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Fractured (Will Trent #2)

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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  16,698 ratings  ·  822 reviews
Abigail Campano heeft in haar jarenlange huwelijk geleerd om geweld en bedrog te accepteren. Maar als ze bij thuiskomst op een insluiper stuit die met een mes in zijn hand over het dode lichaam van haar dochter gebogen staat, maakt zich een ongekende kracht in haar los. een kracht die de man fataal wordt. Will Trent van het Georgia Bureau of Investigation krijgt de leiding ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published June 2008 by Century
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Jaime
I really loved Triptych when I read it, but it took me some time to warm up to Fractured. Will Trent is a very unconventional main character — after all, he’s a GBI investigator that can’t read. He’s awkward, socially inept, and at times, easily flustered. I tend to waffle back and forth in my belief of the scenario but by the time I get to the end, I have to admit that I feel for him. Slaughter takes his illiteracy and really makes it matter, as his dyslexia leads to him discovering some key fa ...more
Rick
Yes, I've given "Fractured" 5 stars. NOT because it's the best book I've ever read, or because it's 'deep and meaningful literature.'
I gave it five stars because it grabbed me, and kept me inside reading all weekend. And isn't THAT what a good mystery should do? There wasn't ever a good place to stop!

But there's many more positive things about "Fractured" that should be said:
The main character is Will Trent, a member of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. He's complex, has a deep and troubled b
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Sue Coletta
I gave this book five stars because the story really resonated with me. Even though I have never experienced what the characters went through, I felt their pain. That's good story telling. From chapter one this book hooked me and did not let go until "The End". I'm not a huge fan of epilogues, but in this case I do think it was necessary to show her (I'm not saying who "her" is, either. You'll have to read to find out.) life afterwards, how it changed because of the events that happened. A terri ...more
Jane Stewart
I was not surprised or delighted, but it kept my interest.

The entire book is watching the investigation - a police procedural. The suspense is wondering if the kidnaped victim is alive and if they can find her or save her. When two witnesses were questioned by the police, they did not tell what they knew. That was frustrating because it delayed things. When they eventually told a day or so later, the investigation speeded in new directions. I was angry at the witnesses. They were minor character
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Steve
Karin Slaughter writes tough, vigorous prose, and has the characters and plots to match. Fractured features Will Trent, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent, a former foster child with emotional scar tissue that helps him read people quickly. His people skills are vital because Trent is also a severe dyslexic who has kept his inability to read secret for most of his life.

When he is called to the palatial home where a teenaged girl has been kidnapped and two other people killed, it doesn't tak
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aPriL eVoLvEs (ex-Groot)
Dr. Amanda Wagner, head of Special Criminal Apprehension, and Will Trent, Special Agent, once again are in a weird dance of disrespect, toughness and abuse. Wagner does not resist her impulses to take care of her career in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation before anything else, which also involves political stroking and media manipulation. She does not hesitate to move her agents around without regard to their opinions or needs. Results oriented, she takes care of Trent only because he general ...more
dbd
Spellbinding crime mystery with side stories about the lead detective's dislexia and female partner's personal situations. It's a little grisly in spots, but I recommend it.
Kim
karin slaughter never fails to shock and draw you in you, and keep you turning pages faster in every novel.
Ishita
3.5 Stars actually!

The book was indeed enthralling! This was my first Karin Slaughter and I have to say this- I am so glad I did it! She has amazing talent as writer. The storyline was interesting all along. The only thing I felt missing was the character background. They had no proper history of how or why they got where they did or were who they were. The detail that was in there was a little more than just a blurb. But more than that, while reading the epilogue, I felt something very importan
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Dominiek Leenknecht
Na mij de vorige maanden voornamelijk verdiept te hebben in Zuidamerikaanse reisfolders, een stapel business boeken en andere saaie materie, vond ik het tijd om nog eens een goede thriller ter hand te nemen. En wat voor één!

Karin Slaughter heeft haar naam niet gestolen: in elk van haar boeken wordt wel één of ander personage als een beest afgeslacht, zo ook in "Versplinterd". In dit boek treft een moeder haar dochter thuis aan, gelegen in een grote plas bloed en vol messteken, en slaagt die moed
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Bookworm
I thought this was a slow burner that never really got going after the Prologue/First Chapter. I kept turning the page expecting something exciting to happen - it never did. It simply got to the point where I had to finish the book because if I put the book down and started something else, I would never return to it.


One thing I have noticed with this author is that her chapters are increasingly long which I find tedious. A short sharp chapter often works wonders in keeping the reader on their to
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Karyn
This was a amazing novel. When I say amazing I mean go-pick-up-a-copy-to-read-amazing. Triptych was the first Karin Slaughter book I read last year and I was hooked. I loved Will Trent - the detective with undiagnosed dyslexia who cannot read, is socially awkward, looks at everything with different eyes, is extremely intelligent and makes one hell of a detective.

In Fractured, Slaughter brings Will's past and his disability to the forefront - he excels because of what he is and is held back beca
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Julie
This is the first book I've read by this author. I absolutely loved it. Extremely well written, and it hooked me right away. The characters were believable, the plot was engaging. As I read along, just as I was beginning to get a little antsy, starting to yearn for something exciting to happen, the author delivered! Once I hit the point of really intense and building suspense, I could not put the book down. It's as if the author knew the exact point to unleash all the surprises and thrills, and ...more
Gail Stewart rumsey
This is the first Karin Slaughter/Will Trent book I have read thus breaking one of my rules of always starting a series with the first one written. I will now quickly read Triptych and proceed in order as I thoroughly enjoyed this one. The story and characters are well developed and Will is a refreshing and likeable detective.
Alex Duncan
Another compelling crime novel on the streets of Atlanta.
Paul Pessolano
Karin Slaughter sets her novel, "Fractured" in Atlanta and brings back Detective Will Trent of the GBI. Will, if you recall, was the main character in "Triptych". Will has a slight case of dyslexia and was the product of a state home.

In the upper class neighbehood of Ansley Park, Abigail Campano, comes home to find her daughter's girlfriend, Kayla, dead in a pool of blood. She is confronted by a young man with a knife in his hand, but bleeding profusely from a stomach wound. She surmises that he
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Sara
MY TAKE:
This was a very well-written, fast paced detective novel with truthful characters and heart. Exploring the pain of growing up in the foster care system, the scars that is leaves behind, and what kind of a man
it can make you. I felt drawn to Will, wanted to comfort and protect him, make him forget his past and help him heal, even though he would never ask for it. Abigail’s pain and horror at the abduction of
her daughter and the death of Adam by her own hands was real and visceral. Faith
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Magpie67
Clearly 5 stars for another spectacular title by Karin Slaughter! Broken into three days: a dead teenager, a dead college student by the hands of the mother who believes her daughter is dead and a kidnapped teen are the focus... We, the readers,follow the clues to discover who the perp is and where the girl might be. As each page played out... my dread of the unknown was stacking up. Karin has this way and so I focused on only a few clues as I read along. Day three was slow and by slow I mean si ...more
Keri Neal
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Kelli
This review is for the audiobook version of Fractured, narrated by Phil Gigante.

After a rocky episode rooting out corruption in the Atlanta PD, Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is commencing a rocky partnership with Atlanta PD Detective Faith Mitchell on a gruesome murder/kidnapping case where time is of the essence. The story unfolds gradually as leads are tracked down and every line of investigation is followed. It is detailed but never boring. I often listened to a scene and
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Jason
Lame mystery. Poor pacing. Mostly annoying characters, aside from a few who get very little screen/pagetime. It's relatively well-written though.

Notes while Reading: (view spoiler)
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Shonna Froebel
This novel features Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
When a wealthy woman comes home one day, she finds an apparant breakin at her house. She rushes up to her teenage daughter's room and finds a man standing over the body in the hall upstairs with a knife in her hands. As she tries to get away she ends up entangled with the man and in the struggle kills him with her bare hands. Will arrives on the scene as an observer to the Atlanta police, but when he spots something
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Rolyn
I think it is better than the first book. The perpetrator was not revealed halfway through the book, which I thought was cool. I liked this one because even if Will is dyslexic he found a way to finish the case. My heart also hurt for Will for all the things he suffered and his disappointments during his childhood.

In my review for the first book, I said that I cannot form an opinion about Angie Polaski. Well, I still cannot form any opinion about her. So let me just say things that were mentione
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Gerard Oconnell
enjoyed very much, i will soon be reading the other books in the series. thank you theresa for picking this book for me. very good writer.
Teresa
Enjoyed watching Will cope with his dyslexia and the lengths he would go to in order to hide his problem. Faith seems to be an interesting character, it might be interesting to see how she develops in subsequent stories. The idea of killing someone and then finding out that what seemed obvious was completely and utterly wrong is scary. Living with the consequences would be terrible. I wouldn't count this as one of the best books I've read this year but the ideas within it are thought provoking a ...more
Amanda
Hoo boy that was a good one. Off to the next!
Bookmom
A well-written whodunit involving murder and kidnapping with plenty of discovery, depravity, twists and an introduction to dyslexia and other reading challenges.

A well-to-do mother, while on the phone with her husband, realizes someone had broken into the house as she arrives home and comes across a bloody young man holding a knife over her daughter’s obviously raped, beaten and stabbed body. When the kid comes after her, she fights back and kills him. But wait, that’s not Emma, it’s her best f
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Madison
Starting off with the Prologue, I loved it, I got to know a little about the parent’s life and as soon as Abigail stepped into the house I knew then something was going to happen. Now for me the beginning of the book it moved a little slow. But once we got our suspect things started moving perfectly and smoothly.
AHHHHHHHHHH LOVED THESE CHARACTERS!!!!!... I always feel an attachment to the male leads in stories just like I had in the Grant County series with Jeffery, so I wasn't surprised when I
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Emily
Mar 02, 2014 Emily rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: maltrebus, mauve sirene
Recommended to Emily by: panost
Πολύ καλό και το δεύτερο βιβλίο της σειράς με ήρωα τον Γουίλ Τρεντ.
Το "Τρίπτυχο" (ο ξένος τίτλος) ή "Τρόμος σε τρεις πράξεις" θα έλεγα ότι υπερτερούσε ελαφρώς ως πρώτο βιβλίο της σειράς. Πάντως, μην διαβάσετε το δεύτερο βιβλίο πριν το πρώτο, καθώς ο χαρακτήρας του Γουίλ Τρεντ χτίζεται κομμάτι κομμάτι στο πρώτο βιβλίο.
Ο γνώριμος πλέον Γουίλ εξακολουθεί να σέρνει τα προβλήματα του και τη δυσκολία της έκφρανσης των συναισθημάτων του. Παραδόξως τα προβλήματα του παρελθόντος του και των παιδικών του
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Kerry Hunter
A woman comes home to find a man with a knife hunched over what she believes to be the dead body of her teenage daughter. She did what she felt she had to do, and fought back, killing him. But all was not as it appeared.

This is the first Karin Slaughter book I have read, and I loved every second of it. Slaughter's writing style reminds me a lot of Lisa Gardner's, which is a huge compliment from me because I adore her books also. The story was gripping and I genuinely couldn't figure out who did
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Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fifteen thrillers, including UNSEEN, CRIMINAL, FALLEN, BROKEN, UNDONE, FRACTURED, BEYOND REACH, TRIPTYCH, FAITHLESS, COP TOWN, and the e-original short stories “Snatched” and “Busted.”

Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia community, and now resides in Atlanta. She is widely credited with first coining the
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