The #1 bestseller.
Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing since she was a child. She is the author of the Grant County series of international bestsellers Blindsighted, Kisscut, A Faint Cold Fear, Indelible, Faithless and Skin Privilege, and the bestselling thriller set in Atlanta, Triptych. She is also the editor of Like a Charm, a collaboration of British and American crime fiction writers, and the novella Martin Misunderstood. She lives in Atlanta.
The best-selling author of Triptych offers another compelling crime novel, bringing back familiar characters and using again the setting of Atlanta. Finding her daughter murdered in her upscale home, Abigail Campano kills her daughter's assailant in revenge. But is the situation that simple? Slaughter takes readers on a roller-coaster ride of suspense, mixing a slew of shady suspects with a detective with some secrets of his own that may--or may not--be pertinent to the case. She steers us from the grungy streets of Atlanta to the campus of Georgia Tech and into the politics of law enforcement, with the great details on the cityscape of Atlanta certain to impress fans familiar with the city. This is an excellent exploration of the universal hopes, fears, and dangers that swirl in the microcosm of a city. For popular fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 4/1/08.]--Colleen S. Harris, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga Lib. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Murder, kidnapping, mistaken identity and deeply buried secrets make Slaughter's latest audiobook an emotional roller-coaster ride of mystery and suspense. Affluent Atlanta housewife Abigail Campano, arrives home to find a man standing over the corpse of a teenage girl she thinks is her daughter. She kills him in a blind rage, but learns later that he and the dead girl were friends of her daughter, who has been kidnapped. Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Will Trent and APD detective Faith Mitchell are assigned to find Emma. Phil Gigante powerfully drives this suspenseful story forward with a sincere and nuanced reading. Moving easily between characters, he conveys each of their complex relationships and emotions, whether it's the underlying tension from Trent and Mitchell's forced partnership or Abigail's suffering over the loss of her child and the guilt over having killed an innocent man. A Delacorte hardcover (Reviews, May 12). (Aug.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Karin Slaughter has never been better * Evening Standard *
This is the Slaughter formula at its most efficient * Sunday Times *
Heart-pounding. . . Slaughter brings the same raw energy and brutal violence that distinguishes her Grant County Series . . . to this new series with chilling results, while Trent and Mitchell, a pair of complex and deeply flawed heroes, will leave fans clamoring for the next installment * Publishers Weekly, starred review *
Startling twists . . . [The detectives'] quirky relationship--as much as the increasingly intriguing investigation--fuels this fun read * People *
A superior crime novel . . . [Slaughter is] fiercely focused and one of the most talented young crime novelists * Washington Post *