Karin Slaughter

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Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated COP TOWN and the instant NEW YORK TIMES bestselling novels PRETTY GIRLS, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and PIECES OF HER. Her most recent book, THE LAST WIDOW, features Sara Linton and Will Trent. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta. Her standalone novels PIECES OF HER, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and COP TOWN are in development for film and ...more

THE LAST WIDOW - In Conversation with Karin Slaughter

At its heart, THE LAST WIDOW is a book about a cult: The Invisible Patriot Army. What made you drawn to this subject matter?
I’ve always been fascinated by cults. It probably originated with two of the seminal books of my childhood—HELTER SKELTER, by Vincent Bugliosi and THE STRANGER BESIDE ME, by Ann Rule. HELTER SKELTER is about Charles Manson, and he obviously led a bona fide cult in the way... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.07 · 880,968 ratings · 62,276 reviews · 92 distinct worksSimilar authors
Pretty Girls

3.99 avg rating — 150,324 ratings — published 2015 — 96 editions
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The Good Daughter (Good Dau...

4.13 avg rating — 93,847 ratings — published 2017 — 89 editions
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Blindsighted (Grant County,...

4.09 avg rating — 63,221 ratings — published 2001 — 104 editions
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Triptych (Will Trent, #1)

4.13 avg rating — 50,764 ratings — published 2006 — 92 editions
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Fractured (Will Trent, #2)

4.17 avg rating — 40,339 ratings — published 2008 — 102 editions
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Broken (Will Trent, #4)

4.18 avg rating — 35,809 ratings — published 2010 — 96 editions
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Fallen (Will Trent, #5)

4.22 avg rating — 33,832 ratings — published 2011 — 66 editions
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Indelible (Grant County, #4)

4.19 avg rating — 31,429 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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Criminal (Will Trent, #6)

4.23 avg rating — 30,773 ratings — published 2012 — 63 editions
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Kisscut (Grant County, #2)

4.09 avg rating — 31,784 ratings — published 2002 — 86 editions
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More books by Karin Slaughter…
Triptych Fractured Undone Broken Fallen Criminal Unseen
(10 books)
4.16 avg rating — 328,413 ratings

Blindsighted Kisscut A Faint Cold Fear Indelible Faithless Beyond Reach
(6 books)
4.12 avg rating — 209,815 ratings

The Good Daughter
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4.10 avg rating — 103,904 ratings

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“You can take my heart, but I can't let you take my dog.”
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“Reading is not just an escape. It is access to a better way of life.”
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“Considering what Pauline's been through . . ." Will began, then stopped himself. "She's not very nice."
"She's a cold-blooded bitch."
"I'm surprised I haven't fallen in love with her.”
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I'm trying to get a sense for what you guys want to read. Looking at everyone's currently reading shelves, it's a nice mix of fiction and non-fiction. Please select a preferred genre and write in a genre not mentioned.

Fiction & Literature Anne Tyler
  13 votes, 39.4%

Young Adult Rainbow Rowell
  4 votes, 12.1%

Women's Lit/Chick Lit Jennifer Weiner
  2 votes, 6.1%

Science Fiction Andy Weir
  2 votes, 6.1%

Graphic Novels/Comics Brian K. Vaughan
  2 votes, 6.1%

Classics Oscar Wilde
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Non-fiction Mary Roach
  2 votes, 6.1%

Fantasy George R.R. Martin
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Fiction & Literature
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ancient literature
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Mystery Ridley Pearson
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Paranormal Gena Showalter
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Horror Stephen King
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Romance Sarah MacLean
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Historical Fiction Philippa Gregory
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Crime Karin Slaughter
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message 6: by Jonas

Jonas Saul Thanks for the friending. Great to meet you in this virtual library.

Get caught reading ...

Jonas Saul

message 5: by Sean

Sean Peters Karin,

just a quick note, to mention some of our members have joined/a thread "Buddy Read" on "A Good Thriller", all reading the first Will Trent book, which I have read.

Thought you might like to pop in the thread, read the comments.

Also read The Good Daughter recently.

Great you are still a member, and hope you will do another Q and A's at some stage when you are free.

your friend


"A Good Thriller"

message 4: by Jamie

Jamie Molloy Could not put 'Pretty Girls' down. Looking forwards to more of your books!

message 3: by Sandi

Sandi Thank you for confirming my Friend Request. I have posted my Cop Town review on Amazon and on my FB page: Facebook.com/Reading.for.the.Masses

As an aside, I have just applied for a job as an assistant to the Victoria Sanders literary agency. Fingers crossed!

Shelby *trains flying monkeys* I just finished Cop Town..bravo my friend..bravo!

Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

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