A Novel

Paperback - 2016
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"Breathless tension!" raved the San Francisco Chronicle . "One of [the year's] most remarkable achievements," crowed the Philadelphia Inquirer . Karin Slaughter dazzled readers and critics alike with Triptych , her New York Times bestselling suspense novel set in metropolitan Atlanta. Now the #1 internationally bestselling author returns to the damaged landscape she knows so well in a bold new novel--at once a powder keg of suspense, a gritty portrait of a cop's life, and a searing exploration of a shocking crime and its aftermath...

With its gracious homes and tree-lined streets, Ansley Park is one of Atlanta's most desirable neighborhoods. But in one gleaming mansion, in a teenager's lavish bedroom, a girl has been savagely murdered. And in the hallway, her horrified mother stands amid shattered glass, having killed her daughter's attacker with her bare hands.

Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is here only to do a political favor; the murder site belongs to the Atlanta police. But Trent soon sees something that the cops are missing, something in the trail of blood, in a matrix of forensic evidence, and in the eyes of the shell-shocked mother. Within minutes, Trent is taking over the case--and adding another one to it. He is sure that another teenage girl is missing, and that a killer is on the loose.

Armed with only fleeting clues, teamed with a female cop who has her own personal reasons for hating him, Trent has enemies all around him--and a gnawing feeling that this case, which started in the best of homes, is cutting quick and deep through the ruins of perfect lives broken wide-open: where human demons emerge with a vengeance.
Publisher: New York :, Dell,, 2016
Edition: Dell mass market edition
ISBN: 9781101887431
Branch Call Number: FIC SLA
Characteristics: 446 pages ; 20 cm


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K_ROK Jun 25, 2016

My second Karin Slaughter book. I'm not reading her novels in any specific order and I loved this story. Characters were believeable and the plot was well thought out. Not as graphic as 'Pretty Girls' but still a great book.

Jun 12, 2015

Karin Slaughter really does get better and better with each book. Her books are really gritty--not for the faint of heart. But they are so twisty, it's nearly impossible to set them down. I can't wait to pick up the next one in the series.

Oct 22, 2012

The charactors are believable, the story is tough, once in it I couldn't not finish it. This is the first book of hers I read and I now have read all I can get my hands on. You know what they put on to wear that day, you know how they felt, what they thought and what they went thru that day. I felt as if I was reading several diaries in one with a story I had to know the outcome.

mjsn Jul 07, 2012

In one of the best areas in Atlanta a young girl is brutally killed. Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has to try to solve this case. Very interesting read with a lot of twists and turns.

Feb 07, 2012

Not a bad 'whodunit', with some interesting and unexpected twists. I really like the character Will Trent, who also appears in 'Triptych'.

Dec 17, 2008

tough, complex, hard to put down

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Aug 15, 2015

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