The gripping new thriller from international bestseller Karin Slaughter.
KARIN SLAUGHTER is the author of the international Grant County series of bestsellers Blindsighted, Kisscut, A Faint Cold Fear and Indelible. She is also the editor of Like A Charm, a collaboration of British and American crime fiction writers. She lives in Atlanta.
Medical examiner Sara Linton and her ex-hubby, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, find the body of a teenaged girl in the woods-and lots of attendant trouble. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Georgia medical examiner Sara Linton returns in Slaughter's Grant County crime thriller series (Indelible), and this time she's hot on the trail of a demented killer who buries teenage girls alive. Out in the woods chatting about past infidelities, Sara and ex-husband/lover Jeffrey discover a young girl buried in a grotesque coffin, dead despite a breathing pipe extending to the surface. The victim is soon identified as Abigail Bennett, a member of the Holy Grown soybean farming collective, a group curiously unfazed to learn a daughter was poisoned. Suspicion blooms around Holy Grown's many farmhands, mostly ex-felons on work release, but then centers on the parishioners who congregate at the Church for the Greater Good, a local congregation run by a shifty minister. Another shallow grave, physical violence and another girl's disappearance lead Sara, Jeffrey and assisting detective Lena Adams back to the Bible-thumpers and their unholy dealings. Issues of abortion, domestic abuse and forgiveness afford these recurring female characters three-dimensional humanity, nicely offsetting Slaughter's patented grim forensic detailing. Slaughter's fifth Grant County case offers tough love, suspenseful spadework and life-affirming vigor. Agent, Victoria Saunders. (On sale Aug. 30) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.