Search Results: "Karin Slaughter"


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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 >