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There's no police training stronger than a cop's instinct. Faith Mitchell's mother isn't answering her phone. Her front door is open. There's a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother's house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn't see is her mother. . . .
"You know what we're here for. Hand it over, and we'll let her go."
When the hostage situation turns deadly, Faith is left with too many questions, not enough answers. To find her mother, she'll need the help of her partner, Will Trent, and they'll both need the help of trauma doctor Sara Linton. But Faith isn't just a cop anymore--she's a witness. She's also a suspect.
The thin blue line hides police corruption, bribery, even murder. Faith will have to go up against the people she respects the most in order to find her mother and bring the truth to light--or bury it forever. 

Karin Slaughter's most exhilarating novel yet is a thrilling journey through the heart and soul, where the personal and the criminal collide, and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy reputations and ruin lives. It is the work of a master of the thriller at the top of her game, and a whirlwind of unrelenting suspense.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345528209
Branch Call Number: FIC SLA
Characteristics: 387 p. ; 25 cm


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Dec 19, 2016

(The fifth book in the Will Trent series)

gracindaisy Feb 11, 2013

Police & FBI work together to solve a vicious kidnapping. Recommended by the Washington Post as one of the Best Books of 2012, it's a great read, but probably not great literature.

Oct 22, 2012

Not for the faint at heart. Once I got into the story, I couldn't put it down and knowing this is a continuing story of charactors I want to know more. Very compelling

Jul 20, 2012

Only read the first few pages and last few as the book is full of vulgarity.

Kadie2 Jul 06, 2012

This book was not my cup of tea. It was somewhat confusing and sort of all over the place. The romance wasn't the best I've seen, pretty close to the worst. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

Jun 21, 2012

An agent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Faith Mitchell returns home to find her infant daughter locked in the shed, her mother's gun is missing, and there's a blood trail to the house.
What a way to start a novel! good read.

Nancy D. Kerr
May 15, 2012

Holds your interest throughout the book

Mar 25, 2012

This novel is really very interesting and very good. Till the end, we can't imagine, who the culprit may be.

Aug 25, 2011

Very good plot and an great read. Will have to catch up on her other Will Trent character books.

debwalker May 28, 2011

A law enforcement agent takes extreme measures to save her family from violence.

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