Broken by Karin Slaughter
A Novel of Suspense

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

When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined to protect its own. Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him, and while her role in the death of the county’s popular police chief is unclear, that man’s widow, Dr. Sara Linton, desperately needs Trent’s help to crack the case of a prisoner’s death. While the police force investigates the murder of a young woman pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police force. Caught between two complicated and determined women, trying to understand the facts surrounding Chief Tolliver’s death, Trent will uncover explosive secrets—and confront a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed.

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 June 17, 2010 by Dell. 514 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Business & Economics, Action & Adventure, Law & Philosophy, Crime. Fiction

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Furious at the incompetence of Lena, whom she still holds responsible for her husband’s death (Beyond Reach, 2007), Sara phones the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, who send Special Agent Will Trent to determine the question of Tommy’s innocence or guilt—and incidentally to referee the latest rou...

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Slaughter brings her Grant County and Atlanta characters together for a second time (after Undone) in this superb thriller. When Dr. Sara Linton returns home to Grant County, Ga., for Thanksgiving, sh

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As Trent’s dogged investigation and Linton’s canny forensic talents slowly uncover secrets new and old in Heartsdale, the two find themselves sharing secrets of their own, even as Adams is about to interject herself into Linton’s life once again.

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Sara blames Lena for the death of her husband, not understanding that in her own way Lena still grieves for Jeffrey, but eventually the two of them must realise they are working towards the same goal in trying to apprehend the killer.

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With three deaths to investigate, Will finds his work made all the more difficult by the interpersonal relationships of the officials involved, each of whom seems to have their own agenda to follow — and not always with getting to the truth foremost in mind.The story in Broken primarily takes pla...

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Former coroner Sara Linton hasn’t visited her hometown in Grant County, Georgia since the death of her husband, Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver.

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only after reading other reviews did I become aware of it’s right place and that I should have read the others first to get the “whole picture.” In Broken, Dr. Sarah Linton once again meets up Will Trent;

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