Karin Slaughterâ€™s internationally bestselling novels are as notable for their vivid portraits of lives shadowed by loss and heartbreak as they are for their dramatic criminal investigations. Her latest offering features the return of her most compelling characters and introduces memorable new ones in a tale of corruption, murder, and confrontation that will leave more than one life . . .
When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined to protect its own and far too many unanswered questions about a prisonerâ€™s death. He doesnâ€™t understand why Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him. He doesnâ€™t understand her role in the death of Grant Countyâ€™s popular police chief. He doesnâ€™t understand why that manâ€™s widow, Dr. Sara Linton, needs him now more than ever to help her crack this case.
While the police force investigates the murder of a young woman pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police force, putting pressure on Adams just when sheâ€™s already about to crack. Caught between two complicated and determined women, trying to understand Lintonâ€™s passionate distrust of Adams, the facts surrounding Chief Tolliverâ€™s death, and the complexities of this insular town, Trent will unleash a case filled with explosive secretsâ€”and encounter a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed.
Spellbinding and keenly paced, Broken is Karin Slaughter at her best. Here is an unforgettable story of raw emotions, dangerous assumptions, the deadly and layered game of betrayal, and a manâ€™s determination to expose the most painful of human truthsâ€”no matter how deeply theyâ€™re hidden . . . or how devastating.