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Fractured (Will Trent #2)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  19,077 ratings  ·  903 reviews
The second Will Trent novel, from the No. 1 Bestseller.

When Atlanta housewife Abigail Campano comes home unexpectedly one afternoon, she walks into a nightmare. A broken window, a bloody footprint on the stairs and, most devastating of all, the horrifying sight of her teenage daughter lying dead on the landing, a man standing over her with a bloody knife. The struggle whic
Paperback, 528 pages
Published March 26th 2009 by Arrow (first published 2008)
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Jo Ann Reinhold I have read all her books too! I love her characters, even the ones I hate! She really has a way with her writing that draws you right into the story.…moreI have read all her books too! I love her characters, even the ones I hate! She really has a way with her writing that draws you right into the story.(less)
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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
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
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
Jean Coldwell
I’ve missed you, Karin Slaughter. I read the standalone, Cop Town, almost five months ago. I mourned the end of the Grant County series seven months ago. In between, I was introduced to GBI detective Will Trent in Triptych. I gave that one five stars, but I may have liked the second in the series, Fractured, even better.

In Fractured, Will Trent takes over a case that has been mishandled from the get-go by the Atlanta P.D. The daughter of a wealthy auto dealer appears to have been brutally murder
Anne Wright
Dec 29, 2014 Anne Wright rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: crime murder
Fractured by Karin Slaughter

A wonderful read, I enjoyed this book it is never a nice subject when its murder and kidnap but the story is strong and well written and moves clearly through to keep you hooked and trying to guess who, what, why etc.

Abigail Campano arrives home to find her daughter on the landing floor with the murderer leaning over her. Instead of turning and running she tries to go to the help of her daughter. The murderer comes after her and as she goes crashing down the stairs al
Carla Geraldes
Numa palavra? FANTÁSTICO!!!! Mais um policial que me encheu as medidas. Este é daqueles que se pega e não mais larga enquanto não se acaba.
Liliana Pinto
Em "Fraturado" reencontrei a personagem que tanto adorei no livro "Tríptico": Will Trent.

Há medida que a acção do livro vai avançado a história vai complicando mais e mais e nós já não sabemos quem é quem ou o que realmente se passou. Will Trent, com a ajuda da sua nova parceira Faith Mitchell vai tentar perceber e desvendar um caso que tomou contornos macabros.

Karin Slaughter tem o dom de construir personagens muito fortes e humanas. Tem também uma grande capacidade de escrever vilãos completam
Desde que li Tríptico, nem Novembro do ano passado, que estava ansiosa pela saída de um novo livro de Karin Slaughter, escritora que conheci com esta primeira leitura. As expectativas eram altas já que elegi essa minha estreia com a escritora como um dos melhores policiais, e até mesmo livros que li nesse ano. Felizmente, não me desiludi com este segundo livro, editado novamente pela Topseller, demonstrando que foi uma excelente aposta na editora em publicar a série de Will Trent desde o seu iní ...more
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
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
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
Un altro ottimo giallo per la Slaughter, che non lesina in descrizioni crude e realistiche. Will Trent si conferma un personaggio pieno di sfumature. Interessante anche l'introduzione del detective Faith Mitchell.
Silvia Ribeiro
Cá está mais um daqueles livros que valem a pena comprar.
Grande história e grande protagonista. Só não leva as 5 estrelas porque não é tão bom como o primeiro. Mas é tão melhor que outros do mesmo estilo.
A tradução é que volta a deixar a desejar. Tantas gralhas e erros num livro desta qualidade é imperdoável.
aPriL does feral sometimes
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
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.
karin slaughter never fails to shock and draw you in you, and keep you turning pages faster in every novel.
João Carlos
Depois do excelente ”Tríptico” (4*), primeiro livro da série Will Trent, da escritora norte-americana Karin Slaughter (n. 1971) ”Fraturado” estava no topo das prioridades de leitura para 2015.
A premissa inicial de ”Fraturado” é excelente, um assassinato, “vários” crimes, um rapto com sequestro, muito suspense e vários equívocos, numa mansão sumptuosa em Ansley Park, Atlanta, com o agente especial Will Trent do GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation) é mesmo uma personagem “especial”, um disléxico,
I feel as though I need to add a little note to the start of each of my Will Trent reviews, telling people that I read Karin Slaughter’s books in completely the wrong order. I do not simply mean reading Will Trent before the Grant Country series, but also in the order I read the Will Trent books. Due to this the chronology of events was completely messed up on my behalf.

For me this book was a much better introduction to Will Trent than Triptych. In this one we really get to see Will in all his g
Freda Malone
Karin Slaughter has done it again. A fantastic crime thriller that just sinks it's teeth into my soul. I'm liking Will Trent more and more, but Angie, his now fiance' has had me feeling like I want to shoot her out of her miserable attitude and manipulative seduction of Trent. Thank you for writing only small parts of her in this book. For a while I completely forget about her, focus on Trent, the crime, the clues, and then you remind me of her again. Let's get that toxic woman out of Trent's li ...more
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
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
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.
This is an enjoyable relatively well paced thriller that alternates between the views of Will Trent, a dyslexic special agent, and Faith Mitchell, a local detective whose has quite the grudge against Trent, as they try and work together to solve a brutal murder and kidnapping. The story is easy to follow but still twists and turns enough to keep you interested throughout. The interplay between Trent and Mitchell is an added twist that is enjoyable at first but does become a little too much by th ...more
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must say before I do this review that I am a huge Karin Slaughter fan and was VERY excited and waiting with baited breath for her new book. Maybe the reason I cannot decide how to rate this book is because I truly do love the characters Sara, Jeffrey and Lena who appear in other Karin Slaughter Books.

Karin Slaughter has released a series of books called 'Grant County Series' and they feature the characters of Sara Jeffrey and Len.

This book is part of the 'Atlanta' series of books of which there
I enjoyed this book and it was difficult to decide whether to give it 3 or 4 stars but I eventually settled for the 3 rating. The characters are very strong and I do enjoy this series but I found this book a little inconsistent and didn't quite keep me wanting to know more. That said it is a good read and I will continue reading the other books in this series.
Paulo Pires
Fracturado é o segundo livro da série Will Trent, um livro há muito aguardado mas que finalmente chegou às minhas mãos e logo que tive oportunidade devorei.

A história centra-se num trágico e brutal assassinato de uma jovem. Quando Abigail chega a casa e vê o corpo da jovem sem vida ensanguentado e o presumível homicida a dirigir-se a si com uma faca, ela só tem uma hipótese, lutar pela vida…

O agente Will Trent (do Georgia Bureau of Investigation) é chamado ao local do crime onde Departament
Alex Duncan
Another compelling crime novel on the streets of Atlanta.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Will Trent (7 books)
  • Triptych (Will Trent, #1)
  • Undone (Will Trent, #3)
  • Broken (Will Trent, #4)
  • Fallen (Will Trent, #5)
  • Criminal (Will Trent, #6)
  • Unseen (Will Trent, #7)
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