Book #44 was Fallen by Karin Slaughter, the third book in her Georgia series. The back of the book reads: There’s no police training stronger than a cop’s instinct. Faith Mitchell’s mother isn’t answering her phone. Her front door is open. There’s a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of InvestigationsRead more
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.Read more
With its gracious homes and tree-lined streets, Ansley Park is one of Atlantaâ€™s most desirable neighborhoods. But in one gleaming mansion, in a teenagerâ€™s lavish bedroom, a girl has been savagely murdered. And in the hallway, her horrified mother stands amid shattered glass, having killed her daughterâ€™s attacker with her bare hands.
Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is here only to do a political favor; the murder site belongs to the Atlanta police. But Trent soon sees something that the cops are missing, something in the trail of blood, in a matrix of forensic evidence, and in the eyes of the shell-shocked mother.Read more
Book #18 was Triptych by Karin Slaughter. The back of the book reads: In the city of Atlanta, women are dyingâ€“at the hands of a killer who signs his work with a single, chilling act of mutilation. Leaving behind enough evidence to fuel a frenzied police hunt, this cunning madman is bringing together dozens of lives, crossing the boundaries of wealth and race. And theRead more