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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

Skin Privilege (Grant County series 6)

Skin Privilege (Grant County series 6)

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2019

The sixth Grant County novel, from the No. 1 Bestseller. Lena Adams has spent her life struggling to forget her childhood in Reece, the small town which nearly destroyed her. She's made a new life for herself as a police detective in Heartsdale, a hundred miles away - but nothing could prepare her for the violence which explodes when she is forced to return. A vicious murder leaves a young woman incinerated beyond recognition. And Lena is the only suspect. When Heartsdale police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, Lena's boss, receives word that his detective has been arrested, he has no choice but to go to Lena's aid - taking with him his wife, medical examiner Sara Linton. But soon after their arrival, a second victim is found. The town closes ranks. And both Jeffrey and Sara find themselves entangled in a horrifying underground world of bigotry and rage - a violent world which shocks even them. But can they discover the truth before the killer strikes again?

The Last Widow

The Last Widow

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

The Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller! The highly anticipated new thriller from internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter, featuring Will Trent and Sara Linton It begins with an abduction. The routine of a family shopping trip is shattered when Michelle Spivey is snatched as she leaves the mall with her young daughter. The police search for her, her partner pleads for her release, but in the end...they find nothing. It's as if she disappeared into thin air. A month later, on a sleepy Sunday afternoon, medical examiner Sara Linton is at lunch with her boyfriend Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. But the serenity of the summer's day is broken by the wail of sirens. Sara and Will are trained to help in an emergency. Their jobs - their vocations - mean that they run towards a crisis, not away from it. But on this one terrible day that instinct betrays them both. Within hours the situation has spiralled out of control; Sara is taken prisoner; Will is forced undercover. And the fallout will lead them into the Appalachian mountains, to the terrible truth about what really happened to Michelle, and to a remote compound where a radical group has murder in mind...

Cleaning the Gold

Cleaning the Gold

Author: Karin Slaughter, Lee Child Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

Get ready for a turbo-charged short read (80 pages) from two of the world's biggest thriller writers. Jack Reacher and Will Trent Twice the action Twice the drama Double the trouble Will Trent is undercover at Fort Knox. His assignment: to investigate a twenty-two-year-old murder. His suspect's name: Jack Reacher. Jack Reacher is in Fort Knox on his own mission: to bring down a dangerous criminal ring operating at the heart of America's military. Except now Will Trent is on the scene. But there's a bigger conspiracy at play - one that neither the special agent nor the ex-military cop could have anticipated. And the only option is for Jack Reacher and Will Trent to team up and play nicely. If they can... Praise for Karin Slaughter: `I'd follow her anywhere' Gillian Flynn `A great writer at the peak of her powers' Peter James `Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivalled' Michael Connelly `Big, dark, rich, satisfying, and bloody' Stuart MacBride `Fiction doesn't get any better than this' Jeffery Deaver `One of the boldest thriller writers working today' Tess Gerritsen `A writer of extraordinary talents' Kathy Reichs Praise for Lee Child: `These books are absolutely addictive' George R. R. Martin `Great pace, drama, language' James Patterson `Jack Reacher is today's James Bond' Ken Follett `Nothing makes for a great weekend quite like quality time with Jack' Lisa Gardner `The coolest continuing series character' Stephen King `I always seize the latest Lee Child with pleasure' Philip Pullman `I pick up Jack Reacher when I'm in the mood for someone big to solve my problems' Patricia Cornwell'

Sabes quem e?

Sabes quem e?

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2018

Andrea Cooper sabe tudo sobre Laura, a sua mae. Sabe que passou toda a vida em Belle Isle, uma pequena cidade litoral; sabe que jamais lhe escondeu qualquer segredo. Porque todos nos sabemos tudo acerca das nossas maes, nao sabemos?A sua vida sofre uma reviravolta radical quando uma ida ao centro comercial se converte num banho de sangue e Andrea ve uma faceta completamente desconhecida de Laura. Ao que parece, antes de Laura ser Laura, era uma pessoa completamente diferente. Passou os derradeiros trinta anos a esconder a sua anterior identidade, sem dar nas vistas, na esperanca de que ninguem descobrisse o seu paradeiro. Mas agora encontra-se exposta e ja nada voltara a ser como dantes.

Sabes quien es?

Sabes quien es?

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2018

Andrea Cooper sabe todo de su madre Laura. Sabe que ha pasado toda su vida en la pequena ciudad costera de Belle Isle; sabe que jamas le ha guardado un secreto. Porque todos sabemos todo de nuestras madres, no?Todo cambia cuando una visita al centro comercial se convierte en un bano de sangre y Andrea ve una faceta completamente desconocida de Laura. Porque parece que, antes de que Laura fuera Laura, era una persona completamente distinta. Durante treinta anos ha estado escondiendo su anterior identidad, con un perfil bajo con la esperanza de que nadie pudiera encontrarla. Pero ahora esta expuesta y nada volvera a ser lo mismo nunca mas.La policia quiere respuestas y la inocencia de Laura esta comprometida, pero no va a hablar con nadie, ni siquiera con su propia hija. Andrea tendra que emprender un viaje desesperado siguiendo las sutiles huellas del pasado de su madre. Y si no consigue desvelar los secretos que se esconden puede que no haya futuro para ninguna de las dos."e;Karin Slaughter y La buena hija: lenguaje de vuelo nada gallinaceo, dialogos con sentido, excelente psicologia de personajes y una estructura narrativa compleja bien resuelta"e;Carlos Zanon, El Pais sobre La buena hija"e;La oscuridad y el pasado estn muy presentes en este escalofriante thriller. Karin Slaughter, desde el corazn y con todo su talento, te atrapa desde la primera hasta la ltima pgina"e;.Camilla Lckberg sobre La buena hija"e;Sin despreciar un realismo inquietante a la hora de describir los momentos ms escabrosos, Slaughter combina los desgarros del horror con las penas que arrastran sus personajes. Una novela que obliga a pasar pginas sin mirar la hora"e;.Tino Pertierra, La Nueva Espaa sobre La buena hija"e;La mujer oculta es una buena novela negra, bien construida, con unos personajes muy potentes y una resolucin redonda. La recomiendo"e;.Libros que hay que leer sobre La mujer oculta"e;Encontraris una novela llena de tramas, relaciones personales turbadoras y sorpresas varias, que acaba enganchndote irremediablemente"e;.Anika entre libros sobre La mujer oculta"e;Son tan potentes sus intrigas, atractivos por su fealdad los personajes, que la intensidad se apodera del lector"e;.Llus Fernndez, La Razn, sobre La mujer oculta"e;Con una prosa sofisticada y escalofriante, Slaugther nos acerca a la historia de dos hermanas que, tras veinte aos separadas, vuelven a reunirse para investigar un misterio"e;.Telva sobre Flores cortadas

Pieces of Her

Pieces of Her

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: eBook Release Date: 21/08/2018

The #1 internationally bestselling author returns with an electrifying novel of devastating secrets and hidden lives that probes the fraught relationship between daughters and mothers and the lengths we go to protect those we love.What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all?Andrea Cooper knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows Laura has spent nearly her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle, Georgia; she knows Laura's never wanted anything more than to lead a quiet, normal life in this conventional community; she knows Laura's a kind and beloved speech pathologist who helps others; she knows Laura's never kept a secret in her life. Andrea knows that Laura is everything she isn't-confident, settled, sure of herself. Feeling listless, with no direction, Andrea, unlike Laura, struggles to find her way.But Andrea's certainty is upended when a visit to the mall is shattered by an act of horrifying violence that reveals a completely different side of Laura-a cool woman who calmly faces down a murderer. It turns out that before Andrea's mother was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she's been hiding from the woman she once was, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she's been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.The assailant was a mentally troubled, teenaged scion of Georgia law enforcement royalty, and now the police want answers about what really happened in those terrifying moments at the mall. Though she's being scrutinized at every level of the criminal justice system and her innocence is on the line, Laura refuses to speak to anyone, including her own daughter. She pushes Andrea away, insisting it's time for her to stand alone and make a life for herself.To save her mother, Andrea embarks on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother's past. Andrea knows that if she can't uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for her mother ... or her.Filled with intriguing turns, surprising revelations, and a compelling cast of characters, Pieces of Her is Slaughter's most electrifying, provocative, and suspenseful novel yet.

Pieces of Her

Pieces of Her

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

The thrilling new book from No. 1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter, soon to be a Netflix series You've known her your whole life... Andrea Oliver knows everything about her mother Laura. She knows she's always lived in the small town of Belle Isle; she knows she's a pillar of the community; she knows she's never kept a secret in her life. but she's hiding something... Then one day, a trip to the mall explodes into a shocking act of violence and Andy suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. and it could destroy you both... Hours later, Laura is in hospital, her face splashed over the newspapers. But the danger has only just begun. Now, Andy must go on a desperate race to uncover the secrets of her mother's past. Unless she can, there may be no future for either of them...

Short Story

Short Story

Author: Karin Slaughter, Michael Kortya Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2018

An original short story from iconic thriller collection Match Up, edited by Lee Child, featuring a never-before-seen pairing between bestsellers Karin Slaughter and Michael Koryta and their best-loved characters Jeffery Tolliver and cop duo Joe Pritchard and Lincoln Perry.It's 1993 and Jeffrey Tolliver is a young Birmingham cop, taking a long weekend in Georgia that is about to go horribly wrong. While Tolliver finds himself in jail on suspicion of murder, veteran cop Joe Pritchard and partner Lincoln Perry have been asked by the DEA to track down a drug dealer, last spotted in a small town in Georgia . . .For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Match Up!

Last Breath

Last Breath

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2018

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?

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 Good Daughter

The Good Daughter

Author: Karin Slaughter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2018

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...

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.