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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THE KEPT WOMAN by Karin Slaughter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Middling for a matchless series (Unseen, 2013, etc.) in which, just as in grand opera, nothing ordinary ever happens."
After two intense stand-alones (Pretty Girls, 2015, etc.), Slaughter brings back the regulars whose personal problems are just as dark, urgent, and potentially violent as those of the criminals they investigate. Read full book review >

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UNSEEN by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 2, 2013

"As lurid and sanguinary as any of Lena and Will's earlier cases but a lot more distractingly kaleidoscopic, as generic professional criminals battle for attention with the far more compelling histrionics of series regulars."
Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Will Trent's undercover assignment leads predictably to more action-fueled heartache for him and the rest of Slaughter's continuing cast. Read full book review >

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A FAINT COLD FEAR by Karin Slaughter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

Lena Adams, the cop-turned-security-guard whose twin sister was murdered in the opening scene of Slaughter's striking debut (Blindsighted, 2001), takes center stage in this third volume. Read full book review >

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BLINDSIGHTED by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Perfect escapist fare for readers well supplied with Maalox."
Since she doubles as pediatrician and coroner for Georgia's Grant County, Dr. Sara Linton is used to trauma. 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 >

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TRIPTYCH by Karin Slaughter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"The volcanic heroes and villains, who act both surprisingly and logically, are a welcome sign that Slaughter's trademark franchise only hints at the range of her gifts."
Taking a break from her well-regarded series about Grant County Medical Examiner Dr. Sara Linton (Faithless, 2005, etc.), Slaughter turns to a stand-alone in which horrific physical violence grows out of the psychological kind. Read full book review >