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Publisher's Summary

When the body of a young woman is discovered deep beneath the icy waters of Lake Grant, a note left under a rock by the shore points to suicide. But within minutes, it becomes clear that this is no suicide. It's a brutal, cold-blooded murder.

All too soon former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton - home for Thanksgiving after a long absence - finds herself unwittingly drawn into the case. The chief suspect is desperate to see her, but when she arrives at the local police station she is met with a horrifying sight - he lies dead in his cell, the words 'Not me' scrawled across the walls. Something about his confession doesn't add up and deeply suspicious of the detective in charge, Lena Adams, Sara immediately calls the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Shortly afterwards, Special Agent Will Trent is brought in from his vacation to investigate. But he is immediately confronted with a wall of silence. Grant County is a close-knit community with loyalties and ties that run deep. And the only person who can tell the truth about what really happened is dead.

©2010 Karin Slaughter (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[Slaughter] overlays the standard police procedural with a burning sense of social justice." (Booklist)

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    Rusty 07-05-13
    Rusty 07-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Well titled as this book is Broken!!!"
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    So very disappointed in this book after listening to Slaughter's previous books. The story was just awful. It was not that interesting and not well developed. I was hoping the ending would provide some redemption but it only added to the problems of this book. It was everything I could do just to continue listening.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki Kidd boise 06-03-11
    Vicki Kidd boise 06-03-11 Member Since 2015
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    "BROKEN"

    GREAT SERIES...LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT BOOK. I LOVE THE WAY SHE DEVELOPS EACH CHARACTER.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie NY, NY, USA 07-16-10
    Leslie NY, NY, USA 07-16-10
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    "Well read"

    I enjoyed Slaughter's book. She's top of the game in the genre. She's a good story teller. What pleased me the most was Ross' performance/reading. Rich, vivid characters, each distinct and note worthy.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah shallotte, NC, United States 07-06-10
    Deborah shallotte, NC, United States 07-06-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Please don't perform the books - read them."

    I've absolutely loved Karin Slaughter's books in the past, especially Triptych. I don't know if it was because the narrator overperformed her role or if the story was just bad, but I had a hard time finishing this. I don't like the idea of a female narrator doing so many male voices...just read the book, please. The story seemed thin and Will didn't foster the sympathy or exude sex appeal as he has in past books - just seemed weak and boring. But really, I was so distracted by the narrator, it might be a better book than I thought.

    7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Dianne C Fortner 06-26-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story but......"

    Narration is terrible when she does any mans voice. The book is good just so terribly narrated .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patsy Wichita, KS, United States 06-11-16
    Patsy Wichita, KS, United States 06-11-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrator not the best"

    The narrator of this book Natalie, displays a very phony southern accent. Her regular voice is fairly good, but her southern accent needs a whole lot of work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Denise 05-23-16
    Denise 05-23-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Foul & explicit language"
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    Didn't finish reading the book. i prefer to avoid this kind of language. I wish I had had a warning. I never would have bought this book.

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    Linda 05-20-16
    Linda 05-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I was broken"
    Would you try another book from Karin Slaughter and/or Natalie Ross?

    Yes


    Has Broken turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Everyone got on my nerves too bad the good turned bad.


    Any additional comments?

    As usual Lena got on my nerves. Sarah was a bit crazy in this one. Lena has seemed to take over the series. I have a feeling she will have her own series. I don't really like Lena so I think I would tire of her fast. Sorry one thing I need to say and this is about all stories you have strong characters and the reader sounds like a teenager. Why is it when it's basted on a women character a man will read or the other way around How are narraters picked?? Does anyone know?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Click1st 05-09-16
    Click1st 05-09-16
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    "Enjoyable!"

    Interesting way to pull in characters from Grant County series. Liked it very much & really enjoy Natalie Ross' performance!!

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    Tamela 04-12-16
    Tamela 04-12-16 Member Since 2012

    I Love to listen to books more often than reading. Audible gets me through the day and night more especially when I'm working !

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    "Hmm... it was just mediocre"
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    This was not a great follow up from the last installment but.... overall it was ok. I will go on to download the next book in the series with hopes that it will make up where this book lacked. The main characters like Will, Faith, Lena, Sara and some extras are defined. I like how the writer pulled characters from other books that are not in this series. Luckily I knew who they were (the employees from the diner). This allowed me to really connect the dots on where I'd heard them before. Hopefully by the end of this series Will and Sarah will be together and he'll kick Angie to the curb :/

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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