, 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.