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Fractured by Karin Slaughter

Fractured (2008)

by Karin Slaughter

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Series: Will Trent (2)

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Fractured by Karin Slaughter (Will Trent Series #2), is another intense crime thriller set in Ansley Park, an upscale neighborhood of Atlanta, a teenage girl murdered, and another is kidnapped and missing.

A case of mistaken identity, when the girl murdered is not the girl who lives in this upscale home. Affluent Atlanta housewife, Abigail Campano, arrives home to find a man standing over the corpse of a teenage girl she thinks is her daughter. She kills him in a blind rage, but learns later that he and the dead girl were friends of her daughter, who has been kidnapped.

To further complicate, Will grew up with Emma’s dad, Paul. Paul dislikes Will since they were orphans. He does not want Trent in his house, much less investigating the case. He is accustomed to getting his own way, as wealthy and throws money and possessions out to his daughter to the point of being out of control. His marriage is also rocky and Abigail wants Trent involved to get to the bottom of the crime.

Atlanta Homicide Detective Faith Mitchell has been temporarily transferred to Trent’s partner. She is not so thrilled with this assignment. Trent has been given the assignment of uncovering corruption in the Atlanta police department. Ten officers were fired, and Mitchell’s mother was forced to take retirement since she was involved in the takedown.

Detective Will Trent (GBI) and APD Faith Mitchell are assigned to the case to find Emma. (the rich girl who is missing). Throughout the book, readers get an inside look into the relationships of the characters, making the suspense high for an engaging and satisfying read.

Having read all the Will Trent series, I am now playing catch up this evening writing all my reviews. Karin has a unique writing style with in depth police procedural, well-developed characters, detailed information of Atlanta, and up close and personal with insights into each personality—connecting with the reader on all levels.

I listened to the audiobook and Phil Gigante did ok; however, I prefer Kathleen Early (narrator of her latest releases).

Read them all – you will not be disappointed - Love Will Trent!!
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  JudithDCollins | Nov 26, 2014 |
A good crime book with a good story. ( )
  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
A good crime book with a good story. ( )
  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
A good crime book with a good story. ( )
  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
A good crime book with a good story. ( )
  greatbookescapes | Nov 20, 2014 |
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Karin Slaughterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baar, Marry vanCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Berr, KlausÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gigante, PhilReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kolehmainen, Annukka(KÄÄnt.)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lenting, InekeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Petri, NinaSprechersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Irwyn and Nita...
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Abigail Campano sat in her car parked on the street outside her own house.
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Ansley Park is one of Atlanta’s most upscale neighborhoods—but in one gleaming mansion, in a teenager’s lavish bedroom, a girl has been savagely murdered. And in the hallway, her mother stands amid shattered glass, having killed her daughter’s attacker with her bare hands. Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is one of the first on the scene. Trent soon sees something that the Atlanta cops are missing, something in the trail of blood, in a matrix of forensic evidence, and in the eyes of the stunned mother. When another teenage girl goes missing, Trent knows that this case, which started in the best of homes, is about to cut quick and deep through the ruins of perfect lives broken wide-open: where human demons emerge with a vengeance.

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Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation takes on the case of a girl who has been savagely murdered in one of Atlanta's most desirable neighborhoods.

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