Author: Karin Slaughter
Where I got it: Bargain Books – couldn’t resist when I saw it was only fifty bucks!
Goodreads Blurb: 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.
My thoughts: Particularly loved this book because I didn’t figure out what was happening at all. I had no idea the whole way through the book which was a kind of refreshing change for me. Crime fic has become a bit predictable lately – my brain seems to have worked out some sort of pattern that leads me to predict the killer as soon as he/she steps onto the page. Luckily with this book my intuition failed me and I was able to enjoy that glorious need to be constantly turning the page. I love Karin Slaughter. I think that she has some seriously clear-cut feelings about a lot of rather touchy subjects and she is unafraid to voice them through her characters. I’d love to meet her one day