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Publisher's Summary

The internationally best-selling author "squarely in the ranks of Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs" (Publishers Weekly) shows off her superb talent with this brilliantly conceived, skillfully executed tale of suspense.

In Karin Slaughter's exciting new thriller, an officer is shot point-blank in the Grant County police station and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver is wounded, setting off a terrifying hostage situation with medical examiner Sara Linton at the center. Working outside the station, Lena Adams, newly reinstated to the force, and Frank Wallace, Jeffrey's second in command, must try to piece together who the shooter is and how to rescue their friends before Jeffrey dies. For the sins of the past have caught up with Sara and Jeffrey - with a vengeance...

Deftly interweaving present and past, Slaughter - dubbed "the new face of crime" by Book magazine - offers another brilliant knife-edge tale of suspense that cements her place among the most outstanding practitioners of crime fiction today.

©2004 Karin Slaughter (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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A great story teller!

I absolutely love the characters in these books. I read them out of order, but it didn't matter. Amazing! You won't be able to stop listening.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • VSH
  • GA, US
  • 06-07-15

Indelible

Loved it! As usual, Karin Slaughter has thrown a new plot to us with yet another twist - Great story - didn't put it down!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Excellent Thriller

Karen Slaughter is one of my favorite authors and the narrator is great. The story has enough twists and turns to keep you coming back for more.

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  • Susan
  • Bartonville, TX
  • 08-30-16

Best in the series so far.

I think this is the best book in this series so far. In the last couple of books it was going towards a soap opera drama. This was a fast pace mystery with two time lines.

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Indelible

This has been my favorite Kariin Slaughter book to date. That's saying a lot because the books in this series leading up to this were truly fabulous. I enjoy the complexity of her characters and the well spun tale. Without giving away any spoilers, I'll just end by saying that often used technique of many authors ( though seldom ever well) of flip flopping time periods in this book helped masterfully develop the plot to near perfection.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 01-31-17

One never goes wrong in selecting a novel...

...by Karin Slaughter. She is a master of the crime suspense thriller genre. Indelible is the 4th novel in the 7 novel Grant County/Sara Linton series. (I listened to it almost 2 years ago before I started writing routine reviews.) Slaughter's novels are as much about her wonderful characters as about her excellent plots. This book is about a hostage situation terribly gone wrong resulting in a shooting and death of a character. The characters here are medical examiner Sara Linton, her on again/off again husband and sheriff Jeffrey Tolliver, Tolliver's chief deputy Frank Wallace, and the perpetually bad girl deputy Lena Adams. Kathleen Early narrates superbly as usual. I STRONG RECOMMEND Indelible and every other Karin Slaughter novel.

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The past has come back to haunt Jeffry and Sarah!!

Love this series but this one really stands out . Things in Jeffry's past come after them in Grant county . We finally get to see some of what Jeffery and Sarah's earlydatingnand find out about his past . Love the cutting back and forth between present and the past . Im really invested in this series and this book delivered in spades. Karin Slaughter write such really characters the good the bad and the ugly. Real people wrapped in a mystery and crime .

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Confusing / Two story lines

Too much back and forth between past and present.. lost me a few times..the narrator as always is great!

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Not her best work

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I am a huge fan, but this book jumped from past to present as much it was hard to keep up I found I kept having to rewind to figure out what I missed. I thought in the Will Trent books Sarah was in love with Jeffery and this book laid out a different reality than the one I belived to be. I can't tell you about the book because I don't remember any of it. My thoughts save your credit. I wish I had <br/><br/>

What was most disappointing about Karin Slaughter’s story?

The jumping back and forth from past to present and the relationship between the men in Sarah's life

Did Kathleen Early do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

Same as usual

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Great story and narration

Many twists and turns coming to a surprise in conclusion really enjoyed it!

Some cursing. I prefer for stories omit profanity , Does not seem necessary to the storyline.

That was my only negative…