Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter
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In a stifling hospital room in a small Georgia town, Detective Lena Adams sits, silent and angry—the only suspect in a horrific murder. Soon, a hundred miles away, Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver will get the call that his young detective has been arrested. And Jeffrey’s wife, pediatrician and medical examiner Sara Linton, has troubles of her own and little patience for Lena or her dramas. Fighting a heartbreaking malpractice suit, Sara cannot guess that within days she herself will be at the center of a bizarre and murderous case. 

For Lena has fled back to the place where she grew up hard, careening back through the shadows of her past and into a shocking underground world of bigotry and rage. And now only Jeffrey and Sara can free Lena from the web of lies and brutality that has trapped her—as this powerhouse of a novel races toward its shattering climax…and a final, unforgettable twist.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Karin Slaughter's Unseen.


About Karin Slaughter

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Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of thirteen thrillers, including Criminal, Fallen, Broken, Undone, Fractured, Beyond Reach, Triptych, Faithless, and the e-original short story, “Snatched.” She is a native of Georgia.
Published July 31, 2007 by Dell. 594 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Bad-girl Lena has been arrested for murder after the Elawah County police found her on the scene of an exploding Cadillac with a dead woman inside.

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She follows Sara and Jeffery in the present time while alternating with Lena's story, which begins three days previously, chronicling the events that ultimately lead to her being found, bruised and uncommunicative, at what appears to be a murder scene.

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Sassy detective Lena Adams has been arrested after a fatal car explosion in provincial Elawah County, Ga., and her police-chief boss, Jeffrey Tolliver, and his wife, Dr. Sara Linton, rush to her aid.

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USA Today

A taste:"Two hundred active terror networks, sixteen thousand known terrorists, three thousand men who had been through training camps of al-QaedaM15 and the Met had more to worry about than five boys from Amsterdam."Beyond Reach By Karin Slaughter (Dell, $25, July 31)Thrill factor:* * * * * Hero...

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Reviewing the Evidence

While it is always a good thing to read any series in order, these books are all so well written that they stand alone.

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Lena manages to make her escape and Sara and Jeff remain in town to find out where Lena is and what is really coming down in Lena’s home town.

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Curled Up

Lena’s boss, Jeffrey Tolliver, and his wife, Sara Linton, have followed Lena back to her hometown after she is arrested at the scene of a crime: Lena is found sitting in the bleachers, beaten to a pulp, while a car with a body in it burns on the football field.

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Pediatrician/medical examiner Sara Linton is reeling from a vicious malpractice suit and having to close her clinic when her husband, police chief Jeffrey Tollier, receives word that Lena Adams, one of his detectives, has been arrested in Reese, GA.

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I think this series has also been compared to the Kay Scarpetta series as well, but I have not read any of these books and can’t make that call.

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