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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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    S. Walters GA 09-26-15
    S. Walters GA 09-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it"

    Great book. Full of twists and interesting turns. I highly recommend this book. I could not stop listening.

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    bracken mocksville, nc, United States 08-30-15
    bracken mocksville, nc, United States 08-30-15 Member Since 2016
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    "and Lena gets away with everything AGAIN"

    That's why this book is getting 2 stars for its story. I'm sick of Lena and despise nothing more than a dirty cop who is out of control in every aspect, especially when she's taking innocents down with her, lying her way out of everything. Disgusting.

    Narration is superb. Great character voices.

    I think I will break from Grant County. Unless Lena is killed off. And come to think of it- I'm sick to death of Angie and she needs to be killed off as well. Not sure which is worse, a dirty cop or a low class whore who emotionally abuses damaged people for fun. Angie has done that since childhood. Both disgusting characters and I think I'm done with Slaughter.

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    Inge Virginia Beach, Va 07-06-15
    Inge Virginia Beach, Va 07-06-15

    Book Smuggler

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    "one of the best crimes writers ever."

    Loved Broken. This series is my all time favorite series. It reminds me of Criminal Minds!

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    Gadget buyer Ames, IA USA 02-24-15
    Gadget buyer Ames, IA USA 02-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Ending out nowhere"

    The book was well written, but the whole plot depended on a character pulled out of nowhere the last 10 percent of the book. It is lazy mystery writing.

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    joan 02-10-15
    joan 02-10-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Good story. Naaration Ok"

    would have been better if there was a male narrator for the men in the book. but good storyline.

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    Sharilyn 01-23-15
    Sharilyn 01-23-15
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    "Another Karen slaughter classic"

    I've listened to all of the grant county series and 4 of the Will Trent series. I like that the characters in both series cross paths. I liked this book particularly because the ever so kind Sarah showed a little venom and thus revealed a more realistic human condition.

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    Sandra R. Marcil 10-14-14 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about Broken?

    Too preachy for me. Sarah is such a whiner


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

    After Triptych, it's almost like someone else wrote this one. Won't be get any Karin Slaughter books.


    What didn’t you like about Natalie Ross’s performance?

    same ole, same ole. Triptych had Will's voice with an accent, so he seemed nothing like he was in the first book.


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

    Anger at all the preaching.


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    Robert A. Lupella N, Carolina 07-22-14
    Robert A. Lupella N, Carolina 07-22-14 Member Since 2005

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    "Engaging, but a little whiny"

    The reader of this book is fabulous. Her pace easily goes with the characters and allows you to lose yourself in the story.

    The story, while good suffers from a little bit of whinyness from Sarah. Her character loses her independence, while I understand some of it there is a bit much of it. Otherwise the story is good with a good ending.

    Maybe its because I didn't read the Grant County series but it would be nice to get some background/closure on what Lena did.

    I'd recommend this book

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    Nita 04-25-14
    Nita 04-25-14

    I'm a city girl who is living in the country and loving it!

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    "Slaughter always brings her A game!"
    Where does Broken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my ten favorite audio books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Broken?

    When Will realizes that Sarah's behavior is that of a friend rather than a critic.


    Have you listened to any of Natalie Ross’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first Natalie Ross performance. She reads at high speed. It took a few chapters to get used to it, but now I'm comfortable with her reading.


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    Susan Bartonville, TX 02-23-14
    Susan Bartonville, TX 02-23-14 Member Since 2012

    I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.

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    "Good one"

    I love the Will Trent series, Karen Slaughter created a great multi layered character. Another fast moving thriller with some great detective work that keeps you guessing until the very end.

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