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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Century (6 Nov. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846053919
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846053917
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 3.1 x 22.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (156 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,003,766 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing short stories and novels since she was a child. She is the author of the international bestselling Grant County and Atlanta novels, the novella Martin Misunderstood. She is also the editor of Like A Charm, a collaboration of British and American crime fiction writers. She lives in Atlanta.

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"Heart-pounding.... Slaughter brings the same raw energy and brutal violence that distinguishes her Grant County Series (Beyond Reach, etc) to this new series with chilling results, while Trent an Mitchell, a pair of complex and deeply flawed heroes, will leave fans clamoring for the next installment."--"Publishers Weekly," starred review "Startling twists.... [The detectives's] quirky relationship--as much as the increasingly intriguing investigation--fuels this fun read."--"People" "A great review. I like what Sharon's pulled: "A superior crime novel.... [Slaughter is] fiercely focused and one of the most talented young crime novelists."-"Washington Post""Fractured dazzles because it works on the level of both plot and character.... [And] the combination is unbeatable."--"Cleveland Plain-Dealer""Unexpected twists and intriguing characters."--"Entertainment Weekly"

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The breathtaking new thriller from the Number One bestselling author of Triptych. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Helpful Advice TOP 50 REVIEWER on 14 April 2014
Format: Paperback
"Fractured" by Karin Slaughter is second thriller in her series that introduced main character Will Trent, Detective of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

After her first novel, "Triptych" that was a big success, author is returning to familiar grounds of Atlanta, to tell us a story that begins with a brutal murder of 17 years old girl that happen in Ansley Park, one of the Atlanta's most beautiful and pleasant to live neighborhoods.
A girl was killed in her bedroom, and her mother killed her murderer only with her hands, without any weapons.
Detective Will Trent although he shouldn't work on that case, but is doing that for a favor, is sure that this is not the whole truth, that this wasn't a real murderer and this murdered girl isn't the only victim.

He will be coupled with another female detective on this case and as people around him make his investigation difficult, he will slowly realize that behind the perfect life of people living in this fashionable neighborhood, many secrets are hidden...

This is the second book I read from this author but already I'm able to recognize her distinguishable style that is easy to read, with right proportion of dialogues and scene descriptions.
People who love police investigations thrillers will certainly like her books because she writes smoothly, creating from the start until the last pages a real page turner, a book that is hard to put on the shelf.

Inside you'll find few good twists and turns that are standard for this genre but its thrilling pace and especially its end will be surprise to many.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By lynn harry on 10 Aug. 2008
Format: Hardcover
i have been a fan of karin slaughter's books for sometime and love her grant county series but i feel her will trent novels (fractured is the second in the series)don't hold the readers imagination enough and the characters don't have the same appeal to the reader. i feel that most of the characters appear hollow with no real depth and no significant likeable quality, unlike her grant county characters. i found the story interesting enough - its basically involves the brutal murder of teenage girl, with the addition of a law enforcement assumption, human error, kidnapping and the usual mystery surrounding it all and we should have had a quality thriller but it just doesn't make the grade i'm afraid. its worth a read but not on par with her grant county series
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Louise Liverpool on 14 July 2008
Format: Hardcover
I have read all of Karin Slaughter's books, and absolutely loved each one. I really like the Grant County series, although I also thought her stand alone book, Triptych, was excellent. I have been very excited waiting for the release of Fractured. However, I did not feel that this book was as good as any of her others. It was still a good read, but after Triptch I was expecting an amazing story, with many twists in the plot. The book did not deliver. I did not think anything was particularly surprising. There were not 'loads of plot twists' despite what other reviews may say. I don't want to spoil the story, so I won't go into detail, but don't expect a list of suspects, and then a big "OMG - he did it" at the end. It ended exactly as I thought it would.
To summarise, I would still recommend Fractured to Karin Slaughter fans, but I would warn that this is probably the weakest out of all her books to date.
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66 of 78 people found the following review helpful By molko VINE VOICE on 3 July 2008
Format: Hardcover
When Atlanta housewife Abigail Campano comes home unexpectedly one afternoon, she walks into a nightmare. A broken window, a bloody footprint on the stairs and, most devastating of all, the horrifying sight of her teenage daughter lying dead on the landing, a man standing over her with a bloody knife. The struggle which follows changes Abigail's life forever. When the local police make a misjudgement which not only threatens the investigation but places a young girl's life in danger, the case is handed over to Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Apprehension Team - teamed with detective Faith Mitchell, a woman who resents him from their first meeting. But in the relentless heat of a Georgia summer, Will and Faith realise that they must work together to find the brutal killer who has targeted one of Atlanta's wealthiest, most privileged communities - before it's too late.

This is the second book in Karin Slaughter's Will Trent series. I thought this book was really good it was full of Slaughters trademark twists and turns and the 2 leading detectives were absolutely believable and highly readable. I think the story line is really good and again, believable as we follow the effects of the tragedy on the surrounding environments. While this is the second Will Trent book it would be just as good as a standalone.
Karin Slaughter really is a breathtaking talent in the genre and definately one of the best at it, definately worth a read.
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54 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Best Crime Books TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 July 2008
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I must say before I do this review that I am a huge Karin Slaughter fan and was VERY excited and waiting with baited breath for her new book. Maybe the reason I cannot decide how to rate this book is because I truly do love the characters Sara, Jeffrey and Lena who appear in other Karin Slaughter Books.

Karin Slaughter has released a series of books called 'Grant County Series' and they feature the characters of Sara Jeffrey and Len. The books are as follows:-

Blindsighted 2001
Kisscut 2002
A Faint Cold Fear 2003
Indelible 2004
Faithless 2005
Skin Privelege 2007

This book os part of the 'Atlanta' series of books of which there has only been one so far (not including this one):-

Triptych 2006
Fractured 2008

Having said that this story features Will Trent who as a standalone character is a great guy. The opening of the book introduces us to Abigail Compano who has gone home and found every mothers worst nightmare. Her daughter is laying dead and there is a man standing over her with a knife. When a struggle breaks out Abigail doesn't realise that it is about to change her life forever.

We then meet Special Agent Will Trent who gets teamed up with Detective Faith Mitchell to solve not only a murder but a kidnapping case. There are a lot of early twists and plot surprises so I won't say too much for fear of adding spoilers to the review. They have to work in the relentless heat whilst not only trying to solve the case but dealing with each other as well as protecting the wealthy neighbourhood of Ansley Park.

Neither Will or Faith are perfect and between them they have a good working relationship but as the story develops you get to learn a bit more about each of them.
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