerful and utterly gripping – yet written with a tenderness and empathy that will break your heart.”   —Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help
    “Slaughter's assured writing, her solid plotting with outstanding twists and intense characterizations make THE GOOD DAUGHTER a standout in a career highlighted by several superb novels.” Associated Press
    “A fearless writer. One of the boldest thriller writers working today.” —Tess Gerritsen
    "It's hard to think of any writer since Flannery O'Connor who's succeeded as consistently as Slaughter at using horrific violence to evoke pity and terror. Whether she's extending her franchise or creating stand-alones like this, she really does make your hair stand on end."
    —Kirkus, starred review
    “Enter the world of Karin Slaughter. Just be forewarned, there’s no going back.” —Lisa Gardner
    “Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivaled among thriller writers, and if you haven’t yet read her, this is the moment.” —Michael Connelly
    “Karin Slaughter has – by far – the best name of all of us mystery novelists. More to the point, THE GOOD DAUGHTER is Karin Slaughter’s most ambitious, most emotional, and best novel. So far, anyway.”   —James Patterson
    “If you’re into mystery thrillers, then you’re into Karin Slaughter.” —The Skimm
    "The darkness of the past is very present in this utterly chilling thriller. With heart and skill, Karin Slaughter keeps you hooked from the first page until the last." —Camilla Läckberg
    “Karin Slaughter’s new thriller, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, is not for the squeamish. All of Slaughter’s books — the Will Trent and Grant County series — are known for being deeply researched....A novel about a fractious family and the sources of its pain...a riveting legal thriller…..Slaughter’s prodigious gifts of characterization make her stand out among thriller writers….Slaughter’s satirical touches are as deft as her grimmer renditions of real life….Slaughter’s big tome...is quite a feat. —Washington Post
    “This is a great writer at the peak of her powers. Karin Slaughter is at her nail biting, heart stopping, emotionally draining best.” —Peter James
    “Slaughter’s eye for detail and truth is unmatched. . . . I’d follow her anywhere.” —Gillian Flynn
    "Searing, searching, soulful: a major achievement from a writer of extraordinary talents. Every Karin Slaughter novel is a cause for celebration -- but simply put, Pretty Girls is the finest novel of her career." —Kathy Reichs
    “A thriller that’s part True Detective, part The Girl on the Train. All parts gripping.” — The Skimm
    “Suspense that continually ratchets upward...This is prime Slaughter, must-read fare for thriller fans.” — Booklist starred review
    “Unique in voice, brilliantly plotted, Pretty Girls is in part a wrenching, breathtaking look at a family in extremis and an uncompromising depiction of pure evil. With this book, Slaughter has managed that most difficult of feats -- to tell a gripping, page-turning crime story (and I mean fast!) that can both make your heart race and make your eyes swell with tears. Fiction doesn't get any better than this." —Jeffery Deaver
    "A stunning family tragedy and a hold-your-breath pedal-to-the-metal thriller magically blended by Karin Slaughter's trademark passion, intensity, and humanity. Certain to be a book of the year." —Lee Child
    “A hell-raising thriller...executes a number of tricky plot twists … a genuinely exciting narrative driven by strong-willed female characters.” The New York Times Book Review
    “A suspenseful and frightening page-turner.” —Parade
    “Twenty-four years after a traumatic disappearance tore a Georgia family apart, Slaughter's scorching stand-alone picks them up and shreds them all over again...The results are harrowing. Slaughter (Cop Town, 2014, etc.) is so uncompromising in following her blood trails to the darkest places imaginable that she makes most of her high-wire competition look pallid, formulaic, or just plain fake.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
    “Slaughter’s stand-alone novel packs a heck of a wallop, and while it’s a powerful thriller, it’s also a deft look into a family forced to confront horrific tragedy. Slaughter’s longtime fans will be thrilled. New readers will be hooked on this twisted tale from page one.” —Library Journal, starred review

    “A gritty page-turner about the crimes perpetrated against women and the devastating effect on those who love them...Mega-best-selling Slaughter’s previous stand-alone was an instant New York Times best-seller; her second is sure to follow suit.” —Booklist
    Margaret Talcott, Producer