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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Broken by Karin Slaughter

What's this one about?

When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined to protect its own and far too many unanswered questions about a prisoner’s death. He doesn’t understand why Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him. He doesn’t understand her role in the death of Grant County’s popular police chief. He doesn’t understand why that man’s widow, Dr. Sara Linton, needs him now more than ever to help her crack this case. 
While the police force investigates the murder of a young woman pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police force, putting pressure on Adams just when she’s already about to crack. Caught between two complicated and determined women, trying to understand Linton’s passionate distrust of Adams, the facts surrounding Chief Tolliver’s death, and the complexities of this insular town, Trent will unleash a case filled with explosive secrets—and encounter a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed. 
Spellbinding and keenly paced, Broken is Karin Slaughter at her best. Here is an unforgettable story of raw emotions, dangerous assumptions, the deadly and layered game of betrayal, and a man’s determination to expose the most painful of human truths—no matter how deeply they’re hidden . . . or how devastating.

What did I think?

I loved it! ‘Broken’ is another thrilling masterpiece written by my favorite author, Karin Slaughter!
Not only was ‘Broken’ a great read, but it was wonderful to read about Sara again and get immersed back into a new crime mystery, featuring both her, Will, and of course Lena. With all her books— ‘Broken’included—Karin Slaughter has kept me up late, on the edge of my seat, and glued until the last act—which inevitably comes too quick. I’m always trying to figure out the “whodunnit” part of the story, and ‘Broken’ does not disappoint. It has all the twists and turns in the plot I’ve come to expect and enjoy, complete with Slaughter’s usually wonderful character development! I recommend Karin Slaughter’s books to anyone who enjoys a good crime mystery, but also loves becoming entwined in characters that are well developed, because once they grab you they won’t let you go!

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Published by: Delacorte Press
ISBN 0385341970 (ISBN13: 9780385341974)
Hardcover: 448 pages