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Fractured by Karin Slaughter
  

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January 2011 Guest Editor Lisa Gardner on Karin Slaughter...

Her detective Will Trent is one of the best series characters in suspense today. Here’s a complex character whose greatness weakness—his severe dyslexia—is also his greatest strength, as it has made him a master observer of human behaviour. And his love/hate relationship with his wife Angie…powerful, powerful stuff.

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Fractured by Karin Slaughter

When Atlanta housewife Abigail Campano comes home unexpectedly one afternoon, she walks into a nightmare. There is a broken window, a bloody footprint on the stairs and, most devastating of all, the horrifying sight of her teenage daughter lying dead on the landing, a man standing over her with a bloody knife. The struggle which follows changes Abigail's life forever. When the local police make a misjudgement which not only threatens the investigation but places a young girl's life in danger, the case is handed over to Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Apprehension Team - paired with detective Faith Mitchell, a woman who resents him from their first meeting. But in the relentless heat of a Georgia summer, Will and Faith realise that they must work together to find the brutal killer who has targeted one of Atlanta's wealthiest, most privileged communities - before it's too late.


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Karin Slaughter has never been better * Evening Standard * This is the Slaughter formula at its most -efficient * Sunday Times * Heart-pounding. . . Slaughter brings the same raw energy and brutal violence that distinguishes her Grant County Series . . . to this new series with chilling results, while Trent and Mitchell, a pair of complex and deeply flawed heroes, will leave fans clamoring for the next installment * Publishers Weekly, starred review * Startling twists . . . [The detectives'] quirky relationship--as much as the increasingly intriguing investigation--fuels this fun read * People * A superior crime novel . . . [Slaughter is] fiercely focused and one of the most talented young crime novelists * Washington Post *


About the Author

Karin Slaughter

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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Publication date

26th March 2009

Author

Karin Slaughter

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www.karinslaughter.co.uk/

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780099538592

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