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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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    Sara 12-10-15
    Sara 12-10-15
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    "Incorrect series listed -- this is Will Trent not Grant County"

    I love these books but finished the Will Trent series having not heard this one because it is listed as part of the Grant County series, rather than Will Trent-- so I missed a big chunk of story going from book 3 to 5.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Victor 12-13-12
    Victor 12-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "BOOKS IN WRONG ORDER ON AUDIBLE"
    What did you like best about Broken? What did you like least?

    The book is ok. I have notified Audible about the incorrect book order, and others have notified Audible, but Audible hasn't changed the order yet, so do yourself a favor, and do some research on your own. Also, something is messed up in this series, because in one book, Will Trent has a sexual relationship with someone, and then in the next book, he hasn't yet met this person, so it's strange that in a later book he's talking to the person he supposedly had relations with as if that person is a stranger.... Hmmm.... kooky!


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting is, well, I dunno. I read this one because I'm involved in the series, so I want to finish it. Karin Slaughter isn't the best writer ever, but a lot of her fans love the crap out of her writing. I've even seen reviews where people say "This is the best thing I've ever read!" which makes me think that some people haven't read that much.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The performance is good. I'm sure that Kirstin Potter would have done better.


    Could you see Broken being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I could see Broken being on Oxygen, or Lifetime. The stars would probably be leftovers from The Facts of Life.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Denise Ryan Raleigh, NC 04-27-12
    Denise Ryan Raleigh, NC 04-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Yep, It's Broken"
    Would you try another book from Karin Slaughter and/or Natalie Ross?

    No


    What was most disappointing about Karin Slaughter’s story?

    Poor writing - the day was as cool and wet as being in a dog's nose - are you kidding me?


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Over acting


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It made me appreciate good writing even more.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your time.

    14 of 22 people found this review helpful
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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!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    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 2017
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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.

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Rod 07-25-17
    Rod 07-25-17 Member Since 2012
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    "good listening"

    enjoyed the story not to predictable. good character development. easy to listen to the narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Cox 06-17-17
    Leslie Cox 06-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Disappointing!"

    The Southern accents were annoying. Good story line but it took too long to get there....slow!

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    Caitlyn Vanischak 05-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great but not my favorite in the Will Trent series"

    I thought it was a compelling story, I figured out whodunnit fairly quickly but I wanted to hear the explanation and the outcome, which didn't let me down. The problem I have with this book is Sara Linton. As a secondary character I thought she was fine, it was when the story turned to her perspective and how upset she was about her husband that it got boring. Boring enough for me to keep tuning out, despite the narrator who I enjoyed. I have not read any of the Grant County series so that could be a reason, but even so this was a book in the Will Trent series so I wish she was slightly more downplayed. I also wasn't a fan of all the drama with Faith and her (spoiler) diabetes. But other than that I thought it was well worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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