The first Will Trent novel, from the No. 1 Bestseller.
International bestseller Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing since she was a child. She is the author of fourteen books that have sold over 30 million copies worldwide in 32 languages. She lives in Atlanta. To find out more about Karin Slaughter visit her website at www.karinslaughter. com or catch up with her on www.facebook.com/AuthorKarinSlaughter
Bestseller Slaughter departs from her Grant County crime series (Faithless, etc.) with a stand-alone thriller notable mainly for a jolting mid-book twist similar to one Ira Levin used with more subtlety in A Kiss Before Dying. The case of a prostitute's brutal murder provides a welcome break for Michael Ormewood, a cynical, world-weary Atlanta cop weighed down by dealing with the city's underclass and the heartbreak of a mentally impaired son. Since the victim's tongue was severed, linking the crime to several other recent outrages, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation intervenes. Suspicions focus on a recently paroled sex offender, John Shelley, who viciously butchered a neighbor more than a decade earlier. Slaughter unexpectedly switches the narrative's perspective, but the shock value garnered by the plot twist isn't matched by the predictable denouement. (Aug.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Atlanta detective Michael Ormewood squares off against an ex-con with nothing left to lose. Let the Slaughter begin! Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
"Without doubt an accomplished, compelling and complex tale, with page-turning power aplenty" * Daily Express * "An explosive thriller with plenty of twists - this is criminally spectacular" * OK! * "Triptych is structured and paced brilliantly; the tension is unceasing throughout" * The Times * "Gripping, gruesome and definitely not for the faint-hearted" * Woman & Home * "Queen-elect of forensic mysteries" * Guardian *