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(Will Trent #4)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  47,486 ratings  ·  1,949 reviews
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 understand her role in the death of Grant County's popular police chief. He doesn't understand why that man's wid ...more
Hardcover, 398 pages
Published June 22nd 2010 by Delacorte Press
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Katrien Wuyckens Hi, in this book Angie is only mentioned in passing as the story happens in Grant County and she is still in Atlanta. I hope that in the next books we…moreHi, in this book Angie is only mentioned in passing as the story happens in Grant County and she is still in Atlanta. I hope that in the next books we get to see some things from her perspective again like in the first book as I believe she really is a character with a lot of potential(less)

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Meredith ( on Semi-Hiatus until February)
“She was so damned tired of being tragic.”

A college student is murdered. A suspect is apprehended. A police officer is stabbed. The events surrounding the crime and the suspect do not add up. Something isn’t right in Grant County.

In Broken, the Will Trent series and Grant County Series collide.

Broken is a little different than the three previous installments in the Will Trent series. All events take place in Grant County, and the usual suspects do not make appearances. There are phone calls
Susanne  Strong
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars

When I started listening to “Broken” by Karin Slaughter, I thought it had been about Six months since I listened the 6th book in the Grant County Series. Turns out it had only been about Two and a Half months. When I began and all of my feelings rushed back, I realized that I wasn’t ready, yet I kept going.

Cue the anger, the tears and snot nosed face (sorry for the visual!). I was not and am not over what happened. (Sorry for not explaining but I can’t give spoilers). I’m honestly not
Sara Linton returns home to Grant County for the holidays, the first time since her personal tragedy. It's the first time she's faced all the reminders of her past life and it's a challenge. Unfortunately, she's almost immediately drawn into an apparent murder investigation that threatens to reunite her with Lena Adams, the woman she holds responsible for her pain. Because of the case circumstances, Will Trent is summoned to Heartsdale and together he and Sara team up to determine exactly what's ...more
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Perfect progression for this series. LOVED IT! I'll be back with a full review soon!

Just scrolling through my reviews and realized I never came back to this. Oh well. You know I loved it so that's all that matters right?
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
Although Karin Slaughter is one of my favourite authors, this is not one of her best books.

The body of a young woman is pulled from a frigid lake, and the man who is charged with killing her commits suicide while in police custody. Dr Sara Linton, who is home for the holiday, calls in Will Trent to investigate the death in custody.

This book has a great plot, but Slaughter has, unusually, failed to make the most of it. Broken lacks the suspense and thrills we have all come to love and associate
Now living in Atlanta, Dr Sara Linton is visiting Heartsdale in Grant County, Georgia for the Thanksgiving holiday when she becomes unwillingly mixed up in the autopsy and investigation of a young murder suspect in police custody. Sara left Heartsdale when her husband, Jeffrey Tolliver, the Chief of Police was murdered and doesn't want anything to do with the new chief or Jeffrey's ex-partner, Lena Adams, who she blames for Jeffrey's death. She is relieved when Agent Will Trent from the Georgia ...more
Sep 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite
Another great read in this series. 4.5 "I love Will" stars.

Will is called into Grant County to investigate a possible suicide in police custody. He butts heads with Lena Adams and Frank Wallace, and uncovers a truth that most in the town do not want to see.

While reading this one I realise that Will has sandy hair. Tant pis! My review, my imagination.

Sara Linton no longer thought of Grant County as her home.

Sara is back in Grant county for the Thanksgiving holiday. It is her first
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-book
Love this series!! Love Will Trent!! Love Karin Slaughter!!
Nov 11, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book was fun to read, but not for the reasons the author probably intended. My favorite parts of the book were the incredibly awkward interactions between Sara and Will, both of them are so socially retarded, both thinking neither is good for the other, not realizing they are perfect for each other if only Sara could get over her dead husband and Will could get rid of Angie who is the biggest user I have ever seen.

I also loved Sara's family and the town's reaction to Will. They all seem to
Sonja Arlow
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

For some reason this book started off a lot slower than what I have come to expect from this author and with this installment she also kept the gory parts quite tame.

BUT as the story progressed I got sucked in more and at the end I realized that I will have to read the next installment sooner rather than later.

The lives of the characters were almost more of a focus point than the murder investigation but I didn’t mind one bit as the story gave a lot of insight into the dynamics between
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫Karin Slaughter hasn’t let me down yet! Another excellent, edge of your seat book!
Stephanie Nicholas
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This particular book of Slaughter's is the fourth of the Will Trent mysteries.

Allison is living in Grant County, Georgia going to college. She's having a rough go of things, her boyfriend's being a shit head, her car is on the fritz, she barely can afford to live in her own place, and she's fighting to keep her grades up. Her body is found in a nearby lake, all signs pointing to suicide, apart from the stab wound in the back of her neck. Something's not right.

I enjoyed the cast of characters,
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
It’s hard to start with the number of characters to sort thru but then the flow is great.
It’s Thanksgiving in Grant County, Georgia -> Special Agent Will Trent of Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is assigned to 2 cases.

Allison Spooner’s murder & Tommy Braham’s suicide.

Det. Lena Adams helps Will investigate the cases.

(1) Allison Spooner(21) - A Grant Tech college student & waitress, killed at Lover’s Point. Stabbed, tied to cider blocks, thrown into Lover’s Point Lake with a suicide note. If
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it

And the Will Trent story goes on.

There has to be something awfully bad or awfully good to compel a person to turn their lives around.

This one taking us back to Grant County, where Dr. Sara Linton was born and raised, and worked with her late husband, Jeffrey Tolliver, who was the chief of police at the time.

Sara is only there for a visit with her family for the Thanksgiving holiday. But somehow her old life manages to draw her back into the thick of things.

But Sara is not s
Aug 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Broken by Karin Slaughter is a 2010 Delacorte Press publication.

This fourth installment in the Will Trent series once again ties in with Grant County as Sara Linton returns home for the holidays. When a young college girl is found dead, originally the consensus is suicide, but upon further investigation it is discovered she was murdered.

Then a mentally challenged man is arrested for the crime, and promptly commits suicide in his jail cell. Sara knows instinctively that the cops messed up and t
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite
Another 5* rating this book got me hooked from the start,Lena Adams is back.a great crime case body in the water and the murderer wasn't revealed till the end.fantastic read highly recommend. ...more
jv poore
Feb 03, 2021 rated it liked it
Oh, I am so happy that I have the next Will Trent book sitting on my shelf.
Amanda Hupe
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reads
It is pretty obvious by now that I have become quite obsessed with Karin Slaughter. I am currently reading her Will Trent Series. Broken is book 4 in the series. This book begins with a character that has already been introduced, Dr. Sara Linton. She is coming home for the first time in years and is haunted by her husband’s murder. Grant County is small and the police protect themselves. When a young woman’s body is pulled from the lake, an arrest is made, but the suspect kills himself in his ce ...more
Oct 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
I loved this 4th Will Trent installment. While it was not as gruesome as the three before it, it had me guessing up to the end. I found the last chapter (not the epilogue) to be very emotional in so many ways.

I cannot express how much I want Will and Sara to become romantically involved. If only Angie would quit getting in the way. Argh! She is such a bottom feeder.

Lena had me fooled to a certain extent- I could almost sympathize with her……until the author steered my thinking into a very diffe
Apr 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Karin Slaughter always gives a pretty good thrill, but I'm getting a little tired of the whole Grant County scene. I absolutely love Will Trent, and I'd like to see him well away from Angie and preferably with Sarah, but all these serial killer-type situations in one tiny, minuscule, happy, joyous (as Slaughter delights in reminding us) town is getting a bit old, frankly.

It was entertaining, especially the interaction between Lena and Frank in the beginning. I was really sort of looking forward
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I could not have imagined a better way to return us to the Grant County series than this one.

In book four of the Will Trent series, we are reunited with difficult characters I have had no problem hating, and this time.. this time I wanted better for them. For me. And BROKEN really tested that because early on I thought we were just going to be right back to where I hated everything. But instead Slaughter redeemed a particular personality in the only way she could be redeemed. Not wholly but eno
Alan Cotterell
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017

Yet another brilliant story from arguably the best out there.
Re read this after about 5 years, still as good as ever. Fantastic characters and storyline.
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!! Great plot!! GREATEST CHARACTER EVER, Will Trent!!! (Does anyone else loathe Angie as much as I do?? I want her out of Will's life from book 1.) ...more
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, kindle, suspense, 2015
Dr. Sara Linton returns to her hometown in Grant County to visit family for the Thanksgiving Holiday. When a college student is found murdered and her assailant arrested, Sara is called to the police station to help calm down the perpetrator. What she finds is a 19-year-old dead in his cell of an apparent suicide. Blaming Detective Lena Adams for not searching Tommy Brahams before putting him in his cell, Sara notifies the Georgia Bureau of Investigations about the negligent detective. Investiga ...more
Laura Peden
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks, audible
Broken by Karin Slaughter is book 4 in The Will Trent series. This one is quite a bit different than the others in the series. I didn’t even have to take a break from reading because of torture scenes. It’s definitely more a of a mystery than a thriller, heavier on forensics than the others and there’s more character development to set up the future books. I enjoyed the slower pace of this one and I completely adore Sarah’s character so I was happy she was featured throughout. I really hope ther ...more
4 Stars

Sara Linton returns to Grant County for the Thanksgiving holiday. When the body of a young girl is pulled from the lake and another young man dies in police custody, she requests GBI assistance and Will Trent is sent to investigate.

The character development is the main focus of the story. Will's skills as an investigator are at the fore, yet it is his deepening friendship with and growing attraction to Sara that is the real highlight. Sara, herself, finally makes the bittersweet de
Maureen DeLuca
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Broken is the 4th in the Will Trent series- having really liked the first 3 in this series- this one fell short 'just a bit' .

Before you pick up this series- there is a continuation with some of the characters from Slaughter's Grant County series which has a total of 6 books. There are many great reviews in that series- I am one of the very few that wasn't totally crazy about it- even though I read all of the books.

If you are one of the few who are still reading Grant County- finish that - the
Mar 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Not as good as previous ones in the series but still solid. And loving how the characters are developing. Onwards!!
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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 21 novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated COP TOWN and the instant NYT bestselling stand-alone novels PRETTY GIRLS, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and PIECES OF HER. Slaughter is the founder of the Sa ...more

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