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'I'd follow her anywhere' GILLIAN FLYNN
'One of the boldest thriller writers working today' TESS GERRITSEN
'Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivalled' MICHAEL CONNELLY
The first novel in the gripping Will Trent series from No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author.
When Atlanta police detective Michael Ormewood is called out to a murder scene, he finds himself faced with one of the most brutal killings of his career. A young woman, Aleesha Monroe, found dead in a pool of her own blood... her body horribly mutilated.
As a one-off killing it's shocking, but it soon becomes clear Aleesha is just the latest victim in a series of similar attacks.
Twenty-four hours later, the violence Michael sees every day explodes in his own back yard. And it seems the mystery surrounding Monroe's death is inextricably entangled with a past that refuses to stay buried...
Crime and thriller masters know there's nothing better than a little Slaughter:
'Passion, intensity, and humanity' LEE CHILD
'A writer of extraordinary talents' KATHY REICHS
'Fiction doesn't get any better than this' JEFFERY DEAVER
'A great writer at the peak of her powers' PETER JAMES
'Raw, powerful and utterly gripping' KATHRYN STOCKETT
'With heart and skill Karin Slaughter keeps you hooked from the first page until the last' CAMILLA LACKBERG
'Amongst the world's greatest and finest crime writers' YRSA SIGURÐARDÓTTIR
Bestseller Slaughter departs from her Grant County crime series (Faithless, etc.) with a stand-alone thriller notable mainly for a jolting mid-book twist similar to one Ira Levin used with more subtlety in A Kiss Before Dying. The case of a prostitute's brutal murder provides a welcome break for Michael Ormewood, a cynical, world-weary Atlanta cop weighed down by dealing with the city's underclass and the heartbreak of a mentally impaired son. Since the victim's tongue was severed, linking the crime to several other recent outrages, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation intervenes. Suspicions focus on a recently paroled sex offender, John Shelley, who viciously butchered a neighbor more than a decade earlier. Slaughter unexpectedly switches the narrative's perspective, but the shock value garnered by the plot twist isn't matched by the predictable denouement.