In the last year and a half, I have read 13 of Karin Slaughter’s books. She has quickly become one of my favorite authors. She is great at creating a story that sucks you in and keeps you turning the pages. If you are a fan of crime books, then she is the perfect author for you! Keep reading for details on my favorite 7 out of 14 Karin Slaughter books I read in 2018. Then don’t forget to check back next week for the remaining 6 books! They are all too good to keep secret!!
This was my first Slaughter novel that started my obsession.
In 1991 Julia Carroll disappeared and her body was never found. In the following years, the family coped in different ways. Her mom moved on and made a new life for herself. Her father spent years looking for any clue as to what happened. Her sisters grieved in very different ways. They became estranged & had not spoken in many years. Now over 20 years later, there has been another disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man that seem to be connected, which causes the sisters to reunite.
The Good Daughter
Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life and the other is left
behind. 28 years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home, which left their mother dead. Their father was devastated. It left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night. When violence hits the sleepy town again, Charlotte is pulled back into the nightmare. Not only is she the first witness to the scene, but it’s a case that unleashes the terrible memories she’s spent so long trying to suppress- because the truth about the crime almost 30 years ago won’t stay buried forever.
Fractured (Will Trent #2)
In one of the most desirable neighborhoods of Atlanta, a teenager has been savagely murdered. In the hallway, her horrified 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 here only to do a political favor. But Trent soon sees something that the cops are missing, something in the trail of blood. Within minutes. Trent is taking over the case and adding another one to it. He is sure that another teenage girl is missing, and that a killer is on the loose. Armed with only
fleeting clues, teamed with a female cop who has her own personal reasons for hating him, Trent has enemies all around him and a gnawing feeling that this case is cutting quick and deep through the ruins of perfect lives broken wide-open: where human demons emerge with a vengeance.
Broken (Will Trent #4)
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 a 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 investigate 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 her husband’s death, and the complexities of this town-Trent will unleash a case filled with explosive secrets and encounter a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed.
The Kept Woman (Will Trent #8)
With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Tent is brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop. Studying the body, Sara Linton, the GBI’s newest medical examiner, and Will’s lover realizes that the extensive blood loss didn’t belong to the dead ex-cop. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim- a woman- who has vanished and who will die soon if she isn’t found. Will is already compromised because the site belongs to the city’s most popular citizen: a wealthy, powerful, and politically connected athlete protected by the world’s
most expensive lawyers. A man that has already gotten away with rape. Evidence soon links Will’s troubled past to the case and the consequences will tear through his life with the force of a tornado.
Indelible (Grant County #4)
An officer is shot point-blank in the Grant County police station and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver is wounded. This sets off a terrifying hostage situation with medical examiner Sara Linton at the center. Working outside the station, Lena Adams, and Frank Wallace must try to piece together who the shooter is and how to rescue their friends before Jeffrey dies.
Criminal (Will Trent #6)
Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. then a local college student goes missing, and Will is kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda’s motivation until the two of them literally collide in the abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before, when his father was in prison for murder, this was Will’s home. It appears that the case that launched Amanda’s career 40 years ago has suddenly come back to life- and it involves the long-held mystery of Will’s birth and parentage.
And that’s all for this week! Check back next Sunday for the remaining 6. If you ordered or picked up any of these books I would love to hear your thoughts on them! Drop a comment below.