Synopses & Reviews
The internationally bestselling author squarely in the ranks of Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs (Publishers Weekly) shows off her superb talent with this brilliantly conceived, skillfully executed tale of suspense.
In Karin Slaughter's exciting new thriller, an officer is shot point-blank in the Grant County police station and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver is wounded, setting off a terrifying hostage situation with medical examiner Sara Linton at the center. Working outside the station, Lena Adams, newly reinstated to the force, and Frank Wallace, Jeffrey's second in command, must try to piece together who the shooter is and how to rescue their friends before Jeffrey dies. For the sins of the past have caught up with Sara and Jeffrey -- with a vengeance ...
Deftly interweaving present and past, Slaughter -- dubbed the new face of crime by Book magazine -- offers another brilliant knife-edge tale of suspense that cements her place among the most outstanding practitioners of crime fiction today.
“Wellcrafted…Slaughter skillfully maintains the tension in the parallel stories.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Amazingly, Slaughter manages between past and present stories while maintaining suspense in both." Kirkus Reviews
“Lauded on two continents as the most significant new voice in American crime fiction.” Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Australia)
“Skillfully told in both the then and the now, and quite scary on both fronts.” New York Daily News
“Harrowing…Compelling…Solidly and uniquely plotted…Realistic and believable…Indelible again proves the superb indelible mark Slaughte is making on mystery fiction.” Florida Sun-Sentinel
“Gripping…complex characters with credible relationships…Slaughters tightly disciplined rhythm and occasional sly humor keep readers hooked right up to the end.” Publishers Weekly
“[Slaughter] has a bighearted way…and a knack for grisly detail.” Entertainment Weekly
Two armed men enter the police station in tiny Heartsdale, Georgia, and open fire. When the shooting stops, an officer is dead, Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver is seriously wounded, and the survivors -- including a class of grade-school children and medical examiner Sara Linton -- are held hostage. In a tense standoff that could erupt at any moment into more bloodletting -- with her ex-husband on the threshold of death -- Sara must search for answers and an escape in the memories of a time at the start of their relationship when another brutal, shocking crime shattered their small-town world. Because the sins of the past have caught up with Sara and Jeffrey ... with a vengeance.
About the Author
Karin Slaughter is the internationally bestselling author of Blindsighted, Kisscut, A Faint Cold Fear, and the forthcoming Indelible, the fourth novel in her Grant County series. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.