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Fractured (Will Trent #2)

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A SEARING EXPLORATION OF A SHOCKING CRIME AND ITS AFTERMATH...

With its gracious homes and tree-lined streets, Ansley Park is one of Atlanta's most desirable neighborhoods. But in one gleaming mansion, in a teenager's lavish bedroom, a girl has been savagely murdered. And in the hallway, her horrified mother stands amid shattered glass, having killed her daughter's attacker
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ebook, 400 pages
Published July 29th 2008 by Delacorte Press (first published 2008)
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♥Sharon♥
Oct 14, 2015 ♥Sharon♥ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


I really need to write my reviews before starting my next book. I get distracted and I forget to come back. At the moment I am distracted with book #3 in this series and I love it so far!!

Fractured was another fantastic read. I found the plot to be just as engaging as I did in book #1 and the characters continue to intrigue me. Karin Slaughter writes her characters in such a way that she gives you slivers of their personalities, bits and pieces of their pasts and how each character connects to t
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Mo
Sep 01, 2015 Mo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good read. Will is an enigma. Not sure what to make of him. He is dyslexic, socially inept, awkward, lives with a chihuahua and lives with Angie ... do not like her. But they have a history ... we shall see what the next story brings.

“Talk about sloppy seconds.
Was there such a thing as sloppy thousandths?”



Teenagers, sex, murder, the heat of Atlanta ... good storyline.


In the book she is blonde but it is MY review.

We are introduced to Faith Mitchell, a Detective with the Georgia Police
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Jonetta
Sep 15, 2015 Jonetta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-suspense
Originally posted on The Book Nympho

Quick summary
Abigail Campano comes home and interrupts what appears to be an intruder who's apparently murdered her daughter. What transpires next is shocking and extraordinary. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) and Agent Will Trent are ultimately called in when the case extends beyond the reach of the Atlanta Police Department (APD). He's paired with APD Detective Faith Mitchell to coordinate the efforts of the two law enforcement groups and for the
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Karen
Nov 14, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 STARS



Just getting started in this series and already I find myself getting sucked in fast! Will Trent is such and intriguing man He is a broken man. An awkward, eccentric personality. Yet he's also decent and kind. He is dysfunctional. He is brilliant. He is sexy as fuck, but in a shy and guarded sort of way. But more than anything... he is lonely. And yet he avoids close connections, they bring on too many questions. He has dreams, just like everyone else. But he buries them so deep that he
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Jaime
Apr 22, 2009 Jaime rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 23, 2012 Rick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Vaso
Jan 24, 2016 Vaso rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book!! That's all I will say! I totally enjoyed this one!,
Susan
Oct 14, 2015 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second in the Will Trent series and in this installment Will is directed to work with Faith, his future partner, for the first time. They are assigned to a murder, kidnapping case where Will has a tumultuous personal history with one of the victims Fathers, which he chooses to keep to himself. A good thriller that has everyone stumped in the beginning with virtually no leads. Will and Faith are forced to come together and start building some bonds quickly in order to save one of the ...more
Xana
Nov 09, 2015 Xana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Justo seriam as 3,5*.
Gostei da premissa, gostei do final, gosto muito do Will e adorei a detective.
No entanto, em relação ao primeiro, achei este mais fraco.
Houve alturas em que me custou um pouco a ler.
No entanto recomendo, é um óptimo policial com um final que nos deixa de coração apertado.
Sue Coletta
Oct 14, 2014 Sue Coletta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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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Jean Coldwell
Feb 04, 2015 Jean Coldwell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Anne Wright
Dec 29, 2014 Anne Wright rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Heather
Dec 03, 2015 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent reading!
Carla Geraldes
Feb 25, 2015 Carla Geraldes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: empréstimos
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
Apr 20, 2015 Liliana Pinto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4, leituras-2015
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
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Maria
Jan 19, 2015 Maria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
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
Πάνος Τουρλής
ΜΗ διαβάσετε αυτό το βιβλίο αν δεν έχετε διαβάσει το Τρόμος σε τρεις πράξεις, είναι σα να έχετε δει τη σειρά 24 από τον 2ο κύκλο (ναι, την έκανα αυτήν τη βλακεία). Αν και δεν υπάρχει καμία σύνδεση με το προηγούμενο, η κυρίως ιδέα της σειράς των βιβλίων θα προδοθεί αμέσως αν ξεκινήσετε από αυτό το βιβλίο.

Γυρνάς σπίτι σου κουρασμένη από το τένις, σκέφτεται τον αλήτη τον άντρα σου και τις χιλιάδες ερωμένες του και μπαίνοντας βλέπεις παντού σπασμένα γυαλιά. Και ακούς θόρυβο από τον πάνω όροφο. Τρέχε
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Steve
Oct 18, 2011 Steve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Bookworm
Sep 25, 2011 Bookworm rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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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Silvia Ribeiro
Jan 25, 2015 Silvia Ribeiro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Manuela
Dec 01, 2015 Manuela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: venduto, giallo
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.
dbd
Sep 13, 2008 dbd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 14, 2008 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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,
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Siobhan
Jul 04, 2015 Siobhan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Freda Malone
Apr 24, 2015 Freda Malone rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
Ishita
Aug 13, 2014 Ishita rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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