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Three and a half years ago, former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton moved to Atlanta hoping to leave her tragic past behind her. Now working as a doctor in Atlanta's Grady Hospital, she is starting to piece her life together. But when a severely wounded young woman is brought in to the emergency room, she finds herself drawn back into a world of violence and terror. The woman has been hit by a car but, naked and brutalised, it's clear that she has been the prey of a twisted mind.

When Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Investigation Team returns to the scene of the accident, he stumbles on a torture chamber buried deep beneath the earth. And this hidden house of horror reveals a ghastly truth - Sara's patient is just the first victim of a sick, sadistic killer.

Wrestling the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner Faith Mitchell find themselves at the centre of a grisly murder hunt. And Sara, Will and Faith - each with their own wounds and their own secrets - are the only thing that stands between a madman and his next crime...

©2009 Karin Slaughter (P)2009 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Elinor Dashwood
  • 11-03-09

Horrible

I have a strong stomach for gory details, but this book made me want to vomit, I had to fast-forward my ipod over certain sections. There is gratuitous and almost pornographic focus on the worst kinds of violence. Steer clear, or read on an empty stomach.

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  • sorcha
  • 01-24-17

Karin Slaughters it again

Love love love Karin Slaughter's books. Her characters are so likeable yet flawed.
I am gripped from start to finish ever time. Genesis delivered once again.