There s police training stronger than a cop s instinct. Faith Mitchell s mother isn t answering her phone. Her front door is open. There s a bloodstain above the kb. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother s house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn t see is her mother. . . . You kw what we re here for. Hand it over, and we ll let her go. When the hostage situation turns deadly, Faith is left with too many questions, t eugh answers. To find her mother, she ll need the help of her partner, Will Trent, and they ll both need the help of trauma doctor Sara Linton. But Faith isn t just a cop anymore she s a witness. She s also a suspect. The thin blue line hides police corruption, bribery, even murder. Faith will have to go up against the people she respects the most in order to find her mother and bring the truth to light or bury it forever. Karin Slaughter s most exhilarating vel yet is a thrilling journey through the heart and soul, where the personal and the criminal collide, and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy reputations and ruin lives. It is the work of a master of the thriller at the top of her game, and a whirlwind of unrelenting suspense.
Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of numerous thrillers, including Cop Town, Unseen, Criminal, Fallen, Broken, Undone, Fractured, Beyond Reach, Triptych, Faithless, and the e-original short stories Snatched and Busted. She is a native of Georgia. From the Hardcover edition.