Broken (Will Trent #4)
When the body of a young woman is discovered deep beneath the icy waters of Lake Grant, a note left under a rock by the shore points to suicide. But within minutes, it becomes clear that this is no suicide. It's a brutal, cold-blooded murder.
All too soon, former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton - home for Thanksgiving after a long absence - finds herself unwitti
It was entertaining, especially the interaction between Lena and Frank in the beginning. I was really sort of looking forward...more
I also loved Sara's family and the town's reaction to Will. They all seem to...more
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 s...more
In Karin Slaughter books the cops can be less than stellar. In this book we got some crooked cops...more
A lot happens in this book to change the course of future events in the county. The dead are primarily outsiders, but the motive is 100% rooted in the local community. I found...more
After an anonymous tip, police find an apparent suicide weighted down in the local lake. It doesn't take long before the suicide is proven to be a murder and when police go back to her house they find a masked man inside who flees, seriously stabbing an officer before he is caught. The man turns out to be a 19-year-old mentally challenged local whom everyone knows to be a gentle soul. Sarah Linton is in town visiting her family for T...more
Not a page turner..., May 8, 2010
By Denise "DC" (Missouri, USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Broken: A Novel (Grant County) (Hardcover)
This is the second Grant County novel to feature Will Trent along with Sara Linton. His partner, Faith, is not in this novel except as a phone buddy as she is about to have a baby. Although the story line was decent enough, it lacked the pulse pounding suspense and true thriller sense that I usually get from one of Karin Slaughter's books. The narr...more
However, I was very pleasantly surprised with Broken. I was drawn in by the story right from page 1, both by the intrigue of the plot and its...more
Facing her personal d...more
Sara is still living in Atlanta, but she's home for the holidays. Even though it's been four years since Jeffrey's murder, she is still in mourning.
A murder has occurred, but Lena and Frank capture the criminal and all is settled. Well, until Sara gets involved and sees that things are not adding up. This prompts her to bring in Will Trent from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. To...more
This novel was set in Grant County so we meet up with Sara Linton and Lena Adams again.
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 underst...more
The little town in Grant County happens to be the same place Sara grew up and where her husband was killed on the job several years ago. Sara has moved on to Atlanta, escaping the bad memories, but she reluctantly agree...more
When a dead college student is pulled out of a river, it is quickly determined that she did not commit suicide even though it was made to look that way. In the course of an investigation, Detective Lena Adams and Acting Chief Frank Wallace arrest a mentally disabled man after he st...more
The climax of this novel was disappointing, however. The resolution felt sloppy and many revelations came out of nowhere. The motivations of key characters broke down. The last two chapters of the book really felt li...more
In this story, Will and Sarah are both drawn into a murder investigation in Sarah's home town and end up also uncovering some unsavory people running the police force.
I haven't read any of the original Grant County books and it wasn't a problem. I would recommend h...more
I especially appreciated the varying perspectives in the book, how Slaughter has brought us the view of shared past events through different characters' eyes. It is most enlightening to see how firmly each clings to the 'truth' of his/her interpretation of those events....more
Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia community, and now resides in Atlanta. She is widely credited with first coining the term "inv...more
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"No." He stood behind Sara, holding the camera in front so she could see. "Zoom here," he said, flicking the toggle.
"You could probably-"
"This is macro."
"Super macro." He kept talking over her until she gave up. "Here's where you adjust for color. This is light. Anti-shake. Red-eye." He clicked through the features like a photography instructor.
Sara Finally relented. "Why don't I point and you shoot?"
"All right." His back was stiff, and she could tell that he was irritated.
"I'm sorry I-"
"Please don't apologize."
Sara held his gaze for a few moments longer, wishing she could fix this. There was nothing to say if he wouldn't even let her apologize.”
She realized that Will hadn't looked at her once since walking into the room. He had such an air of defeat about him, as if every word that came from his mouth caused him pain.”