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Karin Slaughter - Author

About the Author

Karin Slaughter is the No.1 internationally-bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the Will Trent and Grant County series and the instant New York Times bestsellers Cop Town and Pretty Girls. There are more than thirty-five million copies of her books in print around the world. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Featured books by Karin Slaughter

The Good Daughter

The Good Daughter

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Gosh, what a story this is, dramatic, powerful, and so incredibly addictive. The Good Daughter is a standalone novel from Karin Slaughter. 28 years ago, as murder tore apart their family in a small town in North Georgia, one girl fled while the other stayed behind; in 2017 another act of violence threatens the family once more. From the very first page my whole attention was captured and kept prisoner until I had reached the end, and even now my thoughts still pop and burn. We start in 1989, and within a short time I found my body tensing, I was almost in fight or flight mode myself. I couldn't stop reading, each sentence branded my minds eye, and I could clearly see the drama as it unfolded in front of me. This really is clever writing, dots start to join up, creating a sinuous, convincing storyline. Even if thoughts of suspicion are already present, the impact of what is to come still breaks with intensity. The Good Daughter is a breathtaking whammy of a read, pure escapism at its best, and I can highly recommend it!   

The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2017

The latest novel in the Will Trent series from No. 1 bestselling author, Karin Slaughter. A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It's the body of an ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim - a woman - has left the scene and vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city's biggest, most politically-connected, most high-profile athlete - a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers. A local hero Will has spent the last six months investigating on a brutal rape charge. But for Will - and also for Dr Sara Linton, the GBI's newest medical examiner - the case is about to get even worse. Because an unexpected discovery at the scene reveals a personal link to Will's troubled past. The consequences will wreak havoc on his life and the lives of those he loves, those he works with, and those he pursues. But Sara's scene-of-the-crime diagnosis is that they only have a few hours to find the missing woman before she bleeds out...

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Pretty Girls A Novel

Pretty Girls A Novel

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2016

The compelling new standalone novel from the Sunday Times Number 1 bestselling author of Unseen and Cop Town. With a missing girl in the news, Claire Scott can't help but be reminded of her sister, who disappeared twenty years ago in a mystery that was never solved. But when Claire begins to learn the truth about her sister, nothing will ever be the same.

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Cop Town

Cop Town

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/2015

Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today, and Cop Town shows the author at the top of her game - relentless pacing, complex characters, and gritty realism, all set against the backdrop of a city on the edge. Slaughter's eye for detail and truth is unmatched...I'd follow her anywhere . (Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl). Atlanta, 1974. As a brutal killing and a furious manhunt rock the city, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the police force will also be her last. For life is anything but easy in the male-dominated world of the Atlanta Police Department, where even the other female cops have little mercy for the new girl. Kate isn't the only woman on the force who is finding things tough. Maggie Lawson followed her uncle and brother into the ranks to prove her worth in their cynical eyes. When Maggie and Kate become partners, and are sidelined in the search for the city's cop killer, their fury, pain, and pride finally reach boiling point. With the killer poised to strike again, will Kate and Maggie have the courage to pursue their own line of investigation? And are they prepared to risk everything as they venture into the city's darkest heart?

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Cop Town

Cop Town

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

As a brutal killing and a furious manhunt rock the city, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the police force will also be her last. For life is anything but easy in the male-dominated world of the Atlanta Police Department, where even the other female cops have little mercy for the new girl. Kate isn't the only woman on the force who is finding things tough. Maggie Lawson followed her uncle and brother into the ranks to prove her worth in their cynical eyes. When Maggie and Kate become partners, and are sidelined in the search for the city's cop killer, their fury, pain, and pride finally reach boiling point. With the killer poised to strike again, will Kate and Maggie have the courage to pursue their own line of investigation? And are they prepared to risk everything as they venture into the city's darkest heart?

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Unseen (Will Trent / Atlanta Series 4)

Unseen (Will Trent / Atlanta Series 4)

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

This is the chilling new Will Trent thriller from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Criminal. Special Agent Will Trent has something to hide. Something he doesn't want Dr Sara Linton - the woman he loves - to find out. He's gone undercover in Macon, Georgia and put his life at risk. And he knows Sara will never forgive him if she discovers the truth. But when a young patrolman is shot and left for dead Sara is forced to confront the past and a woman she hoped never to see again. And without even knowing it, she becomes involved in the same case Will is working on. Soon both of their lives are in danger.

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Criminal

Criminal

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2013

THE NO.1 BESTSELLER. Special Agent Will Trent finds himself forced to confront his past. From the bestselling author of Fallen. A woman is found brutally murdered in a sordid Atlanta apartment. Her blood-soaked body bears a chilling similarity to a woman found dead almost 40 years earlier. Soon Special Agent Will Trent finds himself returning to the home he grew up in, and a past that could hold the clue to the killings...

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Other books by Karin Slaughter

La buena hija

La buena hija

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2017

La nueva y deslumbrante novela de una de las autoras mas vendidas del panorama literario internacional: un thriller absorbente que mezcla el suspense psicologico con la investigacion de un misterio sin resolver.Dos ninas son obligadas a internarse en el bosque a punta de pistola. Una huye para salvar su vida. La otra se queda atras.Transcurridos veintiocho anos, Charlie se ha convertido en abogada siguiendo los pasos de su padre. Es la hija ideal. Pero cuando la violencia vuelve a cebarse en Pikeville y una espantosa tragedia azota la localidad, Charlie se ve inmersa en una pesadilla. No solo es la primera persona en llegar a la escena del crimen, sino que el caso desata los recuerdos que ha intentado mantener a raya durante casi tres decadas. Porque la sorprendente verdad sobre el acontecimiento que destruyo su familia no puede permanecer oculta eternamente.Repleta de giros y vuelcos inesperados y rebosante de emocion, La buena hija es una novela apasionante: suspense en estado puro.La oscuridad y el pasado estan muy presentes en este escalofriante thriller. Karin Slaughter, desde el corazon y con todo su talento, te atrapa desde la primera hasta la ultima pagina.Camilla LackbergRepleta de giros y vuelcos inesperados y rebosante de emocion, La buena hija es una novela apasionante: suspense en estado puro. La sigo y la seguire en todos sus libros.Gillian FlynnNovela negra en estado puro.Michael ConnellyLa escritora de thrillers mas audaz del momento.

boa filha

boa filha

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2017

O novo e deslumbrante romance de uma das autoras mais vendidas do panorama literario internacional: Um thriller absorvente que mistura suspense psicologico com a investigacao de um misterio por resolver.Duas meninas sao obrigadas a entrar no bosque com uma pistola apontada. Uma foge para salvar a vida. A outra fica para tras.Ha vinte e oito anos, um crime horrivel sacudiu a feliz vida familiar de Charlotte e Samantha Quinn. A sua mae foi morta. O seu pai, um conhecido advogado de defesa de Pikeville, ficou prostrado de dor. A familia desfez-se irremediavelmente, consumida pelos segredos daquela noite pavorosa.Transcorridos vinte e oito anos, Charlie tornou-se advogada, seguindo os passos do pai. E a filha ideal. Mas quando a violencia volta a aumentar em Pikeville e uma grande tragedia assola a localidade, Charlie ve-se imersa num pesadelo. Nao so e a primeira pessoa a chegar a cena do crime, mas tambem o caso desperta as recordacoes que tentou manter a margem durante quase tres decadas. Porque a surpreendente verdade sobre o acontecimento que destruiu a sua familia nao pode permanecer oculta para sempre.Cheio de voltas e reviravoltas inesperadas e transbordante de emocao, A boa filha e um romance apaixonante: suspense em estado puro.

Last Breath

Last Breath

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

The fantastic prequel to THE GOOD DAUGHTER, the stunning new standalone from the No. 1 bestselling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series. Protecting someone always comes at a cost. At the age of thirteen, Charlie Quinn's childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end. Two men, with a grudge against her lawyer father, broke into her home - and after that shocking night, Charlie's world was never the same. Now a lawyer herself, Charlie has made it her mission to defend those with no one else to turn to. So when Flora Faulkner, a motherless teen, begs for help, Charlie is reminded of her own past, and is powerless to say no. But honour-student Flora is in far deeper trouble than Charlie could ever have anticipated. Soon she must ask herself: how far should she go to protect her client? And can she truly believe everything she is being told?

El ultimo aliento

El ultimo aliento

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2017

A los trece anos, la ninez de Charlie Quinn llego a un brusco y desolador final. Dos hombres, con asuntos pendientes con su padre, que era abogado, irrumpieron en su casa y despues de esa terrible noche el mundo de Charlie no volvio a ser el mismo. Ahora que ella tambin era abogada, se haba propuesto defender a aquellos de los que nadie se preocupaba nunca. Por eso, cuando Flora Faulkner, una adolescente hurfana, le pidi ayuda, Charlie se acord de su pasado y no fue capaz de decirle que no. Pero la estudiante ejemplar Flora andaba metida en problemas ms profundos de lo que Charlie haba imaginado. Y llegado el momento esta tendra que preguntarse a s misma hasta dnde estara dispuesta a llegar para proteger a su cliente y, sobre todo, si poda confiar plenamente en lo que la joven le haba contado.

Ultimo suspiro

Ultimo suspiro

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2017

Proteger alguem tem sempre um preco.A meninice de Charlie Quinn viu-se subita e devastadoramente interrompida aos treze anos de idade. O rancor que dois homens guardavam ao seu pai advogado fe-los irromper na sua casa e, a partir dessa noite horrenda, o mundo de Charlie jamais voltou a ser o mesmo.Agora que tambem ela e advogada, Charlie incumbiu-se da missao de defender todos aqueles que nao tem quem os defenda. Por isso, quando Flora Faulkner, uma adolescente orfa, lhe pediu ajuda, Charlie recordou o seu proprio passado e foi incapaz de lhe dizer que nao.Mas Flora, uma aluna exemplar, anda metida em problemas mais graves do que Charlie poderia imaginar. Varias questoes pairam no ar: ate onde estaria Charlie disposta a chegar para proteger a sua cliente? E pode confiar plenamente em tudo o que a rapariga lhe conta?

The Good Daughter

The Good Daughter

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 17/08/2017

The stunning new standalone, with a chilling edge of psychological suspense, from the No.1 bestselling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series. One ran. One stayed. But who is...the good daughter? Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's childhoods were destroyed by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - a notorious defence attorney - devastated. And it left the family consumed by secrets from that shocking night. Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer. But when violence comes to their home town again, the case triggers memories she's desperately tried to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family won't stay buried for ever...

Good Daughter

Good Daughter

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: eBook Release Date: 08/08/2017

The stunning new novel from the international #1 bestselling author-a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense.Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind ...Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father-Pikeville's notorious defense attorney-devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself-the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again-and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized-Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case that unleashes the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won't stay buried forever ...Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, The Good Daughter is fiction at its most thrilling.

The Good Daughter

The Good Daughter

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

The stunning new standalone, with a chilling edge of psychological suspense, from the No.1 bestselling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series. Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind... Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's happy smalltown family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - Pikeville's notorious defence attorney - devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer herself - the archetypal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again - and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatised - Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it's a case which can't help triggering the terrible memories she's spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won't stay buried for ever...

Good Daughter: The gripping new bestselling thriller from a No. 1 author

Good Daughter: The gripping new bestselling thriller from a No. 1 author

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2017

The stunning new standalone, with a chilling edge of psychological suspense, from the No.1 bestselling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series.One ran. One stayed. But who is...the good daughter?Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's childhoods were destroyed by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father - a notorious defence attorney - devastated. And it left the family consumed by secrets from that shocking night.Twenty-eight years later, Charlie has followed in her father's footsteps to become a lawyer. But when violence comes to their home town again, the case triggers memories she's desperately tried to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime which destroyed her family won't stay buried for ever...

Last Breath

Last Breath

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

The fantastic prequel to The Good Daughter, the stunning new standalone from the #1 bestselling author of the Will Trent and Grant County seriesProtecting someone always comes at a cost.At the age of thirteen, Charlie Quinn's childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end. Two men, with a grudge against her lawyer father, broke into Charlie's home-and after that shocking night, her world was never the same.Now a lawyer herself, Charlie has made it her mission to defend those with no one else to turn to. So when Flora Faulkner, a motherless teen, begs for help, Charlie is reminded of her own past, and is powerless to say no.But honor student Flora is in far deeper trouble than Charlie could ever have anticipated. Soon she must ask herself: How far should she go to protect her client? And can she truly believe everything she is being told?

Last Breath: A Novella

Last Breath: A Novella

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2017

The fantastic prequel to THE GOOD DAUGHTER, the stunning new standalone from the No. 1 bestselling author of the Will Trent and Grant County series.Protecting someone always comes at a cost.At the age of thirteen, Charlie Quinn's childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end. Two men, with a grudge against her lawyer father, broke into her home - and after that shocking night, Charlie's world was never the same.Now a lawyer herself, Charlie has made it her mission to defend those with no one else to turn to. So when Flora Faulkner, a motherless teen, begs for help, Charlie is reminded of her own past, and is powerless to say no.But honour-student Flora is in far deeper trouble than Charlie could ever have anticipated. Soon she must ask herself: how far should she go to protect her client? And can she truly believe everything she is being told?

mulher oculta

mulher oculta

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2017

Maridos e esposas. Maes e filhas. O passado e o futuro.Os segredos unem-nos e os segredos podem destrui-los.A autora do famoso Flores Cortadas regressa com um eletrizante thriller, muito complexo emocionalmente, e que submergira o protagonista nas obscuras profundidades de um caso que pode destrui-lo.A descoberta de um assassinato numa obra abandonada, conduz Will Trent e o Bureau de Investigacao da Georgia a um caso que se torna muito mais perigoso quando o cadaver e identificado como sendo o de um ex-policia.Depois de fazer a autopsia, Sara Linto, a nova forense do GBI e amante de Will, descobre que a grande quantidade de sangue encontrada nao pertence a vitima. Decerto, um rasto de sangue que nao encaixa na cena do crime, indica que ha outra vitima, uma mulher que desapareceu... e, se nao a encontrarem rapidamente, morrera.A cena do crime pertence ao habitante mais famoso da cidade: um atleta rico, poderoso e politicamente bem relacionado, protegido pelos advogados mais caros dos Estados Unidos, um homem que ja se tinha livrado de um caso de violacao, apesar dos esforcos de Will para o prender.Mas o pior ainda esta para vir. As provas ligam o passado turbulento de Will ao caso... e as consequencias irao arrasar a sua vida com a forca de um tornado, causando estragos a Will e a todos os que estao a sua volta, inclusive aos seus colegas, familiares, amigos e tambem aos suspeitos que persegue.Um suspense implacavel e com um ritmo frenetico, habitado por personagens conflituosas, que ganham vida para la das paginas. A Mulher Oculta e um romance abrasador de amor, perda e redencao.

The Kept Woman (Will Trent Series Book 8)

The Kept Woman (Will Trent Series Book 8)

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2017

The latest novel in the Will Trent series from No. 1 bestselling author, Karin Slaughter. A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It's the body of an ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim - a woman - has left the scene and vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city's biggest, most politically-connected, most high-profile athlete - a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers. A local hero Will has spent the last six months investigating on a brutal rape charge. But for Will - and also for Dr Sara Linton, the GBI's newest medical examiner - the case is about to get even worse. Because an unexpected discovery at the scene reveals a personal link to Will's troubled past. The consequences will wreak havoc on his life and the lives of those he loves, those he works with, and those he pursues. But Sara's scene-of-the-crime diagnosis is that they only have a few hours to find the missing woman before she bleeds out . . .

The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2017

The latest novel in the Will Trent series from No. 1 bestselling author, Karin Slaughter. A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It's the body of an ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim - a woman - has left the scene and vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city's biggest, most politically-connected, most high-profile athlete - a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers. A local hero Will has spent the last six months investigating on a brutal rape charge. But for Will - and also for Dr Sara Linton, the GBI's newest medical examiner - the case is about to get even worse. Because an unexpected discovery at the scene reveals a personal link to Will's troubled past. The consequences will wreak havoc on his life and the lives of those he loves, those he works with, and those he pursues. But Sara's scene-of-the-crime diagnosis is that they only have a few hours to find the missing woman before she bleeds out...

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La mujer oculta

La mujer oculta

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2016

El descubrimiento de un asesinato en una obra abandonada conduce a Will Trent y al Georgia Bureau of Investigation a un caso que se convierte en mucho mas peligroso cuando el cadaver es identificado como el de un ex policia.Tras hacer la autopsia, Sara Linto -la nueva forense del GBI y amante de Will- descubre que la ingente cantidad de sangre encontrada no pertenece a la victima. Con seguridad, un rastro de sangre que sale fuera de la escena del crimen indica que hay otra victima, una mujer que ha desaparecido... y que si no la encuentran pronto, morira.La escena del crimen pertenece al habitante mas famoso de la ciudad: un rico, poderoso, bien conectado atleta protegido por los abogados mas caros de Estados Unidos, un hombre que ya se habia librado de un caso de violacion pese a los esfuerzos de Will por encarcelarle.Pero lo peor esta aun por venir. Las pruebas pronto vinculan el pasado turbulento de Will con el caso... y las consecuencias caeran sobre su vida con la fuerza de un tornado causando estragos en Will y en todos aquellos que estan a su alrededor, incluyendo a sus colegas, familiares, amigos e incluso a los sospechosos que persigue.Un suspense implacable y con un ritmo frenetico, habitado por personajes en conflicto que cobran vida mas alla de las paginas. La mujer oculta es una aguda novela de amor, perdida y redencion.El libro pertenece al genero negro, al thriller, pero creo que esta no es significativamente la parte mas importante, tal es la profundidad de las relaciones personales que hay en la novela.

Broken. Destrocada

Broken. Destrocada

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2016

Publishers WeeklyCritica em destaque. Slaughter reune pela segunda vez, depois de Genesis, as personagens do condado de Grant e as de Atlanta num thriller excecional. Quando a doutora Sara Linton regressa a casa, ao condado de Grant, na Georgia, por ocasiao das ferias de Acao de Gracas, deseja evitar a policia, nomeadamente a detetive Lena Adams, a quem atribui a responsabilidade pela morte do marido, o chefe da policia, Jeffrey Tolliver. Porem, quando a estudante universitaria, Allison Spooner, e encontrada morta num lago e Tommy Braham, um rapaz da terra, e detido pelo homicidio, nao sem relutancia, Sara concorda em ir ve-lo. Os best-sellers internacionais de Karin Slaughter sao notaveis, tanto pelos vividos retratos de vidas tingidas pela perda e pela magoa, como pelas dramaticas investigacoes policiais. O seu ultimo livro traz-nos o regresso das suas personagens mais irresistiveis e apresenta-nos outras memoraveis num relato de corrupcao, homicidio e confronto, que deixara mais de uma vida... Destrocada.Quando o agente especial Will Trent chega ao condado de Grant, depara-se com uma esquadra determinada a proteger as inumeras questoes sem resposta, acerca da morte de um detido.