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Format:
Title:
Undone
ISBN:
9780385341967

9781441861665

9780440244455
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Delacorte Press, ©2009.
Physical Description:
436 pages ; 24 cm
Series title(s):
Number in series:
3.
Summary:
As Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents Faith Mitchell and Will Trent try to connect two murders to a hit-and-run victim, Atlanta physician Sara Linton becomes more involved in the investigation--an investigation which soon culminates in the hunt for a sadistic serial killer.
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MYSTERY Slaughter, K.
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FICTION - SLAUGHTER
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MYSTERY - SLAUGHTER
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Slaughter, K.
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FIC SLAUGHTER 2009
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MYSTERY SLAUGHTER
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Slaughter Grant County v.7
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MYS SLAUGHTER
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SLAUGHTER Karin
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Summary

In the trauma center of Atlanta's busiest hospital, Sara Linton treats the city's poor, wounded, and unlucky--and finds refuge from the tragedy that rocked her life in rural Grant County. Then, in one instant, Sara is thrust into a frantic police investigation, coming face-to-face with a tall driven detective and his quiet female partner.... In Undone, three unforgettable characters from Karin Slaughter's New York Times bestselling novels Faithless and Fractured collide for the first time, entering an electrifying race against the clock--and a duel with unspeakable human evil.
In the backwoods of suburban Atlanta, where Sara's patient was found, local police have set up their investigation. But Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Will Trent doesn't wait for the go-ahead from his boss--he plunges through police lines, through the brooding woods, and single-handedly exposes a hidden house of horror buried beneath the earth. Then he finds another victim....
Wresting the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner, Faith Mitchell--a woman keeping explosive secrets of her own--are called into a related investigation. Another woman--a smart, upscale, independent young mother--has been snatched. For the two cops out on the hunt, for the doctor trying to bring her patient back to life, the truth hits like a hammer: the killer's torture chamber has been found, but the killer is still at work.
In her latest suspense masterpiece, Karin Slaughter weaves together the moving, powerful human stories of characters as real as they are complex and unforgettable. At the same time she has crafted a work of dazzling storytelling and spine-tingling mystery--as three people, each with their own wounds and their own secrets, are all that stands between a madman and his next crime.


Author Notes

Karin Slaughter was born in Georgia on January 6, 1971. In 2001, she published her first novel, Blindsighted, which made the Dagger Award shortlist for Best Thriller Debut. She is the author of the Grant County series and the Will Trent series. Her stand-alone novels include Cop Town, Pretty Girls, and Pieces of Her.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

Slaughter thrusts her series heroine, Dr. Sara Linton, into a serial killer case being investigated by the author's newer series protagonists, detectives Will Trent and Faith Mitchell of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Natalie Ross provides just the right vocal interpretations. For Faith, a tough cookie starting to crumble from the combined pressures of pregnancy and newly diagnosed diabetes, she shifts from harsh-voiced confrontations with balky suspects to softer, self-doubting inner monologues. Trent is given a thoughtful delivery that changes to a self-conscious croak in the presence of the lovely Dr. Linton. For the doctor, still mourning the death of her husband, Ross saves her most subtle characterization, bravery undercut by an unshakable sadness. Though very much a character-driven novel, there's no shortage of plot, and there, too, Ross handles the chills and thrills with appropriate pacing and drama. A Delacorte hardcover (Reviews, June 1). (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Booklist Review

Pediatrician and former Grant County, Georgia, coroner Sara Linton has seen plenty of disturbing sights since she began working in an Atlanta ER. But little could prepare her for the arrival of Anna bruised, beaten, and battered within an inch of her life. In addition to severe surface injuries, Anna's eleventh rib was brutally yanked from her frame. Sara is still reeling from the murder of her cop husband some three years before. As she monitors Anna, she becomes entangled in the pursuit of a beast who snatches up dark-haired beauties and slowly, over time, renders them deaf, dumb, and blind. Georgia State Bureau of Investigation special agents Faith Mitchell and Will Trent lead the investigation, though local law enforcement fights them every step of the way. Agents Mitchell and Trent have problems of their own. Single-mother Faith learns she is pregnant and diabetic; Will grapples with illiteracy. (Skeptical readers may question whether a real-life special agent lacking two of the three Rs could qualify for Agent Trent's job.) As more women are abducted, all parties must set aside personal challenges and stay focused on the case. Best-seller Slaughter (Fractured, 2008, among many others) serves up flawed characters and grisly forensics in this suspenseful series entry.--Block, Allison Copyright 2009 Booklist


Library Journal Review

In Slaughter's (www.karinslaughter.com) ninth full-length novel-following the Publishers Weekly best seller Fractured (2008), also available from Brilliance Audio-Will Trent and Faith Mitchell (both of Slaughter's Will Trent series) and Sara Linton (of her "Grant County" series) must work together to find a psychopath who's been abducting women and torturing them in the backwoods of suburban Atlanta. Natalie Ross's (Angel Creek) dramatic reading lends new dimension to this thriller-e.g., her slurred, distorted voicing of one of the victims makes the horrible torture the women endure very real to listeners. Highly recommended for crime fiction enthusiasts and fans of Slaughter's Will Trent and "Grant County" series but definitely not for the squeamish. [The Delacorte hc was described as "a high-octane summer read," LJ 7/09.-Ed.]-Ilka Gordon, Siegal Coll. of Judaic Studies Lib., Cleveland (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.