NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Features a new introduction on the origins of the Will Trent novels and Broken’s place in the series
Karin Slaughter’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 prisoner’s death. He doesn’t understand why Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him. He doesn’t understand her role in the death of Grant County’s popular police chief. He doesn’t understand why that man’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 she’s already about to crack. Caught between two complicated and determined women, trying to understand Linton’s passionate distrust of Adams, the facts surrounding Chief Tolliver’s death, and the complexities of this insular town, Trent will unleash a case filled with explosive secrets—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 man’s determination to expose the most painful of human truths—no matter how deeply they’re hidden . . . or how devastating.
Slaughter brings her Grant County and Atlanta characters together for a second time (after Undone) in this superb thriller. When Dr. Sara Linton returns home to Grant County, Ga., for Thanksgiving, she hopes to steer clear of the police, especially Det. Lena Adams, whom she blames for the murder of her husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. Yet when college student Allison Spooner is found dead in a lake and a local boy, Tommy Braham, is arrested for the murder, Sara reluctantly agrees to consult. The investigation soon spirals out of control after Tommy dies in custody. When Sara calls in Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agent Will Trent from Atlanta to take over the case, the local police greet Will's arrival with suspicion. Will must weigh Sara's personal vendetta against Detective Adams with the facts of the case, which grow more confusing the deeper he digs into the small county's secrets. Slaughter keeps the emotional tension high throughout.
I Loved It!! Is Awesomee!!!
Thank you for your great stories. I have read all of the Grant county and all of the Will Trent up to this book. I have absolutely loved these series. I found out early to read them in order. But any way thanks for keeping your ebook prices low enough that they are affordable. I sure hope Sarah and Will get together and adopt a baby!
Good....but not the best
I've read all of Karin Slaughter's books except Criminal (cant wait to download it) This particular story does a great job of leaving off where Beyond Reach ended 😰so make sure to read it, but be prepared for a dreary & fairly depressing storyline. Karin Slaughter has a way of weaving a couple of possible "bad guy(s)" in throughout the story so you're always wondering....but not so this time. I almost scimmed over the actual area where we suspect "who-dunnit" because it gets way to detailed about the weather and/or characters you just didn't care enough about. All-in-all a good story-ESPECIALLY if you're a Will Trent fan & if you're rooting for Lena Adams 👍😃