Broken by Karin Slaughter is the fourth book in the “Will Trent/Georgia” thriller series. Publisher: Delacorte Press, June 2010

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 why that man’s widow, Dr. Sara Linton, needs him now more than ever to help her crack this case.

While the police force investigates the murder of a young woman pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police force, putting pressure on Adams just when she’s already about to crack. Caught between two complicated and determined women, trying to understand Linton’s passionate distrust of Adams, the facts surrounding Chief Tolliver’s death, and the complexities of this insular town, Trent will unleash a case filled with explosive secrets—and encounter a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed.

Spellbinding and keenly paced, “Broken” is Karin Slaughter at her best. Here is an unforgettable story story of raw emotions, dangerous assumptions, the deadly and layered game of betrayal, and a man’s determination to expose the most painful of human truths—no matter how deeply they’re hidden…or how devastating.

This book was a thrill a minute from the first page to the last sentence. Whenever I have an “OMG” moment while reading, that means this book captured me and held on. A great read and I can’t wait for the next book. My rating: 5 stars

*(Grant County #8) (Will Trent #4)

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