Karin Slaughter can write stories with more twists and turns than anyone. PIECES OF HER is no exception. The story line is interesting. The characters are a a bunch of misfits, which makes things interesting. Slaughter's stories often include graphic violence, and this one does as well, though less so than usual. In this novel the violence is primarily psychological, and there is way more of that than usual. So this novel is different in some respects to her usual fare, but not detrimental to a good story.