Netflix To Adapt Best-Selling Thriller Novel 'Pieces Of Her' For Eight-Part Series

Netflix is set to adapt crime author Karin Slaughter's 2018 best-selling thriller Pieces of Her into its own series, and the story has been likened to The Sinner starring Jessica Biel.

The streaming giant is pumping out content to fuel our our love of thrillers, and this new eight-part watch has been produced from an all-female team consisting of executive producers Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland), Charlotte Stoudt (House of Cards) and Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies).

Bruna said of the new adaptation: "From the moment I started reading Karin's visceral new novel, I felt like there was nothing like it on TV - an emotional mother-daughter story living in the skin of a heart-pounding action thriller."

The novel will be adapted into a eight-part series. Credit: Harper Collins
The novel will be adapted into a eight-part series. Credit: Harper Collins

No cast has been revealed the Pieces of Her yet, and details are thin on the ground.

However, as per the official synopsis: "When a Saturday afternoon trip to the mall with her mother suddenly explodes into violence, an adrift young woman's conception of her mother is forever changed.

"As figures from her mother's past start to resurface, she is forced to go on the run and on that journey, begins to piece together the truth of her mother's previous identity and uncovers secrets of her childhood."

The novel's plot has been likened to The Sinner. Credit: Netflix
The novel's plot has been likened to The Sinner. Credit: Netflix

There's no release date yet, so in the meantime you whet your appetite with Slaughter's novel.

Pieces of Her isn't Netflix's only book adaptation as of late.

You is the streaming giant's latest novel adaptation. Credit: Netflix
You is the streaming giant's latest novel adaptation. Credit: Netflix

You starring Gossip Girl alum Penn Badgley as creepy bookstore manager has been as huge hit with subscribers of the streaming giant, with the plot being inspired by the novel of the same name by Caroline Kepnes.

The series has been so popular with viewers that it has been renewed for a second season with new cast being announced.

And there is talk of a third is already on the cards. Keep them coming, Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: Harper Collins

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