Search Results: "Karin Slaughter"


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INDELIBLE by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Amazingly, Slaughter manages between past and present stories while maintaining suspense in both by the simple device of showing the pettiest, most everyday conflicts imaginable constantly in danger of exploding in violence."
A hostage crisis sends medical examiner Sara Lintonhurtling through a maze of memories to a nightmare from her earliest days with her ex-husband, Grant County police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. Read full book review >

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SLAUGHTER by Elmer Kelton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1992

"Kelton's spare, unadorned, and sophisticated writing gives intense pleasure without ever calling attention to itself."
An Englishman, a tough girl from Ohio, a cowboy, and a Comanche come together in a search for the last of the great herds of bison—in another outstanding western by the author of Honor at Daybreak (1991). Read full book review >

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FRACTURED by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2008

"The trail leads to a pair of nasty perps Slaughter has barely paid attention to before and a messy, improbable reconstruction of the crime. But fans swept up in the story's relentless drive won't even notice these problems till they've turned the last page with a deep sigh of relief."
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Will Trent (Triptych, 2006) tracks the monster—more likely, the pair of monsters—who raped and killed one teenage girl and abducted another. Read full book review >

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FAITHLESS by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 30, 2005

"Abating the Shock and Awe forensics that made Sara and Lena's first four cases (Indelible, 2004, etc.) so unforgettable, Slaughter turns a compassionate eye on a brace of female victims and still manages to come across as the toughest cookie in Georgia."
A chilling discovery in an unmarked grave leads Grant County Medical Examiner Dr. Sara Linton and Detective Lena Adams to an evangelical family even more dysfunctional than theirs. Read full book review >

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PRETTY GIRLS by Karin Slaughter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Slaughter (Cop Town, 2014, etc.) is so uncompromising in following her blood trails to the darkest places imaginable that she makes most of her high-wire competition look pallid, formulaic, or just plain fake."
Twenty-four years after a traumatic disappearance tore a Georgia family apart, Slaughter's scorching stand-alone picks them up and shreds them all over again. Read full book review >

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COP TOWN by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2014

"There's nothing pretty about this divided cop town, but in exposing its ugliness, Slaughter forces us to question whether times really have changed."
A gritty procedural in which the streets of 1970s Atlanta are just as dangerous for cops as for criminals. Read full book review >

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BROKEN by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2010

"As usual in this white-hot series (Fractured, 2008, etc.), the ongoing psychological warfare and the physical violence that punctuates it are far more memorable than the unmasking of the real killer."
A Georgia student's murder is solved all too quickly and violently—in a way that tears apart her community, fuels the hatred between Det. Lena Adams and former Medical Examiner Sara Linton, and promises still further violence. Read full book review >

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BEYOND REACH by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"As if Lena and Sara hadn't been through enough, the fadeout suggests that they're not going to get much respite in between books either."
Slaughter returns from a stand-alone (Triptych, 2006) to the adventures of Medical Examiner Sara Linton and Det. Lena Adams, in a case that feels more like a chapter in an ongoing family saga than a discrete novel. Read full book review >

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KISSCUT by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2002

"It's not easy to transcend a model like Patricia Cornwell, but Slaughter does so in a thriller whose breakneck plotting and not-for-the-squeamish forensics provide grim manifestations of a deeper evil her mystery trumpets without ever quite containing."
If novels were sold with parental advisories, Dr. Sara Linton's second case (after Blindsighted, 2001) would be plastered with every warning notice they make. Read full book review >

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THE GOOD DAUGHTER by Karin Slaughter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"It's hard to think of any writer since Flannery O'Connor, referenced at several key moments here, who's succeeded as consistently as Slaughter at using horrific violence to evoke pity and terror. Whether she's extending her franchise or creating stand-alones like this, she really does make your hair stand on end."
Slaughter's latest break from the punishing travails of Dr. Sara Linton and Will Trent (The Kept Woman, 2016, etc.) uses a school shooting to reunite two sisters who've had compelling reasons for avoiding each other in the years since their own childhood horrors. Read full book review >

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CRIMINAL by Karin Slaughter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2012

"However successful you find the dizzying alternation between present and past nightmares, this double-barreled load of horrors is the clearest indication yet that Slaughter, like the sage of Yoknapatawpha, is less concerned with the shape of individual novels than with her sprawling, multivolume saga as a whole."
Now that Slaughter has put former Grant County Medical Examiner Sara Linton (Broken, 2010) and Faith Mitchell, of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (Fallen, 2011), though hell, it's GBI Deputy Director Amanda Wagner's turn on the hot seat, in a jolting case that involves murders separated by 40 years but united in ugliness. Read full book review >

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FALLEN by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2011

"Ex-County Coroner Dr. Sara Linton does seem to be managing a break from her own Job-like sufferings, at least for this installment."
Still more proof, if any were needed, that the most monstrous demons in Grant County, Ga., are lurking in the master bedroom. Read full book review >