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In Broken, author Karin Slaughter returns to Grant County, where Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Will Trent is assigned to look into an unusual death. Sara Linton, ex-Grant County coroner and current Atlanta physician, is home for the Thanksgiving holiday, one she'd rather skip in order to avoid painful memories of her deceased husband, police chief Jeffery. Will sets out to get to the bottom of the murder and the subsequent suspicious suicide of the confessed killer while in police custody. As Will, with Sara's reluctant help, begins to unravel the mystery, it becomes apparent that something is very wrong in Grant County, particularly with the police department Jeffery used to head.

Slaughter keeps up the tension throughout, making Broken a riveting story, and, as always, pushes her characters repeatedly to the edge. Be prepared to read this one straight through.
Recommended by Lynn, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

"With suicides the victim is the murderer." Lena Adams and Will Trent in Grant County investigate a murder staged to look like a suicide. This is a case that may push them to the breaking point.

Synopsis:

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karin Slaughter's Fallen.

When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined toprotect its own. Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him, and while her role in the death of the county's popular police chief is unclear, that man's widow, Dr. Sara Linton, desperately needsTrent's help to crack the case of a prisoner's death. While the police force investigates the murder of a young woman pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police force. Caught between twocomplicated and determined women, trying to understand the facts surrounding Chief Tolliver's death, Trent will uncover explosive secrets--and confront a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed.

About the Author

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Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of ten thrillers, including Undone, Beyond Reach, Triptych, and Faithless. She is a native of Georgia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440339595
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Karin Slaughter
Author:
Slaughter, Karin
Subject:
Fiction : Suspense
Subject:
Reference : Personal & Practical Guides
Subject:
Fiction : Thrillers
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Policewomen
Subject:
Audio Books-Popular Fiction
Subject:
Audio Books-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100622
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
416

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Broken: A Novel
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Product details 416 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780440339595 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

In Broken, author Karin Slaughter returns to Grant County, where Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Will Trent is assigned to look into an unusual death. Sara Linton, ex-Grant County coroner and current Atlanta physician, is home for the Thanksgiving holiday, one she'd rather skip in order to avoid painful memories of her deceased husband, police chief Jeffery. Will sets out to get to the bottom of the murder and the subsequent suspicious suicide of the confessed killer while in police custody. As Will, with Sara's reluctant help, begins to unravel the mystery, it becomes apparent that something is very wrong in Grant County, particularly with the police department Jeffery used to head.

Slaughter keeps up the tension throughout, making Broken a riveting story, and, as always, pushes her characters repeatedly to the edge. Be prepared to read this one straight through.

"Synopsis" by , "With suicides the victim is the murderer." Lena Adams and Will Trent in Grant County investigate a murder staged to look like a suicide. This is a case that may push them to the breaking point.
"Synopsis" by , BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karin Slaughter's Fallen.

When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined toprotect its own. Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him, and while her role in the death of the county's popular police chief is unclear, that man's widow, Dr. Sara Linton, desperately needsTrent's help to crack the case of a prisoner's death. While the police force investigates the murder of a young woman pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police force. Caught between twocomplicated and determined women, trying to understand the facts surrounding Chief Tolliver's death, Trent will uncover explosive secrets--and confront a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed.

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