Synopses & Reviews
Genesis brings together, for the first time, her beloved characters from Faithless (a oeThe people in Faithless are so real and so well-developed that the reader cana (TM)t help but feel empathy for thema ]This is the best thing Slaughter has written, both shocking and painful, but also gripping and resonant.a a Chicago Sun-Times), and Fractured (a oea ]a superior crime novela a Washington Post).
Karin Slaughtera (TM)s powerful novels of suspense set in the backwoods of Georgia and the mean streets of Atlanta have enthralled listeners and shot to the top of bestseller lists worldwide. Now she puts the small-town residents of Grant Count, Georgia, and the hard-bitten cops of Georgiaa (TM)s Bureau of Investigation on a collision course, in a relentlessly gripping novel guaranteed to keep the surprises coming. Sarah Linton has fled to Atlanta seeking refuge from the patient in her ER, shea (TM)ll find herself deeply ensnared in a case which rips the lid off secrets as dark and complex as they are disturbing. When Special Agents Will Trent and Faith Mitchell join forces to probe into the life of the victim, they embark on an investigation which will change all of them forever.
Wonderfully crafted and absolutely terrifying, filled with superbly drawn characters and the medical and police procedural details that are her trademark, Genesis is the most thrilling Slaughter novel yet.
"Slaughter thrusts her series heroine, Dr. Sara Linton, into a serial killer case being investigated by the author's newer series protagonists, detectives Will Trent and Faith Mitchell of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Natalie Ross provides just the right vocal interpretations. For Faith, a tough cookie starting to crumble from the combined pressures of pregnancy and newly diagnosed diabetes, she shifts from harsh-voiced confrontations with balky suspects to softer, self-doubting inner monologues. Trent is given a thoughtful delivery that changes to a self-conscious croak in the presence of the lovely Dr. Linton. For the doctor, still mourning the death of her husband, Ross saves her most subtle characterization, bravery undercut by an unshakable sadness. Though very much a character-driven novel, there's no shortage of plot, and there, too, Ross handles the chills and thrills with appropriate pacing and drama. A Delacorte hardcover (Reviews, June 1). (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
In the trauma center of Atlanta's busiest hospital, Sara Linton treats the city's poor, wounded, and unlucky?and finds refuge from the tragedy that rocked her life in rural Grant County. Then, in one instant, Sara is thrust into a frantic police investigation, coming face-to-face with a tall, driven detective and his quiet female partner?In Undone, three unforgettable characters from Karin Slaughter's New York Times bestselling novels Faithless and Fractured collide for the first time, entering an electrifying race against the clock?and a duel with unspeakable human evil.In the backwoods of suburban Atlanta, where Sara's patient was found, local police have set up their investigation. But Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Will Trent doesn?t wait for the go-ahead from his boss?he plunges through police lines, through the brooding woods, and single-handedly exposes a hidden house of horror. Then he finds another victim.?Wresting the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner, Faith Mitchell?a woman keeping explosive secrets of her own?are called into a related investigation. Another woman has been snatched. For the two cops out on the hunt, for the doctor trying to bring her patient back to life, the truth hits like a hammer: The killer's torture chamber has been found, but the killer is still at work.In her latest suspense masterpiece, Karin Slaughter weaves together moving, powerful human stories of characters as real as they are complex and unforgettable. At the same time she has crafted a work of dazzling storytelling and spine-tingling mystery?as three people, with their own wounds and their own secrets, are all that stand between a madman and his next crime.
Sarah Linton has fled to Atlanta seeking refuge from the terrible act that ripped her life apart, but when a tortured young woman becomes a patient in her ER, Sarah finds herself ensnared in a case that requires the help of special agents Will Trent and Faith Mitchell.