“Breathless tension!” raved the San Francisco Chronicle. “One of [the year’s] most remarkable achievements,” crowed the Philadelphia Inquirer. Karin Slaughter dazzled readers and critics alike with Triptych, her New York Times bestselling suspense novel set in metropolitan Atlanta. Now the #1 internationally bestselling author returns to the damaged landscape she knows so well in a bold new novel—at once a powder keg of suspense, a gritty portrait of a cop’s life, and a searing exploration of a shocking crime and its aftermath…
With its gracious homes and tree-lined streets, Ansley Park is one of Atlanta’s most desirable neighborhoods. But in one gleaming mansion, in a teenager’s lavish bedroom, a girl has been savagely murdered. And in the hallway, her horrified mother stands amid shattered glass, having killed her daughter’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. Within minutes, Trent is taking over the case—and adding another one to it. He is sure that another teenage girl is missing, and that a killer is on the loose.
Armed with only fleeting clues, teamed with a female cop who has her own personal reasons for hating him, Trent has enemies all around him—and a gnawing feeling that this case, which started in the best of homes, is cutting quick and deep through the ruins of perfect lives broken wide-open: where human demons emerge with a vengeance.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The second installment of Karin Slaughter’s Will Trent series opens with a brutal home invasion in an Atlanta mansion—leaving a teenage girl dead and a hysterical mother with (literal) blood on her hands. But Special Agent Trent immediately clocks that this crime scene is not what it seems, sending him on a race to locate a kidnapper and his victim. Veteran narrator Kathleen Early shines with the fast-paced dialogue between deeply flawed Trent and his reluctant new partner, local cop Faith Mitchell. Slaughter’s tightly plotted storyline moves with breakneck speed, making Fractured the perfect entertaining listen for your commute.
I thought this was a great book. The characters are so defined and real life types. I loved the narrator. I admit, I am partial to men readers.
Great book but could live without the narrator
OK, I love this kind of book on 'tape' to help me maintain my sanity during my work commute. And Karin Slaughter is always up to the task. Nothing too heavy as far as material and not too dumb either. Perfect distraction. I have downloaded her other BOTs and the narration was great. All women narrators up to this one. Now this is not a feminist stance - her books just read like a woman would speak. And the guy narrating this is not only just that, a guy, but he reads the text like it is a screenplay until he gets to the voices, which he actually does well. But his tone REALLY grates after a while it is so dull. You keep expecting to hear lines like "exit stage right" or "lights go on in house" to describe a scene in a play. Very disappointing.
I enjoyed this book very much at times it might have gotten a little long however the author did a very good job writing in a way that gave vision of what was happening.very entertaining.. will definitely read this author again