"This gripping debut novel, filled with unremittingly graphic forensic details, is likely to have Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs glancing nervously in their rearview mirrors because rookie Karin Slaughter is off the starting grid as quickly as Michael Schumacher and is closing on them fast" (Irish Independent)
"Chilling but thrilling" (OK!)
"Slaughter ... brings the story to a shattering climax" (Sunday Telegraph)
"Wildly readable... [Slaughter] has been compared to Thomas Harris and Patricia Cornwell, and for once the hype is justified ... deftly craf ted, damnably suspenseful and, in the end, deadly serious ... Slaughter 's plotting is brilliant, her suspense relentless" (Washington Post)
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'Don't read this alone. Don't read this after dark. But do read it' Daily Mirror
The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, paediatrician and medical examiner, finds Sibyl Adams dead in the local diner. As well as being viciously raped, Sibyl has been cut: two deep knife wounds form a lethal cross over her stomach.
When a second victim is found, crucified, only a few days later, it becomes clear that Sibyl's brutal murder wasn't a one-off attack. What Sara and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver are dealing with is a seasonal sexual predator. A violent serial killer...
'This gripping debut novel ... is likely to have Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs glancing nervously in their rearview mirrors' Irish Independent
'Slaughter brings the story to a shattering climax' Sunday Telegraph
'Slaughter has created a ferociously taut and terrifying story ... I defy anyone to read it in more than three sittings' Denise Mina
About the Author
International bestseller Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing since she was a child. She is the author of twelve books that have sold over 30 million copies worldwide in 32 languages. She lives in Atlanta.
To find out more about Karin Slaughter visit her website at www.karinslaughter. com or catch up with her on www.facebook.com/AuthorKarinSlaughter