Faithless by Karin Slaughter

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

“Brilliant plotting, relentless suspense,” raved the Washington Post. “A new synonym for terror,” crowned the Detroit Free Press. The critics agree: no one writes suspense like Karin Slaughter, whose thrillers featuring medical examiner Sara Linton and her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, have propelled her to the top of bestseller lists the world over. Now Slaughter fuses her unmatched grasp of forensic science and a mastery of complex relationships in a riveting tale of faith, doubt, and murder.

The victim was buried alive in the Georgia woods—then killed in a horrifying fashion. When Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver stumble upon the body, both become consumed with finding out who killed the pretty, impeccably dressed young woman. And for Sara and Jeffrey, a harrowing journey begins, one that will test their own turbulent relationship and draw dozens of lives into the case.

Lena Adams is one of them. A Grant County detective for years, she has her own reasons for being drawn to this case and a fierce drive to see justice done. For these three people, who have each seen the darkest side of human nature, the body of the murdered girl is but the first in a series of shocking and sordid revelations.

Now, as Jeffrey and Sara narrow the field of suspects, they must confront their own doubts and indiscretions, while Lena Adams sees herself reflected in the frightened eyes of a battered woman who may be the key figure in the case. As Faithless builds to a stunning and unforgettable climax, Karin Slaughter masterfully brings together strands of interlocking lives, family secrets, and hidden passions with one astounding truth: the identity of a killer who is more evil and dangerous than anyone could have guessed.

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 August 30, 2005 by Delacorte Press. 576 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Grant County Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver, Sara’s former husband and present lover, makes the discovery on the shore of Lake Grant: An anonymous young woman has been buried alive in a wooden box, a metal pipe to the surface evidently not having provided enough air to keep her alive.

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Tolliver and Lena Adams, one of Tolliver's officers, are somewhat put off by the traditional values of the victim's family, but are also professional enough to realize that their philosophical differences with the family cannot be permitted to cloud their investigative judgment.

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In Karin Slaughter's smart but somewhat ponderous fifth mystery Faithless, featuring Georgia medical examiner Sara Linton, the doctor is walking through the woods squabbling with her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, when the couple discovers a pipe sticking out of the earth.

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Faithless is a very exciting book-containing page after page of action and drama.

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Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver are working hard to make their relationship work.

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