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Publisher's Summary

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 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 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.

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

Critic Reviews

"[A] superb thriller.... Slaughter keeps the emotional tension high throughout." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Slaughter’s latest entry in her series overlays the standard police procedural with a burning sense of social justice." ( Booklist)

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As Usual-Good Read

Success with dyslexia! Will Trent can solve any crime with his careful organization. He is a master of diplomacy while at the same time an under appreciated, and often abused manly male. Lena Adams is her usual secretive self! Of course, Sarah has to work through things to help make sense of the situation. Winding plot with lots of ups and downs.

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  • Carla
  • Decatur, AL, United States
  • 09-28-12

I love these characters

I love the idea of a group of reoccuring characters moving through different books. I hope to enjoy all of this series as much as the first two I've listened to.

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Great Story

Terrible accent, otherwise, TERRIFIC story!! I really enjoyed it! Good people story, good cop story. Read it!

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I gave up :-(

I have listened to many books by now and only once before I have stopped after a short time because of the narrator - I just couldn't stand the way it was read - too bad because I LOVE Slaughter's books. Now I have started a new one and I'm back to 'normal'. Great!

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A good short story.

I did not feel this was a full blown Karin Slaughter mystery thriller. The story was good, it just had a rushed feel to it. Not as many threads leading up to the endgame as I am used to with her previous books.