Fallen by Karin Slaughter
A Novel (Georgia)

93%

6 Critic Reviews

Still more proof, if any were needed, that the most monstrous demons in Grant County, Ga., are lurking in the master bedroom.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“A complex, gripping and deadly serious novel that reflects anew Slaughter's abundant talent.”—The Washington Post
 
“An amazing effort . . . This is [Karin] Slaughter’s best book to date, and readers unfamiliar with her work will find this one a perfect place to begin.”—Associated Press
 
There’s no police training stronger than a cop’s instinct. Faith Mitchell’s mother isn’t answering her phone. Her front door is open. There’s a bloodstain above the knob. Everything Faith learned in the academy goes out the window when she charges into her mother’s house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room, a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn’t see is her mother. When the hostage situation turns deadly, Faith is left with too many questions. She’ll need the help of her partner, Will Trent, and trauma doctor Sara Linton to get some answers. But Faith isn’t just a cop anymore, she’s a witness—and a suspect. To find her mother, Faith will have to cross the thin blue line and bring the truth to light—or bury it forever.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Karin Slaughter's Unseen.
 
“An absolute master . . . Slaughter creates some wonderfully complex and mature female characters, a distinctive achievement in the world of thrillers.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“Slaughter has always known how to pace the suspense in her stellar crime novels, but she really outdoes herself here. . . . [She] reveals the heart and soul of her characters within a highly choreographed, unrelentingly suspenseful plot.”—Booklist (starred review)
 

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 21, 2011 by Delacorte Press. 401 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Jul 10 2011
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Kirkus

Good
on Jun 21 2011

Still more proof, if any were needed, that the most monstrous demons in Grant County, Ga., are lurking in the master bedroom.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on May 02 2011

Family—biological, professional, and everything in between—plays a key role in a thriller sure to please Slaughter's many fans.

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Denver Post

Excellent
on Jun 22 2011

Karin Slaughter delivers another emotional journey for her characters and readers...It's an amazing effort.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Excellent
on Jul 19 2011

“Fallen” definitely is a page-turner. Slaughter provides the right balance, and she can build suspense, and pose mysteries, like few others.

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Access Atlanta

Excellent
on Jun 29 2011

... “Fallen” is a gritty page turner...its nail-biting climax will leave you paging back through the book for clues you missed.

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The Bookbag

Good
Reviewed by Lesley Mason on Jul 01 2011

Slaughter has a deft touch with violence. She doesn't overplay it. There are no long-drawn out descriptions and needless lingering over details. She simply lets it happen, sudden, hard, rapid and exhausting.

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