Undone by Karin Slaughter is the third book in the “Will Trent/Georgia” thriller series.  Publisher: Delacorte Press, July 2009

In the trauma center of Atlanta’s busiest hospital, Sara Linton treats the city’s poor, wounded, and unlucky—and finds refuge from the tragedy that rocked her life in rural Grant County. Then, in one instant, Sara is thrust into a frantic police investigation, coming face-to-face with a tall driven detective and his quiet female partner…. In Undone, three unforgettable characters from Karin Slaughter’s New York Times bestselling novels Faithless and Fractured collide for the first time, entering an electrifying race against the clock—and a duel with unspeakable human evil.

In the backwoods of suburban Atlanta, where Sara’s patient was found, local police have set up their investigation. But Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Will Trent doesn’t wait for the go-ahead from his boss—he plunges through police lines, through the brooding woods, and single-handedly exposes a hidden house of horror buried beneath the earth. Then he finds another victim.…

Wresting the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner, Faith Mitchell—a woman keeping explosive secrets of her own—are called into a related investigation. Another woman—a smart, upscale, independent young mother—has been snatched. For the two cops out on the hunt, for the doctor trying to bring her patient back to life, the truth hits like a hammer: the killer’s torture chamber has been found, but the killer is still at work.

In her latest suspense masterpiece, Karin Slaughter weaves together the moving, powerful human stories of characters as real as they are complex and unforgettable. At the same time she has crafted a work of dazzling storytelling and spine-tingling mystery—as three people, each with their own wounds and their own secrets, are all that stands between a madman and his next crime.

From the beginning the Grant County series heroine was Sara Linton and we readers like our heroines to be happy and come out a winner. In Beyond Reach, Sara did not.  In this new book which takes place 3.5 years later, we see Sara starting to recover from her ordeal by becoming involved in a disturbing case offering her services.  This story combines the characters from the “Grant County” and the “Will Trent/Atlanta” series.  I really enjoyed this story because it captured you from the first sentence to the last sentence.  It was fast paced, a page-turner and thrilling with lots of twists and turns.  I couldn’t wait to see what happens next.  I’m definitely looking forward to the next book and I hope both Sara, Will and Faith will be a part of this saga.  My rating: 4 stars

*(Grant County #7) (Will Trent #3)

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