Monday, June 24, 2013

Broken (Will Trent #4)

Title: Broken (Will Trent #4)
Author: Karin Slaughter
Date Published: 2010
Publisher: Delacorte Press

 When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined to protect its own and far too many unanswered questions about a prisoner’s death. He doesn’t understand why Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him. He doesn’t understand her role in the death of Grant County’s popular police chief. He doesn’t understand why that man’s widow, Dr. Sara Linton, needs him now more than ever to help her crack this case.

While the police force investigates the murder of a young woman pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police force, putting pressure on Adams just when she’s already about to crack. Caught between two complicated and determined women, trying to understand Linton’s passionate distrust of Adams, the facts surrounding Chief Tolliver’s death, and the complexities of this insular town, Trent will unleash a case filled with explosive secrets—and encounter a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed.

Broken starts off with what Grant County personnel thinks is a suicide. Through a series of events, a suspect is captured and Dr. Sara Linton is dragged into the fold (unwillingly at first) along with Will Trent. They both start investigating the circumstances surrounding the arrest of the suspect and the unfortunate set of events that follow.

As expected, Broken is absolutely amazing. Anything about Grant County is great because Karin Slaughter writes in such a way that you really feel a connection to the characters. After I finish reading each Grant County book, I always find myself wondering what certain characters will be up to next or feeling angry at them for something they have done - like they are real people. This book just leaves me speechless. This is by far Karin Slaughter's best book to date in my opinion. The pages blow by and before you know it, you're angry because you've finished the book. Broken is filled with surprises that completely blind side you and keep you on your toes!

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