August 2009 Indie Next List
“Combining characters from both her series, Karin Slaughter produces a novel that probes, shocks, and enthralls. She writes with an edge that borders on ferocity, and her characters have tremendous depth, complete with all the flaws and foibles that make them truly human. No one is producing more powerful work these days.”
— Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
In this suspense masterpiece, Karin Slaughter weaves together the powerful human stories of three unforgettable characters from her "New York Times" bestselling novels Faithless" "and Fractured, who collide here for the first time in an electrifying race against unspeakable human evil.
When a tortured young woman enters the trauma center of an Atlanta hospital, Dr. Sara Linton is thrust into a desperate police investigation with Special Agent Will Trent and his partner, Faith Mitchell. Though guarding their own wounds and their own secrets, Sara, Will, and Faith find that they are all that stand between a madman and his next victim.
About the Author
Karin Slaughter is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including Beyond Reach and A Faint Cold Fear, which was named an International Book of the Month selection; she contributed and edited Like a Charm. She is a native of Georgia, where she currently lives and is working on her next novel, to be published in 2010.
“Powerful and complex…The way Slaughter gradually unspools her fascinating story, all the way up to its shocking conclusion, will have readers captivated. Another fine, dark novel from Slaughter.”—Chicago Sun-Times for Beyond Reach
“[Slaughter's] best yet….Her novels smolder with reality…. She writes with confidence and precision as well as passion”
—Washington Post on Faithless
“Slaughter has the courage to detonate her biggest bombshells early on, keeping even the wariest readers off-balance.”
“Heart-pounding…Slaughter brings the same raw energy and brutal violence that distinguishes her Grant County series (Beyond Reach, etc) to this new series with chilling results, while Trent and Mitchell, a pair of complex and deeply flawed heroes, will leave fans clamoring for the next installment.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review for Fractured
“Bone-chilling…Slaughter builds the suspense to a perfect crescendo, connecting every loose plot strand in a devastating and unforgettable climax…A timely and unsettling read.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review for Beyond Reach, named one of Publisher Weekly's Best Books of the Year