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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 Random House Audio

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  • Esta
  • Germiston, South Africa
  • 03-20-12

Faccinating till the end

Karin Slaughter keep me bound to my chair the whole time I really appreciate her style of writing. Hope to see some more of the other character on their own. She is GOOD!.

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  • Suzy GM
  • 12-31-14

Great story

Really great read. Narration by Jennifer Woodward is exceptional. Good story can't wait to start another one. Well done Karin Slaughter.

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  • Natalie
  • 04-29-17

Couldn't Stop Listening

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would. This story is engaging, fast paced and has excellent characters​. Karin Slaughter knows how to keep you gripped

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I like it when Will and Sarah are together

Any additional comments?

For all you crime fan's I would definitely recommend. The individual books are good by themselves but the characters do have back story's which follow on through out all her books so I would recommend starting from book 1

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  • Chris
  • 01-10-17

Very good book

This was a good listen, even though a bit gory. Well structured and fitted well together. Jennifer Woodward did a good job as narrator. Quite exciting actually

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  • pollyanne
  • 03-14-16

disappointed

I had really enjoyed pretty girls but I must say disappointed with this story.The listener was encouraged to emphasize and relate to one of the central characters in the book, who is the brunt of unfair accusations.However in the last few lines it is implied that the character is dishonest and the accusations coukd be correct. I had wanted some Justice for this character.I also feel the character of sarah is so sickly Ott although hopelessly floored she ends up assisting a defective with a crime,totally unlikely. Also why have so many random references to rape in a book.

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  • 02-08-16

Broken by Karin Slaughter

Will is dragged into a murder investigation in Grant County.
His dyslexia is revealed to one more person and he overcomes major issues to solve the case.
Oh yes, Dr Linton is deeply involved!
An engaging read!

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