From the author of Remember Mia comes the tale of a young woman in search of her past, and the mother who will do anything to keep it hidden...
What if you were the worst crime your mother ever committed?
Dahlia Waller’s childhood memories consist of stuffy cars, seedy motels, and a rootless existence traveling the country with her eccentric mother. Now grown, she desperately wants to distance herself from that life. Yet one thing is stopping her from moving forward: she has questions.
In order to understand her past, Dahlia must go back. Back to her mother in the stifling town of Aurora, Texas. Back into the past of a woman on the brink of madness. But after she discovers three grave-like mounds on a neighboring farm, she’ll learn that in her mother’s world of secrets, not all questions are meant to be answered...
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About the Author
Alexandra Burt is a freelance translator and the international bestselling author of Remember Mia. Born in Europe, she moved to Texas twenty years ago. While pursuing literary translations, she decided to tell her own stories. After years of writing classes and gluttonous reading, her short fiction appeared in fiction journals and literary reviews. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter.
Praise for The Good Daughter
“An eerily beautiful novel...Alexandra Burt fills the Texas woods with her haunting prose and multiple layers of faithfulness, blood ties and betrayals. The suspense draws you in those woods and keeps you there until the final page.”—Kathy Hepinstall, author Blue Asylum
“In The Good Daughter, Alexandra Burt expertly weaves a rich tapestry of a story that is surprising at every turn and impossible to put down. I was incredibly impressed with her ability to take seemingly unrelated threads and connect each one to the core of the story. Excellent read!”—Rena Olsen, author of The Girl Before
“A stunning read from a superb storyteller.”—Clare Mackintosh, international bestselling author of I See You
“The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt is stunning. Every landscape, from rural Texas to the dark past of the characters, is intricately and beautifully crafted, pulling you in from the very first page to the very last. Rarely do we get to enjoy psychological suspense with such extraordinary descriptive narration. It's a wonderful read!”—Wendy Walker, bestselling author of All is Not Forgotten
“The Good Daughter pulled me in tight and didn’t let go. Eerie and wrenching, it’s a captivating story of love, obsession, and the power of secrets.”—Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of Phantom Instinct
“Burt knows how to propel a strongly character-driven novel forward, using intrigue, mystery, plot twists, and rich—sometimes grisly—sensory imagery. Her insightful ability to make the turmoil within Memphis and Dahlia visible and believable makes for strong female characters who are nevertheless flawed and somewhat unreliable narrators. The look into their inner chaos is both fascinating and unsettling and speaks to the strength of the human will to survive even under the most adverse conditions. Burt's tale captivates to the bitter end, by which time ‘everything that was done in the dark has come into the light.’”—Kirkus Reviews